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  • Hollow Sidewalks – Show Review and Interview
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    Hollow Sidewalks – Show Review and Interview

    I am always excited to hear new music but when I picked this random show, it wasn’t so random. I felt a real connection when I perused Hollow Sidewalks’ first album, Ain’t No Way on Bandcamp. The connection was so real that I bolted out of the door and headed straight to The Liquor Store. […] More

  • Shogun Assassin O.M.P.S or: How I Bought A 10$ Cassette Tape
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    Shogun Assassin O.M.P.S or: How I Bought A 10$ Cassette Tape

    What in the hell is wrong with me. I avoided the cassette thing for so many years. Cassettes sound like crap, they are overpriced, overly hip, and you can’t find anything worth buying that cost less than 6 bucks. But here I am, listening to the mono hiss through my little, throwback QFX radio/cassette combo. […] More

  • Druglord — Deepest Regrets EP
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    Druglord — Deepest Regrets EP

      Druglord is an underground doom band hailing from Richmond, VA. Wait. Hold on. What the fuck. Who could have imagined that doom or sludge–or what ever you feel like calling it–would become so mainstream that it would have to be specified when a band is underground? Doom is always underground. Literally(figuratively), if you drilled […] More

  • Hank Williams Jr. — Are You Ready For The Country
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    Hank Williams Jr. — Are You Ready For The Country

    Hank Williams Jr. is a man who asks all the right questions. Until recently, every Monday night he would inquire about my readiness to watch football. I always gave him the courtesy of contemplating the question–looking deep into my heart–before I answered. Sometimes I was ready, sometimes I was not. But I always appreciated him […] More

  • Megadeth – The Threat Is Real
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    Megadeth – The Threat Is Real

    Megadeth–The Threat is Real The guitar is chugging on track; the drums are pulverizing the earth; and Orwellian platitudes are filling the air. Praise the thrash gods! It looks like we might have our old Megadeth back. Or something like it. “The Threat is Real” is one of three singles so far released from the […] More

  • Kanye West — Real Friends/No More Parties in LA
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    Kanye West — Real Friends/No More Parties in LA

    Kanye West — Real Freinds/No More Parties in LA When I listen to Kanye, I picture him as an old man in a retirement home. I visit once a month to see if he has improved. I sit and I listen to him recite his contrived life stories—not interesting enough to be entirely fictitious but […] More

  • Wishyunu — Photoplay 7″
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    Wishyunu — Photoplay 7″

      Wishyunu — Photoplay 7″ Bei Yan and Tony Bertaccini have been shape-shifting as Wishyunu (wish-you-knew) since 2008. They have consistently tweaked their electro-psych sound and DIY production style along the way. The result is a soothy/creepy combo that pairs well with diazepam and dark, warm room. Wishyunu’s most recent release offers two more sonic pillows […] More

  • Hunky Dory: Goodbye, Mr. Bowie
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    Hunky Dory: Goodbye, Mr. Bowie

      David Bowie is dead.   But I don’t feel it. I didn’t feel it when Lemmy died last month. Or Lou a couple of years ago, or Trish in 2011, or even Dime in 2004. I don’t feel it because I don’t have to. Because they are still here singing to me, calming me […] More