Monthly Archives: February 2017

Retrolux and Rayah at the High Dive

This past Thursday, Swamp Records’ own Retrolux performed at the High Dive and it was an amazing show! For those of you who don’t know, Retrolux is a two-person musical group that performs “eclectic and modern electric tunes”. The band’s website explains that they, “craft a blend of raw, hard-hitting beats with a gentle, indie-electronic…
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The Orwells: Terrible Human Beings Album Review

​“Average” is not a word I thought I would use when referring to The Orwells. The garage rock band from a small suburb in Elmhurst, Illinois have been delivering heavy and consistent material since 2012; however, with their new album Terrible Human Beings, they fall short of this consistency for the first time. ​Thankfully, they…
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Check Out These Sick Tunes

If you are as lazy as I am, chances are you did not bother to go get your flu shot. You know, the one that is pretty much free with any sort of insurance. If you are equally as unlucky as you are lazy, chances are you ended up stuck in bed for multiple days…
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All Time Low airs Dirty Laundry

The inner 13-year old in me was screaming this weekend and it’s all thanks to Alex Gaskarth and co. Hailing from Towson, Maryland, All Time Low, made their triumphant return to the punk rock scene with a catchy new single, “Dirty Laundry” and accompanying music video. “Dirty Laundry” is the band’s first piece of music…
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MUNA About U Album Review

“About U” is the debut LP of the Electronic Pop trio MUNA. With a sound that incorporates meaningful pop vocals, trippy electric guitar fills, electronic down-tempo beats and amazing harmonies overloaded with soul and power, MUNA might have just found the formula for what might be one of the most complete pop albums of 2017.…
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The Magic of the City of Gainesville

After calling Gainesville home for a year and a half and being in Swamp Records for a year, two things I can conclude are: one – music has been a prominent characteristic of my college experience; two - Gainesville’s local music scene is eclectic, progressive, and downright impressive. ​Some legendary greats have grown in Gainesville,…
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Metallica Announces WorldWired Tour

Calling all Metalheads! Metallica, one of the hardest rocking bands out there, announced their “WorldWired” North American tour last week. The band will be performing at twenty-five different venues across the continental United States and even some locations in Canada. Bouncing off the success of their most recent album, “Hardwired...To Self-Destruct”, this is Metallica’s first…
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Prince- We Are Still Listening

Ten months after the death of a legend, Prince’s name has once again been thrust into the spotlight. As of February 12, his classic hits which were once monopolized by Tidal are available to stream on most online music platforms. Not only that, but fans have several future releases to look forward to. On June…
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Your Guide to the Grammys

Last night the Grammys were 3.5 hours long… and that doesn’t even include everything. Most of the Grammy Awards are handed out before the main broadcast. The Grammys are a huge night in music recognizing talented artists and, of course, not without over-the-top performances and surprises. The host of the Grammys, James Corden, killed it…
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Album Review: Last December

From the get go, Astraphobia launched itself onto the Florida rock scene with all the distortion and power expected from a band of its nature. “Last December”, written collectively by the band delivers hard hitting guitar riffs, dynamic percussion and gritty, throbbing bass that gives the songs an edgy throttle. This solid hard rock debut…
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