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Album Review

Hamster Theatre: The Public Execution of Mister Personality / Quasi Day Room: Live at the Moore Theatre

Read "The Public Execution of Mister Personality / Quasi Day Room: Live at the Moore Theatre" reviewed by John Kelman


While countless artists are busily dissolving artificial boundaries between musical styles, it's still shocking to hear a group just plain nuke them. Hamster Theatre does exactly that on this two-disc set presenting alternate yet not dissimilar aspects of this genre-busting group spearheaded by multi-instrumentalists/composers Dave Wiley and Jon Stubbs. The release includes the studio recording The Public Execution of Mister Personality and Quasi Day Room: Live at the Moore Theatre, from a 2002 live performance.

The studio disc demonstrates more ...

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Album Review

Hamster Theatre: Carnival Detournement

Read "Carnival Detournement" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Colorado-based “Hamster Theatre” celebrates their third release, titled Carnival Detournement, as this effort also represents the band’s freshman outing for the “Cuneiform Records” label. Multi-instrumentalists Dave Willey and Jon Stubbs denote the core of this enterprising aggregation while the duo garners additional support from ten guest artists for what equates to a genuinely affable and inventive progressive rock-style multi-part opus. Basically, the musician’s meld disparate elements into their palate as this set features an abundance of kaleidoscopic intervals, modern jazz ...


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