Review: Willie T and Doctor X – Hogs on Ice

Great cd graphics – tourquise blue, white and black carituratures of the bandmembers as little pigs kicking back, downing brewskies! These guys have a great folky songwriter style to their songs – so much that we could phantom the possibility of this band opening up for “Blues Traveler”. While there’s no website address, here’s their email address: (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

Review: Serah at The Derby

I have to say I’ve never seen so many instruments on one stage at one time, but Serah gave a great performance. Her mellow vocals were well complimented by the backup vocals in a mix of African chants and the powerful voice of her highly animated backup singer. The music was beautiful and the show a great display of musicianship. (Stephanie Fitch)

Review: The Clumsy Lovers – Under the Covers

This group comes straight from Canada. They’re not the Canadian Pogues but you certainly can drink to them! If you are into cloggin and upbeat notes, this cd is a must have! Traditional bluegrass with touches of country, celtic and rock. Worth it for the cover songs like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Where The Streets Have No Name” where they give Bono a run for the money! Surf version cover of Norwegian Wood woke us up, so they get 5 stars! (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

Review: Prime-Time Sublime Community Orchestra

The collage artwork on the cd cover matches the “songs” on this cd. Atmospheric collage type sounds meshed together to resemble nothing cohesive. Frank Zappa does the Planet of the Apes soundtrack. A keeper for one of the reviewers. If you’ve read this far and you can guess which reviewer kept this CD we’ll send you a Dert! goodie bag! (Mark Englert, WC Moriarity, Dawn Laureen)

Review: Raymond – Raymond 01

Mysterious black cd cover with “Raymond” written silver…hummm…got our curiosity. This disc of indie pop with sounds of punk was engineered by Brian Bwon (Juliana Hatfield, Pilot to Gunner) and offers listeners a slight sinister taste of scream to whisper vocals on song “Nonsense”, while “Trust Me” has an intensity of frustration and guilt. Recommended. (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

Review: Blacklist – 3 Song Demo EP

From Missouri, these guys have been together for a year and are already recording their first album (which they are holding a contest for artwork for their cd)! The opening track of “Opening Eyes” (clever?) on their 3 song EP has a”rage lite” feel then kicks in with a sitarish, mystical vibe on the following song “Think”. Want more? Go to (Cindy Pop, Reverend Dan, Dawn Laureen)

Review: frencheryk – It’s All The Same

Besides releaseing a charity song for the Rainbow Family Trust in their spare time, these English boys sing in a free flying style throughout the tracks. Cat Stevens meets XTC and had a baby called Elvis if you can conjure up that mixture of sound. (Mark Englert, WC Moriarity, Dawn Laureen)