Local Review: When Cars Crash – All Kinds of Comfortable

Local Review: When Cars Crash – All Kinds of Comfortable
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WHEN CARS CRASH ALL KINDS OF COMFORTABLE (2002) Hibiscus Zombie When Cars Crash = Jade Tree Records + chutzpah One of the hardest things for me to do when helping

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four
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The Fantazmic Four Self-titled Ha Style Records The Fantazmic Four = Run DMC + Fu-Schnickens If one is specific enough to label some DJs turntablists, then The Fantazmic Four (Ben

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset
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November Tide Jargon Sunset Nova One Productions November Tide = Ron L. Hubbard + Roses & Exile It’s amazing the variety of projects Chris Alvarado takes on, from the black

Local Review: The happies – Meet the happies

Local Review: The happies – Meet the happies
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THE HAPPIES MEET THE HAPPIES The Happies = Nick Drake + Brian Jonestown Massacre The questions you should ask yourself right now are: Why haven’t I heard of this band before,

 
 
Local Review: 23 Extacy – Brutal

Local Review: 23 Extacy – Brutal
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23 EXTACY BRUTAL Nova One Productions 23 Extacy = Ministry (but darker) + Error (but darker) The first time I got my mitts on old, unreleased and unavailable Red Bennies

Local Review: Curious Birds – The Wheel Turns

Local Review: Curious Birds – The Wheel Turns
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CURIOUS BIRDS THE WHEEL TURNS Shapeshifting The Curious Birds = Stevie Nicks + Yanni Usually I don’t like neo-new age folksy acoustic stuff that mentions nature with every third breath

Local Review: Gerald Music – Take Part of Group Activities

Local Review: Gerald Music – Take Part of Group Activities
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GERALD MUSIC TAKE PART IN GROUP ACTIVITIES Gerald Music = Temporary Residence Records + William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition + yin-yang My favorite part of Gerald Music is the silver, fawn-soft

Local Review: McFalls – Self-Tittled Demo

Local Review: McFalls – Self-Tittled Demo
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MCFALLS SELF-TITLED DEMO McFalls = Pearl Jam (Ten) + Soundgarden (Superunknown) + Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin) McFalls, or Rune, as they are currently known, combine classic rock/grunge-laden guitar riffs with

Le Tigre Tear Up Their Prey

Le Tigre Tear Up Their Prey
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Just after Le Tigre finished recording their new album, and days before hearing news that their upcoming tour dates with Lollapalooza and Sonic Youth had been cancelled, I called lead

Unfairmont Park

Unfairmont Park
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The University of Utah and Sugarhouse areas of the Salt Lake Valley were somehow overlooked in the wave of new public skate parks that swept through Utah in the past two years. … read more