Formed in Fall 2002 by Galactic Cowboys vocalist Ben Huggins and Len Sonnier, Gristle has been writing songs for several years and occasionally performing live in the Houston area. Len is bass player in the Sonnier Brother's Band but handles guitar in this outfit, Ben's son Shane Huggins playing bass in a rhythm section completed by … Continue reading Gristle ‘Cold Blue Sky’ – the review
Like a lot of bands, King's X members have generally written songs on their own before presenting them to the band. Unlike almost all of them, however, King's X has also chosen to start releasing multi-track demos of many of their songs for the fans to get a good listen. 'Songs From The Closet' is bassist/vocalist … Continue reading dUg – ‘Songs From The Closet (Doug Pinnick Demos Vol. 1)’ – the review
You took it all gracefully on the chin/Knowing that beatings had to someday end/You found the bandages in the pen/And the stitches in the radio -"Boxer" The story goes that Joey Ramone asked Bruce Springsteen to write a song for the Ramones to record. Springsteen put pen to paper and knocked out "Hungry Heart" later that … Continue reading The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang, the review
I started this with the intent of making it a regular serial feature. Neither regular nor serial ended up happening. I love music. And I love sharing the music I love with the rest of the world. But I couldn't even interest myself in keeping up with this. Imagine how horrid it would have been had I … Continue reading iPod First Anniversary: Top 25
In 1984, shortly after Hanoi Rocks moved from Stockholm (where they’d already resettled from their hometown of Helsinki) to London, Sami Yaffa, Nasty Suicide, and Razzle recorded with Knox, singer/songwriter of the Vibrators, as Fallen Angels. Mike Monroe and Andy McCoy also guested on the record, credited as Cosmic Ted and the Psychedelic Kid. Knox, … Continue reading Sami, the Vibrators, and Stiff Little Fingers
I spent most of my musical time at SXSW '1o enjoying old favorites and just wandering up and down 6th St. with friends old and new. You can actually almost get by just doing the latter given the event's coincidence with St. Patrick's Day, the NCAA basketball tournament, and the weekend. But hell man. It's a … Continue reading Rumspringa: Not just for the Amish anymore
Those of you familiar with dUg (Doug) Pinnick likely know him best as the frontman/songwriter/bassist of Texas rock legends King's X. He's still being there and doing that, but in the meantime he's been one busy man with a number of side projects. Most fully formed among these are Razr 13 and A.N.M. Razr 13 … Continue reading dUg Pinnick update: Razr 13 + A.N.M.
We here at GonzoGeek love many things, but rock is way up the list. We suspect many of you are the same. In this season of giving, we wanted to share this gem of a find from our continuous global search for all things cool with you. Please welcome to the GonzoGeek stage, live from … Continue reading Them Crooked Vultures LIVE! Full concert!
Noel Gallagher has quit Oasis, according to statment by the musician on the band's website. His departure from the band, which he pinned on brother Liam, came following the second consecutive cancellation of a European show. Oasis pulled out of its Aug. 25 date at V Festival -- the last UK date of the bands … Continue reading Oasis: Noel Gallagher Quits