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“Hitch” is a Formidable Joyride


Anyone who has read Panethos for an extended period of time probably has figured out that I love rock music, particularly alternative rock and indie rock. Call me a creature of habit, but ever since my first Beatles, Monkees, and … Continue reading

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Temples enshrine the psychedelic era…and more


I discovered Temples listening to Impact 89fm – Michigan State University’s student radio station when they played the richly 1960’esque “Shelter Song.” As the first track on their debut full-length album, Sun Structures, the song aptly introduces Temples and a … Continue reading

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Two EPic EPs by Kitten


While attending the Joy Formidable concert several Monday’s ago, one of the opening acts, Kitten, put on such a stellar and energetic performance that I bought a copy of each of their two EPs, entitled Sunday School and Cut it … Continue reading

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A big ROAR and PURRfection


Still trying to regain my hearing, as last night’s concert in Lansing by The Joy Formidable was simply awesome. The title of the band’s first full length CD, The Big Roar was so aptly named as they just stoked up … Continue reading

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One helluva rock n’ roll tune!


While surfin’ the net this past weekend, I came across a post on Word Press highlighting a song entitled Revolution by the John Butler Trio who formed in Fremantle, Australia.  My first thought was, “Hum…I wonder if this is a cover of … Continue reading

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“Wolf’s Law” of kick-ass new music


I bought my copy of The Joy Formidable’s new album entitled Wolf’s Law at lunch time. I have been eagerly awaiting its release since impressive videos of “Wolf’s Law” and “This Ladder is Ours” were made available for viewing in the fall. … Continue reading

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“We are heroes with a thousand faces”


I first heard Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers play live at the Loft in Lansing last spring and then again at the Festival of the Sun in June. Each time, I have been mesmerized by their song entitled “Ego … Continue reading

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Great Rock in GR


Last night, Alison and I attended a CD release concert and celebration at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids. Located in the core of this great city in the Heartside Entertainment district, the Pyramid Scheme is an awesome music and … Continue reading

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This is more like it! “Observator” by the Raveonettes


Had a first listen to the newest album by Denmark’s Raveonettes this evening. The entire album can be heard via this weblink to Rolling Stone. An EP released by the band earlier this year had disappointed me, partially because it … Continue reading

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‘The Joy’ of ‘Formidable’ new music from Wales


Heard the newest track (“Wolf’s Law”) by The Joy Formidable for the first time yesterday. Both it and the accompanying video (see below) are literally out of this world. The Welsh band’s first full length album, The Big Roar, was my … Continue reading

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