Music

The Notwist: Close to the Glass

Raj Noogmosh, contributor  For proof that it really pays to listen beyond the first track – and also proof musicians are still making albums with the hope that listeners will take it in from start to finish – The Notwist’s newest release demands and rewards patience. The opening ultra low-fi digital blips and syncopated percussion of signals could lead the …

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Live Show Preview: The Suicide Notes and Sex Crime

Ben Allen, music editor This Sunday, The Shanty plays host to a tremendous rock show featuring a diverse lineup that is not to be missed. Portland’s The Suicide Notes make their triumphant return to Eureka along with tourmates and fellow Portland residents Sex Crime. The Suicide Notes play incredibly infectious rock n’ roll led by three female vocalists and former …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLVII: Mysterious Video Game Composers

Unfortunately, it seems the composers of many classic video games have been overlooked. Not enough credit is given to those creative geniuses who soundtrack electronic games. I’ve decided to highlight some of these talented genius’ finer works. Meatloaf – Diablo 3 I don’t know if Meatloaf actually scored Diablo, he just seems like a beefy dude that would love to …

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Music Review – Wooden Wing – Permanent Daydream

Leah Brzezinski, contributor As S.H.I.T.’s unofficial “Midwestern music correspondent,” it’s high time I covered some of Chicago’s vast local music scene. Wooden Wing’s latest LP is equal parts rustic, groovy, and futuristic. It’s reminiscent of The Postal Service, with indie-pop male/female vocals, but set amidst ambient electric rock, field recordings, and lots of freaky instrumentation. Permanent Daydream is apt—it’s like …

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Music Review – QuadkilleR – Untitled

Rosa Green, contributor  So, apparently in Arkansas they know of us here at Savage Henry as bitches who’ll review any damn thing that shows up on our desks! Yeah right! Like we would review some small time local political electro group from who knows where named QuadkilleR. It turns out they’re not that bad and I enjoy listening to them. …

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Music Review – Autumn Electric – Flowers for Ambrosia

Adrienne Marie, contributor  The term “progressive” can be just as confusing as “alternative” (what the hell does that mean these days, anyway?). Sometimes music moves forward, using modern ideas, breaks that tired, old pop format, and can only be tagged with the label of “progressive.” I’d say that the newly-released fourth full-length album from Autumn Electric, Flowers for Ambrosia, is …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLVI – Art Garfunkel’s Hair: A Photo Retrospective

(Art 1) Here we find Art looking like your weird, perverted uncle who unnecessarily dresses up for relatively mundane occasions. “Happy 11th birthday, George; I wore this tux and my spectacles just for you!” (Art 2) A.G. trying his hardest to look seductive with a smug smile, sexy V-Neck shirt, and a receding hairline like a Jewish Bozo theClown. (Art …

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Music Review: Everyone Is Dirty – Mama No!!! (single)

Raj Noogmosh, contributor Everyone Is Dirty has the tragic circumstance of being heavily influenced by all that was terrible about ‘90s grunge. That movement, much like a literal bowel movement, started explosively, but was followed by a steady stream of shit that, by the end of the decade, had slowed to a trickle. Each carbon copy of a photocopy band …

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Music Review: Lady Gaga – ARTPOP

Leah Brzezinski, contributor What is “ARTPOP?”  I’ve purposely avoided giving a rat’s ass about Ms. Gaga, but finally relented. It’s the theme, people! Look at this title — in all caps! It’s already annoying me. A glance at the track list -“G.U.Y,” “MANiCURE,” “Jewels n’ Drugs,” “Sexxx Dreams” — there’s little doubt. This shit is totally ART… and POP! It’s …

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