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Carl Barât and the Jackals – Let It Reign (Joyful Noise)

carl barat, jackels, let it reign, selective memory

Carl Barât has released his second solo outing, his first with backing band The Jackals, in the midst of reunion rumors of his beloved yet tumultuous Libertines project. In comparison, Barât’s Let it Reign is a moody album with pop sensibilities but undeniably has that infectious punk swagger. Links: Official Site Facebook The opening

In the Company of Serpents – Merging in Light (Independent)

In The Company Of Serpents

Denver’s In The Company of Serpents release a new three track EP of colossal, earth crumbling jams with Merging In Light. The duo fit right into their environment with stoner-rock sensibilities with sounds so heavy and unrelenting it mimics the harsh conditions of the Rockies themselves. Links: Bandcamp Facebook When the first track “Breed,

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth – Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (Southern Lord)

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Selective Memory

In the Seattle grunge invasion of the late 80’s/early 90’s, the band TAD was the quintessential black sheep of its musical peers. Other than the classic grunge exploits of manipulated riffing of 70’s era jams (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, etc.), TAD separated themselves from the pack by biting on the rubber

Gwar with Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks (The Vogue, November 25, 2014)

Gwar, Selective Memory

There’s just something about The Vogue. When I see a nationally established band is posted to play there, it just brings a sense of filth and macabre to the show that simply does not compare to any other venue locally. With nothing but illuminated liquor bottles to guide me, I