Local Review: Juana Ghani – She Lost Her Head

Local Review: Juana Ghani – She Lost Her Head
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Juana Ghani seem to have a penchant for bringing to life a seedy, seductive back alley in Italy or Russia through their simultaneously languid and staccato music (“Na Zdorovie”). Every song is heavy on the accordion and fiddle, which feeds directly into their distinctive style of gypsy-influenced folk punk. … read more

Review: Howls – Howls

Review: Howls – Howls
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If I close my eyes as I listen to this album, I’m walking through an inky venue with strobing lights, and shadowy glitter is falling in slow motion from the ceiling. … read more

Local Reviews: Funk&Gonzo

Local Reviews: Funk&Gonzo
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Chyeah, brahhhhhh … ahem … Sorry, this reggae is twisting my brain up. Funk&Gonzo are a reggae, funk and alt-rock mash-up that had me checking the computer after every song to make sure it hadn’t shuffled to a different artist. … read more

Review: Eszter Balint – Airless Midnight
Local Review: Tupelo Moan – Cocaine and Chicken Grease

Local Review: Tupelo Moan – Cocaine and Chicken Grease
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Fuck yeah! No, seriously, I said, “Fuck yeah,” every 20 seconds the first time through this album. I tried to find both of the items listed in the album title to get the full effect. … read more

Review: Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove – A Fistful of Desert Blues

Review: Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove – A Fistful of...
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Like a mysterious mirage amid sand dunes, “Sandpit” begins the album with Spanish-influenced blues and existential wonderings. In her classic style, Lunch moans like a witch with a voice made out of sex. … read more

Review: Dizzy – U Feelin Dizzy Yet?

Review: Dizzy – U Feelin Dizzy Yet?
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My distaste started with the opening track. Four-and-a-half fucking minutes straight of thank-yous begins to sound like a horrendous Oscar speech. … read more

Review: CASTLE – Welcome to the Graveyard
Review: The Calamity Cubes! – Old World’s Ocean

Review: The Calamity Cubes! – Old World’s Ocean
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There has been another surge of old-school style country over the last few years, and The Calamity Cubes! are a part of the wave. … read more

Review: The White Mandingos – The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me

Review: The White Mandingos – The Ghetto is Tryna Kill...
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Creativity and storytelling are the focal points in this experimental album. … read more