2013 Rockstar’s Uproar Festival

We recap the 2013 Rockstar Uproar Festival and its stop in Noblesville Venue: Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana The good, the bad and the ugly. There is always a little of each at a festival show. The 2013 Rockstar Uproar Festival was no different. I usually attend metal festivals, most … Read More ›

Witchrock Album Cover by Magneta Lane

Album Review: Magneta Lane – WitchRock

Magneta Lane WitchRock eOne Music ★ Did I just listen to one long song? The music that makes up the WitchRock EP relate to each other more than they should, bleeding out any differentiation between the opener “Burn,” and the closer “Lucky.” Maybe it was because 2006 was closer to … Read More ›

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Azure Emote – The Gravity of Impermanence

Azure Emote The Gravity of Impermanence Selfmadegod Records ★★★★ With this sophomore release from mad scientist Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Vile, Divine Rapture, Abraxas), he pulls out all the stops and turns The Gravity of Impermanence not just into a two-disc monstrosity, but also creates an army out of some of … Read More ›

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The Locals – Stereostatic Funicular

The Locals Stereostatic Funicular Independent STARS Listening to The Locals is like a breath of fresh air, even if that air was harvested from an early ‘90s alternative buzz. This EP is a quick listen and will sift through your pleasure sensories as fast as you caught word of this … Read More ›

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Les Jupes – Negative Space

Les Jupes Negative Space Independent ★★★ It’s not that Winnepeg’s Les Jupes have songs on Negative Space that are necessarily essential, but you end up thinking about these songs long after you have listened to them. That alone gives this EP weight. This four-song EP is about a band that … Read More ›

House of Need album cover by Les Level

Les Level – House of Need

Les Level House of Need 100% Silk ★★ When thinking in terms of mathematics, there is a certain process to mathematical equations that if you follow the steps that make up a formula, the answer turns out precise and correct. The same goes for electronic music. You either follow the … Read More ›

The Lion King album cover by Paradise 100

Paradise 100 – The Lion King

Paradise 100 The Lion King 100% Silk ★★★★ Often times the electronic universe has been plagued with childish and inane objects of desire. The ‘90s were incredibly bad at that. Design and function sometimes coincided to the candy coating techno sounds that were frothing out of the speakers, but there … Read More ›