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Review – Chokecherry – The Future Was a Long Time Ago


By Clara Tsac

Minneapolis-based band Chokecherry puts a fresh spin on your favorite country records in the paradoxically titled The Future Was a Long Time Ago. Folksy, whimsical, sometimes self-deprecating, Chokecherry is a band that makes feel-good music without taking themselves too seriously. Most of the songs intertwine loosely harmonized choruses and mournful blues singing over a mix of country and punk. Continue reading

Review – Omen – Bad


By Clara Tsac

Twin Cities artist Omen packs a heavy metal punch in new album Bad A fusion of hip-hop and rock, Omen spits smooth existentialist bravado over distorted guitar lines and punk drums. Produced by DJ Name and Wesley Opus with additional backup vocals by Wesley Opus, the instrumentation leans towards the Midwestern punk-rap sensibility of Doomtree.  It’s difficult to say whether the album is a rap album steeped in metal, or a heavy metal album with no singing. Continue reading