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

Album Review: The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings Fool!

Since The Regrettes are coming to town on Saturday for CD102.5 Day Side B, and they’re a killer feminist pop-punk band, I decided that this album is an excellent way to close out Women’s History Month. They’re cool, they’re powerful, and they’re just the right amount of in-your-face, meet The Regrettes with Feel Your Feelings Fool!. … More Album Review: The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings Fool!

Album Review: Flashback Humor – Things Are Most Beautiful Just As They’re About To End

At this year’s Romophos concert, raising money for OSU’s Star House, I got to see three very different local bands play at the Newport: First Responder, Flashback Humor, and Captain Kidd. Of course, I already knew the openers, but I’d never heard Flashback Humor’s music before. Seeing them play live, the energy was tangible as … More Album Review: Flashback Humor – Things Are Most Beautiful Just As They’re About To End

EP Review: Chantal Claret – Let’s Pretend Everything’s Okay

Before this EP, the majority of what I’d heard from indie rock singer-songwriter Chantal Claret was her work with her old alternative rock band, Morningwood – and, of course, her bold social media presence. She’s got quite a following, and she’s not afraid to use it. Claret’s latest EP, Let’s Pretend Everything’s Okay, is out today, and her confidence translates well to each of the four funky, unique songs. … More EP Review: Chantal Claret – Let’s Pretend Everything’s Okay

EP Review: Jetty Bones – Crucial States

All I could think on my way to Baltimore this weekend was, “How have I not written about Kelc yet?!”. One of my favorite musicians who just so happens to be a good friend, Kelc Galluzzo is the mastermind behind post-punk/pop-rock project Jetty Bones. In person, Galluzzo is cool, energetic, and just about as colorful as her ever-changing hair – and her music is an excellent reflection of that spunk. … More EP Review: Jetty Bones – Crucial States

Album Review: So Long, Stargazer – Look Up

Rock and musical theatre? It’s an unusual combination, sure, but it can often blow you away – just look at RENT or Rocky Horror. So Long, Stargazer’s latest, Look Up, fits right in, sounding like the perfect soundtrack to a rock musical. After all, the band’s lead vocalist, Chase McCants, has a musical theatre background, and as the website says, “He’s got a voice that will make you whisper, “damn,” to yourself when you’re walking with headphones in.” … More Album Review: So Long, Stargazer – Look Up

EP Review: Unconscious Disturbance – Let It Rain

Around the world, Brazil is known for its culturally rich and engaging festivals. It comes as no surprise that these festivals revolve heavily around music. Named as one of Brazil’s upcoming rock bands by Monsters of Rock festival, Unconscious Disturbance is a Brazilian/American four-piece. Comprised of members from São Paulo, Washington D.C., and Boston, the … More EP Review: Unconscious Disturbance – Let It Rain

Album Review: ORBS – Past Life Regression

After six years of writing, recording, and mastering, “space rock” group ORBS has released their new album, a follow-up to the 2010 release, Asleep Next To Science. During those six years, the band self-funded the entire recording process, allowing them not only time to finesse their sound, but to work with whomever they wanted. The … More Album Review: ORBS – Past Life Regression

Album Review: Popular Songs For Wholesome Families – Rae Fitzgerald

Born just outside of St. Louis and raised primarily in Alabama, Rae Fitzgerald is a twenty-seven year old singer-songwriter. Her older music is acoustic, but her most recent album, Popular Songs For Wholesome Families, out June 3, has been described as “dream-folk” and “progressive indie-rock”. The first track, Earth, Everything, begins with Fitzgerald’s soft, slightly haunting vocals … More Album Review: Popular Songs For Wholesome Families – Rae Fitzgerald