Category Archives: Reviews

Review – Unemployment Blues – The Person & The People

Kelsey Simpkins

There’s something to be said for slow and steady wins the race. But there is also success in taking detours. The Person & The People are now subscribers of both with their latest release, Unemployment Blues. Continue reading

Review – Annie and the Bang Bang – Save Yourself


Rebecca Marx

If you are looking for an album that satisfies the need for a strong artistic voice then look no further, Annie and the Bang Bang’s Save Yourself delivers. A vibrantly alive follow up to their 2013 self titled debut, Save Yourself will keep you riveted until the closing chords of the sweeping title track fade awayAn ominous snapshot into what breaking up, and moving on can look like. A voyeur’s dream. Continue reading

Review – To Live and Die in the Midwest – Upscale Swill


Upscale Swill – To Live and Die in the Midwest

By Brandon Henry

Upscale Swill’s full length album To Live and Die in the Midwest is a refreshing listening experience. It’s an album that tells a story through ten beautifully crafted folk-pop songs that bounce from sun-shiny love songs to heart-wrenching ballads of two souls drifting apart. Continue reading

Review – Sam Cassidy – Sam Cassidy and the Red Daughters Band EP


Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Ben Madison

Just like you, my inbox is cause to many mixed feelings. In between the ads and the endless backlog of things that I admittedly may never get to, there hides gems. Continue reading

Review – Jake Jones – From Time to Time

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Desney Cody

Music to some is just noise; words put to a beat, or rhythm. Some have no real emotional connection or meaning to the music they are making, or listening to. Minneapolis’s very own Jake Jones is one of the rawest yet. Their latest album From Time to Time speaks of topics from bad relationships and depression, to drug and Continue reading

Review – Fairfax, AK – Wasted Youth

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By Brandon Henry  Photo Credit Jason Larkin

Wasted Youth is the first album in four years from the Minneapolis – based Fairfax, AK and the wait is well worth it. With its orchestral rock arrangements, finely crafted lyrics and an edge of punk angst, they demonstrate a maturity in their songwriting that is a testament to coming of age, again. This is a cohesive collection of songs that brilliantly trace the jagged arc of growing up, moving on and lamenting what is left behind. Continue reading