Review: Frost – Raise Your Fist To Metal

Review: Frost – Raise Your Fist To Metal
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Frost* Raise Your Fist To Metal Noise Records   As if it’s not bad enough Jack Frost named his solo album Raise Your Fist To Metal, he’s also pictured on

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four
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The Fantazmic Four Self-titled Ha Style Records The Fantazmic Four = Run DMC + Fu-Schnickens If one is specific enough to label some DJs turntablists, then The Fantazmic Four (Ben

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset
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November Tide Jargon Sunset Nova One Productions November Tide = Ron L. Hubbard + Roses & Exile It’s amazing the variety of projects Chris Alvarado takes on, from the black

Local Review: Gerald Music – Take Part of Group Activities

Local Review: Gerald Music – Take Part of Group Activities
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GERALD MUSIC TAKE PART IN GROUP ACTIVITIES Gerald Music = Temporary Residence Records + William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition + yin-yang My favorite part of Gerald Music is the silver, fawn-soft

Local Review: Curious Birds – The Wheel Turns

Local Review: Curious Birds – The Wheel Turns
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CURIOUS BIRDS THE WHEEL TURNS Shapeshifting The Curious Birds = Stevie Nicks + Yanni Usually I don’t like neo-new age folksy acoustic stuff that mentions nature with every third breath

Local Review: 23 Extacy – Brutal

Local Review: 23 Extacy – Brutal
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23 EXTACY BRUTAL Nova One Productions 23 Extacy = Ministry (but darker) + Error (but darker) The first time I got my mitts on old, unreleased and unavailable Red Bennies

Local Review: The happies – Meet the happies

Local Review: The happies – Meet the happies
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THE HAPPIES MEET THE HAPPIES The Happies = Nick Drake + Brian Jonestown Massacre The questions you should ask yourself right now are: Why haven’t I heard of this band before,

Local Review: When Cars Crash – All Kinds of Comfortable

Local Review: When Cars Crash – All Kinds of Comfortable
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WHEN CARS CRASH ALL KINDS OF COMFORTABLE (2002) Hibiscus Zombie When Cars Crash = Jade Tree Records + chutzpah One of the hardest things for me to do when helping

Local Review: McFalls – Self-Tittled Demo

Local Review: McFalls – Self-Tittled Demo
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MCFALLS SELF-TITLED DEMO McFalls = Pearl Jam (Ten) + Soundgarden (Superunknown) + Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin) McFalls, or Rune, as they are currently known, combine classic rock/grunge-laden guitar riffs with