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The Hollering Pines

Locals The Hollering Pines find poetry in the everyday on debut

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Nov 14,2013 - “Caleb Meyer, he lived alone in them hollerin’ pines/ And he made a little whiskey for himself, said it helped to pass the time.” So goes the first couple of lines of folk singer Gillian Welch’s

CW Music Picks

Live: Music Picks Nov. 14-20

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Nov 14,2013 - Thursday 11.14 Carousel Electro-pop duo Carousel began making music in 2011 while they were in school at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After they graduated, Jackson Phillips and Kevin Frie

Music Articles

Crook & the Bluff

Local Western-blues duo bring the desert to the stage

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Nov 7,2013 - Obscured in fog so thick it’s nearly opaque, while colored lights illuminate their faces with strange hues, the two members of Crook & the Bluff make impressive figures onstage. With a strong commitment to not only their music—what they call “ambient Western blues”—but also the visual side of their performances, guitarist/lead vocalist Kirk Dath and lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tad Wilford take their entire stage presence into their own hands. That DIY work ethic is echoed in everything from their handmade pedal boards to lighting effects and stage makeup—even homemade fog bubbles.

CD Reviews

Anthropology, Max Pain & the Groovies

Reviews: Anthology, Max Pain & the Groovies EP

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Nov 6,2013 - The debut album from local experimental math-rock quartet Anthropology has a collage feel, thanks to the blending of samples and several disparate genres.

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Spindrift

Psych-rockers conjure the ghosts of the American West on new album

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Oct 24,2013 - Tales of boomtowns, brothels and banditos inspired psych-rock band Spindrift’s new album, Ghost of the West. But unlike the spooky, grindhouse Spaghetti Western version of the West painted by the Los Angeles quartet’s

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Ha Ha Tonka

Ha Ha Tonka takes an unflinching look at life on Lessons

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Oct 10,2013 - Whether it’s Mark Twain, Fyodor Dostoyevsky or Henry David Thoreau, several literary greats have been honored with nods in Ha Ha Tonka’s twangy folk-rock music.

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The Circulars

Local electronic-pop band The Circulars don't define themselves by debut album

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Oct 3,2013 - Naming a band can be a tricky process—how do you encapsulate your sound and vision in only a few words? Some band names might follow the time-tested formula of a color paired with a noun

Music Articles

Drew Danburry

Orem singer-songwriter releases Becoming Bastian Salazar

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Sep 26,2013 - Over a simple dinner of pasta and grape juice in the kitchen of singer- songwriter Drew Danburry’s recently purchased Orem home, he reveals that he’s going to “kill off the Drew Danburry character

CD Reviews

Janelle Monae, Man Man

Reviews: The Electric Lady, On Oni Pond

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Sep 12,2013 - Continuing the adventure story of android alter ego Cindi Mayweather—begun in 2007’s EP Metropolis (Suite 1: The Chase) and epically explored in her 2010 debut two-disc LP, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)

Music Articles

Bombshell Academy

Local ska band just wants you to have fun

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Sep 5,2013 - When life gives you lemons, make a band. That’s the expression, right? Anyway, that’s exactly what local singer Ashlie Long did after bouncing from band to band, “trying to find something that was me, but couldn’t,”
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