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250 word album review: Lucero – Among The Ghosts

  Lucero returns with more of what makes Lucero great. Honest, heartfelt lyrics bedded in whiskey soaked guitar licks with Ben Nichols signature rasp. The band doesn’t do anything here they’ve never done before but they are doing it as … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Elias Black – Reclamation

  Elias Black’s “Reclamation” is a muscley industrial rock album that keeps hooks in mind but still keeps things heavy. The vocals are clear and on top of a mix of guitars and a thumping rhythm section, the singing is … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Tillers -The Tillers

The Tillers new record is filled with fiery bluegrass, aggressive flat picking and howling fiddle. The songs here rarely take a downshift in tempo from the opening song on. The closing number “Another Postcard” takes a deep breath after a … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Stone Blind – Devils, Liars & Fools

Stone Blind pays tribute to heavy low-end rock with their debut album. This bare bones band makes a lot of noise with limited instrumentation by making the most of them. The low-end of bass and drums power the songs while … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Hold Steady – The Stove & The Toaster

  The opening line “Let’s just say they owe me a favor…” is probably about as good as Springsteen’s “They blew up the chicken man in Philly last night…” The line leads to a typically twisted Craig Finn penned tale … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Smash Fashion – Rompus Pompous

These aging rockers still know how to have a good time. This album is sheer fun, never takes itself too seriously and maintains its high energy throughout. The thunderous radio-ready leadoff track “Can’t Take You Anywhere” shows Smash Fashion’s knack … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The 1984 Draft – Makes Good Choices

If you’re going to dabble in the indie rock scene, modeling yourself after The Hold Steady is a pretty solid game plan. The cleverly named The 1984 Draft seems to have done just that, from the jagged guitar licks in … Continue reading

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