Video Game Reviews – October 2012

Video Game Reviews – October 2012

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Deponia are reviewed. … read more

Book Reviews – October 2012

Book Reviews – October 2012

America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom by Meghan McCain & Michael Ian Black, Bury Me In Smoke by Megan Kennedy and If You Can’t Make It Here, Get Out by Jane Potter and G. E. Feldman are reviewed. … read more

Movie Reviews – October 2012

Movie Reviews – October 2012

The Ambassador, Excision, Goats, Shut Up and Play the Hits and V/H/S are reviewed. … read more

National Music Reviews

National Music Reviews

New and recent releases from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Between The Buried & Me, Cat Power, Deerhoof, Dinosaur Jr., Enslaved, Lavatory, NOFX, Sea Wolf, Slug Guts and many more are reviewed. … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: John-Ross Boyce and His Troubles

Local Reviews: John-Ross Boyce and His Troubles
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Deliciously raw and gritty, Black Shuck/Old Crow is a really great album—a sort of stoner-gypsy-folk-rock mash-up. Wailing guitar riffs and rich, flowing vocals define the 14-song collection and, while the moods and tempos do vary, the album maintains a pretty consistent blues-based vibe that plucks at your heart-strings—kinda even tugs on your skin a little. … read more

Local Reviews: Matthew and The Hope

Local Reviews: Matthew and The Hope
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Matthew and The Hope wasn’t my kind of jam. Matthew claims to sound like Joshua James or Ray LaMontague, but I see his vocal styles as akin to back-of-the-throat singers from neo-grunge (think Scott Stapp or Gavin Rossdale). That being said, Matthew Bashaw has solid vocal skills, but the man needs someone to back him up if he is going to pull off the alternative country sound.  … read more

Local Reviews: Michael Gross and The Statuettes

Local Reviews: Michael Gross and The Statuettes
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With a perfectly titled album, this rock outfit sonically takes you somewhere warm on the coast. Thanks to their mostly feel-good rhythms, electric guitar riffs and arena-style vocals, this is one of Salt Lake’s most widely appealing bands.  … read more