Sal’s Quick Musical Suggestions: The Disciplines

The Disciplines – Virgins of Menace (Spark & Shine CD) Second full-length from this Scandinavian band fronted by Ken Stringfellow (Posies). Much more assured and aggressive than their wishy-washy debut. Sure, it’s garage-y at times, but it also recalls everything from AC/DC to T-Rex in it’s monster size riffs.  And Stringfellow’s voice is powerful and clean and just balls-out the entire time. A huge improvement and very pleasant surprise.


Sal Cannestra is a New York City native who relocated to Philadelphia in 2006.  He has been writing about rock’n’roll music since 1984 for various publications.  He also plays in the bands The Gerunds ( and The Thirteen (

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