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250 word album review: Say Hi – Caterpillar Centipede

Say Hi completes a big comeback with their latest album “Caterpillar Centipede.” They have picked up where they left off with the great run of “The Wishes & The Glitch” “Oohs & Aahs” and “Um, Uh Oh” from 2008 to … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Tyler Childers – Live on Red Barn Radio I & II

Album reviews are usually just vaulted comparisons and the really good ones avoid that trap. There are good reasons for saying “sounds like…” in a review and no tricks will be pulled here because the best way to represent what … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Under The Big Oak Tree – The Ark

Under The Big Oak Tree is already well established as one of the finer bluegrass outfits in the Midwest and with their third album release they show they are still growing as a group. Literally and figuratively that is, they … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Timmy Milner – Fall Risk

Timmy Milner’s deeply personal journal that is “Fall Risk” is at its best when he shoots straight down the middle. The best example is the simple yet elegant “Feeling Human” that sounds like a a David Bowie tune with its … Continue reading

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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 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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