Local Reviews: All Systems Fail

Local Reviews: All Systems Fail
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All Systems Fail is one of the best local punk bands in Utah. They’re also one of the most underappreciated punk bands in Utah. If you’re unfamiliar with this band it’s time to get acquainted.  … read more

Local Reviews: Cavedoll

Local Reviews: Cavedoll
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More of a collection of B-Sides than an album, Songs That Would Not Behave-both volumes 1 and 2-cover the genres, styles and sounds of every project Cavedoll’s solo member, Camden Chamberlain, has ever been involved in.  … read more

Local Reviews: Pink Lightnin’

Local Reviews: Pink Lightnin’
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Anybody who was at September’s Localized knows that these guys fuckin’ rock harder than a rocking chair on crack. They managed to capture this on CD somehow and made it possible to listen to it over and over and over.  … read more

Local Reviews: Saint Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls

Local Reviews: Saint Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls
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Who is this band? Where are they from? What wickedness could they have possibly committed sending four dudes to an all girls’ school? … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Spitsofrantic

Local Reviews: Spitsofrantic
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Perhaps because my expectations were so low, this album was sort of enjoyable. Spitzo has a solid, balanced, if simple flow. His doubles are well timed-he knows his verses. The record’s frenetic trip-hop-acid-gangsta production fits surprisingly well with it’s dystopian theme.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Upstarts

Local Reviews: The Upstarts
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Finally, a band that proves that Utah ska doesn’t need to be the realm of high school band nerds with a Reel Big Fish fetish! The Upstarts deliver some seriously awesome ska, chock full of soul and a whole heap of energy.  … read more

Local Reviews: Various Artists

Local Reviews: Various Artists
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Giving SLUG’s Death By Salt recordings a run for the money as “Best Local Compilation”, Slowtrain presents a well produced record of previously unreleased tunes by some of Utah’s favorite alt-country or acoustic soloists.  … read more

Local Reviews: The VCR Quintet

Local Reviews: The VCR Quintet
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The freshest and most exciting stuff to come out of Salt Lake is the local noise scene. 2006 saw the amazing album by The Tenets of Balthazar’s Castle (a top five of Andrew Glassett) and 2007 is set with a new release by The VCR Quintet.  … read more

Local Reviews: Fews & Two

Local Reviews: Fews & Two
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Fews & Two are a young band, but this 8-song EP is a light of hope for all fans of Jamaican-influenced music in our fine state. Fews & Two’s steady, heavy rhythms, smooth, jazzy horns and sexy female vocals bring to mind visions of smoky bars, full of people swaying, stomping and sweating the night away.  … read more

Local Reviews: The John Whites

Local Reviews: The John Whites
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There’s a simplicity and sincerity about The John Whites that speaks volumes about them. Their sound is far more mature than their ages would lead you to believe, especially on a debut. An album you can’t seem to put a definitive label on, Sing Their Songs is more akin to White Stripe’s experimental “Icky Thump” than the genre-confused groups of today.  … read more