Categories
Review

Review: Ferocious Oaks – Polyamory EP

by M. Lewis Barker I have been jonesing to get my hands on Ferocious Oaks‘ Polyamory EP and was finally able to last night. The band released the EP headlining Velour a week ago, to much success. They are relatively new but have been quickly growing in success thanks to their energetic and unpredictable live shows. (They are also the […]

Categories
Review

The Howitzers and Crab Scratch Ecstasy at Muse Music – 2/18/2011

by M. Lewis Barker How are you doing fellow music lovers? I know I have not updated in quite awhile, but schoolwork and all that have made me a busy bee, missing a number of local shows. But I am not one to so quickly abandon my post, so I am back with another fine […]

Categories
Review

The Deathstar: Making Noise ‘Twixt Velour & Muse

by M. Lewis Barker You can still read the sign that says “LEGION” on the empty building between Velour and Muse. It is the ghost of a failed skate shop, sitting empty for years. The floors are stripped and dirty. The walls are covered in graffiti. And if you want to use the bathroom, I […]

Categories
Review

Toy Bombs, Shark Speed, Eyes Lips Eyes, and Seve Vs Evan @ Velour

I’m afraid we’re going to die. I’m afraid we’re going to die. But that’s okay ’cause we’re so pretty.

Categories
Review

Acoustic House Show: Spencer Russell, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Cody Taylor

by M. Lewis Barker I really love house shows, so when I found out that Cody Taylor was throwing one, I knew I had to be there. Courtney Marie Andrews, who has recently been playing and singing with Jimmy Eat World is finishing up a 2-week tour with her bassist and able to come to Provo for a free show. Along […]

Categories
Review

Velour’s Battle and This Weekend

by M. Lewis Barker So, thanks to the hours of work I put into my final projects last week, I was not able to make it to nights 4 and 5 of Velour’s Battle of the Bands. And due to a performance on BYU campus Saturday night, I missed most of the finals. But I’ll […]

Categories
Review

Velour Battle of the Bands Night ONE

by Mike Romero Velour’s Battle of the Bands is this week. Unfortunately, I missed last night’s show. Luckily I received an e-mail from one Eliot Rosewater. Eliot, your review isn’t nearly pretentious enough for this blog, but it’s still a good one: 2010 Velour Winter Battle of the Bands was began in style with four […]

Categories
Review

Rock & Roll is alive at the Compound

by M. Lewis Barker Hidden in downtown Provo, tucked away down a long driveway, a passerby might hear the sound of a small crowd. As they get closer, the smell of cigarettes and sweat grows stronger. A van sits outside a small house where people unload instruments into the living room. Everyone is chatting cheerfully, […]

Categories
Review

Review: Bearcats – This Wildfire Magic EP

by M. Lewis Barker Writer’s note: This is the first record I’ve reviewed in 7 years so it may not be particularly thorough. Bearcats are an indie rock band. They play catchy pop music with distorted guitars. Since they are already playing my style of music, one of two things will happen: I am going to […]

Categories
Review

BotB Night 5

by M. Lewis Barker I’ve created a Facebook page for this blog. Please “Like” it for updates! Night 5 brought some surprises. White Elephant played what seemed to be only covers. Despite the fact that they had a really good guitarist and everyone was more than competent, they just weren’t very good. They seemed young so inexperience is […]