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Hembree Set the House on Fire With Their Debut

Though it was nearly two and a half years ago that I first heard Hembree on one of my Spotify playlists, it wasn’t until a year after that that I really started following them. Since then my anticipation for House On Fire has been steadily building, an anticipation that culminated when I finally gave the album its initial ...

Band of Skulls – Love is All You Love

I remember hearing Band of Skulls’ music for the first time … I was on the way to a golf course just outside of town with my brother and a friend of ours. He was blasting their debut album Baby, Darling, Doll-face, Honey, and I clearly remember thinking to myself, “this album has so many bangers!” Band of Skulls ...

Jai Wolf – The Cure to Loneliness

An album titled The Cure to Loneliness feels like it would be ambitious, and perhaps a bit unrealistic. For Jai Wolf he prefers to approach a heavy topic with grit, warmth, and heavy vibes. I first became aware of Jai Wolf last year when we was announced as a supporting artist at Columbus, Ohio's hybrid pop/EDM/hip hop ...

An eclectic mix from the Cobra [single reviews]

Overgrow - “The Earth Will Swallow Me Whole”: This is an act that we have covered a few times, most recently on our list of Ohio artists to watch in 2019. Based on this single, that was the right call. As with Overgrow’s first release last year, this song is nothing but pure emotion. You can’t help but feel what Jake ...

loud songs for when you’re alone, or not [single reviews]

My Epic - "White Noises": The lead single from Violence is a heavy hitter. It doesn't have the immediate, chills inducing poignance of many My Epic tracks, but you don't always need that. Too much of it, and it would probably undermine the intended effect of a record titled Violence. With Norma Jean's Cory Brendan handling ...

Preview: The Accidentals to bring authenticity, whimsy, and connection to Columbus

In a Sunday afternoon phone interview with The Accidentals, not only was I more excited about their music at the end of the interview - I also wanted to be friends. I'm not suggesting you go out and pursue deep friendships with every touring artist you encounter, however this feeling is a testament to something that came ...

Highasakite – Uranium Heart

Highasakite were a band I discovered in probably the best possible scenario for experiencing their music—the opening slot for Of Monsters and Men at an outdoor amphitheater show. As twilight descended upon Columbus, I was enthralled by the ethereal atmospheric pop swirling around me from onstage. Fast forward to today. ...