Local Review: Never Never – EP + LP

Local Review: Never Never – EP + LP
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Never Never EP + LP NN = My Chemical Romance + Cathedral The vocals of Never Never are the metal equivalent of screamo—one minute (or at least half of the record)

Local Review: Mushman – Eddie Do

Local Review: Mushman – Eddie Do
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Mushman Eddie Do Kitefishing Productions Mushman = Simon and Garfunkel + Puff the Magic Dragon Quirky feelgood, almost childish lyrics, many of which are centered around this Eddie character, twine

Local Review: The Invisible Rays – Self-Titled

Local Review: The Invisible Rays – Self-Titled
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The Invisible Rays Self-Titled Feroz Records IR = the Damned + Graves + the Corleones The Invisible Rays play often-slow, almost dirge-ish creep punk filled with plodding buzzsaw bass riffs,

Local Review: Quant – Crossies Count

Local Review: Quant – Crossies Count
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Quant Crossies Count Quant = (Modest Mouse + Jane’s Addiction)valium   Quant set out to make the most subtly-smart album ever and almost succeeded—or maybe I’m just not smart (patient)

Local Review: Eliza Wren – Selections in Time

Local Review: Eliza Wren – Selections in Time
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Eliza Wren Selections in Time EW = Radiohead + (Fiery Furnaces – total bizarrity) + Tom Waits As melancholy and complex as scarcity musicianship can muster, Eliza Wren ‘s (new

Local Review: The Legendary Porch Pounders – A Little Gift: Authorized Bootleg

Local Review: The Legendary Porch Pounders – A Little Gift:...
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The Legendary Porch Pounders A Little Gift: Authorized Bootleg Self-Released LPP = Muddy Waters + Bob Dylan I swore off drinking yesterday, but halfway through the emotionally exhausting second track,

Local Review: The Brobecks – Happiest Nuclear Winter

Local Review: The Brobecks – Happiest Nuclear Winter
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The Brobecks Happiest Nuclear Winter Self-Released The Brobecks = Weezer + They Might be Giants + Flaming Lips + Alkaline Trio This album isn’t over-cute, it’s just cute drawn out.

Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick
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Pastiche Panoply: Jason Moyer of Edie Sedgwick Chats Celebrityism, Post-Modernism, Pop-Art “One day five years ago I was watching America’s Scariest Police Chases and it was hosted by this insane

We Want the Airwaves Back: Pirate Radio Inspiration

We Want the Airwaves Back: Pirate Radio Inspiration
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I was assigned to write a piece about pirate radio for this month’s issue so I contacted pirate radio’s most infamous guru: Tecspectr. We made arrangements to meet, and later

Close Enough for Comfort: An Intimate Look at My Intimate Look at Saul Williams