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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

Guided by Voices’ August by Cake album cover

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.”


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.

Deafheaven’s 2017 Tour Setlists: An Analysis

Posted in Concert Reviews, Esoterica, Exclusives, Reviews, Setlists with tags , , , , , on 04/09/2017 by kurtorzeck

Deafheaven’s setlist from their show at Mardi Gras in Boise on 3.25.17

When Deafheaven played their first show in Boise on March 25 — at Mardi Gras, a venue typically reserved for wedding functions — they provided the five-day Treefort Music Fest with its only dose of shoe-gazing black metal. Continue reading

Louis C.K. Jokes About Having Bestiality Sex with a Goat on ‘SNL’

Posted in Comedy, Reviews with tags , , on 04/09/2017 by kurtorzeck

Louis C.K. jokes about goat sex during his stint hosting last night’s “SNL”

Check out my review of Louis C.K.’s monologue from last night’s “Saturday Night Live” on Monsters and Critics.

Louis C.K.’s ‘2017’ Special: Abortions, Beheadings And Lots Of Laughs

Posted in Comedy, Reviews with tags on 04/05/2017 by kurtorzeck

Louis C.K. brings the cringe on his new Netflix special, “2017”

Check out my review of Louis C.K.’s new Netflix special, “2017,” on Monsters and Critics.

Best Albums Of 2016: Cobalt, Ancst, Black Fast

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


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