The Lost Days: In The Store [Album Review]

The Lost DaysIn The StoreSpeakeasy Studios SF [2023] After meeting at a memorial for a mutual friend, Tony Molina (Ovens) and Sarah Rose Janko (Dawn Riding) started spending time together playing guitar and singing their hearts out. This was the beginning of The Lost Days and after their 5-song Lost Demos EP was released in … Read more

The Lost Days – “For Today” [Video]

After meeting at a memorial for a mutual friend, Tony Molina (Ovens) and Sarah Rose Janko (Dawn Riding) started spending nights into mornings playing guitar and singing their hearts out to an audience of empty wine bottles in the East Oakland warehouse where Sarah lived. Both fans of each other’s respective musical projects, they bonded … Read more

The Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2022

The music world has been slowly uncoiling from the pandemic which gave us another onslaught of great 2022 releases this year. This created another tough think tank around what albums would make The Blazing Top 50. There are plenty that we missed and one rule at TFN is that a review had to be posted … Read more

OVENS: OVENS [Album Review]

OVENSOVENSTankcrimes [2022] I believe that our faithful TFN followers know the catchy sounds of Tony Molina and hopefully checked out his Headphone Approved release this year titled In The Fade. What you might not know is that Tony has played in about 14 bands. That is a lot to keep up with and tracking down … Read more

Tony Molina: In The Fade [Album Review]

Tony MolinaIn The FadeSummer Shade/Run For Cover Records [2022] Hands down, veteran Bay Area talent Tony Molina writes some of the best under two-minute song bursts you will hear on the indie scene. His solo work released under his own name, since his pinnacle release Dissed And Dismissed (2013), has always been top notch and … Read more

Fire Track: Tony Molina – “The Last Time”

Tony Molina has returned with the announcement of his new album, In The Fade. The record is due out August 12th via Summer Shade, a new imprint from Run For Cover Records, curated by Madison Woodward (Fury, Object of Affection). In The Fade encapsulates everything that’s so appealing about Molina’s songwriting. The album flies by … Read more

Tony Molina: Songs From San Mateo County [Album Review]

Tony Molina Songs From San Mateo County Smoking Room [2019] Who: West Bay staple Tony Molina has been cranking out excellent short burst indie rock for some time now but really came on the radar after his Headphone Approved 2013 release Dissed And Dismissed. Sound: Tony Molina has an Elliott Smith type vocal that combines … Read more

Tony Molina: Kill The Lights [Album Review]

Tony Molina Kill The Lights Slumberland Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Concise perfection. Album Review: Tony Molina does not mess around with tracks. His ripping guitar mix of fuzz that was his 2013 record, Dissed And Dismissed, ran 12 songs in just over 11 minutes. His Confront The Truth EP (2016) contained 8 songs in … Read more

Tony Molina: Confront The Truth [Album Review]

Tony Molina Confront The Truth Slumberland Records [2016] Who: Since 2002, veteran Bay Area musician Tony Molina has played in several bands including Dystrophy, Ovens, Lifetime Problems, and Caged Animal but his recent solo work has really spotlighted his indie talent especially with the release of his excellent Dissed And Dismissed (2013) record. Sound: Molina … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Tony Molina – “See Me Fall”

It is about damn time that Tony Molina hits us with some new music. His 2013 full length, Dissed And Dismissed, was a favorite here at TFN, so just the word “Molina” makes this Friday already better! The good news is that on October 28, Tony Molina is releasing a new 8-song EP titled Confront … Read more

The Fire Note Honorable Mention Albums of 2014

We will admit that we are only human. 2014 flew by and as always there were plenty of albums that never hit our review page that should have been included in our upcoming Blazing Top 50 but missed the mark for some reason. There are several reasons (excuses) for records not making the final cut … Read more

Tony Molina: Dissed And Dismissed [Album Review]

Tony Molina Dissed And Dismissed Melters/Slumberland Records [2013/2014] Fire Note Says: Tony Molina only needs 12 minutes to win you over! Album Review: Veteran Bay Area musician Tony Molina released a limited run record last year that I guarantee not enough people heard. His twelve minute album, Dissed And Dismissed, came out on the small … Read more

Tony Molina Shares Another Track from Dissed & Dismissed Reissue

Have you checked out veteran Bay Area musician Tony Molina yet? Since 2002, Molina has played in several bands including Dystrophy, Ovens, Lifetime Problems, Caged Animal, Violent Change and his current solo work. Most recently, he released the “Six Tracks EP” through Matador Records’ Singles Going Home Alone series and his first solo album, Dissed … Read more