Tagged: Alternative

‘Saigon’s’ Bieler ‘Kicks’ It Up A Notch

No single musical genre immediately comes to mind when discussing the sound of Saigon Kick, the Florida-formed band that first hit the scene in the early 1990s with their self-titled debut that quickly resulted in cult classic status. Not quite metal, not exactly glam, and not entirely alternative, Jason Bieler, Matt Kramer, Phil Varone, and Tom DeFile created a band known for its intricate melodies, complex lyrics, haunting vocals, and all around avant-garde compositions. Best...

CMJ 2011: The Wombats Rock Webster Hall

It’s been a while since I have become utterly obsessed with a foreign import. “Muse” has set my live concert bar fairly high but after catching “The Wombats” play Bowery Ballroom, I knew I was in love! (Sorry, hun if you happen to be reading this!)