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Tan The Man

Tan The Man writes mostly about film and music. He has previously covered events like Noise Pop, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, South By Southwest, TBD Festival, Wizard World Comic Con and WonderCon.

Blue Merle – Burning In The Sun Review

In another world, Blue Merle might be popular and Burning In The Sun would be a multi-platinum album. But here and now, the band doesn’t stand a chance. The similarities to Coldplay, in terms of sound and voice, are immediate. Although it’s not a bad thing to be in the …

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The Standard – Post Wire To Wire Review

At last, there is an album that isn’t new wave or pop punk, but stripped down rock. Only artists and bands with much more experience can deliver music with such consistency. The Standard shows how much they have grown to be able to perform with a clear focus on what …

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Chris Glover – Hell Isn’t Even That Funny Review

Chris Glover aims to make music that is good, but what he ends up doing is reinvigorating music. Hell Isn’t That Funny is one of the most original blends of rock, pop, rap, hip-hop and R&B and it makes for easy listening and downright satisfaction to the ears and mind. …

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The Samples – The Very Best Of The Samples Review

The truth is most bands never achieve success – commercial or critical success. The dedicated bands strive to make quality music, and the success will follow. The Samples (and Phish comes to mind) have followed such a road of being dumped by their record label, but continuing to make their …

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Dogs Die In Hot Cars – Please Describe Yourself Review

Dogs Die In Hot Cars’s debut album Please Describe Yourself is part of the recent new wave music that has been hitting the radio airwaves along with Frank Ferdinand and Interpol. Dogs Die In Hot Cars resembles Interpol because of the distinct sounds of the lead singers. DDIHC’s lead singer, …

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Nouvelle Vague – Nouvelle Vague Review

Nouvelle vague is the French term for “new wave.” Nouvelle Vague is a band whose sound connotes French life and the nonconformist ideals of the 1960s and 1970s. The melodies describe a carefree life of taking long walks on the countryside, swimming in the ocean, and eating and drinking to …

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Burning Brides – Leave No Ashes Review

Leave No Ashes is the latest album from Burning Brides. After their debut album, Fall Of The Plastic Empire, Burning Brides comes back its second album – the end result is the often misunderstood genre of alternative rock. Or maybe I just don’t understand the genre. The problem with alternative …

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Moby – Hotel Review

This is Moby’s most recent album after reaching mainstream popularity with his 1999 album, Play. Moby’s 2-CD album is an evolution to both Play and his 2002 release, 18, both of which resembled compilations with the abundance of guest artists. Both were fine albums, but Hotel brings out the mystic …

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This Past WonderCon 2005 And Elisha Cuthbert

I didn’t need to see House of Wax (2005) this weekend in order to see Elisha Cuthbert. I got to see her in person this past February at a comic book convention called WonderCon. In it, you’ll find your stereotypical nerd with glasses the size of car windshields, and if …

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