Local Review: The Invisible Rays – Self-Titled

Local Review: The Invisible Rays – Self-Titled
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The Invisible Rays Self-Titled Feroz Records IR = the Damned + Graves + the Corleones The Invisible Rays play often-slow, almost dirge-ish creep punk filled with plodding buzzsaw bass riffs,

Local Review: The Awesome Possum Band – Blendn’ In

Local Review: The Awesome Possum Band – Blendn’ In
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The Awesome Possum Band Blendn’ In  The Awesome Possum Band = Willie Nelson + Tenacious D + The Frogs Quirky alt-country with deep redneck roots sounds like it came straight

Local Review: Never Never – EP + LP

Local Review: Never Never – EP + LP
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Never Never EP + LP NN = My Chemical Romance + Cathedral The vocals of Never Never are the metal equivalent of screamo—one minute (or at least half of the record)

Local Review: Mushman – Eddie Do

Local Review: Mushman – Eddie Do
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Mushman Eddie Do Kitefishing Productions Mushman = Simon and Garfunkel + Puff the Magic Dragon Quirky feelgood, almost childish lyrics, many of which are centered around this Eddie character, twine

 
 
Local Review: Medicine Circus – Bottle Rockets of Emotion

Local Review: Medicine Circus – Bottle Rockets of Emotion
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Medicine Circus Bottle Rockets of Emotion Medicine Circus = Big Star + T. Rex + Alice in Chains Medicine Circus combines the best of 90s alt-rock with some grunge, catchy,

Local Review: Iota – Three Tons

Local Review: Iota – Three Tons
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Iota Three Tons InSonicBloom Iota = Clutch + Fireball Ministry Iota, who, again, just to drive the point home, should be signed to Small Stone, combine the fast, catchy stoner

Local Review: Gift Anon – Mum’s the Word

Local Review: Gift Anon – Mum’s the Word
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Gift Anon Mum’s the Word Gift Anon = Radiohead + Sunny Day Real Estate Scattered offbeat drumming blends perfectly with guitar strumming that gets chunky like Radiohead sometimes (“Heaven Help

Review: Enthroned – XES Hareticum

Review: Enthroned – XES Hareticum
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Enthroned XES Hareticum  Napalm Records Ah, Enthroned … one of the best and most underrated black metal bands around. While most BM bands annoy me with their vocalists constantly screeching

Review: Dynasty – Black Box

Review: Dynasty – Black Box
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Dynasty Black Box Mysterious Media I’m not really overwhelmed by the majority of electroclash; Dynasty, however, are rather enjoyable in that they take all the hand claps and mix it

Review: Death Du Jour – Fragments of Perdition

Review: Death Du Jour – Fragments of Perdition
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Death Du Jour Fragments of Perdition  Golden Lake Productions With a silly name like that, you would expect these guys to sound like Lawnmower Death or something, but instead, it’s