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Record Review: Purson – The Circle and The Blue Door

Do you like Gypsy’s? Do like The Jefferson Airplane? Or Do you like the late-great The Mars Volta? Then you better get down with The Circle and The Blue Door the debut album from Purson a new English band fronted by the totally psychedelic front-woman Rosalie Cunningham. Purson are the definition of throwback and retro. When I first heard the bands second single “Spiderwood Farm” … Continue reading

Adopt This Album! – Visions of Grimes

Grimes – Visions (Arbutus Records – 2012) I’ve been thinking a lot about Grimes lately. There’s probably nobody in music I’ve changed my opinion onmore over the last 12 months than her. When she released Visions, I shoved her off to one side as a performance art-heavy kind of performer: maybe you remember the video where she … Continue reading

The Mast: Talkin’ Bodies, Cell Biology, and James Joyce

The Mast represents one of the more exiting young bands working the Brooklyn indie scene these days with their unique brand of moody, percussive, electronic pop reminiscent yet distinct from acts like School of Seven Bells, Nite Jewel, and A Hundred in the Hands. I have seen the Mast live a couple of times in … Continue reading

Clutch @ The Depot 03/19/13 Salt Lake City, UT

There’s not a whole lot I can say about Clutch… except that they are freaking awesome! I have followed the band fairly closely throughout their existence and always paid attention when they released a new album, but for some reason or another I never had gotten around to seeing them live. I’m not quite sure … Continue reading

Record Review: Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin

Thee Oh Sees are by no means a new group, with years of experience under their belts, and this years release Floating Coffin marks the groups 12th studio album, technically. The 4 members that currently play in the group have been together since 2008, and lead man John Dwyer has been doing his thing since … Continue reading

R.I.P. Chi Cheng (Deftones)

Long time Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away on Saturday April 13th, 2013 after an almost five year battle trying to recover from a devastating car crash that happened in November 2008. Cheng had been in and out of a coma for the better part of these past five years and had recently seemed to be … Continue reading

Junius / Silver Snakes / Night Verses @ The Shred Shed SLC, UT 03/10/13

I had been waiting to see Junius for over a year now, so I was thrilled to see that they were hitting up Salt Lake City and playing The Shred Shed which is easily one of the best all ages venues in the city and to top it all off the band was nice enough … Continue reading

Coachella 2013 Preview

‘Tis the season for music festivals and the summer begins with one of North America’s most predominant, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in beautiful Indio, California. While thousands around the world are preparing to make their trek to the California desert for this upcoming weekend, I am gearing up for Weekend #2- my … Continue reading

Record Review: Tera Melos – X’ed Out

Hailing from Sacramento, California, Tera Melos is a band that has held a firm grasp on my attention ever since I first discovered them back in 2007. I was introduced to them through the spastic, but colourful sounds that peppered their second EP, Drugs to the Dear Youth, which isn’t the easiest collection of songs … Continue reading

Record Review: The Haxan Cloak – Excavation

I was pretty confused when I originally heard that the Haxan Cloak had signed to Tri Angle Records last year. Like yeah, it was totally rad, but it just didn’t really make sense to me. Although both admittedly known for their dark approach to music, the textural experiments of the Haxan Cloak’s debut LP had … Continue reading

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