Local Reviews: Emme Packer

Local Reviews: Emme Packer
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This album couldn’t be more beautiful in any way. Emme Packer’s lofty, American folk-inspired melodies and guitar plucks hypnotize as you walk to the edge of the cliff. Delicate and instantly appealing, her voice is the force that pushes you over. Earlier holds you in everlasting suspended animation, while Later lets you down softly and leaves you with a higher consciousness and lingering jovial feeling. Emme c … read more

Local Reviews: Feel Good Patrol

Local Reviews: Feel Good Patrol
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There’s something going on with Feel Good Patrol, but I’m not sure what. Well, that’s not true, it sounds like what a scene mainstay named Ryan Workman once described as “White-Boy-Frat-Funk-Rock,” with some rappin’ and scratchin’ thrown in.  … read more

Local Reviews: Fox Van Cleef

Local Reviews: Fox Van Cleef
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“Don’t laugh at me if I make a really crazy face,” is heard as you put Fox Van Cleef’s latest EP on for a spin––and we won’t––these cats are cool. Some pyschedelic guitars start in at that point and make for a very interesting intro track called “Torpedo.”  … read more

Local Reviews: Glade Sowards

Local Reviews: Glade Sowards
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I was at SLUG Mags’s July LOCALIZED which doubled as David Williams’ CD release show at The Urban Lounge, when it turned into “Glade’s Surprise Record Release Party.” I have to say, it plucked my heart-strings.  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Herban Empire

Local Reviews: Herban Empire
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This is the kind of music that brightens my day. Comparing things to Sublime is shitty, I know, but here I can’t help it–the down to earth, feel-good vibe and even Andrew Cole’s vocals smack of Bradley and the crew.  … read more

Local Reviews: Malevolent MC

Local Reviews: Malevolent MC
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SpyHop is known locally as an organization for teens,  and their record label is teen-run, but the debut from Malevolent MC doesn’t sound immature. There’s not, however, much malevolence to be found here.  … read more

Local Reviews: Rob Alvord

Local Reviews: Rob Alvord
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Alvord’s debut album makes it obvious he has some guitar playing skills. Too bad his voice is like an awkward accessory—it’s nasally and reaches some highly uncomfortable pitches at times.  … read more

Local Reviews: SubRosa

Local Reviews: SubRosa
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The ever-changing lineup of SubRosa has yielded some musical surprises over their brief recording history, and they continue to surprise with Swans Trapped in Ice, their latest three-song EP.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Wilderness

Local Reviews: The Wilderness
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The Wilderness is definitely solid. The band is tight and the compositions are on point. There is enough variety among the songs to not get too annoyed or bored. However, it’s nothing that is gonna change the world.  … read more

Andy Patterson

Andy Patterson
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After drumming around the world with the likes of Shelter and Inside Out, Andy Patterson started recording and using some of the same mantras he learned while on the road back in the studio. His near-constant work and resume that reads hundreds of projects long has led to Patterson garnering respect not only in Utah, but all over the world. … read more