Friday, August 2, 2019

Review: Savant Harde - Darkness (Demo EP)

   Joshua Dodd is the 

mastermind behind this 5 

song debut EP that aims to 

bring the thunder and the 

power and the head shakin,

hair swingin, dick slingin, 

to rawk your roll.

"Damnation Boogie" will 

get you up and going,

"No Remorse" will get you 

to smashing. There’s a new deputy in town looking to be 

the new sheriff. Keep an eye out.

-Alabama Sharp

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Review: Jonny & The Black Frames - Revolver Junkies

    Jonny & The Black Frames have been local faves for several years now. And although to date they haven't put out a bad release, I have felt that they haven't totally captured the complete package of what they so deftly deliver live. In their defense, that's a damn tall order. And I highly recommend any and all of their material that you can get your hands on. The critters in Huntsville, Alabama, as well as a lot of the Southeast, have known what's up for eons and still can't get enough of 'em. That's why Revolver Junkies is so important. This is equal parts the document the scene has been raving for and the badass punk rock record you've been needing. 

                                            "So what the hell do they sound like?"

    When Jonny & The Black Frames aren't giving us rock'n'roll with pure punk energy, they're putting out punk with solid rock'n'roll balls. These folks have got the entire delirious history of loud guitar pumping in their veins. Pumping so hard, in fact, there oughta be a health warning on the back. Overdriven Chuck Berry is one thing, but they take it to the next level. They ain't afraid to get dirty. They ain't afraid to get dark. I bet these motherfuckers wore sunglasses in the studio with the lights punched out. Rockabilly, old-school punk, new-school punk, glam, metal? It just comes natural to them. It all belongs and it doesn't sound crazy or pretentious or stupid. It's all just rock'n'roll to them.

                       Buy this ASAP and see them live whenever ya get a chance!! -Harmless

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Copper Top Dive N Dine June 2019 Schedule

Below is the June 2019 Calendar for Huntsville AL's Copper Top Dive N Dine

(Thanks, Salina Brilla!)

Every Weds. is Open Mic Comedy
Every Thurs. is Shitty Records with Carsten

Fri. June 7th: Dirty FussEvil EyeRough Dreams, and Drop Diver
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Sat. June 8th: The Raging NathansEl Escapado, and Qualifier
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Fri. June 14th: TreephortBone Zone, and Big Gaping Holes
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Fri. June 21st: the public iInclination of DirectionLow Frequency BuzzBad Idols, and Burnt Toast
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Sat. June 22nd: Hip Hop Night with CodeName UnderGround

Sun. June 23rd: The Return of Speed Metal Dating
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Fri. June 28th: Matt PlessTrash Cats, and TBA
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Sat. June 29th: Lua SolLocal OrbitJonny and the Black Frames, and Friendly Fingermen
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Sun. June 30: Benefit Event for Tent City!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Review: Tiger Helicide - Punk Rock Fanzine & Face Off With The Boneyard Mafia

Hard to believe these nutzo punkers have been at it for 10 years…. Time goes by when you’ve lost your mind, I suppose. Murder Boy Music is an apt label title too. PUNK ROCK FANZINE starts off with “Punk Rock Fanzine,” a straight up punk rawk masterpiece that sums up all of us holding on by our fingernails to this… I ain’t gonna tell you – listen to the song. "Death Rays & Razor Blades", mixed by Michael Kilpatrick, is another ode to the all ignoring gods of punk rock. You’re liable to find a little bit of everything scattered throughout the other tracks: shop vac – check!; trumpet – check! It takes a certain kind of warped determination to create songs like this, and these cats sound like the kind of punks that have spent a lot of time walking into walls repeatedly, and happily. Hellfire, that’s a compliment. And the FACE OFF EP – Goes to show that "Fuck This Job" is a local masterpiece. Sik Dik has gotta be proud, if he possesses such emotions anyway. This EP is simply a massive collision of everything opposite of what has come to be known as “modern punk rock music.” The snotty, snarly heckle of both the vocal deliveries, and the primitiveness of the tunes themselves are a ray of sunshine in a politically correct world. Carry on brothers, the world needs more bands that don’t look to fit in, or be in, but show up gleaming with madness to wreck the party with some murder boy music.
                                                                                                                         -Alabama Sharp