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The Bandar-Log – AK-747 Album Review

On The Bandar-Log’s press release, it boldly states: “For fans of The Strokes, Beck, The White Stripes, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.” I’ve stated this before, but I really hate the concept of “RIYL” stickers, only because more times than not, those artists have very little to do will each other. To their benefit, The...Read...
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SXSW 2010 Festival Review: WhoMadeWho, The Black Angels, Liars, dd/mm/yyyy, Bear In Heaven

So, despite my whirlwind Americana tour of the Southwest (courtesy of the Cash Only: Diners, Dive Bars, and Yardsales Road Trip), I still managed to enjoy a healthy dose of sonic debauchery in Austin, Texas. Below are my TOP FIVER PICKS from this year’s SxSW Festivus Maximus!   5. The fold-out couch I drooled and...Read...
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Priestess – Prior To The Fire Album Review

The first thing that pops into my mind while listening to this Montreal four-piece’s sophomore effort is, “Who came first, the Priestess or The Sword?” And then I think about how The Priestess And The Sword sounds like a horrible ’80s fantasy movie replete with scantily clad bodybuilder types and busty wenches aplenty. The lyrics...Read...
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When Summers Gone – December EP Album Review

Upon hearing the first track on When Summers Gone’s EP, December, it’s really difficult not to approach it from the viewpoint of a jaded music writer. For one thing, singer Dave Graziani’s vocal cadence apes a who’s-who of ’90s frontmen, such as Chris Cornell (mostly), Gavin Rossdale, and Eddie Vedder. The record’s second song, “Welcome...Read...
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