Despite using the same two words for the band’s name, their album, and this EP, “Something Else?” is far less “traditional punk” than the Columbus band’s previous full-length. It alternates between acoustic and electrified, and although angsty lyrics run throughout the EP, Something Else utilizes catchy melodies and hypnotic hooks to capture your attention. Opening … More EP Review: Something Else – Something Else?
Two years ago today, I wrote my first ever album review for Indientry. Yes, it was a review of Twenty One Pilots, but I’ve since branched out from the “mainstream”. Since July of 2015, I’ve published nearly 200 posts, including interviews with my some of my favorite musicians, reviews of my favorite albums, and me gushing … More Indientry Turns 2!
Despite having a brother who lives on Ohio State’s campus, I had never been to the Donato’s Basement on High Street until last Sunday’s Tuned Up show with Benji, Sleeptalk, DBMK, and Colly. I wasn’t expecting, then, how packed it would easily become throughout the night as excitement built with each new performer. … More Live Music Review: Benji, Sleeptalk, DBMK, & Colly (+ photos!)
By now, you all must know about the series of coincidences that led me to Andy Suzuki & The Method’s subway pop-up show and my album review. After that, I sent his manager an email, and while I was going stir-crazy on a family vacation looking for something to do (I’m definitely not a beach person!), … More Interview: Andy Suzuki (& The Method)
Despite still being unsigned, PUBLIC continues to open for ever-bigger bands like Twenty One Pilots this past month and has just released their third EP, “Sweet Lemonade”. It’s a far cry from “Let’s Remake It” and “Red”, but it also seems to be much more true to the band’s image: sweet, poppy, and definitely catchy. … More EP Review: PUBLIC – Sweet Lemonade
Speaking of bands who play in the New York subway system, experimental post-rock group You Bred Raptors? has toured the boroughs (and North America) since 2015. Their unexpectedly vocal-less sound on “International Genetics” is somewhere between prehistoric and industrial, made only with edgy cello, a drum kit, and an eight-string bass. The album’s first impression … More Album Review: You Bred Raptors? – International Genetics
If ten songs come together to sound like individual stories in the same book, that’s when an album is not only cohesive but enthralling and definitely one to put on repeat. Ratboys’ latest, “GN”, is exactly that: each sticky-smooth track is something new and exciting as you wander through the woods of “GN” without knowing … More Album Review: Ratboys – GN
Magic Giant, an on-the-rise alternative folk trio, came through Columbus recently, and although I wasn’t able to make it, I’ve been told that the show was absolutely nuts. Fortunately, though, I got the chance to send the band a few questions via email. In case you don’t know who Magic Giant is or about their … More Artist Interview – Magic Giant
Sometimes, you get to discover a band in a seriously cool way. In this case, I quite literally stumbled upon Andy Suzuki & The Method – I was on my way downtown and walked past a pop-up show in a New York City subway station. Immediately, I was hooked, running back to get a glimpse … More Album Review: Andy Suzuki & The Method – The Glass Hour
Click here for more photos! “Columbus, when you dream about playing a show, this is what you dream about,” proclaimed Jack Antonoff of Bleachers on Friday, June 16. The show in question had a jam-packed alt-pop lineup: between Bleachers’ headlining spot and MisterWives as an opener, the Express Live venue was buzzing with excitement from … More Live Music Review: MisterWives + Bleachers (+ photos!)