Local Reviews: AODL

Local Reviews: AODL
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Released on black 12” vinyl by the excellent Red Light Sound and featuring silk-screened cover art, Hard Cobble Abdomen is yet another excursion into the blackest parts of our souls by the harsh noise activist, AODL. … read more

Local Reviews: Atilast

Local Reviews: Atilast
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Atilast has their girl-fronted-copy-cat-anthemic-emo rock down. They know exactly how to follow the formula. Just listen to Paramore as much as possible and memorize exactly how they sing and play songs. … read more

Local Reviews: Big Black Sky

Local Reviews: Big Black Sky
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It’s always good to hear local music that differs from the norm.  This debut CD from Big Black Sky is a unique-sounding animal in the sense that it sounds different from almost everything else going on in Salt Lake these days.  But different isn’t always good. … read more

Local Reviews: Black Seas of Infinity

Local Reviews: Black Seas of Infinity
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Black Seas of Infinity have always existed outside the realm of what most would consider “typical” ambient,or experimental music, and their latest release, Hieros-Gamos, is yet another example of just how under-appreciated this group is here in Salt Lake City. … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: The Castanettes

Local Reviews: The Castanettes
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First off, the press sheet almost made me write this disc off before I even played it. I’m not supposed to quote the press sheet, but DOODS! Get all that self-righteous garbage about “Logan’s seedy music scene” and “the void of hedonism” out of there.  It’s totally cool that you’re Mormon, (really) but most of that just comes off as really condescending. … read more

Local Reviews: Christian Asplund

Local Reviews: Christian Asplund
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Recorded live, The Anatomy Series is a performance that took place on the Sonarchy Radio Hour back in 2000. Featuring Christian Asplund on piano, Greg Campbell on drums, and Mark France on guitar, the trio bang, plow, creep, and occasionally almost groove their way through nearly 55 minutes of metal-tinted prog-jazz.  … read more

Local Reviews: Gorgeous Hussies

Local Reviews: Gorgeous Hussies
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The Gorgeous Hussies have quite the reputation around the Salt Lake City area. Everyone is always talking about how cool they are and how dedicated they are to touring and by listening to their newest release, you can tell these dudes take themselves seriously.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Insurgency

Local Reviews: The Insurgency
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The Insurgency is starting a revolution and apparently the revolution is keeping its garage style. I love it when bands put all this propaganda in their music and album artwork about fucking the system and livin’ life.  … read more

Local Reviews: Lexi Sayok

Local Reviews: Lexi Sayok
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Anxious starts with sophisticated wah-ing crashes into synth and electro vocals. Then there’s descending keys working into dancy beats.  … read more

Local Reviews: Pete Fintak

Local Reviews: Pete Fintak
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For me, suppressing the urge to poke fun at this guy is like swallowing a loogie that’s already in my mouth––not something I would do unless forced.  Luckily for him, it’s my job to be at least somewhat objective.   … read more