Alchemy and Bullshit
by David Keenan
Alchemy and BullshitHeaviest slab yet served from the gob of this Rochester-based unit, with two beautifully packaged CD-Rs that bridge the gulf between the early American hobbyist art/action goofs that defined the three-piece incarnation to the heavy psychedelic post-Airway gravity that...
No More Crazy Women
by David Keenan
No More Crazy WomenAlthough free folk spirit Arthur Doyle is primarily associated with the saxophone, the arc of his trails takes in a whole bunch of classic 20th century song and dance modes. Doyle's vocal style is a particularly original amalgam of a...
by Frans de Waard[Figure and Chad Oliveiri release on Entr'acte] Figure is a name that appears in Vital Weekly since a long time, but sometimes it's spelled Brannon Hungness, Kill My Self On Monday, Oblivion Ensemble but strangely enough we never mentioned his...
by Keith Moline[Figure and Chad Oliveiri release on Entr'acte] This is gaudy, sensation-seeking music, never boring, but definitely overcooked in places. But what the hell, these guys sounds like they're having a ball... The duo manage to pull it all together on...
Freak AnimalChad Oliveiri and Figure -The Complete Detachment CDR on Audiobot - A complete brain submission that detaches your head, captures faces and rewires them into an undefined human-hybrid. Like falling asleep under an alien radar-post and losing track of all...
Kelli Shay Hicks
by David Eduardo
BuckedThis is not the banal story of a doe-eyed Midwestern girl, with a big voice and three chords, who migrates to Nashville in search of Country and Western riches.Truth is singer-songwriter Kelli Shay Hicks, performing at Flicker Theatre on...
by Martyn C.J Thomas[Pengo - Cosmology of the Broken Saints]...not to mention the fact that the best thing I heard this week (if not this year) is an un-mp3-postable two-track live CD-R from Pengo entitled Cosmology of the Broken Saints on...
Miles of Music
estate saleEstate Sale coolly exposes a wide variety of musical styles, all or which flow gracefully amongst each other while still maintaining a sound to identify as a band called Hinkley. The Rochester, NY group is fronted by songwriter Will Veeder....
estate saleOther than the Goo Goo Dolls (ugh….ok, when they first started out they actually had a kinda cool Ramones sound but what the hell happened ???) Rochester, NY ain't known for much (and if it is, will someone please tell me...
by Frans de Waard
s/tThe Moglass are also present on a three way compilation, together with Andrey Kiritchenko and Anla Courtis (of former Reynols fame). A release by Nexsound, but also on Gold Soundz, Tib Prod and 1000+1 Tilt. This compilation presents various works by...
Climbs the Holy Mountain
by Bryon Hayes
Climbs the Holy MountainWith his Carbon Records imprint, Joe Tunis has been exploring the underground music scene of upstate New York and its environs for over 12 years. Throughout its existence, Carbon has released adventurous music on formats both traditional and obscure – Tunis' own Jo...
by Reggie Queequeg
Damaged CasketDaaaamn! Has Pengo made any BAD albums? This is in an edition of 50 but I wish it was more, and is two tracks, which I also wish was more! The first one starts out with a two note low bass...
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/vital-weekly - Vital Weekly
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/the-wire-2 - The Wire
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/freak-animal - Freak Animal
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/city-newspaper-8 - City Newspaper
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/ithaca-underground - Ithaca Underground
- - http://www.carbonrecords.com/reviews/weirdo-records-2 - Weirdo Records