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Alive! Live Album Reviews

By Wes Clary Music Reviewer Live albums have always been something I have enjoyed for as long as I have been listening to music. They are special because you can hear what the band sounds like when playing the songs you love in a live setting. Many of my favorite live albums were recorded before i was born…

Naked Giants

Naked Giants: Easy Eating EP Review

By Denise Marrufo Music Reviewer Artist: Naked Giants Album: Easy Eating EP Release Date: January 12,2016 Website: https://nakedgiants.bandcamp.com/ Naked Giants are a three­-piece garage rock band from Seattle, WA and all under 21. The band is composed of best friends Grant Mullen, Henry LaVallee and Gianni Aiello and influenced by the likes of Ty Segall and Jimi…

Mantra Love

Mantra Love: Mantra Love EP Review

By Ryan Lacerda Local Music Reviewer Artist: Mantra Love Album: Mantra Love Release Date: November 7th, 2015 Website: https://mantralove.bandcamp.com Hailing from Houston, Texas and formed on November 9, 2013, Mantra Love blends dream pop, beach­-goth and psychedelic rock. Their self debut album Mantra Love drowns in luscious nostalgia and introspection. The opening track is titled “Hiraeth,” which is a…

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The Tale of Three Cities

By Denise Marrufo Music Reviewer As a Dallas native, it would always upset me when bands toured Texas and only made a stop in Austin, which led me to believe shows in Austin would be more fun than any other city in Texas. Once I actually started going to shows in different cities, I was surprised at how…

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RJD2: Dame Fortune Review

By Connor Schwanke Music Reviewer Artist: RJD2 Album: Dame Fortune Label: RJ Electrical Connections Release Date: March 24, 2016 Website: http://rjd2.net/ Probable time traveller Ramble Jon Krohn, under the stage name RJD2, has continually churned out some of the best underrated music throughout the 13 years after his debut release, Deadringer. Although RJD2’s music maintains a major matter of…

La Sera

La Sera: Music For Listening To Music To Review

By Tre Simmons Music Reviewer Artist: La Sera Album: Music for Listening to Music to Label: Polyvinyl Records Release Date: March 4, 2016 Website: iamkatygoodman.com In Vivian Girls, Katy “Kickball” Goodman, along with the rest of the band, were thoroughly capable of combining harmonious vocal melodies with scuzzy, lo­fi guitar riffs. Goodman propelled the band forward with her…

Beacon Album

Beacon: Escapements Review

By Denise Marrufo Music Reviewer Artist: Beacon Album: Escapements Label: Ghostly Release Date: February 5, 2016 Website: http://www.beaconband.nyc Beacon are a two piece electronic duo from New York City. With Escapements, they give us music to dance to and also music to ponder over. The opening track, “I’m U,” sets the tone of the album; a melancholy…