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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: Okkervil River – In The Rainbow Rain

Okkervil River has deservingly built up a great and loyal following. They’ve done this with singer/cornerstone of the band Will Sheff leading the way exposing his heart and soul in his writing. The casual observer might think Sheff and company … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Ike Reilly – Crooked Love

In the mid and late 60s there was a certain group of musicians fighting for a sound that is hard to define. It was pure rock and roll but also had a sense of self deprecation and swagger all at … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Allovers -Yer Guises

“Yer Guises” is nothing but simple fun. If you’re looking for deep content you probably won’t find it unless you dig really deep. At the surface level The Allovers just take a crunchy guitar lick, play is for two minutes … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Deslondes – Hurry Home

The Deslondes are making quite a wake with their first two records. Their extremely old school country style paired with great songwriting has carved themselves quite the niche in modern music. Their second record “Hurry Home” is more than a … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

The Old 97’s are a model of consistency. How does a band achieve this? How about rattling through 11 studio albums over 23 years with the same lineup. For a band that has been around so long they are still … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Wayne Hancock – Slingin’ Rhythm

Wayne HancockĀ is going to give you a constant record every time out, without a doubt. “Slingin’ Rhythm” is no exception as he hammers out classic honky tonk with a virility that suggests he hasn’t been doing this for two decades … Continue reading

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