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Around Hear: March 2014

Around Hear: March 2014

Local Band CD Reviews…en masse…

Around Hear: February 2014

Around Hear: February 2014

This month’s local CD reviews…

Sex Therapy

Around Hear: October 2013

IE’s local reviews for October 2013

Around Hear: September 2013

Around Hear: September 2013

10 local bands reviewed in September

Around Hear: August 2013

Around Hear: August 2013

For All I Am, Butterfat Mastermind and a dozen local reviews

Around Hear: July 2013

Around Hear: July 2013

Bitchin Bajas and life’s greatest mysteries.

Around Hear: June 2013

Around Hear: June 2013

Oddly named quintet Brighton, MA fill Oh Lost with jaunty, rollicking rock streaked with an ambitious flair, but without the blatantly offensive bombast.

Around Hear: May 2013

Around Hear: May 2013

Local reviews from Sycosis, Tieken, and more.

Around Hear: April 2013

Around Hear: April 2013

Helen Money and a dozen local demo reviews.

Around Hear: March 2013

Around Hear: March 2013

Local reviews of Jess Godwin, Righteous Hillbillies, The Steakhouse Mints, and more

Around Hear: February 2013

Around Hear: February 2013

Buddy Fambro, John Condron, Super Stolie, and more local reviews.

Around Hear: January 2013

Around Hear: January 2013

Local releases reviewed.

Around Hear: December 2012

Around Hear: December 2012

The self-titled debut from The Ex Senators is more mainstream than its name and the CD’s superhero cover art would suggest. The quintet offers a well-crafted, big rock sound built on guitars, keyboards, and singer/rhythm guitarist Dmac’s full-bodied vocals. Things get more confrontational on the politically charged tracks, “United Corporations Of America” and “Start A […]

Around Hear: November 2012

Around Hear: November 2012

Though the initial (and title) cut on Ride My Junk is only so-so, once Atomic Shop kicks into gear, John Kuczaj’s studio-only project hits a fun groove. From “Green Lantern,” a rollicking ode to the famed comic-book hero, to a forceful cover of Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah’s “Lake Shore Drive,” the 13 tunes – which range […]

Around Hear: October 2012

Around Hear: October 2012

Counterfeit I takes pride in being unconventional on A Glimpse, An Eclipse, right down to using titles like “. . .” and “(r)this.” The band opts for a harder guitar sound than on its first two releases, creating a sonic landscape marked with battlefields, industrial beats, shouted vocals, and abrupt tempo changes. The fast-paced “Smile” […]

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