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Guided by Voices’ August by Cake: FLOOD Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags on 04/29/2017 by kurtorzeck

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Here is my album review of Guided by Voices’ terrific August by Cake — the 100th release by frontman Bob Pollard. “By the time its 71 minutes are up, ‘August by Cake’ leaves a resin-free aftertaste.”

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Royal Thunder’s ‘Wick’-ed Awesome Gig: Two Cent Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on 04/15/2017 by kurtorzeck

Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder, Black Wizard and Nick Walker’s Acid Guide Service at the Shredder in Boise, ID, 4.14.17

Royal Thunder frontwoman Miny Parsons, doing her best Kurt Cobain impression at the Shredder.

With sweat dripping off their faces and their bodies thoroughly spent, Royal Thunder huddled together onstage at the Shredder on Friday night after a blistering show, powwowing about their latest concert victory. Continue reading

Treefort 2017: The Ultimate, Gorilla-Size Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Treefort 2017 delivered Deafheaven, Mac DeMarco, Grouper, Doug Marsch — and set a gorilla on the loose.

Check out my exhaustive concert review of Boise’s five-day indie-rock festival, Treefort — starring Deafheaven, Grouper, This Will Destroy You, Doug Martsch, Magic Sword and more — on Drowned in Sound.

Best Albums Of 2016: Cobalt, Ancst, Black Fast

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/20/2016 by kurtorzeck

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1. CobaltSlow Forever (Profound Lore)
2. AncstMoloch (Halo of Flies) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2015: Tribulation, High On Fire

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Uncategorized on 12/16/2015 by kurtorzeck

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1. TribulationChildren of the Night (Century Media)
2. High on FireLuminiferous (E1) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2014: Nux Vomica, At The Gates, Harakiri For The Sky

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Uncategorized on 12/20/2014 by kurtorzeck

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1. Nux VomicaNux Vomica (Relapse)
2. At the GatesAt War With Reality (Century Media)
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Best Albums Of 2013: Agrimonia, ASG, Beneath The Tides

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews on 12/30/2013 by kurtorzeck

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1. AgrimoniaRites of Separation (Southern Lord)
2. ASGBlood Drive (Relapse)

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