Video: Fortune & Maltese & The Phabulous Pallbearers Live at the State Theatre Hot damn, I loved this band! And here is some fantastic newly discovered live footage of them at the peak of their powers. Thirty minutes of amped-up garage rock remastered in “Trash-o-Phonic stereo sound.” Live in Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 5, 1995. … Continue reading Fortune and Maltese: Live in Kalamazoo, 1995!
Guess what other flavor of rock isn’t dead, Gene Simmons? Garage Rock! Yes, there are lots of bands out there banging away on rough guitar riffs and smashface drum parts. I like Toronto’s Pet Sun, made up of a gang of high school pals who just can’t let go of the rock. The band’s first … Continue reading Pet Sun – Feel Like I’m Going Away
So, last week I decided to check out the love show of a band I knew nothing about. I don’t get to do that nearly as often as I’d like to, but my pal and local PR man, Nathan put the word out he was looking for a date and I decided to go hang … Continue reading The Pack a.d. – Sirens
Scream Loud! The Fenton Story – 32 bands on 3 180-gram LP’s or 2 CDs. This is going to be awesome. “61 Prime Slabs of Mid-60’s Michigan Teen Punk.”
“Makin’ Deals” by the Satans. This 1966 punk classic is about selling your soul to the devil and contains the phrase, “Can you guess my name?” Could it have influenced the Stones on “Sympathy for the Devil”?