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Tag Archives: Indie Rock

INDIE ROUND-UP for June 30 2005

This time around, from my mailbox to your computer screen, we’ve got Heartlanders, Hornicators, and the (so far, anyway!) Acoustic Album of the Year. Read on, dear listeners, for here is the one and only… INDIE ROUND-UP for June 30 2005 === Thomas Truax, Audio Addiction Thomas Truax invents his …

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INDIE ROUND-UP for May 19 2005

=== Damon Aaron: Ballast Throwing hip-hop lovebeats into acoustic, folky music is a hip (pun intended) thing to do these days. Damon Aaron is good at it. Fans of Elliot Smith or Nick Drake might well like Aaron’s new CD, which also has a hint of Elvis Costello’s torchy mode …

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INDIE ROUND-UP for April 7 2005

This week’s crop of indie releases proves that the slightly amateurish can be more satisfying than the slickly professional(ish) – it’s all about inspiration and having something original to say. – JS INDIE ROUND-UP for April 7 2005 === CD: Tim Young, Red If you pine for the time when …

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Original Dinosaur Jr. Returns

Band reunites behind reissues and live performances. The massive, mighty, exceptionally influential proto-grunge that was the original Dinosaur Jr. is back: J Mascis (guitar/vocals), Lou Barlow (bass) and Murph (drums). Mascis’s wah-wahed and fuzzed guitar assault on fairly straightforward rock songs returned the guitar hero to a position of underground …

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The Butchies – Make Yr Life

Years ago, I fell in love with the music created by queer feminist power pop rockers The Butchies (Kaia Wilson, Melissa York, and Alison Martlew). Their first full album Are We Not Femme? is on rotation in the soundtrack of my post-college music experience. Six years later, a more mature …

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The Moaners – Dark Snack

Melissa Swingle (formerly of Trailer Bride) and Laura King offer up their own blend of guitar and drums rock on their first CD Dark Snack. The recording has the usual line-up of heartbreak, bitter, love-sick, and social commentary songs that music fans have come to expect from punk-influenced rock. Swingles …

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