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  • The Madeleine Haze delivers honorable emulation on ‘Noble Lies & Pious Frauds”

    The Madeleine Haze delivers honorable emulation on ‘Noble Lies & Pious Frauds”

    Founded a few years ago as a solo project for vocalist/guitarist Zack Goebbel, progressive hard rock trio The Madeleine Haze (named after a work by French novelist Marcel Proust) also includes bassist Richard Dean Wilson and drummer Dan Dalton. Thus far, the band has been inspired by (and compared...
  • Familiarity and monotony prove hexing for Palaceburn’s 'Curses' EP

    Familiarity and monotony prove hexing for Palaceburn’s 'Curses' EP

    It’s not easy being a hard rock band in 2015, as so many acts have come and gone over the past few decades that it’s quite difficult to bring anything new to the table. An act’s musicianship and passion may be there in full force, but if there’s nothing new in its formula, it ends up being merely...
  • Not Here by The Pollies is pretty alt-country

    Not Here by The Pollies is pretty alt-country

    With bands like Drive-By Truckers and Banditos, Alabama has some pretty good representation in the field of alt-country. The Pollies may not be at that level yet, but it proves with its new album Not Here that there is just something about Alabama that produces good bands. Some people and bands have...
  • Live Review: Of Montreal at Union Transfer, Philadelphia

    Live Review: Of Montreal at Union Transfer, Philadelphia

    While it was a Sunday night, you would not have known that walking into Union Transfer last night. The venue was packed with excited fans donning a wide array of bizarrely eccentric outfits for the psychedelic indie pop band, of Montreal. Before lead singer, Kevin Barnes, took the stage, an...
  • Victor Wooten’s new groove set Cervantes ablaze last weekend

    Victor Wooten’s new groove set Cervantes ablaze last weekend

    Though the show was listed as taking place Dec. 27, Victor Wooten did not take the stage until after the stroke of midnight. The readily apparent difference in the show to come was revealed by the placement of the trap set at the front of the stage on the audience’s left. When we saw Victor perform...
  • The Train Wrecks: 'We Roll On'

    The Train Wrecks: 'We Roll On'

    We Roll On by The Train Wrecks (from Savannah, Georgia) begins with the title track, a song with a rhythm that immediately gets your head moving and your toes tapping. The guitar in the intro of this song sounds a lot like The Reverend Horton Heat. For that matter, the vocals are pretty similar to...
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