Eric Davidson

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  • 9 years ago | Concerts

    In the pathologically trend-obsessed milieu of indie rock, the desire to separate your band from whatever sound or scene invigorated you in the first place is the community's brand of hubris. It hangs over everything the French Kicks do. It's not ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Jeez-o-pete if Sweden's favorite sons-a-bitches the Hellacopters don't fly outta the gate with a swell Chuck Berry-cum-MC5 rezip ("Before the Fall") — distorted, fast, a little Sha-Na-Na, but a definite wee-hoo! Surely they're back to the nit...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    On Rock & Roll Is Dead, Sweden's favorite sons of bitches come flying out of the gate with "Before the Fall," a swell Chuck Berry-cum-MC5 ditty that harks back to the Hellacopters' nitro-burning early daze. But the album quickly settles back into ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    The sheer longevity of "Japan's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band" (18 years!) is amazing enough, but consider that most who pursue such cacophony usually burn out immediately. For nearly two decades, Guitar Wolf has spewed a surprisingly consistent roc...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Phil Spector's legendary "Wall of Sound" is the inspiration for this massive, engrossing collection of early-'60s girl groups. While Spector's best-known sides are absent, it's amazing to hear how creatively energizing his hits were during a brief...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    A number of long-in-the-tooth retro rockers are releasing Christmas CDs this season (Brian Setzer, the Rev. Horton Heat). And this wacky band of surf rockers sporting Mexican wrestling masks wasn't going to sit there and watch the others sled by. ...