Ever wonder what it feels like to go speeding down the ice with a wooden stick in your hand, ready to bust some heads and take some names? Well, this record may give you an idea. If you don’t know why the Winter Classic is so much fun to watch then listen to the first song on this CD. How does it feel to be “riding the pine,” waiting for your turn in the spotlight? “Stickboy” may give you a clue. “Here Come the Dinosaurs” is my favorite song on this one. But if you like to hang out in dive bars that play Slapshot on TV and where pouring a beer on your neighbor’s head is answered with a shrug, then Bar Down deserves to be the soundtrack. –Sean Koepenick (Self-released,