Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Rock Pile: Ladies Edition

.
Amy Gore & her Valentines
In Love

Space Lion

Gore has smoothed out her sound considerably here since her days ripping through songs like "Fox in a Box" as leader of all-female Detroit garage rock outfit the Gore Gore Girls. But just because Gore's persona here is not all fishnet stockings and switchblades doesn't mean she's not having fun. In fact, it sounds like she's having more fun than ever and there's a significant clue as to why in the album's title, In Love. Either Gore is currently in the throes of a meaningful relationship or she's sure real good at faking it. Maybe that's why the change in sounds; instead of sounding like a tough girl, songs like the very hooky "Drivin' Around" and the likewise radio-ready "Cadillac" make her sound nothing short of the adorably perfect girlfriend. This stuff isn't mushy though and songs such as the Pretenders-like "You Won't Lead Me On" and the Blondie-leaning "Baby in Your Arms" still kick out the guitar jams. Elsewhere Gore, who wrote almost all of In Love, lends her now sweeter tones to songs done in styles reminiscent of Pat Benatar and the Bangles and undoubtedly certain fans will complain that Gore has sold out. Perhaps though this very strong effort will garner her the wider fan base that she's long deserved.

Chaos Chaos
S

(Self released)

Chaos Chaos is sisters Asy and Chloe Saavedra, previously of pre-teen band Smoosh. The girls are young ladies now (Asy is 20, Chloe 18) and if this five-song E.P. is any indication they have long careers as musicians ahead of them should they choose. The girls aim for a more sophisticated audience than you might expect; songs like the breathy, percussion and sax embellished "Winner" and the dance floor jazz of "My Hands" demonstrate that Chaos Chaos is not interested in disposable pop music. There's lots of Kate Bush-style nuance here too and that bodes well for what might lie beyond this impressive debut.

The Dollyrots
(Self titled)

Arrested Youth Records

Because of their (previous) longtime affiliation with Joan Jett's Blackheart Records and the fact that they have a female lead singer in Kelly Ogden the Dollyrots have suffered a bit from a misperception of what they're all about. The fact is they're more akin to No Doubt and The Dollyrots is full of energetic radio ready sing-alongs like "I Wanna Go" and "Hyperactive." Propelled by Ogden's voice and great alt-pop arrangements there's no reason not to expect The Dollyrots to up the band's standing considerably.


Bonnie Bishop
Free

Be Squared

Bishop is a strong voiced blues rocker and yes, on occasion she sounds a little bit like that other Bonnie, Bonnie Raitt. Sometimes though she sounds more akin to Janis Joplin, as on the funky "Keep Using Me" where she sings over a piano and organ driven melody that sounds like something Leon Russell might whip up (that's Bishop's keys man Jimmy Wallace though.) "Shrinking Violet" is soulful Memphis-style pop and "Right Where You Are" borrows a well-traveled Fleetwood Mac beat but Bishop's delivery makes the familiar rhythm her own, again with help from Wallace's piano work.



Share this article


tell a friend about this review

.


...end





.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock: Metallica and Nickelback Singers Share Hate?- Courts Will Decide Rudd's Future In AC/DC- Nikki Sixx Exposes Music's 'Dirty Little Secret'- Foo Fighters Going Old School- more

Day in Pop Lana Del Rey Sexually Assaulted In Marilyn Manson Video- Iggy Azalea Responds to Eminem Rape Lyric- Alison Krauss Impersonator Enters Plea- Taylor Swift Experience- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: AC/DC Singer Challenges Gene Simmons- Ozzy Vs The Machines- Nirvana Classic Gets American Horror Story Treatment- Metallica Rock For Whom The Bell Tolls On TV- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock



.
Top Rock News Stories

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Metallica and Nickelback Singers Share Hate?

Courts Will Decide Rudd's Future In AC/DC

Nikki Sixx Exposes Music's 'Dirty Little Secret'

Foo Fighters Going Old School

Billy Corgan Calls Out Today's Pop Porn Stars

Stone Sour A Sinking Ships Says Jim Root

Radiohead Having Fun 'Fumbling' With New Album

Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe Lands Movie Role

Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Receives Best Animated Film Award

Taking Back Sunday Planning For Deluxe Happiness

Jorn Lande and Trond Holter Releasing Dracula Concept Album

Top Pop News Stories

Today's Full Day in Pop Report

Lana Del Rey Sexually Assaulted In Marilyn Manson Video

Iggy Azalea Responds to Eminem Rape Lyric

Alison Krauss Impersonator Enters Plea

Berry Gordy Pays Tribute To Jimmy Ruffin

The Taylor Swift Experience Set For Next Spring

Charli XCX and One Direction To Perform On Saturday Night Live

Oak Ridge Boys Kicking Off Christmas Night Out Tour

Interpol Freed From Snowed-In Tour Bus After 50 Hours

Mary J. Blige and Disclosure Release New Track

Art Garfunkel Pays Tribute To The Graduate Director Mike Nichols

Rachael Sage Gets Creative With 'Wax' Video

Latest Reviews

Recent Reviews and Interviews

Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died

Rock Reads: Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins

Root 66: Shelly Waters - Drive

Saga - Sagacity

Get To Know... Stone Foxes

Arcade Messiah

Heart & Friends - Home for the Holidays

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - IX

Queen - Forever

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.