Resilient: How to Peach Review: A Special Throwback
Dec10

Resilient: How to Peach Review: A Special Throwback

While recent years have seen bands who bear more than a passing similarity to our flannel-clad forefathers, it feels incorrect to ascribe the grunge distinction to any band past 1999. The reason is simple: Despite what some brand-marketing executives might have you believe, the label “grunge” has always referred to an ethos and aesthetic, rather than a sound. The Smashing Pumpkins never had much in common with Nirvana, and if we’re...

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Voice of Addiction: The Lost Art of Empathy Review: Keeping Punk Alive
Dec07

Voice of Addiction: The Lost Art of Empathy Review: Keeping Punk Alive

“Punk is dead.” It’s a sentiment nearly as old as the genre itself, and yet, punk exhibits signs of life, in recent years by adopting contemporary sounds, and occasionally, and momentarily becoming culturally relevant. While the days of CBGB’s and basement shows are behind us, there is still some life left to live for the average punk who is willing to accept trace amounts of modernity. Voice of Addiction might just be one of those...

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Hand of Fate 2 Review: The Epitome Of Excellent Deck Building
Dec03

Hand of Fate 2 Review: The Epitome Of Excellent Deck Building

“Hand of Fate 2” is a surprisingly engaging experience that’s on its way to becoming an indie classic. Developed by Defiant Studios, this RPG adventure blends “Dungeon & Dragons” with in-depth action elements. This game takes you back to medieval times, where you’re allowed to design your route through a series of mini side stories that keep the game feeling fresh with every varying objective. With solid presentation, this is a...

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Planetarium Review: Portman and Depp Star in Misleading Adventure
Nov29

Planetarium Review: Portman and Depp Star in Misleading Adventure

Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp take on the role of sisters able to communicate with the unknown in “Planatarium,” leading them to become the center of attention from filmmaking vultures. However, the bond between these sisters is not something you can add special effects to for a movie. Ironically, “Planetarium” is filled with historical context and a bond between sisters, but no actual connection to its title. The end...

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Road Rage Review: Broken
Nov26

Road Rage Review: Broken

“Road Rage” crashes just about as much as you will be when playing it. “Road Rage,” developed by Maximum Games (Troll and I,) is an unfortunate attempt at what has already been perfected before. The game presents a world of unforgiving motorcycle gangs on the prowl for money, women, and power. Little irony intended, the concept is harmless enough, but unfortunately, everything else isn’t. From game-breaking bugs to limited...

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C.K. Flach: Empty Mansions Review: Full of Depth
Nov20

C.K. Flach: Empty Mansions Review: Full of Depth

New York-born indie-artist C.K. Flach new album, “Empty Mansions” evokes both a nostalgic memory of hearing a song played at a coffee house and the warmness of being home on a Sunday morning. A native of Coeymans Hollow in Albany, Flach draws from various elements to construct his experience, which in the end is easily described as a master fusion of poetry and soulful music. Through these tales, Flach harnesses the power...

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