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Locals Only: : The Turkeys

Give thanks for their new CD, 'Every Night's the Same'

0 Comments · Monday, January 14, 2008
The Turkeys' tunes pull on the ear like a slow, sucking magnet. With Every Night's the Same, released in late 2007, Chris Cusentino (bass, guitar, vocals) and Kyle Knapp (drums, guitar, vocals)  

Locals Only: : Chris Arduser

Singer/songwriter releases 'Hapless' with guest stars and murderous anti-love

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Damn. So close. We've all had those loves gone wrong. Maybe the fantasy turned real, becoming ridiculously crazy. Stalkerville. Maybe it was merely longing and the reality never happened. Maybe  

Locals Only: : The Way Downs

Lee Gallagher's new Rock band punches out hard, all guts and no effects

0 Comments · Monday, December 10, 2007
"The writing seems effortless ... it's more just riffs and rockin'," singer Lee Gallagher says. "I love Soul singers. It seems different than a lot of stuff that's going on. I play harmonic  

Living Out Loud: : Trashing the Uniform

Leaving behind the white cul-de-sac

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I grew up in Anderson Township. Our subdivision was bustling, clean and safe. Swing sets everywhere. Toddlers played in well-groomed yards. Each house had character, and all of my playmates were wh  

Music: The Fab Faux

Gifted local jazz quartet The Faux Frenchmen releases CD

0 Comments · Monday, November 26, 2007
Let's begin with the sound: instrumental, witty and utterly complex Gypsy Jazz. Listen to the Faux Frenchmen, and you'll become catapulted back in time. Envision film noir, lipstick, high hee  

Locals Only: : Mark Utley

Rock veteran unplugs, amplifying roots and heart with Magnolia Mountain

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
When I arrive, songster/guitarist Mark Utley is M.I.A. Actually, he's upstairs tucking one child in bed. As a rule, youngsters aren't drawn to me. Frequently, when I hold babies, they twitch, th  

Locals Only: : entheos

Acoustic duo evolves into full-on electric Dream Pop band

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
At the MidPoint festival this year, I wandered into New Stage Collective, pleasantly happening upon breathy, soul-driven tunes that poured out from the theater, spilling down the stairs like a lon  

Locals Only: : Johnnytwentythree

With mood-induced music and motion pictures, Johnnytwentythree tours riveting new album

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Ghostly. Think of handmade shadow pictures on the wall of a lowly lit, hazy, yellowish room. Around town, a similar elusive air, a secretive, slightly strange rumor surrounds Johnnytwentythree. Bu  

Locals Only: : Ramsey

Singer/songwriter officially releases new CD after a year of making it all gel live

0 Comments · Monday, September 17, 2007
Wearing all black, long sleeves and long pants, immune to the scorching day, Joel Ramsey (stage name: Ramsey) appears to be chillin' in the moment. Serene. First, his smile is slight, beginning   

Living Out Loud: : He Thinks I'm Doing Coke

First Date moments

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Why is it that when we enter the realm of the "first date moments," all sense of maturity and grace evaporates? I'm not talking about teenagers at the movies. I'm talking about grownups -- 30, 40 an