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  • Album Review: The Attack’s “On Condition”

    Punk rock was born out of an uncertain time. In 1970’s New York, bands found themselves rebelling against the big rock of the era, instead focusing on the forgotten members of society and giving them a much needed voice. That same period saw bands throughout England rebelling against a political system that had forgotten the […]

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  • Album Review: Blaine Long Can’t Change the Sun

    It’s not too often that a contestant on a reality singing competition inspires me to go to iTunes and download an album. Especially a contestant that gets cut. A couple of weeks ago Arizona native Blaine Long hit the stage on The Voice and his buttery-warm vocals won over two of the four coaches. He […]

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  • Sparrow Sleeps Has Pre-School Going Punk

    Sparrow Sleeps is a twosome from the Midwest that started out in 2013. When co-creator, Casey Cole needed a way to get his new baby, Sparrow, to sleep after those 2 AM feedings, he took to making lullaby versions of his favorite pop-punk songs. Since then, Casey and the band’s second member, Peter Lockheart, have […]

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  • Album Review: Famous Last Words ‘The Incubus’

    Famous Last Words’ third studio album, The Incubus, is due to be released by Revival Recordings on September 30th. Famous Last Words is a band that skillfully combines heavy guitar riffs, catchy hooks (music and lyrical) and symphonic elements in order to tell complex and detailed stories with their music. This is NOT opera, but […]

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