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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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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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Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit

Samantha Gilweit, contributor If my vagina could sing, it would sound like Courtney Barnett. The latest album from the Aussie singer songwriter, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is a swaggering and bold, yet introspective tour de force. Her deadpan, sing/speak delivery combined with masterful storytelling harkens back to greats such as Lou Reed and Bob …

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White Manna – Pan

Adam Jacobs, contributor The newest album from Arcata’s own White Manna punches you right in the ole yam bag with its heavy distorted sound. It’s vaguely reminiscent of when your uncle ran over your face with the lawnmower and your ears were replaced with old timey phonograph things. Well, at least we know what happened to Glen Danzig. He obviously …

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Music Review: Barney I Love You (Who Loves Me?)

Raj Noogmosh, contributor Has any artist ever reached greater heights of success and fallen so far as Barney the Dinosaur? Throughout the ‘90s – accompanied by his “Friends” Baby Bop, Riff and B.J. – he released a string of platinum-selling albums and toured the same stadiums as U2 and the Rolling Stones, all while holding down a popular PBS show …

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Album Review: The Head and the Heart – “Let’s Be Still”

Leah Brzezinski, midwestern music correspondent The Head and the Heart could’ve easily been another tragic flash in the “folk-inspired rock” pan, release a disappointing sophomore album, and begin their slow fade into obscurity. So, way to not fuck it up, guys. Let’s Be Still, released last month on Sub Pop Records, is definitive proof that this once-ragtag bunch of Seattle …

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