Reviews

Diarrhea Planet - Loose Jewels (Infinity Cat, 2011)

Review: Diarrhea Planet – Loose Jewels (Infinity Cat, 2011)

I first became acquainted with Diarrhea Planet when their then fan and current guitar player, Emmett, would try to get me to go out and see them. At first, I was reluctant but I finally checked them out once he joined the band last year and have been hooked ever since. Loose Jewels is Diarrhea [...]

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Dreamtigers - Fools (Grinding Tapes Recordings, 2010)

Dreamtigers – Fools (Grinding Tapes Recordings, 2010)

In a time where the radio is flooded by overproduced electronic music, it's good to throw on something that is the complete opposite every now and then. Getting back to that down-home sound is a key necessity to not only keeping one's sanity, but…

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The Smith Westerns played at The End 1-28-11. Photo courtesy of band's Myspace page.

Smith Westerns, Yuck, Big Surr at The End 1-28-11

Friday night brought three bands, a bunch of my friends from Alabama, and myself to the End for a night of up-and-coming indie rock in the form of Big Surr, Yuck, and Smith Westerns. I had never seen any of these bands, I hadn’t been to the End…

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No Age at Exit/In 1-24-11. Photo credit: Ashley Curtis

New Age, Rene Hell and Awesome Shirt at Exit/In 1-24-11

Last Monday night Sub Pop’s indie rock duo No Age performed at Exit/In alongside Awesome Shirt and Rene Hell in a show that was as colorful as it was eclectic.

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Lionize - Destruction Manual (Hardline Entertainment, 2011)

Lionize – Destruction Manual (Hardline Entertainment, 2011)

After listening to Lionize’s new album, Destruction Manual, I’m not sure if there is anything this band can’t do. The Maryland-based band produces a cool reggae sound infused with heavy metal rifts enhanced lead singer Nathan Bergman’s suave…

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The Weeks at The End 1-23-11. Photo credit: Ashley Curtis

The Weeks at The End 1-23-11

One Sunday evening I found myself almost ready to call it a day when it happened. It was one of those moments where the stars align and magic occurs that can only happen in a music city like Nashville. I’d been following The Weeks, a four piece…

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Big Eyes, Cannomen, Diarrhea Planet, Seven More Minutes at Little Hamilton 1-18-11. Photo credit: Rebecca Seung

Big Eyes, Cannomen, Diarrhea Planet, Seven More Minutes at Little Hamilton 1-18-11

Photo gallery: Big Eyes, Cannomen, Diarrhea Planet, Seven More Minutes at Little Hamilton 1-18-11 In 2008, I had been living in Seattle but decided to finish my degree and move to a city closer to my family in Alabama. I chose Nashville. I rented a…

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PUJOL - Bonedaddy/Getnhard 7" (Jeffrey Drag Records, 2011)

PUJOL – Bonedaddy Single 7″ (Jeffrey Drag Records, 2011)

There's a lot of music in Nashville; we all know that. It's impossible to keep up with every band, label, venue, or zine that comes through town, and it doesn't help that much of it isn't that good. Unfortunately, that makes it even easier to…

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New Years Eve at The End. Photo credit: Rebecca Seung

Turbo Fruits, PUJOL, Natural Child, Cy, and Voyager at the End 12-31-10

For a night when every venue had a show, every house a party and everyone was pulling out all the stops, there really wasn't anything special about The End this New Years Eve: Nashville bands on a cool Nashville night. But when you're talking about…

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PUJOL - Alive at the Same Time

PUJOL – Alive at the Same Time EP (Turbo Time Records, 2010)

Imagine watching a grainy old home movie of a beach, middle of summer, the sun brightly shining on sun burnt shoulders, with sweet smiles of kids who are still young enough to believe in romance. Now take that picture and put it in a…

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