Beach Slang Spit Direct Lyrics and Upbeat Pop Punk On ‘A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


The only downside with the title of Beach Slang’s newest effort, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, is that it is so on point to the group’s sound that it should be saved for an ...

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Wannabe Reviews John Calvin Abney’s ‘Far Cries and Close Calls’


In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews Far Cries and Close Calls, the new LP from Tulsa, Oklahoma alt-country rocker John Calvin Abney, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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Gary Clark Jr. Proves Epitome of Cool & Electrifying in New Orleans (SHOW REVIEW)


“I feel fantastic, in case you were wondering,” Gary Clark Jr said with a smile midway through his electrifying set at the Civic in New Orleans on September 12th. From the first notes of “Bright ...

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Here’s Why Riot Fest Chicago Ruled In 2016: Misfits Reunion & More (FESTIVAL REVIEW)


Riot Fest, also known as Riot Fest and Carnival, is a multi-day music festival started in Chicago over a decade ago. Specializing in punk, metal, indie, alternative, hip-hop and good old rock and roll, the ...

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St. Paul and The Broken Bones Bring The “Hits” To Phoenix (SHOW REVIEW)


“We call this the greatest hits part of the show, even though we only have two albums,” stated a sweaty Paul Janeway halfway through his sold out show on September 15th at Crescent Ballroom in ...

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Sadler Vaden Shows He’s More Than Support Player For Isbell on Self Titled Solo LP (ALBUM REVIEW)


Sadler Vaden’s new self titled solo outing is a reflection of lessons learned. The most obvious of those is, of course, his role as chief guitar slinger with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and, ...

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The Head and the Heart Embrace Poppier Sound On ‘Signs of Light’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


When it all comes down to it, growth is the juicy consequence of change. The journey to get there is a risk and anyone with the guts to try deserves to be applauded…some of the ...

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Mirror in the Bathroom: The English Beat Still Display a Lusty Presentation (SHOW REVIEW)


It was gratifying to see the Higher Ground Ballroom slowly but surely populate as showtime drew near on Sunday September 11th in South Burlington, Vermont. It was over seven years ago that The English Beat ...

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‘Blair Witch’ Reclaims the Found Footage Throne (FILM REVIEW)


The surprise sequel to The Blair Witch Project makes for an intriguing companion piece to the original film and heightens the terror.

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‘Miss Stevens’ Is A Bittersweet, Unconventional Coming-Of-Age Tale (FILM REVIEW)


Miss Stevens presents a poignant, captivating look at the pitfalls of adulthood.

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