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Local Review: Circus Brown – Not a Side Show

Local Music Reviews

Circus Brown
Not a Side Show

KRCL 90.9 FM
Street: 06.01
Circus Brown = A local DJ who plays local rock music on krcl

Several of the bands who play on this live radio compilation sound very impressionable; they sound too much like a specific band, The Shins, Wilco and Incubus, to name a few. This is necessarily a bad thing, but it means these particular bands could use some growth and development. Although, like most music radio most of everything is bearable, but frightfully banal and all too reminiscent of reality (or whatever that thing is we call day-to-day life). Fortunately, there are a few gems on this disc that keep things bright instead of blight: The Rubes, Vile Blue Shades, Paper Cranes Collective and Blackhole to name a few. Phew!