Review: Neil Young – Storytone
Review: Violent Femmes – Happy New Year EP

Review: Violent Femmes – Happy New Year EP
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Violent Femmes = Camper Van Beethoven – Cracker + David Lowery … read more

Review: The Pop Group – We Are Time / Cabinet Of Curiosities
Local Review: Black Cum – Black Cum Is the Best Band On the Planet and This Is Black Cum’s Best Album

Local Review: Black Cum – Black Cum Is the Best...
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With an album title like Black Cum Is the Best Band On the Planet, it’s not surprising that Black Cum talks about Black Cum repeatedly on the song titles and the songs themselves. … read more

Review: Robert Pollard – Blazing Gentlemen

Review: Robert Pollard – Blazing Gentlemen
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Robert Pollard’s musical universe (and it is a universe—he’s written thousands of songs) often sounds like some alternate through-the-looking-glass world, resembling classic rock, with riffs and lyrical tropes that seem somehow familiar, but from some other far-off constellation.  … read more

Review: Advance Base – Nephew In the Wild
Review: Mecca Normal – Empathy For the Evil

Review: Mecca Normal – Empathy For the Evil
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Mecca Normal = Sleater Kinney + Beat Happening – Bikini Kill … read more

Review: Wendy Atkinson – The Last Fret
Review: Reigning Sound – Shattered

Review: Reigning Sound – Shattered
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Reigning Sound= Bob Dylan + The New Pornographers – Neko Case … read more

Local Review: I See Your Nightmares – Affinity For Broken Things

Local Review: I See Your Nightmares – Affinity For Broken...
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The latest entrant in the local oddball folk music area, I See Your Nightmares includes some experimental and even slightly prog-amplified touches, like in the fuzzed-out musings of “Crocodile Tongues.” … read more