Category Archives: Reviews

Fuck With Yourself

“The first album was kinda like this diary that someone discovered and I was kinda forced to read it in front of people, and this album for me is more kinda like a journal I left open and I'm like "I dare you to read it," Banks says about her sophomore album The Altar. Banks…
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A History of Gainesville Punk

The first of its kind, Gainesville Punk: A History of Bands and More by local author Matt Walker, provides an intimate look at the Gainesville punk music scene through the ages. Organized into three parts, the book describes three distinct musical eras. In the first part, Walker describes the origins of the punk scene, with…
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A Review of Foxygens’ Hang

  2017 must be the year for indie-rock. This January, Foxygen released their new album, “Hang”, and it left an unexpected impression on me. The wide instrumentation is remarkable, reminiscent of a soundtrack to a musical. Some people may argue that they don’t have an original sound, but I like their retro and nostalgic vibes.…
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Injury Reserve Wants to Make You Squirm

A light-skinned charismatic law student, a fat, black, alcoholic father of four, and a scrawny redhead paler than stardust (which I imagine is pale): They intend to stick out like the sorest of thumbs. Injury Reserve is hardly a conventional trio, much less a conventional rap group, but the strangeness of their grouping serves their…
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Hallelujah Money and the Importance of Demon Days

With the release of their first new song in nearly six years, Gorillaz still holds no punches when it comes to pushing their political agenda. With Donald Trump’s recent inauguration, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett could not have timed this release any better. “Hallelujah Money” featuring English artist Benjamin Clementine and its accompanying music video…
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Review: Impact Gainesville’s Battle of the Bands

Impact Gainesville’s “Battle of the Bands” presented by Swamp Records and Alpha Epsilon Delta was an overwhelming melting pot of the talent that central Florida has to offer. With 100% of all proceeds going to Florida Diabetes Camp, the night was not only a great time, but for a good cause as well. Spanning from…
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Classic Album Review: Combat Rock by The Clash

During my freshman year of college I made many attempts to form a rock band. In one of my attempts I met a bassist who lived right in my building just a couple of floors down. Unfortunately, we never ended up forming a band but he did introduce me to what is now one of…
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Review: Big Baby D.R.A.M. x D.R.A.M.

D.R.A.M. describes his music as “trappy-go-lucky” and I won’t pretend I can muster anywhere near as apt a descriptor as that. It is the trappiest-go-luckiest music ever to wiggle my eardrums. If you’re struggling to understand what exactly that means, let the elastic grin and golden, curly-haired puppy on Big Baby D.R.A.M.’s cover serve as…
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