Album Review: Andy Suzuki & The Method – The Glass Hour

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

Live Music Review: MisterWives + Bleachers (+ photos!)

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!)

Album Review: Bleachers – Gone Now

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

Album Review: MisterWives – Connect The Dots

In a swirl of chalky pastel and glowing electric neon, MisterWives’ newest, Connect The Dots, is the exact opposite of a “sophomore slump”. Out tomorrow and packed with eleven upbeat tracks, this bold album is a colorful indie pop picture of independence and confidence. Right from the get-go, Connect The Dots makes an excellent first impression with Machine, … More Album Review: MisterWives – Connect The Dots

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

Album Review: High Times For Low Lives – The Griswolds

Taking a step back from the upbeat fun of their first album, The Griswolds’s High Times For Low Lives blends R&B with waves of synth and funky percussion – to varying degrees of success. It’s a far cry from the bouncy indie pop of Be Impressive, which called listeners to action with its cheerleader-like title track and fun melodies. … More Album Review: High Times For Low Lives – The Griswolds

Album Review: No Mercy In The Night – Natalie Lurie

Natalie Lurie, a classically-trained pop harpist, has worked on expanding the harp outside of its classical genre for a while. She’s collaborated with Emily West, from America’s Got Talent, and has released not only covers but also original songs.  Most recently, Natalie has self-released her debut EP, No Mercy In The Night. The album kicks off … More Album Review: No Mercy In The Night – Natalie Lurie