Localized: The Furs

Localized: The Furs
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This month’s Localized, on October 12th at the Urban Lounge, features two bands who push the envelope when it comes to trying something new, whether it’s mixing styles (and their

Localized: Cavedoll

Localized: Cavedoll
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This month’s Localized, on October 12th at the Urban Lounge, features two bands who push the envelope when it comes to trying something new, whether it’s mixing styles (and their

Local Reviews: Cavedoll

Local Reviews: Cavedoll
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More of a collection of B-Sides than an album, Songs That Would Not Behave-both volumes 1 and 2-cover the genres, styles and sounds of every project Cavedoll’s solo member, Camden Chamberlain, has ever been involved in.  … read more

Local Reviews: Drop Dead Julio

Local Reviews: Drop Dead Julio
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Drop Dead Julio’s premier album feels strangely familiar: the band knows the audience they’re playing to, adding enough of their own personality to stand out from the crowd, enough for you to take notice.  … read more

Local Reviews: The John Whites

Local Reviews: The John Whites
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There’s a simplicity and sincerity about The John Whites that speaks volumes about them. Their sound is far more mature than their ages would lead you to believe, especially on a debut. An album you can’t seem to put a definitive label on, Sing Their Songs is more akin to White Stripe’s experimental “Icky Thump” than the genre-confused groups of today.  … read more

Local Review: Larusso

Local Review: Larusso
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You know that proud feeling all parents get watching their kids grow up to be successful functioning adults? That’s how long-term Larusso fans will be feeling once they get their hands on the newest release. While the band has always done well at their live shows, their previous recordings never seemed to capture them adequately.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Lionelle

Local Reviews: The Lionelle
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For The Lionelle, the album cover art-a seemingly random cacophany of glitter, watercolor and ink-is the perfect introduction to the group. Like a darker Modest Mouse, The Lionelle starts out of the gate with eerie chords that seem Danny Elfman inspired.  … read more

Local Reviews: Melodramus

Local Reviews: Melodramus
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I confess, it took more than once through the album, but the Melodramus have officially won me over. Born from the school of ‘melodic metal,’ the group opts for singing over screaming and wins every time.  … read more

Local Reviews: Mesa Drive

Local Reviews: Mesa Drive
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Mesa Drive could easily be Maroon 5’s long lost brother; their bigger, older brother in college who is and forever will be infinitely cooler. The band’s premiere album, Take What You Want, combines catchy melodies with jazzy bass riffs.  … read more

Local Reviews: I Am The

Local Reviews: I Am The
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After having reviewed the EP, I thought I was prepared for whatever I Am The was going to throw at me next, but nothing could have prepared me for this full-length LP. Everything these guys did right the first time around has just been added to and amplified.  … read more