Reviews

Album Review: Moira Scar “Scarred For Life”

Joel Leavitt, contributor    Rather than write a traditional review, I thought I’d share a little tale of my week listening to Moira Scar. Day 1: What the fuck did Ben send me? Day 2: I got an e-mail from the band saying they love Savage Henry Magazine. Day 3: Organ grinder. . .that’s me singing in a deep voice! …

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Six Beers Deep: Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout

This is my new beer review column. I figured since everyone around the office kept calling me the “beer editor” or whatever, I should actually do something every now and again that actually has to do with beer, besides just drinking it. So every month, I’ll be reviewing a beer while I drink a whole six-pack of it. This will …

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Movie Review: “Willow Creek”

I had the luxury of watching the premier of Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest directorial effort, “Willow Creek,” at Arcata Theater Lounge. For those not in the know, “Willow Creek” is a Blair Witch-esque found footage movie about a couple who goes deep into the woods of Humboldt County searching for the original spot where Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin shot the iconic …

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Album Review: Chester’s barnacle “Fear of a big Hat”

Chester’s Barnacle exploded onto the scene in 2003 with their sizzling debut “Sniff My Kilt.” Hearing traditional Irish instruments such as bagpipes, violins and flutes played by four Hispanic men from Boise was a completely new idea. The songs reflected a love for a land and a different era. The passion behind lyrics in songs such as “My Pot O’ …

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Album Review: Deap Vally “Get Deap EP!”

Cee Cee Hill, contributor “Deap Vally”  is comprised of two bad-ass chicks who totally know how to rock and they are on a mission to blow our minds. Lindsey Troy plays fierce guitar and hollers while Julie Edwards bangs the drums as if possessed by the devil. The band’s first recording, “Get Deap!” presents four unhinged, unrestrained and electrifying tracks. …

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Album Review: Blackheart Honeymoon “Nothing and everything else”

Bagel, contributor The six-song offering from Seattle group Blackheart Honeymoon is a glimpse into the songwriting and vocal gifts of the Reverend Ian Prebo. He is joined by original Blackheart member, and undisputed bass master Wes Amundesen on the upright, and backed by the ridiculously talented musical rascals of Lowmen Markos. All six songs have great power and an unabashed …

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Album Review: YG “Just Re’d up 2”

Occasionally a CD gets left in the vehicle your grandmother willed you when she died and laziness dictates that it stay there, in the CD player, for months. My grandma was a tape lady. Mostly Judy Garland. This CD wasn’t from her..it came from a friend on a road trip and it was all “Nigga, Nigga, Nigga, Nigga, Pussy,Pussy, Bitches.” And I was all …

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Album Review: The Touchy Feelies “Out of Time EP”

Leah Brzezinski, contributor  It’s the feel good, melodic pop- punk sleeper hit of the season! Equal parts fun, cute and badass make for blasting this Los Angeles- based quartet’s four song EP like biting into a perfectly sweet slice of watermelon. Throaty female vocals, catchy choruses, simple major chords, pleasing harmonies, driving drum beats and indulgent guitar solos— it’s chock …

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Album Review: Mudhoney “Vanishing Point”

Cee Cee Hill, contributor “Vanishing Point” is Mudhoney’s ninth album in 25 years. The first song is raw, unproduced and doesn’t sound like the work of a “veteran band.” I’m sure they’re competent in production techniques, so I imagine this is a statement on how they like to record. If you are able to overcome that unexpected moment, things actually …

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Album Review: Atoms for Peace “Amok”

Astro De Rosa, contributor  Atoms for Peace is Thom Yorke’s musical collaboration with super producer Nigel Godrich, along with Flea and two percussionists. At 5 feet tall, Yorke walks a thin, contradicting line between organic and electronic music. Whether the sounds are created on the fly, or placed carefully in editing and post production, there’s a sense of appeal that …

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