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Johnny Lima’s Revolution

 You’ve got to appreciate a man who takes his time. While Johnny Lima has been a fixture on the Bay Area rock scene for more than twenty years, My Revolution– released in January 2014– is only his sixth studio album. [...] Read more »

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Lynam: Halfway to Hell

spandexpanda It’s taken me a little time to wrap my head around Halfway to Hell, Lynam’s most recent release, which appeared in December, 2013. What makes this album, and this band, interesting to listen to is how they blend hard [...] Read more »

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The Jaded: Rhythmic and Raunchy

    spandexpanda The Jaded have been rocking San Francisco and the Bay Area since 2011 with sound that carries the pedigree of all the great rock influences– it’s all there, from the British Invasion to the Sunset Strip. Lead [...] Read more »

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The Dead Good: Thirteen Polaroids

  spandexpanda I’ve spent the last week or two thinking a lot about the “alternative” label when applied to music, and I arrived at the conclusion in my last review that this moniker is just too broad to encompass so [...] Read more »

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Beware of Darkness: Orthodox

spandexpanda Since forming in 2011 in Los Angeles, Beware of Darkness has become a fixture in alternative rock circles, opening for acts such as Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and Deftones, and appearing at the 2012 and 2013 SXSW Festivals. 2013 [...] Read more »

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“Fine American Rock n’ Roll”: Meet Stone Bullet

They look like the guys who might hang out at your local bar. And if you live in northern New England, it’s likely Stone Bullet are the guys hanging out at your local bar—and by “hanging out” I mean shaking [...] Read more »

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Quick Ones: A Sampler from Uproar Festival 2013

spandexpanda There are only a few dates left on this year’s Uproar tour, but if you have the means to get to one of them, rest assured you’ll get plenty of bang for not a lot of bucks. They’ll also [...] Read more »

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No Rock Stars Were Harmed in the Making of This List

spandexpanda On our last Big Patriotic American Holiday Weekend (that’s Memorial Day to those of you playing internationally) I found myself on a flight from Boston to Charlotte. As is my custom when I fly, I was reading a print [...] Read more »

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Unexplained Voices: “Killer Smile”

Unexplained Voices is a local band based out of Milwaukee (which is actually not local to anyone on the DGT&G staff, but there’s always hope of a tour). They’re also a relatively new band, formed in 2012 by vocalist Kerri [...] Read more »

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Todd Kerns Part Two: Near Life Experience

  Todd Kerns’ new full-length album, the gloriously raw Borrowing Trouble, was released in tandem with an EP of six songs, Near Life Experience. After hearing the intensely personal Borrowing Trouble, I think I was expecting Near Life Experience to either [...] Read more »

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