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TALIA California Tour

By Stephen Chow One of our favorite bands TALIA is here in Cali and you’re going to want to see them live on their Angels Tour. They blew out the Whisky a Go Go last summer and now they’re here once again so you’re going to want to get yourself to one of these shows. […]

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Countless Thousands: You’re Goddamn Right

By Stephen Chow Countless Thousands’s You’re Goddamn Right is pure nerd theatre rock. The four-piece pooled their show choir, cosplay, Civil War reenacting, jazz licks, and rockabilly magic into one pot and voila, a ripping record. Each track is sharp, edgy, and catchy as hell. Danger Van Gorder may be throwing out funny lyric frisbees, […]

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Human Darts: Explicit Thoughts

By DG Barrow Human Darts is what happens when a band with a cult following back in the late ‘70s gives birth to various musical babies and then re-emerges from its subterranean lair in the mid aughts, having evolved into a monstrously awesome strain of its original self. What Shane Close and John Arduser bring […]

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Chameleon Technology: Blank Canvas

By Shep Landers Behold, Max Histrionic’s Chameleon Technology and the latest project Blank Canvas, a fun as hell breakneck immersive experience. It’s a record of anthems, screamed to perfection by Histrionic who sounds like a punk James Hetfield, especially on track “Self Repair.” Then he’s a kind of John Doe meets Brandon Boyd on “Blank […]

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TALIA: Thugs They Look Like Angels

By Stephen Chow Consider my doors officially blown off. This French trio will certainly remind Hole fans how good that band used to be and how the sound is alive and well in TALIA. TALIA transcends that time and place, even if they have as much balls as Hole did. But their intent is not […]

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The Departure: Gateways

By Lisa Waugh Straight outta Salt Lake, The Departure is a five-piece band bursting with energy, shredding soundwaves like it’s no big deal. From the first track “For the Best” to the last “Thoughts,” Ryan DeBlanc, Max Hedding, Gaven Allein, Aidan McDonald, and Dylan Proesch are having the best of times and we want in. […]

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Louise Aubrie’s Late 44 Is a Trip

By Rhin Howard The unique voice of Louise Aubrie is back with Late 44 and she’s accompanied by some incredibly talented people you may know. The record features Tom Edwards (Adam Ant), Joe Holweger, David Ruffy (The Ruts, Adam Ant, Dexy’s Midnight Runners) and Boz Boorer (Morrissey, The Polecats). It is produced by James Knight […]

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Secondborn Makes the Rules This Time With ‘Symbols’

by Carla Boone Secondborn: Symbols One of the perks of being an experienced musician is knowing what you’re going to do and what you’re not going to do. Secondborn, literally risen from the ashes of previous bands on the verge of happening but not quite cracking the surface, decided that they had met their musical […]

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Broken Guru: ‘Bent Up Halo’ Is Finely Tuned Gritty Love

Broken Guru are native New Yorkers, of course, because that’s one of the places where gritty, honest, soulful music is made. Bent Up Halo is a refreshing blast of finely chopped songs you need in your life. Booming, humorous and oh so garagey, the record vibratest with true punk pioneer spirit with a twinge of […]

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Manilow’s ‘Cease and Desist’ is Smart Punk

by Lisa Waugh As a former punk disciple, Manilow had me at their band name. To kick off the first track of their new EP Cease and Desist, “Missing” hits the right spot and elegantly smashes the mood to gooshy, delicious pieces. Manilow’s record is a nice thrash indeed. The London band is propelling a mix […]

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