Local Review: Medicine Circus – Bottle Rockets of Emotion

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Bottle Rockets of Emotion

Medicine Circus = Big Star + T. Rex + Alice in Chains

Medicine Circus combines the best of 90s alt-rock with some grunge, catchy, accessible hooks, some technical sweeteners and 60s psychedelia. There is something mainstream and not-mainstream about it; it echoes the better moments of Vertical Horizon and Pink Floyd, if you can imagine such a marriage. Yet it’s hard to imagine Medicine Circus playing on FM radio. They’re too advanced and have too many unusual approaches and too much discordance for that.