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Introducing… Speedy Ortiz

Speedy Ortiz. we’re a western massachusetts-based, female-fronted, guitar-heavy four piece. RIYL: pavement, helium, built to spill, Liz Phair.

I’m going to have to go out on a limb here and say I really like their sound. They’re not ball crushing heavy sludge or even have the latest hint of stoner rock but their music is very satisfying. It’s female front rock with some nice fuzzed out guitars that implement elements of shoegaze, a little garage rock and a dash of pop. (more…)

Introducing… Orthodox Fuzz

Now into their fifth year, Orthodox Fuzz is still bringing a unqiue style of heavy southern rock to the fans of DFW and the surrounding region. Whether its playing to a packed dive bar on a Saturday night or opening for bands such as Kill Devil Hill, Eyehategod, Honky, or Las Cruces – the boys in the Fuzz are always looking earn fans one at a time. If you get a chance to check them out, be sure to bring your earplugs, the Fuzz is loud, really loud and unrelenting. The point of a Fuzz show is to have a good time and be thoroughly rocked!

Formed in the fall of 2007, founding members Brian H.(Hacksaw) and Dale Williams set out to form a band whose style was sorely missed in the DFW rock scene at the time. A riff driven heavy rock band with both classic and modern influence that would excite fans of multiple genres and all ages. After almost 2 years of hard work and multiple early line up changes, the band was complete with the addition of guitarist Joey Grice, The Rev. Brock Brooks on vocals and Christian on drums. Going at it with a vengeance, the band was playing every live show they could and hitting into the (more…)

Truckfighters ‘Mania’ Gets An Official North American Release

Swedish fuzz rockers had this to say today regarding Mania, the band’s 2009 release

Truckfighters “Mania” to be officially released in the North America by Tee Pee Records on 5/8/2012 (May 8th) Very cool very fett!

So there you go. If you’ve missed out or don’t want to pay out the nose to import it, it’ll be available domestically very soon.

KYUSS LIVES! Mixing Live Album

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California, has entered Thunder Underground Studios in Palm Springs, California with engineer Harper Hug (NEIL DIAMOND, LUTHER VANDROSS, INDIGO GIRLS) to mix its upcoming live album.

KYUSS LIVES! consists of bassist Nick Oliveri, drummer Brant Bjork and singer John Garcia along with guitarist Bruno Fevery, who most recently played with Garcia in the GARCIA PLAYS KYUSS project. (more…)

Tour With The Truckfighters

Bands, here’s your chance to tour with The Truckfighters. They recently announced a North American tour. KArma to Burn were supposed to tour with them but had to drop out. In a post made in one of the Truckfighters Facebook page’s, frontman Oscar Cedermalm posted the following:

Karma to burn cancelled the tour, 1-2weeks left, najz, not! We were supposed to share backline and van with them… So, is there any good bands out there that would like to tour with Truckfighters on a short notice, 16gigs total I think. Need to have good backline, we have our own amps!

The tour dates are:

2012 03 01 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
2012 03 02 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St. Pub (more…)

Review – Stubb – Stubb

“Holy fuzz rock Batman” would be the words out of Robin’s mouth after listening to Stubb’s debut full length. Stubb has been around for a few years with one EP under their belt. Well they have just released their first full length and oh it is ever so good.

Stubb is a fine mix of hard rock, blues rock with plenty of fuzz. Right away the album kicks into high gear with the track “Road” and it doesn’t stop until the last note in “Galloping Horses.” “Road” is one catchy tune in itself. The Cream/Hendrix like riffs and guitar work, the catchy tune and lyrics (“Every road I take, it leads me to your door.”). “Scale The Mountain” gets fuzzier and a bit more aggressive but yet melodic at the same time. “Soul Mover” is what I would describe as a soul mover, the track was written to really get you going. It’s fast paced and really grooves. “Hard Headed (more…)


via Press Release

For some of you this old news, as we have already let the cat out of the bag on Facebook for a few of these… But for those of you who prefer to get your information the old fashioned way, we have quite a few new acts that have just joined the Small Stone Family.

Please welcome: New Hampshire’s Supermachine (two ex-Scissorfight boys, and two boys you are most likely not all that hip to), Dallas, TX’s Wo Fat (who have mastered the fine art of fusing early Sabbath riffs with the soul and swagger of the deep south), Connecticut’s Lord Fowl (who make (more…)