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Andy's last content update – Oct. 23, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

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Dark Oz

Alligators, 2018

7.5 / 10

A few years removed from 2015's ¡Piratas!, a record I found singularly outstanding, Portland, Oregon band Dark Oz returned with a second EP entitled Alligators. Unsurprisingly given circumstances affecting the Dark Oz ...

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Twin Towers

Replacing God, 2018

7.2 / 10

Replacing God by ultra-prolific Kansas-based experimental musician Twin Towers at times seems to be an experimental metal album, but there's much more to the work and I think it has a ...

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Neon Cities

Toulouse , 2018

7.0 / 10
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The fourth in a string of 2018 releases from Denver-based synth duo Neon Cities, the Toulouse single presents a pair of tracks that showcase distinct sides of the group's sound. With warm synth ...

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Jack of None

The Tattle Tale Heart, 2017

7.8 / 10

Playfully naughty lyrics might have been the first thing I noticed about Jack of None's The Tattle Tale Heart EP, but there's more to this record created by three Filipino-born siblings, A.G., ...

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SXSW 2018

Music SXSW 2018

Posted April 8, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

The year's third month is always a crazy time to be in Austin, what with the South by Southwest Festival taking up March's middle third, but the overall ...

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One Question Interviews Cindy Marabito (The Dicks From Texas)

Posted Dec. 5, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Cindy Marabito (The Dicks From Texas) SPB: Living in Austin and being a part of South by Southwest for the last several years, I'm often struck by the, what ...

SXSW 2017

Music SXSW 2017

Posted April 15, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

A year after the standing President of the United States attended and lectured at the South by Southwest Festival, politics were again front and center for much of 2017's ...

Scene Point Blank - Spryos Stasis

One Question Interviews Scene Point Blank - Spryos Stasis

Posted June 1, 2016, 3:33 a.m.

Spyros Stasis SPB: (How) Has work in sound engineering affected your music tastes and/or reviewing? Spyros Stasis: It has not affected so much my outlook on the quality of ...

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Music Video Announcement: "Farewell" by Kaada

Videos Music Video Announcement: "Farewell" by Kaada

Posted Oct. 23, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

Having grown up in a pre-YouTube era and gone through film school many moons ago, I've always appreciated music videos that served as more than just promotional material for ...

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SPB Premiere: "A Ways Away From Me" by Slumberbox

Records SPB Premiere: "A Ways Away From Me" by Slumberbox

Posted Oct. 21, 2019, 9:35 a.m.

After debuting with a self-titled 2017 EP, Seattle's Slumberbox is gearing up for the release of new EP, Estoy Listo, Quiero Morirme.  Google Translate is your friend if you ...

Estoy Listo, Quiero Morime by Slumberbox

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SPB Video Premiere: "Dance Cop" by No Men

Videos SPB Video Premiere: "Dance Cop" by No Men

Posted Oct. 17, 2019, 9:07 a.m.

Describing themselves as "equal parts 69, 420, and 666," Chicago-based three-piece No Men unleash their sophomore full-length record, Hell Was Full So We Came Back, on November 15th. A follow-up ...

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SPB Premiere - "It's Ya Boy, Gawd" Comedy Skit from Lollygagger

Records SPB Premiere - "It's Ya Boy, Gawd" Comedy Skit from Lollygagger

Posted Oct. 10, 2019, 8:28 a.m.

And now for something completely different... Perhaps sensing that something, yes, different is needed nowadays to stand out in an ever-crowded field of artists and recordings, Chicago-based three-piece Lollygagger has ...

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Andy's most recent blogposts

Seeking Respite from Ubiquitous Holiday Pop...

Posted Dec. 25, 2015, 4:03 p.m. by Andy

In the month leading up to the holiday, it's often difficult to escape the near-continual assault of schmaltzy Christmas music. It seems virtually every artist of note in the last ...

Andy's Favorite Horror Film Soundtracks

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 11:11 a.m. by Andy

Though usually panned by the majority of film critics – the mainstream ones anyway- horror films seem to be a Hollywood mainstay that just won't go away. This is hardly ...

Film Review - 1988's Not of This Earth

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 10:27 a.m. by Andy

Made in 1957, director Roger Corman's typically efficient low-budget sci-fi flick Not of This Earth came to be regarded as a minor genre classic in the years to come – and ...

Film Review - Profondo Rosso, a.k.a. Deep Red

Posted Oct. 31, 2015, 10:09 a.m. by Andy

In the midst of the opening credits sequence for Italian director Dario Argento's 1975 Profondo Rosso (a.k.a. Deep Red), the viewer is treated to a truncated scene appearing to show ...

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