Category Archives: Reviews

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Andrew Bird, Lucius @ The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

I attended my first Andrew Bird concert back in 1998 by accident. My friends had an extra ticket to see the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bird happened to be the…

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LCD Soundsystem: The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye does not require a long review. The album touted as the definitive live record LCD Soundsystems farewell show at Madison Square Garden. For all intensive purposes, it…

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Bad Luck: Cold Bones

One could argue that punk music has never really gone out of style, with a thriving scene in certain U.S. hotspots like New Jersey and Manhattan. Others might say that…

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Dirty Lungs: Dirty Lungs

The internet tells me that rock outfit Dirty Lungs is from Birmingham, AL and they released an album in 2014. You would never actually know that from actually listening to…

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Trampled by Turtles: Wild Animals

Man! Is there anything better in the world of pop music than watching an outsider break into the charts? For fans of Trampled By Turtles it is the best of…

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Johnny Astro: Zeus – Chapter 1 Astrology

When Hunter S. Thompson began his career at Time magazine, he retyped the entireties of The Great Gatsby and A Farewell to Arms with the hope that replicating the processes of…

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Guided By Voices & Speedy Ortiz @ Toad’s Place, New Haven

photography by Greg Scranton Remember family barbecues? Remember that one just after you turned 21 and your weird uncle tried to drink you under the table? That essentially has been…

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How to Dress Well: “What Is This Heart?”

Over the course of three albums, Tom Krell—the man behind How to Dress Well—has created a distinct brand of indie R&B, standing at the forefront of an evolving, sometimes hard-to-define…

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G-Eazy: These Things Happen

As a white hip-hop fan, I find myself often times hating white rappers for no reason. Chris Webby, Mackelmore, and even the infamous Vanilla Ice are all on my bad…

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Linkin Park: The Hunting Party

When asked to describe The Hunting Party, Mike Shinoda simply said “a rock record.” That should be music to Linkin Park fans’ ears after spending the last decade trying to…