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Jack the Tripper

Posted in Music with tags , , , on April 24, 2008 by Dan Cheek

Jack the Tripper

Jack the Tripper
www.MySpace.com/JackTheTripper
Hometown: Manitowoc, WI (USA)
Genre: Rock/Punk
Label: unsigned
Listen to: Earth to Simple Sarah

Sometimes you find really awesome music and sometimes it finds you. In the case of Jack the Tripper, it found me. I was contacted by the band, urging me to put them and their music on this site. After listening to a short sampling of their music, it became clear that the sounds of Jack the Tripper needed to be on Sock Puppets from Hell.

The band has a classic, yet incredibly effective, sound that is achieved through combining only the essential rock ingredients and nothing more. Start with some guitar, mix in some raging percussion, and then a generous portion of crashing vocals and, presto, you have Jack the Tripper. Anyone who enjoys the sound of some really good punk rock will really enjoy themselves some Jack the Tripper.

Jack the Tripper is not signed to a record label. Yet. However, that is sure to change as the raw talent of the band simply can not be ignored. So get in on the ground floor, now. In a few years (or less…), when Jack the Tripper walks down the street, we will all be lining the sidewalks, attempting to sneak a peak at these rock gods as we stand there weeping, throwing our loose change and dollar bills at them. And, with luck, we’ll have tickets to their show, as well.

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We Have What You Want!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on April 21, 2008 by Dan Cheek

Yes, myself and the rest of the elite Puppet Staff are currently hard at work on all sorts of horrible Sock Puppet things.  More short stories, more puppet porn, more Stupid Ninja Fights.  All of that will be unleashed on this site very, very shortly.

However, in the meantime, we have something else that all of you probably are foaming at the mouth to get your grubby little hands on.  Foxboro Hot Tubs (aka Green Day) release their “debut” album, Stop, Drop, and Roll, in a few hours.  We currently have it in stock, at the Sock Puppet Store of Amazing Things, right now.  You can pre-order the album and be among the first to own it.  Go get it!

And now, we have to get back to doing horrible Sock Puppet things.  Enjoy the music.

-Dan CHEek
dan@sockpuppetsfromhell.com

New Music!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2008 by Dan Cheek

Counting Crows - Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings

Some very big, very exciting albums are out this week. Here are some of the ones the Puppet Staff are giddy about…

Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings – Counting Crows
Pretty. Odd. – Panic! at the Disco
Accelerate – R.E.M.
Consolers of the Lonely – The Raconteurs

And now you know. And knowing, as GI Joe always said, is half the battle. The other half involves mercilessly killing your opponents and then drinking their blood so as to gain their powers.

Music Review – Vagiant

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on March 18, 2008 by Dan Cheek

Vagiant
www.VagiantBoston.com
Genre: Punk
Label: Unsigned
Hometown: Allston, MA (USA)

Vagiant

Every now and again, I’ll do a search on MySpace music for Punk music. What I usually find, and have to sort through, is a lot of recycled crap (most of which isn’t even close to being “Punk”, but anyway…) and a few really good bands. During one of these searches, I happily stumbled across Vagiant.

Vagiant is an all girl, all punk rock band hailing from Allston, Massachusetts (USA). All of the songs on their MySpace profile come from their debut album, Public Display of Infection. The entire album is everything that Punk Rock should be. It is loud, it is unapologetic, and it kicks ass. If this album got into a fight with you, it would probably walk away with your shoes and your lunch money.

The five songs on the band’s MySpace page all give you an excellent idea of this band’s talent. By far, “Fuck the Kells” is probably the best of the lot. The song is all about The Kells Bar, a semi-famous bar/nightclub in Allston. As you can tell from the name of the song, Vagiant are not fans of the place and they pull no punches in their song as they explain their reasoning. The lyrics are incredibly raw and yet catchy at the same time, a feat that other, less talented musicians would be left struggling with. When you combine crashing guitars, raging drums, and lyrics like, “You can take this bar and shove it up your fucking ass!”, it’s hard to loose.

You should listen to Vagiant. You should also buy their album, “Public Display of Infection” (available on iTunes and through their website). Any fans of Punk Rock (and really, who isn’t…), will be fans of Vagiant. It really is that simple, folks. All for now.

-CHEek
dan@sockpuppetsfromhell.com

Music Reviews – HalfLip

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2008 by Dan Cheek

HalfLip
http://www.myspace.com/halflip151
Genre: Metal/Rock/Hip Hop
Label: Unsigned
Hometown: Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania (USA)

HalfLip

Half Lip

I came across HalfLip on MySpace. We (the Puppet Staff) maintain a profile there so as to browse through thousands of musicians every month, looking for some to feature on this site. At any rate, after only a few minutes of listening to the music that this band has uploaded, I found myself intrigued. In the end, I ended up listening to every one of the six songs the group has uploaded to their page.

Right off the bat, you can identify the bands that have inspired HalfLip. Sonic shadows of Linkin Park and Rage Against the Machine are cast upon the ears almost at once. Despite this, however, the band manages to still, somehow, pull off its own, unique sound. The vocals, courtesy of Mozez Flowz (Eric Hogan), are great. There’s enough emotion and power in his voice to grab the listener’s attention, commanding you to pay attention to what he’s going on about. Another nice trait about HalfLip is that while they’re certainly heavy on the guitars, they don’t overdue it. Too many of the bands we hear, in my opinion, dilute their music by heaping on way to much guitar, not unlike pouring too much milk on a bowl of Cheerios.

Overall, HalfLip is certainly a band worth paying attention to. Their sound, while reminiscent of several other bands, is still unique enough to raise them above all of the rest of the noise. The music is polished, yet still rough enough to slam to. I’d love to hear/see more of HalfLip (something I just may be able to do, as they’re from the same corner of the world as me…) and would highly recomend that you take a few minutes out of your day and visit their website so you can hear them for yourselves. G’head. It’s okay. All for now.

-CHEek
Dan@SockPuppetsFromHell.com

New Music Worth Buying 03/10/08

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2008 by Dan Cheek

New Music

Here is a small list of some new/upcoming releases that are worth adding to your music collection, in our humble opinion.

Sense of Purpose
In Flames
Release Date: April 1st, 2008

Chase the Light
Jimmy Eat World
Release Date: Available Now

Ego Trippin
Snoop Dogg
Release Date: March 11th, 2008

Last Night
Moby
Release Date: April 1st, 2008

Float
Flogging Molly
Release Date: Available Now

Tona

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on February 22, 2008 by Dan Cheek

Tona

 
The Music:

Tona – Graffik
Tona – Bull May

Coming from Novi Sad, the town in sleepy northern Serbia’s province of Vojvodina, TONA decided to start playing loud in the spring of 2005. The band came together when George (ex Katarza) joined forces with two guitar players Filip and Boris.  Shortly after, bass player Bojan and drummer Dushan joined the band.

They began working on their own material and recorded a five song demo featuring five distinctive compositions that are genre wise diverse and express the wish of the band not to put any boundaries when it comes to creative work.

All members have their own favourites among the bands that come from the domain of loud rock music spanning from Thin White Rope and Dead Kennedys to Ministry and Cop Shoot Cop and many more.  The band is also inspired by music of genres other than rock.  Anything that can be combined into a powerful sonic blast is put into the band’s cauldron and cast into a solid piece of rock, making the unique sound of TONA.

The songs featured on SockPuppetsFromHell.Com are “Graffik” and “Bull May”, a powerful selection from their demo record.

If you would like to learn more about TONA, visit their MySpace page at:
http://www.myspace.com/tonaband
or
http://www.myspace.com/georgealmosthole