Local Reviews: Harbor Royale

Local Reviews: Harbor Royale
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It pains me to be a Debbie Downer about music, but when the first 35 seconds of the album make me want to scratch my ears off my head, I find it necessary. On one hand, Aspirations would sell at Hot Topic to girls with too much eyeliner, without question.  … read more

Dark Dark Dark @ Kilby Court 04.18

Dark Dark Dark @ Kilby Court 04.18
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I’m at Kilby Court where and I can hardly contain my excitement for seeing Dark Dark Dark again. This time, I’m significantly less inebriated than the last time they came, so I could actually remember the set, because this band is awesome. As more time elapses, I can feel myself getting more anxious to see them play. … read more

Local Reviews: Twisted Axis

Local Reviews: Twisted Axis
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If Nickelback and Black Sabbath were forced to combine forces, this is the product of that sad, sad scenario. Twisted Axis has a lot of ’70s rock influences, which is all well and good, but there is also a definite early 2000s radio “rock” music direction they tend to lean toward. The vocals are pretty weak, and there’s no real spark in the music, but I can see how people could like it.  … read more

Local Reviews: Exer Ovu

Local Reviews: Exer Ovu
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“Where was this recorded, and who recorded this?” is the first thought in my mind as I listen to Exer Ovu’s latest effort. I’m not even sure what I’m listening to for the first few songs. What I can make out is that the band consists of a guy and a guitar, and that’s about it. Most of it sounds like that point on acid when you’re jamming with your friends and you think you’re awesome, but really it’s just erratic noise. … read more

Local Reviews: Burning Olympus

Local Reviews: Burning Olympus
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With hazy guitar sounds and strong percussion, Burning Olympus encompasses the energy of White Rabbits and the low grit of The Black Keys in their first full-length album, Going Nowhere.  … read more