Local Review: Thrashcorps – Self-Titled

Local Review: Thrashcorps – Self-Titled
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Thrashcorps Self-titled Thrashcorps = Danzig + Apocalypse Theater + Carnaval + Ichi the Killer There’s something really untamed, scary, twisted and sick about Thrashcorps’ (formerly Absinthe) brutal take on the

Local Review: Toob Top Shakur – Live Demo

Local Review: Toob Top Shakur – Live Demo
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Toob Top Shakur Live Demo Toob Top Shakur = Circle Jerks + Sonic Youth Convincing old-school punk rock post-2000 never sounded so 1982. Toob Top Shakur from Fort Collins is

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.

 
 
Local Review: The Body – Call Off the Search

Local Review: The Body – Call Off the Search
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The Body Call Off the Search Self-Released The Body = Aesop Rock + Atmosphere + the Roots Funky sometimes slipping into raga full-instrumental backtracks flow behind flows laid by emcees

Local Review: Quiet Colors – Self-titled demo

Local Review: Quiet Colors – Self-titled demo
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Quiet Colors Self-titled demo Quiet Colors = Circa Survive + Armor for Sleep Quiet Colors comes off like an Equal Visions band with their melodic-emo-with-punk-overtones mix. The music’s cloudy-darkish, but

Local Review: Purr Bats – Bionic Fresh Moves

Local Review: Purr Bats – Bionic Fresh Moves
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Purr Bats Bionic Fresh Moves State of Deseret/Rest 30 Purr Bats = Purr Bats They’re incomparable, sorry. Salt Lake’s best dour synth-disco-spazz band that will kill you with humor while

Local Review: Magstatic – She’s Just a Buzz

Local Review: Magstatic – She’s Just a Buzz
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Magstatic She’s Just a Buzz Pop Sweatshop Magstatic = Failure + Sugar + Pinback Plump, solid pop-hooks are as satisfying to the palatte as malt balls; sometimes energetically upbeat (“Downtown

Local Review: Jesse Michael Garcia – A Man Of Action

Local Review: Jesse Michael Garcia – A Man Of Action
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Jesse Michael Garcia A Man of Action Jesse Michael Garcia = Christian Johanssen + Mr. Rogers Jesse Michael Garcia. A man of action. An earnest man. A man who likes

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