Well alright. This is why it pays to have a blog, which strictly speaking doesnít pay at all. One of our many tasteful readers, a ChicagoBoy himself, sent along a link to a cool Japanese girl rock band the 188.8.131.52ís. I never heard of them before but the tunes available on their site are pretty darn good. Hard-edged, rockabilly tinged garage punk. Great guitar sound. Pity about the overly snarky vocals. (Ya know, even though you are some kind of “punk”, really, it’s OK to sing.) They remind me a little of Thee Headcoatees, a little of the Cramps. Overall a solid B+ based on what Iíve heard so far.