Q&A: Steadfast Festival Founder Ryan Getz speaks on event’s success

By Zak Kolesar [Festival flyer courtesy of Steadfast Festival] Columbus is becoming a local music festival destination: a city where residents no longer have to travel across states to be exposed to different music scenes. Steadfast Festival is one of the daring events taking a ground-level approach that has contributed to Columbus’ success as a … More Q&A: Steadfast Festival Founder Ryan Getz speaks on event’s success

Feature: Battle of the Bloggers 2018

This year, alongside all of the traditional end-of-year lists, I decided to host something a little different: a Battle of the Bloggers. It’s a group feature with ten musically-inclined folks (not technically all bloggers; some are musicians or record labels) who decided to defend their number one album of the year against everyone else’s, and … More Feature: Battle of the Bloggers 2018

Little Thoughts: Three Records with Murielle Marra

Little Thoughts is a monthly guest post series where music fans and writers cover three albums, new or old, that they think deserve to be heard. The series itself is named after a Bloc Party song. This time, I decided to switch it up in asking a guest to write. Full disclosure, Murielle is my girlfriend, but … More Little Thoughts: Three Records with Murielle Marra

Little Thoughts: Three Records with Ben Whitted

Little Thoughts is a brand-new monthly guest post series where music fans and writers cover three albums, new or old, that they think deserve to be heard. The series itself is named after a Bloc Party song. This month features Ben Whitted, a recently-graduated high school senior who is involved in a band called Iota Orator. We … More Little Thoughts: Three Records with Ben Whitted

Little Thoughts: Three Records with Jack Davidson

Little Thoughts is a brand-new monthly guest post series where music fans and writers cover three albums, new or old, that they think deserve to be heard. The series itself is named after a Bloc Party song. This month features Jack Davidson of Noise Not Music, a Columbus music blog that focuses on the “experimental and avant-garde”. … More Little Thoughts: Three Records with Jack Davidson

Little Thoughts: Three Records with James Fenney

Little Thoughts is a brand-new monthly guest post series where music fans and writers cover three albums, new or old, that they think deserve to be heard. The series itself is named after a Bloc Party song. This month features James Fenney of Belwood Music, another music blog that I admire. Just like Adam Reeve, James and I … More Little Thoughts: Three Records with James Fenney

Little Thoughts: Three Records with Adam Reeve

Little Thoughts is a brand-new monthly guest post series where music fans and writers cover three albums, new or old, that they think deserve to be heard. The series itself is named after a Bloc Party song. This month features Adam Reeve of Sounds Good, another music blog that I admire. I was introduced to Sounds Good … More Little Thoughts: Three Records with Adam Reeve

Album Review: Ought – Room Inside The World

By Jacob Jeffers Ever since its debut in 2014, Ought has been a difficult band to label. The band’s first full-length release, More Than Any Other Day, was a powerful opening statement, mixing catchy indie rock songwriting with art-punk ambition and an unforgettable vocalist. Scarcely a year later, the follow-up, Sun Coming Down, cranked up … More Album Review: Ought – Room Inside The World

Little Thoughts: Three Records with Jacob Jeffers

Little Thoughts is a brand-new monthly guest post series where music fans and writers cover three albums, new or old, that they think deserve to be heard. The series itself is named after a Bloc Party song, a band introduced to me by my older brother Jacob Jeffers, so it’s only fitting that he’s featured in the … More Little Thoughts: Three Records with Jacob Jeffers