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Review: “Arise Upon Oblivion” – Unfathomed of Abyss

With a band named Unfathomed of Abyss and Arise Upon Oblivion for an album title, you’d surely expect lots of doom. And there’s plenty of that to be found Arise Upon Oblivion with its aggressive drums, guttural vocals and distorted … Continue reading

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My Life in 33 Songs: #19: “Californication” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

  When I graduated from high school, I was relieved. There was a sense of freedom in the and adulthood in the air. College loomed on the horizon. I couldn’t wait to pack up and leave my hometown behind. I … Continue reading

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Review: “The Big Sleep” – Society Islands

  Indie-rock act Society Islands’ The Big Sleep is a moody affair. Its lush sound recalls that of a surreal dream. It’s the kind of album that needs to be listened to on high-fidelity headphones on a good system in … Continue reading

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Review: “Good Boy” – Nate Paladino

  Nate Paladino’s Good Boy is a mix of pre-Beatles rock and roll, rockabilly, jazz and country. It’s mostly a mellow affair, with a few Jerry Lee Lewis-style rockers thrown in for good measure. The songs also recall some of … Continue reading

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Review: True Believer – Michael Cullen

  “I asked Leonard Cohen, how lonely does it get?” Michael Cullen wonders on the opening track, “Black Dog” of True Believer. Listening to True Believer, it makes sense that he would ask Cohen about loneliness because it is Cohen’s shadow … Continue reading

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Review: “Cease and Desist” – Manilow

The spirit of punk lives on in Manilow’s Cease and Desist. The four song EP from the London three-piece is loaded with buzz-saw guitars, spitting vocals and crashing drums. There’s a genuine sense of musical anarchy and excitement that drives … Continue reading

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Review: “The Great Escape” – The Great Escape

California act The Great Escape is so steeped in elements of blues, soul and classic rock that it’s no surprise that the contemporary bands they cite as influences – mainly The Black Keys, The White Stripes and The Dead Weather … Continue reading

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Review: “Heartracer” – Cosby

  Cosby’s “Heartracer” is the kind of electro-pop song that a lot of artists would die to have. With driving drums and an extremely catchy chorus, “Heartracer” is impossible to get out of your ears. With its nod to ’80s … Continue reading

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Review: “Diamonds & Demons” – Paul Maged

  Like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Pete Townshend, singer-songwriter Paul Maged believes in the power of the rock and roll as both a sonic force and as a vehicle to tackle weighty topics such as government greed, the environment, … Continue reading

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New Music: “CoCo Curious” – Tattoo Money

  As the notes Tattoo Money’s “CoCo Curious” read, “I didn’t realize that people let their families opinions on their love lives dictate who they should and shouldn’t be with. I’ve personally been in situations where I had girls from … Continue reading

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