Local Reviews: Johan the Angel

Local Reviews: Johan the Angel
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This fun little four-track goes something like “The General’s Son” Pt. II, I, III, and IV and in that order. Or is it one track that just lasts eleven minutes? I think they are trying to trick us. Where is Ashton Kutcher? If I’m not being punk’d, then what was Johan the Angel thinking when they wasted however much money to put out an EP with four slightly, and I mean slightly, different tracks?  … read more

Local Reviews: Josh Waldron

Local Reviews: Josh Waldron
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I’m no psychologist, but it seems that Josh Waldron may suffer from multiple personality disorder. This album flipflops more times than Cybil. First he thinks he’s in a mariachi band and before you know it, he’s part of the Goo Goo Dolls. I leave the room for one minute, come back, and he’s Garth Brooks.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Devil Whale

Local Reviews: The Devil Whale
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The Devil Whale gets my vote for the best serenading band in Utah. I can already see girls and boys getting weak at the knees. This is one of those bands that can appeal to everyone because the music is so personal.  … read more

Local Reviews: Mushman

Local Reviews: Mushman
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If I didn’t already, now I certainly feel like a child. There must be a secret to make an album friendly and inviting, and Mushman’s got the ingredients. Step 1: Start off with lovely acoustic guitars. Step 2: Add in a clarinet, harmonica and some keys. Step 3: Mix gently with sweet melodies and vocals, and last, but not least, Step 4: The “special” sauce, a local twist.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Furs

Local Reviews: The Furs
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No need to worry PETA, The Furs aren’t out to collect helpless animals, but they could be turning Salt Lake into the next Haight-Ashbury. Although our hippies reside mainly at the Sunday drum circle, we have been getting a healthy dose of local psychedelic music. … read more

Local Reviews: Dead Horse Point

Local Reviews: Dead Horse Point
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Dead Horse Point will no longer be famous for being a state park in the desert of Moab. Instead when you hear those three words, you will automatically think of the mysterious quartet of men. Although fairly new, they are already making big waves in the local music scene along with similar artists like Band of Annuals and The Devil Whale.  … read more

Local Reviews: Digital Lov/How to Get Down

Local Reviews: Digital Lov/How to Get Down
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What a team! Digital Lov and Tyler Sorensen’s How to Get Down get together to produce an album that most computer-literate people could make with the Fruity Loops program. When it comes to electronica, leave it to experts like Cut Copy and Daft Punk to put out hits.  … read more

Local Reviews: Lee Madrid

Local Reviews: Lee Madrid
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As a solo artist, Madrid possesses what many lack. He’s got an ear for classics. It’s not always easy to entertain an audience with just a guitar, piano and buttery vocals. This album should be a lesson to other aspiring musical locals – it proves that simple can be beautiful.  … read more

Local Reviews: Drew Danburry

Local Reviews: Drew Danburry
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I’m no musician––I have no musical talent in any bone of my body––but I still have to wonder how any one can sit down, create an album like this and call themselves artists. Hold on, let me take a step back and sugarcoat it a little. Danburry’s attempt at making a quirky and “unique” album deserves at least a pat on the back.  … read more

Band of Annuals

Band of Annuals
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If you’ve spent time in Salt Lake City’s underground community, you’ve seen how the music scene has changed. … read more