- Print Reviews
- September 21, 2020
Akashic Books Noir series stops in Addis Ababa for some stories about the dark side of Ethiopia. The stories blend myth, history, memory and regret related to dealing with the county’s traumatic recent past.
The Dark Third (Red Ink). Review by Michael Crown.
Please Come Home (Equal Vision). Review by Jen Cray.
The four perfectionists who run the Summerbirds In The Cellar machine consistently put on the best show of any Central Florida band I’ve seen. Billed behind them on a late night gig at Orlando’s BackBooth was Attached Hands, For Ex Lovers Only, Derek Lyn Plastic. Staying until the very late, late end was Jen Cray.
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (Polyvinyl). Review by Jen Cray.
Takers and Leavers EP (Park The Van). Review by Jen Cray.
The ambitious sounds of The Format are Pet Sounds-era The Beach Boys for the Fall Out Boy audience. Unorthodox instrumentation, perfectly crafted melodies, and beautiful vocals that have the slightest hint of modern day emo whine, but not enough to make Jen Cray cringe.
Not too many bands could recruit Pearl Jam as an opening act, but the boys from Rockford, Illinois once did. Steve Stav, who once asked his mom if she could knit him a checkered sweater, corrals guitarist Rick Nielsen for an expectedly humorous look at America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll show.
Why Don’t We Talk About Something Else (Rainbow Quartz). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Songbook – The Singles (Epic). Review by Danny Lewis.
So Much for the City (Virgin). Review by Van Sias.
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You Know the Rules (Mint). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Let’s Get Ready to Crumble (Upper Class). Review by Stein Haukland.
The Forever Changes Concert (Snapper). Review by Stein Haukland.
Beet Maize & Corn (Drag City). Review by Sean Slone.
Happy To Be Here (Bus Stop). Review by Stein Haukland.
Deception Pass (Knw-Yr-Own). Review by Stein Haukland.
Brian John Mitchell is a busy man leading Remora and running the Silber Records label, but he throws our Stein Haukland a few moments to get us up to speed on slo-core.
Til The Wheels Fall Off (Signature Sounds). Review by Stein Haukland.
East Bay Ray proves there is life after Jello for the Dead Kennedys. Vinnie Apicella gets it all.