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System analyst by financial necessity. Writer by necessity of expression. DJ because music is in my Top 5 essentials for living. I grew up on a steady diet of comic books, science fiction/fantasy, and a wide variety of musical genres. In addition to writing for Destroy the Cyborg I also produce a weekly podcast at Idiosyncratic Transmissions.


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Joan Shelley – Over and Even

September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In doing an independent music podcast I hear many good bands. Some so good that it amazes me that they haven’t become more famous in this day and age where music is increasingly accessible. While...

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Roger Waters – Amused to Death (Reissue)

August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s September of 1992. I’ve recently graduated from high school and I am starting my freshman year at the University of Louisville. I haven’t started exploring the vast breadths and depths of music yet. I’m...

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Sugar & the Hi Lows – High Roller

July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sugar & the Hi Lows hit the scene in 2013 with a self titled debut that was something different and something special. From the front cover with a picture that looked straight from the late...

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My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

To say that My Morning Jacket have had a long and varied career would be an understatement. Since 1998 the band has been going strong, with only a couple of lineup changes, covering a wide...

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Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sufjan Stevens has returned with his seventh studio album Carrie & Lowell. The album is a departure from his electronica heavy release Age of Adz returning Sufjan to his folk sound. It is also his...

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Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight

March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you think of music scenes, Louisville, Ky may not be at the top of your list. If you live here you know the town is rich with musical acts that are making headway into...

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The Decemberists are back with their 7th full length studio release What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. It comes on a whirlwind of four years including relentless touring in support of their previous album, keyboardist...

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Ten Favorite Albums from 2014

January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is nearing the end of the year and I, as many music reviewers, have a list of my favorite albums from 2014.  Let me be clear about this.  I do not proclaim these to...

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Arum Rae – Waving Wild

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Arum Rae is having quite a banner year in 2014.  Hot on the heels of her EP Warranted Queen she is set to release a second EP of music titled Waving Wild on November 4th.  This new EP takes...

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The Last Bison – VA

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On September 30th The Last Bison will return to their roots as an independent band with the release of the third full-length album VA.  Named for their home state, the album was recorded while the band...

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