Reviews

Arthur Dodge: The Perfect Face

In The Perfect Face’s opening track, “She Wants A Cowboy,” Arthur Dodge talks about a girl who “wants the real thing/ but all of them are gone.” Arthur Dodge is no cowboy, but he is by all means a rarity himsel...

The Locust: New Erections

While it may seem a little odd to refer to The Locust’s most recent sonic assault as “mature,” particularly with a title like New Erections, the 11-track full-length is a great leap beyond their already intelli...
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This Is Hell @ Fast Lane

As far as I’m concerned, the best place in Jersey to have a show is in Asbury Park, considering all the historic venues off of Kingsley St., like The Stone Pony and Asbury Park Convention Hall. That being said,...

Blackfield: Blackfield II

As you probably guessed, Blackfield II is the band’s second offering. Following up their 2004 self-titled, Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson and Israeli pop star Aviv Geffen collaborate on a more personal...
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Rockstar Supernova @ Spectrum

The Rockstar Supernova tour has begun and so far there is a lot of positive buzz surrounding it. The band got their singer Lukas Rossi from the television show and their opening acts were also from the show. ...

David Karsten Daniels: Sharp Teeth

Whether it’s a debut album or a blind date, the first impression is everything. David Karsten Daniels is well aware of this tried and true fact of life; either that or the beauty of his music comes naturally. S...

Minsk: The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment

My immediate reaction to Minsk’s signing to Philadelphia’s Relapse Records was a resounding “Duh.” From their 2005 debut, Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive, released on At A Loss Recordings, it wa...

Fu Manchu: We Must Obey

When Fu Manchu announced they were signing to Century Media’s rock imprint Liquor And Poker (already home to fuzzed-out CA compatriots Nebula), they also set the date for the release of Hung Out To Dry, a precu...
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Pilot Speed @ Webster Hall

Warning: Pilot Speed’s record will cause you to develop behaviors symptomatic of OCD, more specifically, you will be overwhelmed by the urge to repeatedly press play after each listen. The record is Into The We...

Jesu: Conqueror

Following the footsteps of last year’s Silver EP, it seems age has brought a semblance of calm to Jesu’s Justin K. Broadrick (of Napalm Death, Godflesh, et al). The harmonies are mostly consonant, the rhythms a...
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