Local Reviews: Chaz Prymek

Local Reviews: Chaz Prymek
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Bicycles and Breakfast is a followup to Prymek’s Everything Is Wrong, Everything Is Fine, and is music to my ears. Prymek could not have chosen a better title to describe the pleasant feeling that overcame me when I leaned back, closed my eyes and listened. … read more

Local Reviews: Elizabethan Report

Local Reviews: Elizabethan Report
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When I first hunted down Elizabethan Report on the Internet, I was impressed by the band’s uninhibited and energetic stage presence. Even when I wasn’t sure their sound was really my bag, I knew I’d have a blast at one of their shows. On their five-track EP , the mixture of fast funk, stand-up-and-jump rock and various noise-making devices (think trashcan lids and toy pianos) could have easily yielded a discordant mish-mash. … read more

Local Reviews: Sheeprizer

Local Reviews: Sheeprizer
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I will always have a deep admiration for multi-instrument musicians. Sheeprizer is a pretty standard hard rock setup by a man known as Butt Socrates, consisting of basic distorted guitars, drums and no vocals. Therein is my problem.   … read more

Local Reviews: The Smash Brothas

Local Reviews: The Smash Brothas
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Hip Hop is not dead in Utah. Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. The crews around here should start paying attention, or at least start buying beats from the laundry list of producers and DJs that The Smash Brothas utilize on their latest release.  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Ask For The Future

Local Reviews: Ask For The Future
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Sure it might sound like another radio-rock album that is not worth your time, but hear me out on this one��it’s good. Ask For The Future may be a pop/rock band, but they’re a damn fine pop/rock band. Former Larusso front man Sam Sorenson founded the band and has really found his niche in this new project.  … read more

Local Reviews: Josh Waldron

Local Reviews: Josh Waldron
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I’m no psychologist, but it seems that Josh Waldron may suffer from multiple personality disorder. This album flipflops more times than Cybil. First he thinks he’s in a mariachi band and before you know it, he’s part of the Goo Goo Dolls. I leave the room for one minute, come back, and he’s Garth Brooks.  … read more

Local Reviews: Kill Everyone Now

Local Reviews: Kill Everyone Now
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I enjoy the occasional garage recording as much as the next SLUG staffer, and listening to Kill Everyone Now’s tracks remind me of just why I appreciate most start-out rock bands and their growth that occurs early on. … read more

Local Reviews: Madraso/Blackhole

Local Reviews: Madraso/Blackhole
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Now this is a welcome listening experience. SLC’s Blackhole and Portland’s Madraso each offer up one song on this bit of vinyl heaven (the one they sent me was on clear orange wax). Reviewing 7″s kind of sucks because they’re so short, so I’ll keep this review the same.  … read more

Local Reviews: Monorchist

Local Reviews: Monorchist
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You have to give respect to Monorchist. This band drops straight-up garage rock that is so unpretentious and unpolished that it sounds like you’re right in the middle of one of their band practices. Hating on it is next to impossible.  … read more

Local Reviews: Negative Charge

Local Reviews: Negative Charge
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Although Negative Charge have been together (in some form or another) since 2005, it’s probably a good thing that they waited until now to release their debut album. After opening for many decent punk bands here in SLC (Street Brats, Lower Class Brats, Funeral Dress, GBH, The Casualties, etc.) and a plethora of lineup changes, Negative Charge finally seem to have perfected their sound.  … read more