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Concert Review: Fucked Up

Concert Review: Fucked Up

Derek Staples July 15, 2014 0

(Photos: Alex Rudisill) Let me start off by admitting it has been over a decade since I last moshed. Once I surpassed the age of 18 or so, the notion of deliberately paying for

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Craft Spells: Nausea

Craft Spells: Nausea

Kevin Korber July 15, 2014 0

Since Justin Vallesteros began working under the name Craft Spells a few years ago, his work has been characterized by both its beauty and its insignificance. His early output had charm, and his take

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Revisit: Wilco: A Ghost Is Born

Revisit: Wilco: A Ghost Is Born

Rob Rubsam July 14, 2014 0

Critics often associate experimentation with expansion, a willingness to try just about anything. What strikes me about A Ghost Is Born, Wilco’s last great album and certainly my favorite, is how limited it sounds,

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Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear

Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear

Jester Jay Goldman July 14, 2014 0

Let me tell you a story about a girl who missed her first shot at pop stardom. Although her debut release was poorly received, she eventually found some success as a singer, but it

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Bloody Hammers: Under Satan’s Sun

Bloody Hammers: Under Satan’s Sun

David Maine July 14, 2014 0

Bloody Hammers are a bloody good four-piece out of North Carolina whose gritty, stoner-influenced brand of grunge-metal plays with some of the same B-movie schlock elements as, say, Rob Zombie, but with smoother grooves

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent

A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent

Nathan Stevens July 13, 2014 1

In high school, I lived about an hour away from the beach. Not the traditional image of blue water and pristine sand. This was the Gulf of Mexico, which meant that on most days,

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Red Wanting Blue: Little America

Red Wanting Blue: Little America

Jester Jay Goldman July 13, 2014 0

Have you heard the story of the boy who sang “wolf?” Red Wanting Blue infuses every inch of Little America with an overblown sense of import and meaning, but the album fails to deliver

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Concert Review: New Order

Concert Review: New Order

David Harris July 13, 2014 0

I sat in a café down the street from Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, counting the guys in Unknown Pleasures T-shirts go past. I’m not above it. I have my own Unknown Pleasures shirt, but I

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White Lung: Deep Fantasy

White Lung: Deep Fantasy

Nathan Stevens July 10, 2014 0

White Lung are monster hunters. It’s never clear what beast they’re going after on Deep Fantasy. Widespread misogyny? Industry assholes? Punk elitists? Some wrenched combination of all three perhaps. Whatever the target is, White

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Riff Raff: Neon Icon

Riff Raff: Neon Icon

Brian Hodge July 10, 2014 0

Riff Raff defies definition. More personality than performing artist, Raff is unlike any other rapper to cross the hip-hop spectrum. He emerged from a post-reality show sewer and came out the other end bedazzled

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