With Spring Fling just ending in Cleveland, I’ve had pop-punk on the brain for the past few days. Jetty Bones, Mayday Parade, Heroes Like Villains… I’ve just been on a kick. You can imagine my delight, then, when I first listened to Restless Streets’s new album, Together. It’s definitely got some pop-punk in there, although it’s not … More Album Review: Restless Streets – Together
Hey, all. It’s been a minute since I last posted – sorry about that. I’ve been out of commission for the past week: no access to the internet, et cetera. I won’t go into detail, but the important thing is that I’m much better now and ready to go. Anyway, exciting things have still been … More Something Personal: A Life Update?
Whether it’s LCD Soundsystem or Franz Ferdinand, I love a good dance-punk album. When I got an email about Columbus-based Conversion Delay, an indie rock/dance-punk band, I stopped what I was doing – granted, Calculus homework is not the most fascinating thing, but still – to listen. I was definitely not disappointed with their latest … More EP Review: Conversion Delay – Out Of Sight
There’s something incredibly inspiring about a band who owns their sound completely, who does things their own way and isn’t afraid to tell you exactly how they’re feeling. Combine that with a somehow-delicate pop-punk sound, and you’ve pretty much got my dream band – in this case, Diet Cig and their debut album, Swear I’m Good … More Album Review: Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This
After beginning to write and perform slam poetry at the age of 15, George Watsky skyrocketed to popularity in the spoken-word scene. Known simply as Watsky, the 30-year-old has since moved on to other things, releasing his debut hip-hop album in 2009. His most notable (and unique) contribution to the rap scene was his participation … More Album Review: Watsky – x Infinity
When you see “indie rock” in a band’s description, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re going to get, because it’s such a wide genre. I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to The Cartographers, but with influences like Jukebox The Ghost and Fall Out Boy, I was prepared to love the band’s Behind … More EP Review: The Cartographers – Behind Your Eyes
Here in Columbus, we’re stuck in that weird springtime weather where one day, it’s sunny and warm enough to eat lunch outside, and others, there aren’t enough sweatpants in the world to warm you up. The solution for this constantly-changing weather is obviously some upbeat, summery music – like The Graphics’s Over and Over. This album … More Album Review: The Graphics – Over and Over
Having toured with the likes of Against The Current and Set It Off, Brighton pop-punk band As It Is is no stranger to the scene. The group was signed to Fearless Records in 2014 after the release of their last EP, This Mind Of Mine, and As It Is released their second full-length album, okay., earlier … More Album Review: As It Is – okay.
When I get emails regarding coverage for small bands, I usually take the time to check them out – in this case, that paid off. SUNS, a tiny post-rock trio from Wales, just put out a three-track EP (available here on cassette and digitally), and it’s right up my alley. It’s not quite dreamy, but it’s … More EP Review: SUNS