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Ben’s 10 Volume LXXXIX: Rock Star Smoking Techniques

For the benefit of you fine readers out there, the Music Research and Development Department at Savage Henry Independent Times spent the last four months conducting interviews with some of music’s brightest stars. The questioning mostly consisted of their preferred methods of getting high and all things marijuana-related. What follows is incredible insight into the these dope fiends and their …

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Romeo Dance Cheetah – “The Air Guitar Song”

Adam Jacobs, contributor Romeo Dance Cheetah is a comedy music group in the mold of Tenacious D and Ween, except those bands are funny. Their newest single, The Air Guitar Song, is as funny as cutting your own balls off.   Note to self; never listen to musical comedy again as long as Romeo Dance Cheetah is still around… Rating: …

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The Odyssey Cult – Volumes I and II

Spencer Devine, contributor With a list of epic track names like “Cyclops, Tell Them It Was I!” I really expected a lot from Ethan Miller’s new wholly-improvised-electric guitar-fantasy instrumental-narrative album. I applaud this recording for its message and what it’s trying to do, but this was not my cup of loud noises. To me it seemed like an hour and …

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VACATIONS – Vibes & Days

Brook Low, contributor If you’re ever in the mood for validation on the days that sometimes pass you by in a haze, I suggest you kick back and listen to the moody and melodic vibes of VACATIONS. Their album Vibes & Days contains some sweet mellow riffs that will drag you to the deep seas of sweet crooning candy-coated oceans. …

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Visceral Candy Feat Tim Stiles

Adam Jacobs, contributor Remember when hip-hop was fun and not centered on money, drugs, and crime?   Well, Seattle area MC Tim Stiles sure does, as he collabs with the legendary beat maestros Visceral Candy. The result is a refreshingly fun musical experience full of dope rhymes, catchy hooks, and beats made to blow your speakers. Cranks the bass, crack …

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Ben’s 10 Volume LXXXVIII: – It’s a Rock n’ Roll Pizza Eating Contest!

Ben Allen, music editor   Some of the heaviest (pun intended) rockers of all time recently got together for a good ol’ fashioned pizza-pie eating contest. Let’s check in on how they fared in the competition and what they managed to ingest.   Meat Loaf Well, obviously, the large-breasted man known as Meat Loaf indulged in three family size meat-lovers …

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Album Review: Teach Me Equals “Fix History”

Ben Allen, music editor In a perfect world, Teach Me Equals would be the most popular band of all time. On their second LP Fix History, the group continues to explore overwhelmingly lush, exotic musical landscapes rich in chaotic dissonance. Utilizing cello, violin, guitar and percussive and noisy samples, Teach Me Equals constructs sounds that are completely original and impossible …

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Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame

Aaron Mathess, contributor I can appreciate “art” for what it is, sometimes. Listeners who are already familiar with Arto Lindsay may understand a couple of things; he’s not afraid to experiment with sound, and most of his music brings on a dream-like feeling. Keep in mind, brothers and sisters, dreams can either leave you feeling wonderful, or scared as all …

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From Backwards – Trump in the Trunk

The Dirty Bird, contributor   I’m thinking what you’re thinking. Donald Trump is underexposed. We could use more artistic insights into his presidency. Thus, I give you From Backwards, hailing from the musical metropolis of Willits, California. From Backwards recorded some Trump parody songs that you may find Trumpalicious.   One track, “Trump in the Trunk,” is a decent jam …

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Thurston Moore – Rock n’ Roll Consciousness

Make no doubt about it, Rock n’ Roll Consciousness is precisely the title the new Thurston Moore record deserves. The former Sonic Youth frontman has flirted with hippie psychedelia throughout his prolific 40-year musical career. After a minor taste of mainstream success in the late 90’s, Sonic Youth essentially became a post-punk Grateful Dead, embracing the freedom of sprawling improvisation. …

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