Local Review: Summerhead – Liberation

Local Review: Summerhead – Liberation
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Summerhead Liberation Eden’s Watchtower Summerhead = German EBM + A Different Drum Records   Mostly instrumental Summerhead ranges from new-age electronica to synthpop to hip-hop to DJ dub trance to

Local Review: Swedish Music in Utah – Lucia Celebration

Local Review: Swedish Music in Utah – Lucia Celebration
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Swedish Music in Utah Lucia Celebration Utah Arts Council Lucia Celebration = cute times + food, folks & fun This CD is just sickeningly cute. It’s a bunch of Swedish

Local Review: Subterranean Masquerade – Suspended Animation Dreams

Local Review: Subterranean Masquerade – Suspended Animation Dreams
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Subterranean Masquerade Suspended Animation Dreams The End Records SM = Pink Floyd + Polyphonic Spree + Katatonia + Paradise Lost + Tommy Subterranean Masquerade’s much-anticipated first full-length album picks up

Local Review: State & Stereo – Thinkstop

Local Review: State & Stereo – Thinkstop
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State & Stereo Thinkstop Gloworm Records State & Stereo = New York Dolls + The Strokes + The Warlocks   Bratty, cheeky lo-fi rock equal parts pop, glam garage and

Local Review: Spit – Self-Titled Demo

Local Review: Spit – Self-Titled Demo
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Spit Self-Titled Demo Spit = Godsmack + Taproot + Disturbed   Spit aren’t bad for what they do, even though the first track blows monkey chunks and they could have

Local Review: Sound Lab – Eat Your Pets

Local Review: Sound Lab – Eat Your Pets
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Sound Lab Eat Your Pets Sound Lab = NIN + The Bad Plus + Cat Stevens They experimental ambience was passable in the first three tracks, but really picks up in

Local Review: State & Stereo – The Reservoir

Local Review: State & Stereo – The Reservoir
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State & Stereo The Reservoir Gloworm Records S & S = The Strokes + Modest Mouse + Julian Tulip’s Licorice I just found out about this charmingly mopey band called

Local Review: Seconds Away – Self-titled demo

Local Review: Seconds Away – Self-titled demo
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Seconds Away Self-titled demo Seconds Away = The Used + Gift Anon + Drive-Thru Records   OK, I put Gift Anon in there because of the tender vocals. They should send

Local Review: Scoob Serious – Standing in the Gap

Local Review: Scoob Serious – Standing in the Gap
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Scoob Serious Standing in the Gap Visualize Scoob Serious = The Bible + Cypress Hill   Christian rap can be annoying, but Scoob Serious comes off sincere and non-self-righteous about

Local Review: Ryan Boud – Falling Stars

Local Review: Ryan Boud – Falling Stars
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Ryan Bound Falling Stars Ryan Boud = Jade Tree + acoustic guitar + Gathering Osiris   Ryan Boud probably wants to be signed, but he already sounds like he’s on