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The news today: Just a Ride and Tofu Boy reviewed

Tofu Boy – Shark Attack Indie rock is to pop music what postmodernism is to literature. Frankly, the term “indie” has long ago lost its meaning, with groups making records on a cassette player in their bedroom and Imagine Dragons all sharing the same…
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Sweet and sour: Merit Maker and King-Mob reviewed

Merit Maker – New Way Pop-punk is having an unexpected resurgence in mainstream music. Unlike other styles that hit it big with radio and TV circa the 2000s (nu-metal, industrial) this is a comeback in earnest. New artists are emerging, and many of them are using…
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Soul powered: Ruber Taurus and Mal Hombre reviewed

Mal Hombre – Dig That Hole If rock music is going to keep being scary, it will have to work really hard to compete with the truly frightening things that dominate the news and our everyday existence. Somebody with clown makeup on burning the flag is unlikely to have…