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DERBY, Posters Fade (Green Submarine)

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[POP] Scholars of Russian literature and reluctant biology students alike will tell you translation is a serious bitch. It’s no different for musicians: Rendering the melodies in your head with ...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Chandler Fredrick

Thrones, "Obolus 1," White Rabbit White (Rabbit White Rabbit)

Just to let you know, Joe Preston is your new hero. This 40-something Salemite has been in just about every band that you list under your "favorite music" on MySpace just to look tough: Earth, The Melvins, High on Fire, Sunn 0))). He's like the Bob Weston (Mission of Bu...   More
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by Chandler Fredrick

The Revisions, "Where I Stay," Revised Observations (Dirtnap)

Putting an acoustic guitar in the hands of a punk guitarist is a lot like giving a nazi skinhead an antique youth reich dagger: once they behold the fragility of what they've been entrusted with, they can't help but go all soft and cuddly. Take "Time of Your Life," or any of Paul Westerberg's f...   More
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 by Chandler Fredrick

White Fang, "Breakfast," Pure Evil (Marriage Records)

"Live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse."

For the number of smart, sensitive (and aging) folk bands around, this beleaguered maxim couldn't seem like more of a punchline. But for the squirts in Portland's bloodthirsty White Fang, the    More
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 by Chandler Fredrick

Charmparticles: Amateur Film Critics (Cleveland to Terra Haute, IN)

Cleveland – Monday 19 May – Pat's in the Flats

Prizzy Prizzy Please from Bloomington, IN rock the pants off of Eli and Pamela, even if the rest of the crew has to enjoy the action from the back patio; Pat's in the Flats proves to be a bastion for ba...   More
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 by Chandler Fredrick

Clinic at Doug Fir, May 18, 2008

Not to philosophize too much, but I'm starting to think that being the opening band is a little like getting scolded by your father: things tend to go more smoothly when you keep your mouth shut. A sure sign of amateurishness is the rambling so and so band from whatever hip city who blabber about ...   More
Monday, May 26, 2008 by Chandler Fredrick
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