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Ghost Soul Trio – Too Many Futures

I've always been more about the feeling of the song than the words. People have told me in the past that they can't listen without absorbing all the words. I'm the opposite. With that in mind, Ghost Soul Trio's Too Many Futures feels like it was written for me. It combines influences of some of my all time favorite bands: ...

Heart-rending bops and more [single reviews]

Justin Stone - “Slow Down”: “Welcome to the fast life” Justin Stone muses, perhaps to himself, perhaps to the listener. Maybe it’s both. The rapper just landed a spot supporting I Prevail on tour, so it will be interesting to see how pensive tracks like this one resonate with the dedicated hard rock fans of that ...

LIILY Can Fool Anybody In This Town Into Thinking This Isn’t Their Debut… Even Though It Is

Every now and then a new band comes along, seemingly out of nowhere, which blows me away. Sometimes it’s from a Spotify playlist; other times it’s as a sponsored post in my Facebook newsfeed. Quite honestly, I don’t even remember how I stumbled across LIILY, but from the moment I first heard “Toro,” I knew there ...

HOMESHAKE goes Business-Casual with Pragmatic Paradox Helium (LP)

It took me a while to get into Peter Sagar’s recording project HOMESHAKE.   I have always enjoyed the mood of his instrumentals, but for the most part, his overly-casual vocal approach seemed to leave me wanting more.   There were several occasions where I would download one of his albums, listen to it a ...

Ohio artists to watch – 2019 edition

We skipped 2018 (oops) but we're back in 2019. There's definitely a hometown bias at play here, but we think our state is full of movers and shakers. Take a good look at this list. I'm sure we missed a bunch, but that's the beauty of living in a world with so much talent. Use this page as a jump off point for your musical ...

Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed and Ready

Review by Ryan Getz I can't read that album title without thinking of a Hot Pocket or a Stromboli. Heck, I'm tempted to spend this whole album review using food metaphors to describe this music. You might find that cheesy (...dang it). The fact that they're playing a new Columbus festival called Melted in late ...

Tiffany Williams – When You Go

Review by Ray Cobra Anyone that knows me, knows that I listen to all different types of music. In a typical day I can start with Fever 333, then go to Britney Spears, and from there I can end up listening to Cream and finish with Garth Brooks. For as long as I can remember, I have loved music and will listen to anything ...