With a musical history as rich as her sound, Brooklyn electro-pop artist SIRMA has finally settled on an exciting blend of pop and alternative (with a touch of EDM) for her debut EP, “To Love”, out this Friday, July 28. … More EP Review: SIRMA – To Love
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?
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!)
In the three years since the release of Strange Desire, it’s no surprise that Jack Antonoff, AKA Bleachers, has matured, both in sound and personality. However, the release of Gone Now on Friday left me nearly stunned with fresh rhythms and catchy melodies, summery hooks and haunting vocals. As someone who loved Bleachers right from the start, … More Album Review: Bleachers – Gone Now
Caamp, comprised of two childhood friends, is a folksy duo that has been writing songs together since 2012. Still relatively small, Caamp released their debut, self-titled album in March of 2016. Since then, the two have been traveling around the country and performing to different audiences. The record opens with a track entitled All The … More Album Review: Caamp – Caamp
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
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
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
Exuding a sort of quiet confidence, Marie Corbo and Noah Demland – AKA Corbezzolo – create an unexpectedly fierce rock duo. In fact, other musicians in the scene look up to Corbezzolo for their confidence and ease on the stage, empowering themselves and others. Of course, as I learned this through my project’s interviews, I also realized that I’d have to write about their latest album, Midnight, because countless musicians recommended it to me. … More Album Review: Corbezzolo – Midnight