Local Reviews: Location Location

Local Reviews: Location Location
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This is some contrived, pop-ass, middle-aged rock.  Yet despite its lame genre and lame intentions, it is actually pretty good for what it is.  The songwriting is well-crafted and incorporates interesting background percussion and effects.  … read more

Local Reviews: Gorgeous Hussies

Local Reviews: Gorgeous Hussies
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Gorgeous Hussies = Third Eye Blind + The New Radicals + Sister Hazel … read more

Local Reviews: The Insurgency

Local Reviews: The Insurgency
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The Insurgency = The Butthole Surfers + Reverend Horton Heat + The Sex Pistols … read more

Local Reviews: American Hollow

Local Reviews: American Hollow
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I have to give American Hollow a lot of credit for their ambition. I love the fact that they have done their best to make an album that attempts to flow together seamlessly and the structures in the songs are actually some of the more creative and progressive around the local Utah scene. … read more

Local Reviews: DropSideNine

Local Reviews: DropSideNine
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There is some serious pain and anguish on DropSideNine’s debut EP.  A Perfectly Orchestrated Breakdown definitely lives up to its name. The vocals on this record are mixed so high that it sounds like vocalist Brandon Larsen is sitting on my lap bouncing on my taters while the other member of the band, Scott Peterson, donkey-punches me. … read more

Local Reviews: Various Artists

Local Reviews: Various Artists
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I was pleasantly surprised when I popped in Billygoat Database’s Time Capsule compilation, featuring music from VCR5, Nolens Volens and more. Not quite knowing what to expect, I was greeted with some extremely creative and varied techno jams. Each song seems to take you on a whirlwind adventure through a strange and mysterious land that is half Tron and half Lagoon.  … read more

Local Reviews: Small Town Sinners

Local Reviews: Small Town Sinners
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Small Town Sinners are turning out quality discs like Notorious B.I.G. personally came down from the heavens and requested it. Blood and Dust, their most recent offering, continues Small Town Sinners’ pursuit of making the most amazing heartfelt alt-country possible would definitely inspire the late, great Biggie Smalls to put on his flannel and grab his acoustic. … read more

Keeping it real with the Deftones: A phone interview about “lettin’ em’ know” with Deftones DJ Frank Delgado
Keeping it real with the Deftones: A phone interview about “lettin’ em’ know” with Deftones DJ Frank Delgado
Deftones Show Review

Deftones Show Review
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Deftones had finally come back to Salt Lake City. The last time they were here was December, 2003. Checking their website for the past three and a half years and seeing that they were basically going everywhere but here was really disappointing. Then finally in April, they announced that they were playing not one but two shows at In the Venue. I was ecstatic.  … read more