Review: Mos Generator – Electric Mountain Majesty

Review: Mos Generator – Electric Mountain Majesty
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This is a heavy-duty power trio taking a distinctly ’70s boogie route (the “Rocky Mountain Way?”) into newer doom territories. … read more

Review: Traams – Grin

Review: Traams – Grin
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Krautrock by way of Chichester, England with a dusting of American math rock in it’s blood, Traams stand in good post-punker company (along with say Parquet Courts and Disappears) by making honest-to-god indie ROCK with a serrated, post millennial edge. … read more

Review: Terror – Live by the Code

Review: Terror – Live by the Code
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Besides the unfortunate misstep of “You’re Caught” (ugh) Terror’s flown the flag of dependability in hardcore’s ho-hum parade (cynics may call it “predicatable”), and though the band has endured lineup and style changes a-plenty in this new Keepers of the Faith era, the band continues to keep it fresh, exciting and, to many, life-affirming. … read more

Localized

Localized
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On Friday, June 10, come out to The Urban Lounge to give your aural senses a swift thrashing on all accounts. Prep your ears for the blackened atmospherics of Moon of Delirium and the rolling, uncontainable stomp of IX Zealot. The auditory assault launches at 10 p.m. with Beyond This Flesh, and $5 gets you in on the action. … read more

Reviews: Sweet Apple – The Golden Age of Glitter

Reviews: Sweet Apple – The Golden Age of Glitter
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J Mascis’ signature geetar-wailing paired with John Petkovic’s (Cobra Verde) trembly vocals results in a glistening, ’70s-esque powerpop juggernaut …  … read more

Review: Ulfer – White Mountain

Review: Ulfer – White Mountain
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Ahhh… one of these. You know, sweeping soundscapes and an oh-so Icelandic dose of studied aural ambivalence that’s supposed to concoct awe-inspiring sonic portraits of mountains, glaciers, frost-encrusted forest temples home to cherubic pixies, ice queens and … you know. Icelandic stuff.  … read more

Love in a Lightbulb Factory: Fucked Up Goes to the Opera

Love in a Lightbulb Factory: Fucked Up Goes to the...
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Canadian hardcore stalwarts Fucked Up have just released a landmark album in their ten-year career: a true life rock opera. With a dizzying assortment of hardcore singles, three well received full lengths (one of which is a Polaris Music Prize winner), prominent slots on the indie festival circuit, and a newfound following of eye-rolling, slack-jawed hipsters who’ve just now accepted hardcore, Fucked Up has met incessant praise for their transcendent approach to punk rock. … read more

Review: Witches Of God – Blood Of Others

Review: Witches Of God – Blood Of Others
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Lord, just try to write about one of these bands without a Sab comparison. You can’t!  … read more

Local Review: Deny Your Faith – End Of Days

Local Review: Deny Your Faith – End Of Days
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Deny Your Faith are Salt Lake local metalheads doing an earnest mix of Ozzfest style noodling and a dose of operatic ’80s power-metal. … read more

Review: The Melvins – Tres Cabrones

Review: The Melvins – Tres Cabrones
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The Melvins = Butthole Surfers + My War/In My Head–era Black Flag + Lysol-era Melvins … read more