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

Local Review: The Red Light Commandos – Self-Titled

Local Review: The Red Light Commandos – Self-Titled
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The Red Light Commandos Self-Titled Self-Released Street: 06.02 The Red Light Commandos = Incubus + The Mars Volta I am incredibly torn on how to represent this album. With heavy,

Local Review: SubRosa – For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
Local Review: Richard Tyler Epperson – Hourglass

Local Review: Richard Tyler Epperson – Hourglass
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This mix of often sweet-sounding acoustic guitar and multi-layered instrumentation is definitely pop-radio ready. … read more

Local Review: J.P. Whipple – Moab
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

Local Review: Hurris & Gig – As Good As It Was

Local Review: Hurris & Gig – As Good As It...
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This flow is severe. Hurris & Gig have seasoned spitting skills that, I can tell, have been honed over many practice sessions. They’ve found their style and pronounce perfected syllabic resonances right on time.  … read more

Local Review: Hectic Hobo – Our Medicine Will Do You In

Local Review: Hectic Hobo – Our Medicine Will Do You...
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The Hobos are back with their third venture. This time around, their sound focuses much more on the piano, and an outstanding violin player has joined their ranks (as heard on “Scarecrow Jones”). … read more

Local Review: Folk Hogan – The Show

Local Review: Folk Hogan – The Show
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Folk Hogan The Show Self-Released Street: 04.10 Folk Hogan = Oingo Boingo + Tom Waits + In Extremo Folk Hogan have chosen an entirely new direction. The Show is a

Local Review: Desert Empire – Like Home

Local Review: Desert Empire – Like Home
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After seven interminable years of anticipation and a recent name change (originally Velvet City), Desert Empire have released a heavily progressive first album that veritably blew me away. Intricate, rolling drum patterns, matched with a mix of soft and sonorous upper–register piano riffs create an aquatic theme like a deep–ocean odyssey. … read more