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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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250 word album review: Melanie Brulée – Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind

Country music is stronger than it has been in decades. Tons of young artists are pushing through with really strong country and western records and that wouldn’t have happened even a few years ago. Now a new wave of the … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Grindstone Creek – Low Down, Dirty and Mean

Grindstone Creek isn’t your father’s country, but they are also a hell of a lot closer to your father’s country than current country. The twang is unmistakably there but there’s also guitar licks that would be more at home in … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Waxahatchee – Great Thunder

Waxahatchee follows the breathrough album “Out In The Storm” with this nearly solo piano laden record of older songs from her former band. Waxahatchee is essentially Katie Crutchfield and on this 6 song EP she shows it. These songs are … Continue reading

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