THE LANDMARKS, PEYOTE UGLY, AND SHARK LEGS — JUNE 21 AT CENTRAL SALOON

Photos by: Peter Cozens When you go to a concert and the first band performing is called Shark Legs, you expect greatness. When the band gets up on stage and the bassist has the best 70s porn star mustache you’ve ever seen, greatness is confirmed. Shark Legs consists of aforementioned fabulously-mustachioed bassist Jacob Jones, vocalist and […]

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ALY & AJ — GOOD LOVE

Rating: 3.5/5 Millennials rejoice: Aly & AJ are back! Being millennials themselves, A & A slide into the twenty-tens just as easily as a creep slides into your dating profile inbox, even though their last release was in 2007. The sisters’ voices are still indistinguishable, but “Good Love” is a steady track that, at best, […]

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ALESSIA CARA — GROWING PAINS

Rating: 2.9/5 When a then-19-year-old Alessia Cara was touring with Coldplay during their 2016 tour, I was shocked by her poise. She had just skyrocketed to fame with her debut single, “Here,” and was on tour with a world-renowned act; yet she held her own. She talked to the audience about her very-relatable struggles as […]

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YOUNG THE GIANT — SIMPLIFY

Rating: 2.5/5 The band that brought you “Cough Syrup” is back with a track that is, indeed, simpler than their past works. “Simplify” pales in comparison to the band’s past rock-heavy tracks. While Young The Giant has never been “hard,” they usually push their beats towards exciting, and “Simplify” sounds like they threw some chords together […]

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