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Restorations – Strange Behavior 12″

It’s a precious thing knowing I will be surrounded by a scene choc-ful of talented musicians when I move back into the bowels of Philly – the lads in Restorations being no exception. This 10″ 12″, released on the Paper … Continue reading

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Sufjan Stevens: Love and Madness in Space?

Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz (2010, Asthmatic Kitty) “Boy, we made such a mess together” Matt has pleaded and begged for me to write a review for his awesome website, and I’ve always promised him I would. I … Continue reading

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Eternal Summers – Silver

Eternal Summers bring the 90’s revival Listen closer. Don’t call it beach rock. Listening to Silver by Roanoke, VA’s Eternal Summers sends visions of 1997 running through my head. Not that it sounds dated, mind you. Daniel Cundiff (also a … Continue reading

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Straight Up Reviews

The Shutouts Saturday Night at the Bunk House (Buzz Pop/Insubordination) A six-song EP from Pittsburgh PA’s Shutouts hits my desk and I’m once again reminded that “traditional”/pure pop punk is still alive and kicking.  The songwriting/lead vocal duties are shared … Continue reading

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The Great Explainer….explained

Man, listening to Trenton’s The Great Explainer makes me feel young again. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this chunky, melodic Hot Water Music/Lifetime/Kid Dynamite-influenced hardcore. They got that nice guy/tough guy dual vocal attack … Continue reading

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A Kick In The Pants # 5 – The Dopamines

A while ago I heard that Cincinnati, Ohio’s the Dopamines were retiring some of their crowd favorite/”hit” songs. It’s understandable that a band tires of playing the same song every night on tour for years, and if you’re a smaller … Continue reading

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