Review: Hocico – Born To Be Heated

Review: Hocico – Born To Be Heated
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HOCICO BORN TO BE HATED Out of Line 4/5 It’s hard for me to get tired of Hocico. They produce so much consistently angry, quality music and it never seems

Review: Decontrol – The Final War

Review: Decontrol – The Final War
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Decontrol “The Final War” CD This record has four different illustrations of gas masks, and I’m beginning to wonder why they are so popular on T-shirts and record covers. It’s probably

Review: Hellshock – Only the Dead Know the End of War

Review: Hellshock – Only the Dead Know the End of...
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Hellshock “Only the Dead Know the End of War” LP Speaking of my three-week Bolt Thrower binge, this Hellshock LP came at the perfect time. They have twin-guitar harmonies that are

My Thoughts Before, During, and After Sonic Youth Covered The Stooges

My Thoughts Before, During, and After Sonic Youth Covered The...
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My legs are too old to stand here much longer and I’ve been contemplating pissing my pants since BEFORE the first encore. Two encores? Now really. I don’t care if it IS Thurston Moore’s birthday. … read more

Local Review: Le Force – Le Fortress

Local Review: Le Force – Le Fortress
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Le Force Le Fortress Wäntage USA It’s finally here, Le Force’s first record label release. The deflowering honor goes to Wäntage USA, out of Missoula, Mon., which also hosts Federation

Local Review: The New Transit Direction – Wonderful Defense Mechanisms

Local Review: The New Transit Direction – Wonderful Defense Mechanisms
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The New Transit Direction Wonderful Defense Mechanisms Some Records Even though Some Records’ press release for The New Transit Direction mistakenly says that “Salt Lake City is known more for

Local Reviews August 2004

Local Reviews August 2004

Reviews of Local albums for August 2004! … read more

Local Review: Ichor – Metal Bigotry

Local Review: Ichor – Metal Bigotry
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Ichor Metal Bigotry The lo-fi sound recording and instrument playing of Ichor’s unrefined, jugular-choking death metal is about at Mayhem-and-Burzum level (sometimes the guitars and drums need to make friends

Sebadoh – An Interview with Lou Barlow

Sebadoh – An Interview with Lou Barlow
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Lou Barlow has been in a lot of bands, yet he is self-contained. His first band in Boston was the hardcore outfit Deep Wound. Later, he joined indie legends Dinosaur Jr. only to be kicked out by front man J. Mascis for “lacking social skills.” … read more

Mogwai – August 2004

Mogwai – August 2004
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I Am a Long Way from Home: A conversation with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite After several days of remarkable confusion, a directive came from the command center. I packed my bags,