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Album at a glance: Mod Hippe – Wannabe Nobody

Mod Hippie is a down the middle rock project that pulls from various influences and wears them on their sleeves. It can be reserved and calm but also has a few surprises in store for listeners. On “Saturday Show” you … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Bottle Rockets – Bit Logic

  The Bottle Rockets proved they weren’t done making great music with 2015’s “South Broadway Athletic Club” and have returned in late 2018 with a record that is actually a little bit better. The americana pioneers can come off like … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground

Tom Morello ditches his “The Nightwatchman” moniker for his latest solo release and thankfully so. This album couldn’t be further from the coffee shop militant we met on 2007’s “One Man Revolution.” In Morello’s defense, this record isn’t intended to … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Smoking Popes – Into The Agony

The Smoking Popes have been around forever and the fact that the word “agony” is in the title of this album couldn’t be more appropriate, not because the record is bad, quite the contrary, the album is amazing. The 10 … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival

Bradon Prinzing & The Old Revival is a mixed bag of tricks. Their debut album “Hear This” is overflowing with varying influences leading to both a great diversity and an uneven album with some strong spots. In a world where … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Handsome Jack – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Ever miss the days of staring at your lava lamp while relaxing on some shag carpet? Well, Handsome Jack is here to help. You’ll find the three piece here channeling Muddy Waters and The Black Crows while putting together their … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Art Thieves – Russian Rats

Art Thieves is punk to the core. Their album “Russian Rats” isn’t just for punk purists though, their natural knack for melody and hooks shines through despite the short, blistering songs on the album. The violently aggressive first two tracks, … Continue reading

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