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Nana Grizol – Ruth

Nana Grizol – Ruth

Nana Grizol is capable of being a triumphantly crushing force live. I’ve seen it happen on two separate occasions, once in a cramped, soot-filled basement, and once with the aid of an army of musicians during the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour in Bloomington, IN. Head dude Theo Hilton writes...

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Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

Ok, let me be real for a second. I’m a certified foaming-at-the-mouth Titus Andronicus-obsessed fanboy of the highest order, which probably means I shouldn’t be writing a review for this album. Of course this thing’s a straight-up 5/5 in my head, but I’m trying my best to remove myself from...

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Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Live at the El Mocambo

Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Live at the El Mocambo

I never understood how people unhesitatingly lump Elvis Costello with the first punk movement. Sure he’s got the attitude and maybe even some of the politics, but the music? I mean, the guy only has one album that’s even close to punk (1978’s This Year’s Model), and that one’s hyper-kinetic...

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Orphans & Vandals – I am Alive and You are Dead

Orphans & Vandals – I am Alive and You are Dead

(Scruffy-haired wiry English twenty-something stumbles out onto a busy sidewalk. Pulls coat tighter around himself upon seeing falling snow for the first time that day.) “Well did I come out to buy a packet of cigarettes? Oh no wait, I quit years ago.” (Strings start to swell. Kick drum becomes...

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John Walsh – Home EP

John Walsh – Home EP

This EP is exhausting, and it’s only about eight minutes long. Meant to fit on a 7” single, twenty songs pummel by with purpose and precision, averaging only twenty-five ticks before they move on to the next one. I suppose it’s a bit of a shtick, except John Walsh just...

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The Underground is Alive and Well and Living in Ohio, Part 3

The Underground is Alive and Well and Living in Ohio, Part 3

Here’s the third installment in my awkward stumblings into these things called “music” and “being in a band.” The last time we were at the Bunk warehouse space in Cincinnati, there wasn’t anything in it. It was a massive, decaying, blank box of a room. You know, an empty warehouse....

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Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans

Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans

I probably don’t look hard enough, but I get the sense that the Indie Rock Conglomerate LLC has been skimping on the heavy shit lately. So the release of something like King of Jeans on a label like Sup Pop (didn’t those cats used to only release heavy shit?) will...

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The Underground is Alive and Well and Living in Ohio: Part 2

The Underground is Alive and Well and Living in Ohio: Part 2

Here’s the second installment of my awkward stumblings into these things called “music” and “being in a band.” “I FEEL SO GOOD! I CAN HARDLY STAND IT! I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD SING OR WHISTLE OR SOMETHING!” I just walked into a decaying concrete basement filled with guitar amps, a...

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