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11.03.2014 | 47 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It’s possible to describe Mortgage Freeman’s sophomore album Streetcrusher in a single word: busy. Using one word to describe an album this bountiful, however, almost feels like an insult, since brevity has nothing to do with this record’s prog-addled vision. So instead let’s describe Streetcrusher as an audaciously manic, supersized, seam-bursting loaded baked potato of a record, an hour-...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Escaper

 On the new CD by Milwaukee’s Into Arcadia, subdued grooves—that nevertheless veer toward the martial—mesh with chordal gauze and sheen as singer-guitarist Otto Ohlsson soul baringly wails in existential despair. They may
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 p.m.

A Woodstock, N.Y., band with a search-engine-defying name, 3—or is it spelled Three? There’s no consensus on this, even from the band’s own camp—head to Shank Hall tonight for an 8 p.m. show. The group’s latest album, The End Is Begun, is a collection of charged, youthful prog-rock with flashes of Porcupine . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Mehr (Faryaad)

Not unlike Marjane Satrapi from the graphic novel and film Persepolis, Iranian guitarist Pouya Mahmoodi was a child when the Shah was overthrown. He grew up in a house filled with Western rock, but in Parisian exile became homesick for the sound of his lost homeland . . .

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