UPI Rock News Two: The week in pop

United Press International Rock News Two: The week in pop, March 22, 2003

By JOHN SWENSON

CHANDLER TRAVIS RELEASE PARTY

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic celebrated the release of its new album, “Llama Rhymes,” Wednesday at the Lizard Lounge before an audience of more than 100 people. Travis, one of rock’s true originals, is a classic […]

Boston Herald – “Llama Rhymes” review

THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC “Llama Rhymes’” (Sonic Trout) 3 stars (out of 4)

Cape Cod-based Chandler Travis is a rock ‘n’ roll Britannica. He gleefully catalogs one vintage style after another on this never-a-dull-moment outing by his horn-propelled, eight-piece-plus-guests Philharmonic.

After nimbly picking the pockets of such rock luminaries as Ray Davies (“My Old Man”) […]

Boston Phoenix – “Llama Rhymes” review

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic LLAMA RHYMES (SONIC TROUT) 3 stars

If Chandler Travis has a problem with his music’s being categorized as “zany” or “wacky” – adjectives he especially detests – that’s his own fault. His long-time band the Incredible Casuals have blended comic wordplay – even in the service of serious numbers – and […]

Crossbeat (Japan) – “Llama Rhymes” review

Chandler Travis Philharmonic Llama Rhymes

NRBQ fans should not miss it- his DIY spirit is as strong as R. Stevie Moore’s. Chandler Travis is known as a legendary singer-songwriter of Cape Cod, and through his work with the Incredible Casuals with Johnny Spampinato (NRBQ). This is a new album of his “Omni-Pop” Arkestra. At first […]