All posts by Ryan Pangilinan

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Thrice – Major/Minor Album Review

Orange County band Thrice have certainly come a long way from playing emotive post-hardcore (or screamo) and touring with bands like American Nightmare, Converge, and Bane, to creating interesting and dense straight-ahead rock albums. It’s not like this is big news, though; Thrice have been moving further along from their second major label album Vheissu...Read...
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Troubled Coast – Letters Album Review

Californians Troubled Coast aren’t breaking new ground here. Their latest effort, Letters, takes a cue from the recently desceased Crime In Stereo, who had long made an effort to mix elements of shoegaze, indie rock and hardcore along with references to Bukowski and paying off student loans. While Troubled Coast’s lyrical stance seems to come...Read...
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By Surprise – Mountain Smashers Album Review

By Surprise have a song called “Daggermouth Is Playing At My House” which led me to believe that they were another band aping the pop-punk-hardcore-easycore genre. That said, I was pleasantly “surprised” (see what I did there?) when I listened to “Mountain Smashers” from beginning to end and realized that they have more in common...Read...
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Mock Orange – Disguised As Ghosts Album Review

Long-running outfit, Mock Orange, began as an auspicious post-hardcore band, but over time, they have shifted towards much more musically greener pastures, culminating in 2008’s “Captain Love,” a massively underrated testament to the group’s desire to push boundaries. Listen to “Grow Your Soul” – DOWNLOAD MP3 For their latest record, Disguised As Ghosts, Mock Orange...Read...
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Joe Sib, Eric Lincoln Hurst Live Show Review

Going into Joe Sib’s one-man show, California Calling, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Various reviews of the show online had it pegged as everything from humorous storytelling, to loose-format spoken word, to straight-up stand-up. And, like a real entertainer, Sib gave a show that was everything and then some. Rendezvous Seattle, WA 2011 –...Read...