“Our music coverage continues with our Top 50 Albums of the year. "What started out as Stewart Jennings and Amy T Baxter’s joint project in 2009, has seen them enlist a wide circle of guest musicians, including full-time band members and ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist, Scott Putesky – a long time friend of Baxter, who helped to shape their alternative sound."”
“Many bands in the current Florida scene that fall into the ‘alternative rock’ genre offer sugary and polished middle-of-the-road radio ditties, and little else. More often than not, this leaves behind a sour taste, as true rock fans look for a more substantial fix. Shaved Hamster has an affinity with ‘alternative’ in its true sense, as their full-length debut draws on: the Pixies, REM, Sonic Youth and Faith No More. Somewhere Between Fuzzy and Clean takes in lightning-struck guitar sermons, and a love of every sub-genre of rock”
“If you're under 25 they are simply 'now' if you're over 35, they're Nu Wave! New US fringe rock doesn't get any more 'un-American' than these very European sounding guys. In fact they sound retro and fresh in equal measure, which makes them a paradox and that's an especially healthy thing to be in music.”
“6 of our most talented songwriters in the scene discuss and perform their songs... Stripped down and bare... Xela Zaid www.reverbnation.com/xelazaid Trish Sheldon (Blue Sky Drive) www.reverbnation.com/blueskydriveband Rimsky Pons www.myspace.com/rimskymusic Amy T. Baxter (Shaved Hamster) www.reverbnation.com/shavedhamster Jim Wurster www.reverbnation.com/jimwurster Mark Dubin (Los Diablos) www.reverbnation.com/losdiablos We've put together this special night to bring you something different. There will be some special guests and interesting surprises.”
"recording a new Florida group called Shaved Hamster"
“Florida musician Scott Putesky co-founded iconic industrial/hard rock band Marilyn Manson and played guitar for the band under the name Daisy Berkowitz. Currently Putesky – who left Marilyn Manson over creative differences in 1996 – plays lead guitar for South Florida electro-raunch rock band, Kill Miss Pretty. He also is recording an album for a new band, Shaved Hamster; does fine art photography, and is preparing original artwork for a show in New Orleans. ”