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Locals Only: : A Little Kelp From Their Friends

Retro-rockers invigorated by new direction

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 14, 2005
"People tell us we have an '80s sound; I just don't hear it." As the words are leaving Kent Meloy's mouth, I'm reminded of a quote attributed to Michelangelo in which the painter of the ceil  

Locals Only: : Terra-Fied

Local trio Terravada strive to build its reputation with cathartic Rock music

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 30, 2005
All songwriters have places that they draw inspiration from, whether it be internal or external. It can be a memory, a special chair, poetry, a muse, a lover, history or the nightly news. Whatever  

Locals Only: : 21st-Century Foxy

Foxy Shazam! discovers the fabled passage between abstract music and broad appeal

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 26, 2005
The preconceptions I had about Eric Nally were completely wrong. Based on his vocal performances, a manic mix of camp and barking that rivals Mike Patton's absurd intensity, I fully expected an a  

Locals Only: : high on firestarters

Roger Drawdy and his band bring their original blend of traditional Irish music to life

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
It's not unusual to see a pub full of folks singing along to Irish music. Well-worn songs are cheered by throngs of stout-swilling audiences every weekend. The twist at a Roger Drawdy and the Fir  

Locals Only: : Digable "Underground"

The Spectacular Fantastic makes the leap from studio project to live Indie Pop juggernaut

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 28, 2005
If you want to know how Mike Detmer's doing, you could call and ask him. Or you could just pick up a copy of whatever CD he's released most recently. Whether with The Spectacular Fantastic, folk  

Locals Only: : Quadrosceneia

Kohai finds inspiration for their debut album in the local music scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Kohai has written a Rock opera, but I'm not sure they intended to or even realize they've done it. On their debut release, What We Are Waiting For, songwriter Shaun Henry filters experiences thr  

Locals Only: : Lucky Struts

The Kentucky Struts release a marvelous debut with a little help from their friends

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 31, 2005
There's truth in the phrase "The best luck befalls the hardest workers." Country rockers The Kentucky Struts embody this notion. For all their toil, a great deal of their ongoing good fortune h  

Locals Only: : Ace of Spades

Cats hit the ground Walking ... Backwards

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Striking a balance between writing gratifying music and presenting an audience with engaging performances can be difficult. For Cats Walking Backwards, a new band featuring a number of scene veter  

Locals Only: : Riffer Madness

Blacklight Barbarian returns with heavy, dynamic Blues/Rock

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 6, 2005
It's a steamy summer night, and a sweaty power trio is ripping through one sludgy jam after another. On one wall of their practice space hangs a UV-illuminated picture of two scimitar-wielding og  

Locals Only: : Like, Wow, Man

Giant Wow take a slow boat to the fast track

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Sometimes a band is best defined by what they're not, particularly if they have few stylistic analogues. Giant Wow is definitely some unique strain of Power Pop, but beyond that, descriptions and