Category Archives: 2008

Review: Gypsy Pistoleros – Para Siempre

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Label: Bad Reputation Released: January 15, 2008 For those not familiar with the Gypsy Pistoleros, they play sleazy, gritty glam with a touch of Latin flair (although not quite as prevalent as they sell it, it certainly amounts to a lot more than just some Spanish lyrics). Unlike the many bands from the hair metal heyday of the 80s that… Read more »

Review: Juno Soundtrack

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Label: Rhino Released: January 8, 2008 When I first saw Kimya Dawson several years ago opening for They Might Be Giants, there was nothing that made me think that her music would eventually be the soundtrack to a successful movie. Don’t get me wrong, I liked her…a lot. She can’t sing, she can’t play, her songs are simple, yet she… Read more »

Review: Loom – Angler

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Label: Exigent Records Released: February 26, 2008 It seems that some of the least likely bands are incorporating strings of the non-guitar variety these days. Plenty of metal and hardcore bands don’t seem to even blink at the idea anymore. Sometimes, it sticks out like a sore thumb and other times, it’s perfectly integrated. Salt Lake City’s Loom is the… Read more »

Review: Ringo Starr – Liverpool 8

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Label: Capitol/EMI Released: January 15, 2008 Can Ringo Starr do anything without seeming like a goof? He was the comic relief for the Beatles and he’s continued in that role during his solo career, including his latest release, Liverpool 8. It’s a bit of a sentimental journey for Ringo it seems, but not one with a lot of depth. It… Read more »

Review: Dirt Mall – Got the Goat by the Horns

Label: Daykamp Records Released: December 4, 2007 While hard rock is probably one the easiest genres to play, it is probably one of the hardest at which to succeed. It’s has been played by so many for so long that it’s really hard to be a standout. Sure, the old hard rock regulars will flock to anything that reminds them… Read more »

Review: Glenna Bell – The Road Less Traveled

Label: CD Baby Released: January 8, 2008 The first thing you notice about Glenna Bell’s music is her voice. It can be delicate and bold, rich and breathy. She has this amazing vibrato that you can feel as much as hear. It would make for great country music even if the songs were awful. But they’re not awful, they’re actually… Read more »