Local Review: Riksha – Dream Drops Red

Local Review: Riksha – Dream Drops Red
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Riksha plays heavy, hard, shiny metal, and their new release, Dream Drops Red, is a neatly executed album of exactly that. The music is loud, mean and beautiful. … read more

Local Reviews: King Niko

Local Reviews: King Niko
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King Niko are sick as fuck. If it wasn’t enough that the songs are catchy and highly danceable, lead singer Ransom Wydner is an incredible frontman, vocally racing around a huge range and making it seem easy. … read more

Local Reviews: Einstein In A Patent Office – Supernova Sounds

Local Reviews: Einstein In A Patent Office – Supernova Sounds
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“Supernova sounds” is right! This album is a fantastic voyage through time and space, ambient but driven, with a totally modern production, but somehow still takes me back to my favorite classical songs. 

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Local Review: The Pillar – Songs From The Hollow

Local Review: The Pillar – Songs From The Hollow
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Packed full of moody, bluesy, folksy rock n’ roll, The Pillar’s debut album, Songs From the Hollow, has its roots firmly planted in American music tradition. … read more

Review: Royal Canoe – Today We’re Believers

Review: Royal Canoe – Today We’re Believers
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This album starts right off sounding a bit like a carnival: a spectacular explosion of energy and sound, music and noise. In line with some of the best in the experimental rock genre,  … read more

Review: Ten Kens – Namesake

Review: Ten Kens – Namesake
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The album begins with a “Death In The Family,” and the moody seven-plus minute song certainly sets the tone for this concept album. It’s a journey through experiences and emotions, and just like life, the sound goes up and comes down, dragging your psyche along for the ride. … read more

Reviews: Tiny Boats – Broken Vessels

Reviews: Tiny Boats – Broken Vessels
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Tiny Boats have created a lovely debut. With a respectable 45 minutes of music, this easy-listen folk-rock album is a great glimpse into the sound and stylings of this new band. … read more

Local Review: The Blue Plates – Lovers and Bankers

Local Review: The Blue Plates – Lovers and Bankers
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Lovers and Bankers is a short collection of Woodstock -era folk-rock, re-imagined by a couple of guys who loved it then and love it still. … read more

Review: Star & Dagger – Tomorrowland Blues

Review: Star & Dagger – Tomorrowland Blues
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Three extremely talented and seasoned musicians came together to create this excellent, bluesy stoner rock album.  … read more

Local Review: Lisa Hillary – Edge of the World

Local Review: Lisa Hillary – Edge of the World
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Lisa Hillary’s album, Edge of the World , is driven by her exquisite work on the acoustic guitar, made complete by her breathy, rich voice. The lyrics are intense, whether joyful or somber, and convey her perspective as a human and as a songwriter. … read more