Local Reviews: AM Revelator

Local Reviews: AM Revelator
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At first listen, AM Revelator is pretty generic. Their riffs are boring, the vocals don’t stand out and the songs don’t do much moving.  … read more

Local Reviews: Little Sap Dungeon/Perception Cleanse/Perception

Local Reviews: Little Sap Dungeon/Perception Cleanse/Perception
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Little Sap Dungeon, also known as LSD, definitely went all out for this :Split: release that comes packaged in a metal case/box chained shut with a small padlock with its own personal key. To put it simply, this is dark industrial music, locally created, that fits easily into the international scene and is just as potent, if not more so, than some of the bigger names in the underground.  … read more

Local Reviews: Spiral Diary

Local Reviews: Spiral Diary
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This CD was a cringefest.  Emo, as a genre, is sort of embarrassing by definition, even at its best, and bad emo music is so mortifying that it makes me want to curl up in a fetal position.  I don’t understand––why did this even get made?  … read more

Local Reviews: Steady Machete

Local Reviews: Steady Machete
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I normally find dancey indie bands really annoying, but Steady Machete is awesome. They are tight as hell and use elements in every song that keep me interested. It’s like a little bit less technical Minus the Bear.  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Such Vengeance

Local Reviews: Such Vengeance
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If you’re a fan of modern melodic metalcore, Such Vengeance has created an album worth listening to. The five piece band from Pleasant Grove sounds like a band that could be signed with the likes of Roadrunner, Victory, or Solid State records. … read more

Local Reviews: Until Further Notice

Local Reviews: Until Further Notice
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Until Further Notice is the perfect band. There, I said it. If I knew nothing about music, I might mean it. The songs these guys play are retardedly sophomoric and lack any musical talent beyond beginner-level teenage rock camp.  … read more

Fighting Back at Black Friday

Fighting Back at Black Friday
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Vancouver illustrator/cartoonist Ted Dave first conceived Buy Nothing Day in 1992.  According to him, the idea occurred while working a routine 40-hour-a-week job in a downtown Vancouver office.  “I was coming away at the end of the day and saying, ‘oh my god I just spent ten dollars on coffee and muffins again. What’s the matter with me?'” … read more

The Blue Collar of Odeus Skateboards

The Blue Collar of Odeus Skateboards
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The concept for Odeus started with Alex Lemons skating in the mid 80s when the only board options were a plastic banana board or a Powell Peralta.  The banana boards were poor quality and the Peralta was expensive. “There was no in-between option. I was going to be the guy that made that third option.” … read more

Localized: Aye Aye, Sleepover, The Kidneys – November 2009

Localized: Aye Aye, Sleepover, The Kidneys – November 2009
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This month SLUG’s Localized bring you the folkie-blusey psychedelia of Aye Aye, twee pop from Sleepover and opening band The Kidneys. It all happens on Fri. Nov. 13 at The Urban Lounge. Five bucks gets you in. … read more

SFK Man Zone

SFK Man Zone
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Simon Larson has recently been putting a lot of his creative energy into building custom motorcycles. From this passion was created the “Man Zone,” a garage in the back of their house where you can find anywhere from one to 15 people skating and working on bikes. … read more