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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]