hangabouts Archive

New Music Review Roundup, Part 2

Here’s the second of three collections of reviews. The Hangabouts – Kits & Cats and Saxon Wives Good-timing, cleverly-written melodic pop is what’s on offer on the latest album from the Hangabouts. It rocks a bit harder than their last outing, and there are hints of some of the more adventurous end of early 70s

Hundred-word Reviews for July 2015, Part 1

Power pop is a term that can be taken to mean a lot of different things. For me it almost always means fun and appealing music. Here are five examples, each reviewed in brief. The Shoe Birds – Southern Gothic During my recent conversation with him, Drivin’ n’ Cryin‘s Kevn Kinney threw out a phrase