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Posted February 01, 2017in Sound Check

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David Bowie “No Plan” Columbia How do you write an epilogue for a life like David Bowie’s? The rock god’s final album, “Blackstar,” and his death two days later in early 2016 helped set the tone for the worst year ever. One year later, in what would have been his

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Posted January 04, 2017in Sound Check

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The Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome Polydor  It’s been 11 years since The Rolling Stones last released an album, but when was the last time the legendary band put out a memorable album? Sadly, the Stones’ cover album, “Blue & Lonesome” continues the “OK, but forgettable” format the band has

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Posted November 30, 2016in Sound Check

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St. Lenox “Ten Hymns from My American Gothic” Anyway Records A concept album about the experiences of Korean immigrants carving out a life for themselves in the Midwest released just weeks before the 2016 presidential election ran the risk of being lost in the political frenzy or worse, becoming instantly

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Posted November 02, 2016in Sound Check

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Angle “Talkin’ Story” One Leg Up Productions For years, Jarid Catrenich has been an unsung hero of the local hip-hop scene, releasing material on a regular basis under the name Angle. On his latest album, “Talkin’ Story,” Angle shows that he still has incredible flow and the ability to put together

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Posted October 05, 2016in Sound Check

TWINS

“Square America” Maximum Ames TWINS’ 2014 debut “Tomboys on Parade” had an infectious pop quality, but for “Square America,” the Waterloo band has moved more toward a ’70s FM rock sound. It suits the quartet, with tracks like “Hot Stepper” and “Mary’s Sister Margaret” harkening back to the sound of

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Posted August 31, 2016in Sound Check

Quick Piss

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Impotence” Independent Short, fast and raw, the songs on Des Moines (slightly pop) punk band Quick Piss’ new album cling to the essential truth that a good punk song needs to be just over or under 2 minutes. Vocalist Stone Mills seems like he would be comfortable stepping

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Posted August 09, 2016in Sound Check

The Other Brothers

  “Rosetta” Independent The Other Brothers released a live album last year, but “Rosetta” marks its first studio effort. Recorded in a series of one-takes on vintage instruments and microphones, and using tiny 5-watt amps, “Rosetta” has a raw sound that frontman Eli Clark favors. The result might strike some

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Posted July 27, 2016in Sound Check

The Maytags

  “Love Lines” Independent   Make no mistake, The Maytags are straight baby-making music. Formed by frontman Dustin Smith as a way to indulge in his funky R&B side, the band quickly established itself as one of the most consistently popular acts in the city. “Love Lines,” the band’s debut

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Posted July 20, 2016in Sound Check

  The official record release party for Twins’ new album, “Square America,” takes place at Vaudeville Mews on Friday, July 22 at 9:30 p.m. Check this issue for a review, then go buy the album. The Sixth Avenue Corridor is hosting a multi-band, Jazz in July show on Saturday, July

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Posted July 13, 2016in Sound Check

The Avett Brothers

“True Sadness” American Recordings   “True Sadness” stands poised to be viewed as The Avett Brothers’ most polarizing album to date. Should the group now begin its fall into obscurity, purists will point to this album as the linchpin that started it all. “True Sadness” is, far and away, the

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