album review

Album Review
7:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Gazer: Phone Commercial

Gazer's 4-song EP 'Phone Commercial' is available for pay-what- you-want from Bandcamp
Credit gazerohio.bandcamp.com

Gazer describes themselves as “a high-strung, Cincinnati-based noise punk band.”  And although that statement is true, there is a lot, musically, that separates them from other bands that I would consider “Cincinnati-based noise-punk” like Mardou or Smoke Signals….

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Album Review
9:44 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Magnolia Mountain: Beloved

Mark Utley, Renee Frye, Melissa English, Jeff Vanover, Dusty Bryant, Victor Strunk and Todd Drake

Magnolia Mountain is a Jack Daniel’s and Budweiser band in a town made for craft brew and Buffalo Trace -- and that seems to be just fine by them.

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Album Review
2:35 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Hiders: Temenos

Temenos is the 4th full-length release from The Hiders
thehiders.com

If it is true that you can be judged by the company you keep, then The Hiders’ Billy Alletzhauser is in a great place.

Much like fellow Ass Pony Chuck Cleaver, Alletzhauser has found a second family in The Hiders, and Temenos, the 4th full-length release from the group showcases amazing talent and depth.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Mardou: The Cardigan EP

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If things were simple, my review of Cardigan by the band Mardou would consist of two words: "Holy $#^+!" Because those are the first two words I said when I heard this EP.

Within 23 seconds of the track "Margaret," I was rapt, sold, converted and owned.  The pop-punk pseudo-surf feel of this song struck a resonating chord deep in my heart.  When I started doing local music reviews, this was the album I was hoping to find.

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Album Review
1:56 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Electric Citizen

Electric Citizen: Ross Dolan (guitar), Laura Dolan (vox), Nick Vogelpohl (bass) and Nate Wagner (drums)
electriccitizenband.com

As autumn approaches, most of us are put in the mindset of witches, ghosts and creepy characters.  It is appropriate then that I present the self-titled EP by Electric Citizen.

With the first listen of Electric Citizen, I was transported back in time to an era before cell phones, before digital downloads and, yes kids, before the internet.

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