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Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else, 2014

by J Frazzetta April 18th, 2014
Dylan Baldi is stuck in the 80’s, and not the one with bad hair, tight pants, and that terrible snare drum sound.  Come on, Avid Reader, you know me better than that, right?  Good, for the last few days I’ve been listening to this album, and all I can think about is Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du or mid-90's Sebadoh.  Baldi and company have managed to update that 80’s hardcore sound into the modern era, all the while keeping the angst, intense rhythms, and fuzzed out guitars intact.  At just eight tracks roughing out to be a little over 30 minutes, this
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I’m a Weirdo

by J Frazzetta April 14th, 2014 | Featured Artist
During the late 80’s and early 90’s there was a buzz in Britain for many guitar based bands to spill over to America. This phase is often referred to as Britpop and produced plenty of bands like The Stone Roses, Teenage Fanclub, Suede or My Bloody Valentine, but the two that would rule this arena for quite a while were Blur and Oasis.  Plenty of ink was being spilled about their war of words in the public view, but very few
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    by Ronald A. Rowe April 17th, 2014 | Album Review
    Skillet’s 2013 album, Rise, is the album that The Who would make… if The Who was a Christian hard-rock band operating in the second decade of the 21st Century. It may not be Tommy or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but Rise is the purest and most enjoyable concept album to come out in decades.

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    by Jason Lightner April 16th, 2014 | Album Review
    With the fourth season of AMC's incredible zombie drama behind us, fans of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead have a lot to consider. The season finale left us with an incredible cliffhanger after an episode which even Kirkman himself described as "savage." What will become of our group? What do we have to look forward to in October? Honestly, your guess is as good as mine at this point. As a big fan of the comics, I'm just surprised at how visceral the series has become.

    Undoubtedly one of the most incredible aspects of Season 4 was the
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