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SIMGE On The Scene: Where’s Tino, Wet Brain, Sunshine Spazz and The Burns played Happy Mondays

I want to end the year with a string of Happy Mondays outings, a series which has brought me great joy and loads of excitement. I missed a lot more shows this year than I have in the past four [...]

December 7, 2018 Live, Reviews
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SIMGE On The Scene: The Wrecks, Badflower, Deal Casino & The Stolen at The Foundry

I ventured out to Philadelphia for a little Tuesday night show at The Foundry, a very nice room within The Fillmore. The weekday jaunt was nothing new for me and Philly, for me, is much easier to get to than [...]

November 29, 2018 Live, Reviews
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7″ Review: Leopard Print Taser – Teeth Are Not Bones

When I think of the Northeast, I think of bands like Dinosaur Jr. and The Pixies – bands that are noisy, catastrophic, and loud as hell. It’s incredible how these bands manage to find a balance between dissonance and melody. [...]

November 28, 2018 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE Stream: Real Talk – Arrivals

Pop-punk band Real Talk released their new EP, Arrivals, on Oct. 26. Frontman Joey Milewski explained the EP’s title track is a tribute to his grandmother, who passed away a little while back. “Her funeral was on my 22nd birthday,” [...]

November 15, 2018 Reviews
Trench

Album Review: Trench – Ritual Love

There’s no shortage of shoegaze bands around. Hell, there’s no shortage of any type of band around anymore. And that’s what makes bands like Trench special – they can work within their genre and somehow transcend it. Their new album, [...]

November 2, 2018 New Music, Reviews
Mythical Motors

Album Review: Mythical Motors – Elevated Levels

Matt Addison and company AKA Mythical Motors have been providing Chattanooga, TN, and the surrounding areas with loads of melodic post-punk and power pop for over a decade now. They’ve released two EPs this year already, and are back with [...]

October 31, 2018 New Music, Reviews
Death Valley Girls

Stream: Death Valley Girls – Darkness Rains

LA-based music group Death Valley Girls recently released their latest album Darkness Rains on Oct. 5. Filled with bluesy, hypnotic guitars, plus powerhouse vocals to match, the album brings classic rock energy straight into 2018. Guitarist Larry Schemel explains their [...]

October 9, 2018 New Music, Reviews
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Stream: EXES – Before You Go

Photo Credit: Sarah Elly Indie-pop duo EXES released their newest project, Before You Go on Oct.5. An 8-track collection, the project consists of songs reflective of the real-life experiences the bicoastal duo have been through over the last few years. [...]

October 8, 2018 New Music, Reviews
Hit Like A Girl

Album Review: Hit Like A Girl – What Makes Love Last

Blending easygoing instrumentals with deeper, more intense lyrics, Hit Like A Girl’s newest album, What Makes Love Last, is an insight into the inner emotional storms that lie within everyone, yet few are vulnerable enough to share. The album’s single, [...]

September 25, 2018 New Music, Reviews
Catbath

Album Review: Catbath – Glitterbox

Catbath is the unholy union of Ramones-esque punk and Pacific Northwest grunge. The pop charm is there, surrounded by gnarly riffs and haunting shrieks. Hailing from Minneapolis, Catbath has been making a name for themselves in DIY circles. With their [...]

August 7, 2018 New Music, Reviews