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Album Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice

Sorry, it’s not a Nirvana thing. Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett had long held a mutual appreciation for each other’s work, but after Vile presented Barnett with an unfinished song back in 2015 the pair decided to write an album together. Vile and Barnett don’t necessarily travel in all of the same circles, so the […]

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Album Review: Metz – Strange Peace

“Mess Of Wires” is the churning, hypnotic intro track on Metz’ third album “Strange Peace.” Within seconds, the Canadian noise rock trio reminds the world of its songwriting prowess and its ability to select the perfect tones. The song that follows, “Drained Lake,” is another feat that could only be pulled off by musicians as […]

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Album Review: Trapped Under Ice – Heatwave

Trapped Under Ice emerged from the Baltimore hardcore scene of the late 2000s and quickly became one of the most notorious bands in the genre. The band’s 2008 EP, “Stay Cold,” set a precedent for where the heavy hardcore of the American Northeast was heading and people took notice nationally and globally. Countless tours zig-zagged […]

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Album Review: Sex Snobs – Emotional Stuffing

Sex Snobs has been one of Oklahoma City’s premier rock groups since 2013.  The band features multiple members of the city’s DIY punk scene and has remained a grassroots effort, but their new record, “Emotional Stuffing,” is their most professional yet. Just by reading the credits fans can discover that infamous Chicago rock musician and […]