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A Kick In The Pants # 8 – Army Coach

While I suppose I could open with a line like “From the ashes of Team Stray” I don’t think that’s appropriate (albeit complimentary, as Team Stray released albums in my Top Tens of 2007 and 2008, respectively). The previous band … Continue reading

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A Kick In The Pants # 7 – Night Birds

I pumped up the Night Birds at the end of last year with an early review of the Midnight Movies 7″, and then again when counting down the best releases of 2010. After seeing them splash, slice, and writhe through … Continue reading

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A Kick In The Pants # 6 – Mike Faloon

Despite this being a music-focused site, I figured a book review could sneak into the BTID pages, make it’s mark (if only as a debut for this type of thing), and probably hijack an eye or two. I base this … 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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A Kick In The Pants # 4 – Dead Mechanical

After listening to this Baltimore-based indie/punk outfit for 3+ years, I’ve finally realized why the band is a trio. Frontman Lucas Carscadden’s voice is the 2nd guitar. I’ve always enjoyed Dead Mechanical’s music on a superficial level – it’s catchy … Continue reading

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A Kick In The Pants # 3 – Mixtapes

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Mixtapes fall in the “immensely hard to Google band names” slot, so I thought I’d bring the good stuff right to your doorstep.   Their album Maps from earlier this year is one of my new favorite discoveries, … Continue reading

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