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Bay Area garage rocker makes a new identity of rock 'n' roll references.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  09-14-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Rosebuds' Loud Planes Fly Lownew

"Worthwhile," which closes the album, is a fittingly bittersweet farewell—and, you have to think, the quiet gatherings of a new start.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  08-16-2011  |  Reviews

Double Negative's Hardcore Confusion, Vols. 1 & 2new

The first two of Double Negative's four Hardcore Confusion singles are as wonderful as they are frightening, another perfect progression for the Raleigh hardcore malingerers that outstrips an already strong catalog.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  06-23-2011  |  Reviews

Red Collar Frontman Jason Kutchma Returns From the Road, Americana Curios in Townew

Jason Kutchma's unplugged solo work has reached a point where it's no less charged than his full band's output. And he's now released two EPs of live recordings.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  05-02-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Weedeater Shapes Up Its Actnew

The puking, "Dixie" Dave Collins says, doesn't usually start until midway through a tour. The Durham stop is night three. Bummer.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  03-10-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ty Segall Outgrows Other People's Songsnew

The dizzied, heatstroked sound of Melted, Segall's third LP, turns simple song structures into repetitious labyrinths, begging the listener to get lost, too.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  03-04-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Cattle Decapitation: Metal Vocals Are More Than Just Screamingnew

The first complaint is never the squealing guitars or abrupt rhythms; the vocals are always the obstacle, and one often worth overcoming.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  10-13-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Embarrassing Fruits' Frontier Justicenew

As they continue to age, Embarrassing Fruits look more and more like a band we'd like to grow older with.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  09-20-2010  |  Reviews

Bowerbirds: Eco-conscious, Europe-boundnew

Taking cues from their surroundings, Bowerbirds writes songs that draw heavily from natural imagery and are rife with overt environmentalist urgings.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  08-07-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Caltrop's Not Exactly a Metal Bandnew

The band is reluctant to call itself metal, but Caltrop admits its music is heavy and loud. The songs are melodic, but the high volume of old amplifiers lets the tunes crackle in mild distortion. In a word, it rocks.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  07-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Daylight Dies Creates Sweeping Melancholynew

The band follows the template of Swedish melodic metal bands like Opeth and In Flames, reining in Opeth's jarring bipolarities and stamping out In Flames' triumphant flourishes.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  07-10-2008  |  Reviews

The Pressure Boys and The Sneakers Cash in Their Reunions for Charitynew

Misfortune brought people -- in this case, six musicians -- back together to fight cystic fibrosis.
INDY Week  |  Bryan Reed  |  05-01-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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