Album Review: The Blonde Tongues – Anxiety Dream

For those searching for a solidly classic rock and roll album, Florida-based band The Blonde Tongues has come to the rescue with its latest release, Anxiety Dream. It’s grungy and garage-y, and everything about the album is rough around the edges in the best kind of way. Anxiety Dream opens with its title track; “Anxiety Dream” … More Album Review: The Blonde Tongues – Anxiety Dream

Something Personal: The Hive Switch, Self-Transcendence, and An Adult Mom Show

My final project before graduating next week was to write a series of personal essays about music and the way that it’s affected my life throughout the four years of high school. I wrote ten such essays, each about a different album, but my introductory essay involved a topic from my Moral Psychology class that … More Something Personal: The Hive Switch, Self-Transcendence, and An Adult Mom Show

Album Review: Cousin Simple – And We Would Never End

Cousin Simple is “Columbus’s youngest alt-rock band.” After winning the 2017 Instaband competition, sponsored by GrooveU, the band already has one full-length album and two singles under its belt. It is no wonder that the band is already gaining traction in the Columbus music scene. The band’s debut album came out in 2017. Titled And We … More Album Review: Cousin Simple – And We Would Never End

EP Review: Wrath of Wednesday – Musical Bears

After two years of radio silence, Bexley garage-rockers Wrath of Wednesday released its Musical Bears EP in July of 2017. The EP is made up of “some oldies, some newbies, and some you’ve never heard before,” leading to a mismatched composite of rock music that flows surprisingly well. Two of the three involved in Wrath of Wednesday, … More EP Review: Wrath of Wednesday – Musical Bears

EP Review: RADATTACK – Montana Psychedelic Versus

Classifying themselves as “rock and roll muscle pop,” the boys in RADATTACK may be (for the most part) in high school, but they’ve already begun to make a name for themselves. The boys aren’t exactly inexperienced; almost all four of them have been participants in other Clintonville musical endeavors, including surf-punk band The Comos and Seth Peacock’s project Rat … More EP Review: RADATTACK – Montana Psychedelic Versus

Youth In Music: How Teenage-Friendly Spaces Benefit The Columbus Music Scene

Youth In Music is a mini-series born from a desire to get my friends interested in local music. I was frustrated by the lack of access for teenagers to Columbus shows and musicians; when high schoolers did want to learn about local bands, they didn’t know where to go, and when they found a show, … More Youth In Music: How Teenage-Friendly Spaces Benefit The Columbus Music Scene