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The Griswolds – Be Impressive

By Juliet Kozlow The Griswolds are on track to blow up. They've been making a name for themselves on the festival circuit, having performed at stateside festivals such as Lollapalooza, Firefly, and Hangout Fest earlier this year and Big Day Out and London Calling overseas and down under. They have been relentlessly touring ...

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Shonen Knife – a hybrid review and interview regarding Overdrive

By Lucy Kaplan After my interview with Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls, he mentioned to me that his record label Good Charamel Records, has a signed artist that will also be in Chicago soon. He introduced me to  an all-female band from Osaka, Shonen Knife, mentioning “Shonen Knife is one of the hardest working, ...

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Mosey Jones – Spinning

You know you've been writing reviews for a very long time when you start drawing comparisons between multiple unknown bands. Such is the case with my adventure "spinning" this album. Pun intended. There's a band called Gelatinus Cube in Columbus that is anything but emo-ish pop punk. Yet, the nasally vocals of Pat Chase of ...

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He Is Legend – Heavy Fruit

North Carolina rockers He Is Legend are back after years of silence and an indefinite hiatus. With their first full-length in over five years, Heavy Fruit has picked up right where the Wilmington natives left off. The record opens up with brief feedback leading into the riff-heavy “No Visitors”. The track starts out ...

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Bear In Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old

I am very sad right now. Nothing to do with the quality of this record. Rather, I'm sad about a concert conflict. While this might be blasphemy to some, I'm skipping Bear In Heaven (and my longtime favorites House of Heroes!) for a Foster the People show (PROOFREADING UPDATE: I'm now traveling and can't make any of them!). ...

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Avers – Empty Light

From a band that was born from a week long jam session in an old Richmond Plantation home, Avers’ debut album Empty Light screams of a project that emerged from another time and place. With a sound that would rival the ground-breaking psychedelic happenings that the Pacific Northwest has become accustom to unearthing in ...

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Young Fox – Predecessors

Up and coming indie rockers Young Fox have been working tirelessly on music for a little while now, and it appears that this hard work is finally beginning to pay off. The Pennsylvania natives were recently signed to the Seattle-based indie label Spartan Records, where their debut EP, Predecessors, was released a little over ...