Review: Wendy Atkinson – The Last Fret

Review: Wendy Atkinson – The Last Fret
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Wendy Atkinson The Last Fret Smarten UP! & Get to the Point Street: 02.16 Wendy Atkinson = Jandek + Kim Deal – Geddy Lee Female bass players aren’t uncommon, but

Review: Stockholm Monsters – All At Once

Review: Stockholm Monsters – All At Once
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Stockholm Monsters = New Order + The Smiths – Morrissey … read more

Review: Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born To Lose You
Local Review: Andrew Maguire’s Art Project – Artsy As Fuk

Local Review: Andrew Maguire’s Art Project – Artsy As Fuk
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“Artsy” is in the eye or—in this case—ear of the beholder. Usually, “art” in conjunction with rock music makes one think of turgid, overblown prog rock, but Andrew Maguire’s Art Project have a punkish garage band energy that’s infectious, awkward and fun—full of “art school confidential” type self-referentiality and fake gossip. … read more

Local Review: Vile Blue Shades – Live! in Salt Lake -or- Live! in Denver (I Don’t Remember)

Local Review: Vile Blue Shades – Live! in Salt Lake -or-...
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Red state, blue state, now that both the Red Bennies and Vile Blue Shades allegedly are no more, Utah is much less a punk rock state. … read more

Review: Circus Devils – My Mind Has Seen the White Trick

Review: Circus Devils – My Mind Has Seen the White...
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What makes it all quintessentially Pollard is he doesn’t forget the rock: Amid all the dream sequences, there’s “Deliver Ice Cream (You Must)”—as if the ‘Emperor’ of Wallace Stevens’ poem was throttling an ice cream truck that cranked out a wicked riff. … read more

Review: Wino & Conny Ochs – Freedom Conspiracy

Review: Wino & Conny Ochs – Freedom Conspiracy
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Wino & Conny Ochs Freedom Conspiracy Exile On Mainstream Street: 03.27 Wino & Conny Ochs = Townes Van Zandt + acoustic Nirvana – Black Label Conspiracy Scotty ‘Wino’ Weinrich, known

Review: Todd Tobias – Impossible Cities

Review: Todd Tobias – Impossible Cities
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Todd Tobias = Circus Devils + Brian Eno’s Music For Airports – Guided By Voices … read more

Review: Six Organs of Admittance – Hexadic

Review: Six Organs of Admittance – Hexadic
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Six Organs of Admittance = Sun City Girls + Comets on Fire – Magik Markers … read more

Local Review: George Charles Nelson III – Little Engine

Local Review: George Charles Nelson III – Little Engine
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Sweet Salt Records was founded last fall by Tom Bennett, a transplant from North Georgia’s Piedmont region and singer/songwriter “in his own write,” to borrow a phrase from John Lennon.
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