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CD Review: “Tomorrow’s Hits” by The Men

CD Review: “Tomorrow’s Hits” by The Men

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014 |

By: Rosie Judd Tomorrow’s Hits may not be the most original record from Brooklyn’s The Men, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not packed full of ear candy. This record provides a great balance of pop sensibilities, garage-rock boogie and classic rock homages. Opening with the jangly, minor-key rocker “Dark Waltz”, Tomorrow’s Hits immediately puts you […]

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CD Review: The Band of Heathens — Sunday Morning Record; Play Vinyl October 27th

CD Review: The Band of Heathens — Sunday Morning Record; Play Vinyl October 27th

[ 0 ] September 19, 2013 |

The Band of Heathens Sunday Morning Record BOH Records By Al Kaufman The name Band of Heathens conjures up images of boys in overalls playing one string basses and banging on wash basins and other assorted metals while downing some blinding moonshine. The actual Band of Heathens have never lived up to their name in […]

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CD Review: Ministry – From Beer to Eternity

CD Review: Ministry – From Beer to Eternity

[ 0 ] September 10, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge   Calling the thirteenth Ministry release schizophrenic implies that Jourgensen’s work isn’t grounded in reality. From the chaotic beats and frenzied samples to the intermittent bursts from Jourgensen himself, From Beer to Eternity sounds off about the world. From the astounded “Holy cow!” introducing “Hail to His Majesty (Peasants)” through “Punch in […]

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CD Review: Radiation City- Animals in the Median; Play the Earl 6/6

CD Review: Radiation City- Animals in the Median; Play the Earl 6/6

[ 0 ] May 21, 2013 |

Radiation City Animals in the Median Tender Loving Empire By Al Kaufman On their sophomore record, Animals in the Median, Radiation City has done the near impossible. They have made electronic music sound warm and soulful. The five-piece (three boys, two girls) indie band out of Portland, Oregon has created an album full of rhythmic […]

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CD Review: David Mayfield Parade — Good Man Down; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar April 12th

CD Review: David Mayfield Parade — Good Man Down; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar April 12th

[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

The David Mayfield Parade Good Man Down Beautywood Records By Al Kaufman With crystalline vocals reminiscent of a young James Taylor, it would be easy for David Mayfield to write adult contemporary songs and have middle-aged women swoon over him for the rest of his life, but Mayfield isn’t that type of guy. He spent […]

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CD Review: Sevendust – Black Out the Sun

CD Review: Sevendust – Black Out the Sun

[ 0 ] March 25, 2013 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge Black Out the Sun is the ninth release by Atlanta natives Sevendust since 1997; this release also marks the first time the band has taken more than two years to release an album as Cold Day Memory came out in 2010. The guys must have taken the extra year to nail […]

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CD Review: Intronaut – Habitual Levitations Drops Tuesday, March 19th

CD Review: Intronaut – Habitual Levitations Drops Tuesday, March 19th

[ 0 ] March 18, 2013 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge The word Intronaut makes me think of a spacesuit-clad band destined only to open for bigger bands, spiraling out musically while standing still on stage. After listening to Habitual Levitations, I feel quite certain that Intronaut will break out of its well-earned slot opening for bands including Tool and Meshuggah. Maybe […]

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CD Review: Sol Driven Train — Underdog; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar March 9th

CD Review: Sol Driven Train — Underdog; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar March 9th

[ 2 ] February 20, 2013 |

Sol Driven Train Underdog By Al Kaufman Sol Driven Train is made up of a bunch of happy guys from Charleston, SC who love making music and probably listened to a lot of Jimmy Buffett as kids. Their songs consist of loose, rootsy melodies infused with horns.  They sing carefree songs about the glories of […]

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CD Review: Foals – Holy Fire, Released Today 2/12

CD Review: Foals – Holy Fire, Released Today 2/12

[ 0 ] February 12, 2013 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge The cover art for Holy Fire stands out like a battle call for a new British invasion. The third Foals album follows two gold releases and solidifies the group in a similar fashion to a small business that outlives its first few years. Truth be told, I haven’t heard the band’s […]

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CD Review: Tegan & Sara — Heartthrob

CD Review: Tegan & Sara — Heartthrob

[ 0 ] January 31, 2013 |

Tegan & Sara Heartthrob Warner Brothers By Al Kaufman The indie pop darlings have discovered the ‘80s. The goal of the seventh album for the Canadian twin sisters was to write a batch of fun ‘80s synth-pop love songs, but add an undertone of darkness. They succeeded. Ditching their producer from the last two albums, […]

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CD Review: The Romans – Coldest Weather

CD Review: The Romans – Coldest Weather

[ 0 ] October 22, 2012 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge The Coldest Weather debut introduces The Romans as empathetic to indie rock while immersed in influences from wider sources. Atlanta acts as a melting pot for music; so many genres and influences inspire the music from our city’s bands and The Romans belly up to the bar bringing a warm nostalgic […]

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CD Review: Ben Folds Five — The Sound of the Life of the Mind

CD Review: Ben Folds Five — The Sound of the Life of the Mind

[ 0 ] September 17, 2012 |

Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind Legacy By Al Kaufman It’s been 13 years since the last Ben Folds Five album, The rather lackluster The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. In the intervening years, Folds has cobbled together a rather successful solo career, including the brilliant Lonely Avenue, a collaboration […]

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CD Review: Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra – Theatre Is Evil, CD Release Tuesday, September 11th

CD Review: Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra – Theatre Is Evil, CD Release Tuesday, September 11th

[ 0 ] September 10, 2012 |

Review by Ellen Eldridge A strong well-spoken woman with a curse word for a middle name stands out as a woman I want to love. I’ll admit that I never heard The Dresden Dolls; my first introduction to Amanda Palmer came from her cover of Nirvana’s “Polly,” and my intense curiosity grew out of the […]

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CD Review: Matisyahu – Spark Seeker

CD Review: Matisyahu – Spark Seeker

[ 0 ] July 23, 2012 |

By Ellen Eldridge The chanted beginning of Matisyahu signals a fresh and inspiring take on rock-reggae. The significance of the album title, Spark Seeker, presents itself in the line, “These lies have got me tired; I’m free-falling, I’m done stalling,” that references the idea that music made inspires despite the music maker’s own struggle for […]

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CD Review: Everest — Ownerless

CD Review: Everest — Ownerless

[ 0 ] July 9, 2012 |

Everest Ownerless ATO Records By Al Kaufman Success in the rock world is a crap shoot. For every Coldplay and Linkin Park that make it big, there are thousands of bands that have more talent but never make it. Is Everest a great rock band? No, but they’re just as good as any of these […]

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