Local Reviews: Long Distance Operator

Local Reviews: Long Distance Operator
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Long Distance Operator mine the twilight years of hard rock before it devolved into butt rock. This is a good thing for those of us who happen to like proto-butt rock, and Long Distance Operator hit their metallic stride on the excellent “Torches.” … read more

Local Reviews: Mark Dago

Local Reviews: Mark Dago
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There is something to be said for brevity in the music world: What’s the point of an album that drags on just for the sake of stroking the band members’ egos? Dago impressively bundles everything he needs to in about 20 minutes with this sophomore project, in which he ties together electronic sounds from old school video games (“Little Mac’s Jogging Theme”, anyone?) and a unique stream of beats.  … read more

Local Reviews: My Dead Ego

Local Reviews: My Dead Ego
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It is hard to get excited about reviewing something that comes with very little information about it. While promos come in a variety of formats, most of them include a teeny bit of background. So—other than a cover art print, and that this EP’s three tracks were handwritten on its CDR alongside the name Allison Martin—the only thing to do was start listening to it. And what a pleasant surprise it was—if not a slight shock—from a local CD.  … read more

Local Reviews: Such Vengeance

Local Reviews: Such Vengeance
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Local metal outfit Such Vengeance has upped their game for their new release, Golden Leaves, Rotten Roots. Production value on this album is excellent, head and shoulders above their first; it really allows the listener a fair view at a talented collective. Their sound is cohesive, aggressive and tight.  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Swedish-ish Fish

Local Reviews: Swedish-ish Fish
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Quite simply, it’s a girl and her guitar. Never a genre to be underestimated, acoustic folk rock will always find an audience—and with minimal gear and wrangling necessary, the ability to play out and in a variety of venues or simply on the street makes it even easier to expand the fan base.  … read more

Local Reviews: Uncle Scam

Local Reviews: Uncle Scam
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Uncle Scam is sex rock. This pack of talented musicians is led by the fiery Ischa. Heavy Cream leaves nothing to the imagination. The album title track is a scathing call-out to men who say whatever they have to to get what they want from the ladies. … read more