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: 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 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 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: 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

Local Review: Lucid 8 – American Eyesore

Local Review: Lucid 8 – American Eyesore
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Lucid 8’s debut full-length is a testament to the influences the band members cite as their musical inspiration. … 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 Review: In Color – Love The World/Hate The World

Local Review: In Color – Love The World/Hate The World
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In Color Love the World/Hate the World Self-Released Street: 03.21 In Color = Oasis + The Wallflowers + Imagine Dragons   There’s something very comforting about the consistent style with

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: Dengue Fever – Girl from the North

Review: Dengue Fever – Girl from the North
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The tunes are Eastern-ized Western pop, re-Westernized for a new generation—got that? Truly, what they’ve done is really lovely. The music is twinkly and light, and the vocals are enchantingly foreign (female vocalist Chom Nimol generally sings in her native Khmer). … read more