Local Review: The Lazy Waves – Spring Fling

Local Review: The Lazy Waves – Spring Fling
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The Lazy Waves Spring Fling Self-Released Street: 04.23 The Lazy Waves = Danger Mouse + Daniele Luppi + Electric Guest The last we heard from Daniel Fischer—aka Fisch—and company, we

Local Reviews: Cathy Foy

Local Reviews: Cathy Foy
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“I can carry my own weight, I can carry my own sins, away,” Cathy Foy delicately sings on “I Became a Flash” from her sophomore release, Quiet as the Hour. Most of us are accustomed to seeing Foy behind a drum set playing for scene makers such as Hang Time, Future of the Ghost, Bluebird Radio, The Awful Truth, The Downers and more. On Quiet, Foy showcases a newfound confidence in songwriting and performance. … read more

Local Reviews: Adam and Darcie

Local Reviews: Adam and Darcie
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California Trail is a confident sophomore release for the Provo husband and wife duo. The album is full of intelligent lo-fi folky tunes, controlled production, clever lyrics and charming harmonies. … read more

Local Reviews: Rob Alvord

Local Reviews: Rob Alvord
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Alvord’s debut album makes it obvious he has some guitar playing skills. Too bad his voice is like an awkward accessory—it’s nasally and reaches some highly uncomfortable pitches at times.  … read more

Local Reviews: Drew Danburry

Local Reviews: Drew Danburry
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Drew Danburry can do no wrong. It’s been a few months since his release Goodnight Gary, and now we are blessed with its companion piece, Goodnight Dannii, an album recorded in five different cities: Provo, San Francisco, Chico, Fargo, and Huntington Beach. … read more

Local Reviews: Oh, Be Clever

Local Reviews: Oh, Be Clever
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I’m pretty sure vocalist Brittney is actually Vanessa Carlton trying to make a comeback, and that’s okay. I admit I enjoy a mainstream pop song from time to time. “I’m Not Welcome Here and You’re a Mess” is pure catchy pop at it’s best—it‘s a shame it clocks in at just over two minutes. … read more

Local Reviews:  Shady Chapel

Local Reviews: Shady Chapel
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Shady Chapel is led by Jordan Clark. Jordan is not only a talented songwriter and vocalist, but he also plays the guitar, harmonica and organ. The result is a country-folk-pop self-titled EP that would make the Band of Annuals proud. … read more

Local Reviews: The Platte

Local Reviews: The Platte
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After moving to Salt Lake in 2003, Andrew Shaw kept himself busy creating various musical outlets for local ears to take in: Chanticleer the Clever Cowboy, Calico, The Adonis, and Bluebird Radio.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Weekenders

Local Reviews: The Weekenders
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If you’re going to submit an album or EP to be reviewed, please don’t just burn a CD and throw it in a blank sleeve without a track listing. I have better things to do than look at your fucking MySpace page to match up the five songs you haphazardly sent in. … read more

Local Reviews: Pablo Blaqk

Local Reviews: Pablo Blaqk
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Born to Cuban parents, Pablo Blaqk picked up the guitar at 18 after his father declined his request for a gun. On his debut album, Sons & Daughters, he proves he made the right choice. Co-produced by Utah favorite Joshua James, each track reveals raw emotion and beautifully composed tracks.  … read more