Local Reviews: 004

Local Reviews: 004
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The Utah ska scene of the ’90s is fondly remembered (well… by some people), and the likes of Stretch Armstrong and My Man Friday have remained in the collective consciousness of local ska nerds over the years, but 004—quite possibly Utah’s first ska band—seems to have been forgotten. Hopefully, this great collection of 004’s music will rectify that injustice. … read more

Local Reviews: Albino Father

Local Reviews: Albino Father
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This Futurists side project is, unsurprisingly, one of the better sounding, current local projects. With bluesy folk-guitar riffs, the whole EP tends to ramble on in the least boring way possible. … read more

Local Reviews: The Chevalier

Local Reviews: The Chevalier
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The Chevalier is bombastic! Aaron Micheal Peat (vocals and guitar) and Konner Alek Hale (drums) are intense. It’s like listening to some really early Glassjaw demos and hearing all the promise and potential in the world. … read more

Local Reviews: The Chickens

Local Reviews: The Chickens
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The Chickens are classic instrumental jazz by extraordinarily talented musicians. Without a piece out of place, this easy listen will keep you company from Point A to Point B, as a soundtrack to your dinner party, music to study by, music to shimmy to … the list goes on and on. … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Damien Fairchild

Local Reviews: Damien Fairchild
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If you’re at all familiar with the local music scene, chances are you know who Drew Danburry is. However, this will be the first time you’ve heard of Damien Fairchild, Danbury’s lovesick lothario of an alter ego. In For All the Girls, Fairchild sings soliloquies about every female he’s possibly ever—at one point or another—desired.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Departure

Local Reviews: The Departure
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The Departure are a brother-sister duo consisting of drummer Maci and singer/guitar player Ryan DeBlanc. Both Maci and Ryan are still in high school and their playing ability and song composition are quite advanced for their age. … read more

Local Reviews: Flea Circus

Local Reviews: Flea Circus
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It’ll make you shimmy, shimmy, ya. Sample-heavy and boogie-friendly, for real, so many samples I won’t bother to get into it. Flea Circus brought the tunesmithism. The lyrics are cookie-cutter and perfect to dance to.  … read more

Local Reviews: Isle of Skye

Local Reviews: Isle of Skye
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Bluesy, folksy and right at home here in Utah, the home of every variation of the jammy-jam band, Isle of Skye is making the soulful kind of music that is more personal expression and less pre-packaged and commercial.  … read more

Local Reviews: L’anarchiste

Local Reviews: L’anarchiste
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If all goes as planned, expect to hear a lot more from the fledgling band L’anarchiste. Eclectic, complex and a big bowl of folk for breakfast, L’anarchiste’s EP is a year’s worth of fine tuning by Robert LeCheminant, current member of Summerteeth and occasional contributor to Fox Van Cleef.  … read more

Local Reviews: Roses and Exile

Local Reviews: Roses and Exile
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Yet another project by local Christopher Alvarado (Twilight Transmissions, Little Sap Dungeon, Harsh Reality), Roses and Exile is on its way out with this bang of a final album. … read more