The Empty Hearts – The Empty Hearts

A “supergroup” made up of ’80s sidemen, The Empty Hearts consist of southpaw guitarist Elliot Easton (The Cars), drummer Clem Burke (Blondie), vocalist/strummer Wally Palmar (The Romantics), and bassist Andy Babiuk (The Chesterfield Kings), with late keyboardist Ian McLagan (Small Faces) tickling the ivories on the handful of tracks that require them. Their self-titled debut… Continue reading The Empty Hearts – The Empty Hearts

Shannon and the Clams

Real Weird Shannon and the Clams’ Uncanny Melodies Shannon and the Clams’ approach to rock ‘n’ roll falls under the catch-all heading of garage rock, or garage pop, or maybe even garage punk. It’s rough, but catchy, and directly inspired by early rock ‘n’ roll. But the Oakland, California trio is a good example of… Continue reading Shannon and the Clams

The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes: Undervalued Revolutionaries, Revitalized Their last album almost marked The Raveonettes’ final hoorah. After about a decade making music together, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo wondered if the band’s relevance had expired. “It’s just that at some point in any kind of relationship, you sort of ask yourself, and each other, if you… Continue reading The Raveonettes