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Breaking Rad: Dollys; Life After Green Paper Leads To The Lakehouse

Back in February SIMGE utilized this ongoing Breaking Rad feature to reveal the breakup of one of our favorite Indie-Rock outfits Green Paper.  And we did so by introducing you to a new project named Reinforcement featuring former frontman Tomm Hart’s [...]

April 4, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features
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Breaking Rad: B. Hamilton Enters The Grimy Blues Realm With “As Stupid As The Sun”

B. Hamilton first registered on the SIMGE scale when the Oakland outfit’s debut LP Everything I Own Is Broken landed at No. 26 on our Top Releases Of 2012 List.  The outfit’s prowess for producing swells of speaker shattering power left us [...]

April 3, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: James Wallace & The Naked Light, Folk Auteur Of Bonnaroo Lore Preps Debut LP

This penman first witnessed the musical lures of James Wallace and his backing band of collaborators known as The Naked Light at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  The Folk-Rock collective wasn’t showcased on any type of main stage or [...]

April 2, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: The Numerators

Pizza is cool. The Numerators like pizza. Therefore, the Numerators are cool.     The Numerators are a three-piece band from Brooklyn via Lubbock, Texas. Their ultra-cool, surf-inspired psychedelica is a barrage of energy in a sometimes slow city. Drummer, Burgers, [...]

March 26, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features
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SXSW Day Two Part One…Breaking Rad So You Don’t Have To: Caitlin Rose, Dikes Of Holland, Wet Nuns, More

I never backpacked across Europe when I was done with college, but I did wander across Austin alone and drunk during SXSW. I’m not sure if I found myself. I certainly did find a lot of weirdos with microphones. Our [...]

March 14, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features
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Breaking Rad: Big Ups

New York City’s Big Ups have dropped the epitome of what underground Punk music is all about in “Fresh Meat”.  This track is the sonic equivalent of scraped knees clotted with dirt and grime from Friday night’s basement rager; a piece [...]

March 6, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Reinforcement

Reinforcement is an artistic vision formulated by Tomm Hart, who has reincarnated this solo project after the recently announced hiatus of SIMGE favorite Green Paper. Hart’s lo-fi missives recorded in the sanctuary of his humble Cranford, NJ abode were inserted [...]

February 22, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Team Spirit

In an over-cluttered artistic landscape where all you need is a quiet bedroom, your laptop, and some prickly synth noises to cut a record, true songsmiths can grow frustrated, casting aside their Strat aside for years at a time.  Ayad [...]

February 8, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: SKATERS

Big Apple-based and self-classified Plasma-Punk collective SKATERS may claim to be unaware of how exactly to cut a rug, but the band certainly understands how to induce a dance from a mass of music lovers and exhibits such talents on its [...]

February 6, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: RVIVR

Pop Punk is not dead, it’s out of college. Now in the hands some of the 15 million purchasers of  Blink-182’s Enema of the State who have slightly matured fourteen years later, the genre is no longer just an outlet for teens who [...]

February 1, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features