Local Review: Simply B – The Candelaria Session

Local Review: Simply B – The Candelaria Session
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Simply B = Jack Johnson + Django Reinhardt + looping fun … read more

Local Review: Replica Mine – A Ghost In The Womb

Local Review: Replica Mine – A Ghost In The Womb
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Part 1: Acceptance begins softly and sweetly, with a simple guitar riff and some breathy vocals. Things quickly evolve with electronic details and effects that give a definite ’80s synthpop kind of feel. … read more

Local Review: Merchant Royal – Self-Titled

Local Review: Merchant Royal – Self-Titled
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Merchant Royal have been perfecting their material, performing all around town for the past two years, and the release of their EP is a happy day for their many local fans. … read more

Local Review: B & Company – The World Is Your Pearl

Local Review: B & Company – The World Is Your...
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B & Company is Brandon “B” Barker, the bassist for local project Babble Rabbit, who recruited an assortment of skilled musicians and noise-makers (Djembe, megaphone, typewriter) to put together this delightfully funky 11-song album. … read more

Review: Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni

Review: Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni
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Noura Mint Seymali = Traditional West African griot vocals + The Doors … read more

Local Review: The Pigeons – Self-Titled

Local Review: The Pigeons – Self-Titled
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The Pigeons present a raw, rough sound with pure punk elements, and this recording has a gritty realness to it that suggests it was recorded live. … read more

Local Review: Patchz – Lightz Out

Local Review: Patchz – Lightz Out
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Lightz Out is a seven-track sampler of rap, hip-hop and R&B material, with different guest vocalists to break up the musical compositions. It begins with “Grounded,” a rap song featuring B Still, and moves right into a pretty, little R&B ditty on the second song, “Cry for Help.” … read more

Local Reviews: Searching for Celia

Local Reviews: Searching for Celia
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I reeeeally enjoy Searching For Celia’s sound. I love strings, and I love them even more when they’re moody, frantic and excitable. I love them most of all when their undeniably classical sound is mixed into a modern interpretation, paired with electric guitars, bass and hearty drums. … read more

Local Review: Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts – Launch

Local Review: Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts – Launch
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Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts play raw, psychedelic punk rock. Their EP Launch, recorded and engineered by the band DIY-style, reflects their experimental punk mentality. … read more

Local Reviews: Better Off With the Blues

Local Reviews: Better Off With the Blues
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This album is blues, through and through, with a thoughtful song selection and excellent execution. This is truly an anytime album, but personally, I just wanna sit and listen to it on the porch in the evening sun with a cold drink. … read more