Archive for January, 2017

Renegade Twelve – Heroes of Mine

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A quick Google search of the word “hero” results in a description of “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” The word has several different definitions and it doesn’t always mean the same thing for everyone. I’ve met people who’ve said they don’t have heroes. And while not […]

Darko – Bonsai Mammoth

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Punk music has been a staple of the rock scene for nearly 50 years, with the hardcore subgenre forming and coming into its own in the last 25. Now Darko have their own take to add with their album “Bonsai Mammoth.”

Tameca Jones – Sandman

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I had to fight the urge not to write this entire review in caps. I’m so unbelievably fired up about this song/video that I felt the only way to convey that was to type in caps lock and an abundance of fire emojis. I won’t do that though, because no one wants to feel like […]

Anything but Child’s Play: A Look at Childish Gambino’s Musical Evolution

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What happens when you take a writer/producer/actor/comedian and put their name into a Wu-Tang name generator? You get Donald Glover’s musical counterpart Childish Gambino.

Matinee – Satellite

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London based four-piece, Matinee, released their single Satellite back in October. Luigi Tiberio (vocals, synth and guitar), Alfredo Ioannone (vocals and bass), Giuseppe Cantoli (guitars) and Alessio Palizzi (drums) are the four dudes responsible for The Killers-sounding track. They’re also Italian, if you couldn’t guess.

Kilkovec – Change Video

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It’s almost time to take the Plunge. Kilkovec’s new EP is due January 27th. We got a chance to review the release in November. Now the group has offered up a new video for Change.

The Motel Pines – A Sad History

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According to the Facebook bio, The Motel Pines’ name “represents an older motel in an area where nice new businesses are springing up all around it. Not being phased by all the revitalization, it has stayed true to its old-school vibe.” Drummer Mark Starling describes this as a fitting metaphor for his group because like […]

New Releases & Albums to Watch For

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To some people, 2016 was a bit of a shitshow. A lot of disappointing things happened in the world and it’s unfortunate that those are the things we’ll most likely remember. 2017 is only a couple of weeks in, but we’ve already made up for lost time. Bands that haven’t dropped new music in up […]

2K17 Prep Playlist

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Hate it or love it, 2016 is finally gone and 2017 is here to right some wrongs and deliver some brand-spankin’-new music for our listening delight. With that in mind here are some things coming down the pipeline that I think are worthy to keep your ears open for.

Destroy The Line – Ordinary

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When thinking about punk, many people (myself included) think of loud, fast, yet simple music. I imagine a group of guys banging on their instruments and guitarists perpetually playing chords with an open fifth. I think of something that displays a lot of passion, but at times, not the most precision. Destroy The Line is […]