Local Reviews: Breaux

Local Reviews: Breaux

Ever wonder what Clutch would sound like if they returned to their roots, yet still retained some of their modern sound? That’s the biggest vibe I’m getting from Salt Lake City’s Breaux on The Brown Bag EP. It has almost become cliché to say, “This band defies genres,” but in all honesty I really haven’t come across a band like Breaux.  … read more

Local Reviews: Dirty Loveguns

Local Reviews: Dirty Loveguns
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You could play this record for someone and they’d wonder what classic 80s hard rock band it is until you told them that the members of this band were probably just small kiddos in the 80s. The band isn’t out to re-invent the notion of what hard rock is, I could cite influences until the cows come home, but that doesn’t really matter. … read more

Local Reviews: Dubbed/Bombs & Beating Hearts

Local Reviews: Dubbed/Bombs & Beating Hearts
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While I still stand firmly by my assertion that most local punk rock sucks, I’d be lying if I said this release is anything but awesome. Recorded live in the Dubbed band room, this split finds two of Utah’s finest punk bands at their best, even if they are a little drunk (Dubbed) or a little rough around the edges (Bombs & Beating Hearts).  … read more

Local Reviews: Eagle Twin / Night Terror

Local Reviews: Eagle Twin / Night Terror
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The split album has always been a good way to discover new music that associates with projects you may already enjoy. This highly limited release is no exception, and contains one track from Salt Lake’s Eagle Twin and Night Terror. Eagle Twin’s contribution is, as always, driven heavily by excellent drumming and a great deal of dirty feedback, while Night Terror submits a strong-but-short piece of horrifying noise. … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Nolens Volens

Local Reviews: Nolens Volens
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Nolens Volens is Andrew Glassett.  Andrew Glassett is a damn fine musician who just released his eighth album, Nolens Volens.  Word on the WWW is that Nolens Volens was distilled directly from the Glassett family bloodline, each song representative of a member of Andrew’s family.  … read more

Local Reviews: Ok Ikumi

Local Reviews: Ok Ikumi
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Trying to think of all the technical things that go into this is mind destroying.  … read more

Local Reviews: Palace of Buddies

Local Reviews: Palace of Buddies
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Palace of Buddies is the larger than life projection of two kids playing with their toys: Tim Myers slinging his axe, keyboards and sampler, while Nick Foster pounds the skins, percussion and even more keyboards. … read more

Local Reviews: The Skaficionados

Local Reviews: The Skaficionados
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In the great tradition of affixing “ska” to the front of already existing words (Skalloween, Skanksgiving, Skanukkah, Skarbor Day), The Skaficionados keep third-wave ska alive in a world that just doesn’t give a crap.  … read more

Local Reviews: Townie

Local Reviews: Townie
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Townie’s CD release show in July said a lot about who they are, because the show also doubled as a benefit for Utah’s Local First organization, supporting local and independently owned businesses. Townie started humbly and has managed to remain so to this day with music that is, quite simply, rock and roll with few frills or flash, but in the best way possible. … read more

Local Reviews: The Waters Deep Here

Local Reviews: The Waters Deep Here
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“Ambitious as fuck” are the first few words that came to mind when I listened to this for the first time. Sunden is three tracks ranging between 12 and almost 28 minutes in length, bookended by intro and outro tracks, and separated by short but effective interludes. … read more