• Single Review: Dead Seem Old - Mischief
    Single Review: Dead Seem Old - Mischief
  • Album Review: Salt Creek - Where Strangers Go
    Album Review: Salt Creek - Where Strangers Go
  • Album Review: Mountain Babies - Existence of Resistance
    Album Review: Mountain Babies - Existence of Resistance
  • Album Review: Mouth Sounds - Sing or Swim EP
    Album Review: Mouth Sounds - Sing or Swim EP
  • Michigander Gives An Intimate Show in Chicago
    Michigander Gives An Intimate Show in Chicago
  • Single Review: Wonky Tonk - Four Letter Word
    Single Review: Wonky Tonk - Four Letter Word
  • Single Review: Dead Seem Old - This Mess Won't Make Itself
    Single Review: Dead Seem Old - This Mess Won't Make Itself
  • Album Review: The Lake Effects - Ioway
    Album Review: The Lake Effects - Ioway
  • Interview with The Lake Effects
    Interview with The Lake Effects
  • New Discovery: PLGRMS
    New Discovery: PLGRMS
  • Album Review: The Flats - Auburn in the Everlast
    Album Review: The Flats - Auburn in the Everlast
  • 2016 Wrap Up
    2016 Wrap Up
  • Album Review: Equipment - Chump
    Album Review: Equipment - Chump
  • Album Review: Trouper - All Things Are Shadow
    Album Review: Trouper - All Things Are Shadow
Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

September 11, 2016

Sometimes all you need to help jump start some creativity is a change in scenery. This was the case for singer-songwriter Jessie Abbey who made the move from sunny California to the just as sunny Florida with her band, Musical Charis. The move sparked Abbey to explore the music of her upbringing,...

Interview with Big Shoals

Interview with Big Shoals

September 3, 2016

There’s a reason that Big Shoals named their sophomore album Hard Lessons. I got to talk with singer Lance Howell about that as well as other inspiration behind the album and what the Florida trio is up to now that their newest album is out in the world.

Why don’t we start off with a quick introduction...

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

September 2, 2016

This summer has flown by. It seems like only yesterday I was sitting down to listen to Jason Singer, aka Michigander’s, first single, “Nineties.” The summer went so fast that I barely had time to start going through withdrawals from that single before getting some new music from Singer.

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Single Review: Basic Cable Preachers – Tomorrow’s Gone

Single Review: Basic Cable Preachers – Tomorrow’s Gone

August 31, 2016

If you’re not paying attention to the Columbus music scene you are doing yourself a huge disservice. My most recent discovery is the psch-rock with a pop twist quartet Basic Cable Preachers and their track “Tomorrow’s Gone.”

I don’t watch many music videos these...

Album Review: Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

Album Review: Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

August 29, 2016

It’s the time of year where I start dreaming of cooler weather, horror movies, and lots of pumpkin pie. There are certain genres of music that I turn to when I’m starting to crave the fall. I’m not sure what it is about Americana music, but for some reason it’s my perfect soundtrack to a...

Interview with Tim Browning & The Widowmakers

Interview with Tim Browning & The Widowmakers

August 19, 2016

I learned an important lesson this week and that’s that you should never judge a band based on where they are from or what kind of music they look like they might play. While Tim Browning & The Widowmakers’ debut LP Bad Intentions looked like it could be a straight up whiskey soaked country album on...

Album Review: Tim Browning & The Widowmakers – Bad Intentions

Album Review: Tim Browning & The Widowmakers – Bad Intentions

August 17, 2016

Honestly, I was a bit hesitant to listen to Tim Browning & The Widowmakers’ debut LP, Bad Intentions after checking them out online. I expected to get some twangy country tunes that I would probably only be able to get through a few tracks of before turning off. Thankfully, Tim Browning & The Widowmakers’ sound...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

August 14, 2016

The morning of day two of Mo Pop Festival was much different than that of day one. First off, it was raining which helped cool it down a bit (though the humidity still felt a bit ridiculous). Secondly, my mood had done a complete 180 after a day packed with amazing performances. I no longer had to...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 1

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 1

August 9, 2016

I’m going to be honest, the last thing I wanted to do when I woke up the Saturday of Mo Pop was get up and go sit out in the heat all day. I had been dreading the day all week after the temps rose back up to unbearable. That doesn’t even factor in the...

Album Review: DREAMERS – This Album Does Not Exist

Album Review: DREAMERS – This Album Does Not Exist

August 6, 2016

I’ve been chomping at the bit for a full length LP from Brooklyn trio, DREAMERS, ever since I first discovered their pop tinged indie rock sounds back in 2014. I was lucky enough to catch the guys last year when they played Mo Pop and couldn’t help but scream with...

Album Review: Manwomanchild – Awkward Island

Album Review: Manwomanchild – Awkward Island

July 11, 2016

Summer has been a rather humid affair this year. It’s hard to get out and enjoy the weather when all you have to do to work up a sweat is breathe. I’ve been on the lookout for breezy summer music to help battle the heat and was lucky enough to find Philadelphia’s Manwomanchild fronted...

Album Review: The Horse Traders – I Don’t Mind

Album Review: The Horse Traders – I Don’t Mind

June 21, 2016

It’s always a strange experience to put on an album for a band that you have never listened to before and be instantly hit with all kinds of nostalgia. The most recent release to do this is the sophomore EP, I Don’t Mind, from West Virginia quartet, The Horse Traders.

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Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part II featuring Motion City Soundtrack

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part II featuring Motion City Soundtrack

June 14, 2016

June 5, 2016: The Fillmore, Detroit

While the time between sets can feel never-ending when you’re waiting for one of your favorite bands to take the stage, I was happy to let the rest of the night pass as slowly as possible. But, as it always does, time seemed to move at super speed and it...

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

June 10, 2016

June 5, 2016: The Fillmore, Detroit

The air that filled the Fillmore a few nights ago was filled with anticipation and a fair bit of sadness. I myself was filled with mixed emotions as the night began but we’ll save that for part II of this review. For now, let’s focus on the kick ass openers...