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Review Crew: Lovers Anonymous/DreamWalkers/Brassroots District/Dragonbutter

Season 1, Ep. 301.3

This week the Review Crew tackles:

Candle House Collective - Lovers Anonymous (Online), reviewed by Kathryn Yu

Shadow of the Run presents Dreamwalkers (Cleveland, Ohio), reviewed by Patrick McLean

Brassroots District (Los Angeles), reviewed by Kevin Gossett

Brian Sander's JUNK presents Dragonbutter (Philidelphia), reviewed by Blake Weil

Hosted by Noah Nelson

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