Valerie Veteto

Album Reviews“Axxa/Abraxas” by Axxa/Abraxas
March 04. 2014 | By Valerie Veteto

“Axxa/Abraxas” by Axxa/Abraxas

Axxa/Abraxas is a venture into jammy psychedelia that hits the perfect level of production for folk rock n’ roll.

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Album Reviews“Big Heart” by Ski Lodge
August 20. 2013 | By Valerie Veteto

“Big Heart” by Ski Lodge

Ski Lodge’s debut album Big Heart eddies a strange yet pleasant mixture of jangly surfer rock and Morissey.

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Album Reviews“Empire” by GRMLN
June 04. 2013 | By Valerie Veteto

“Empire” by GRMLN

GRMLN’s Empire immediately becomes the pop-punk bundle of summer tunes that can lift you out of a Benadryl haze.

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Album Reviews“Secondhand Rapture” by MS MR
May 14. 2013 | By Valerie Veteto

“Secondhand Rapture” by MS MR

While their finger-pointing is not nearly as poetically snide as say Alanis Morissette, their bitterness is intriguingly inviting.

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Live ReviewsSavages @ The Independent, SF 4/19/13
April 24. 2013 | By Valerie Veteto

Savages @ The Independent, SF 4/19/13

Some shows thrust you into an otherworldly experience that you simply aren’t prepared for.

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Album Reviews"Bored Nothing" by Bored Nothing
April 09. 2013 | By Valerie Veteto

"Bored Nothing" by Bored Nothing

Fuzzy guitars, a casual 90’s slacker vibe, and vulnerable lyrics coexist to give you exactly the album you crave when you’re teetering as a wallflower.

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Album Reviews“Out of View” by The History of Apple Pie
January 29. 2013 | By Valerie Veteto

“Out of View” by The History of Apple Pie

The History of Apple Pie’s debut album, Out of View, crackles with a devil-may-care bubblegum drop sensuality.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “JAN” by JAN
November 13. 2012 | By Valerie Veteto


JAN is a riot-grrl descent into Kim Talon’s psyche — like sandpaper drenched in honey.

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