EP Review: Conversion Delay – Out Of Sight

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

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

Album Review: Corbezzolo – Midnight

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

Album Review: Sick Sad World – Fear and Lies

In case you somehow don’t know yet, I’m a big fan of the fuzzy stuff. Take First Responder as an example – although that’s much lighter than Sick Sad World. Fear and Lies kills, though. It’s fuzzy, but it’s heavy and grounded enough that it doesn’t get pulled away into the clouds like some fuzz pop. … More Album Review: Sick Sad World – Fear and Lies

EP Review: Heroes Like Villains – Amends

There’s nothing that helps an excruciatingly terrible day like some classic pop-punk, and Heroes Like Villains provides the perfect distraction with Amends. This Columbus group, heavily engaged in the local scene, is actually opening for Four Year Strong in a sold-out show when they come through town – and they’re ecstatic about it. If you’re not going to that show, be sure to check out where else they’re playing soon, and until then, check out Amends! … More EP Review: Heroes Like Villains – Amends