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As Cities Burn - "2020 AD": This song is just dancey enough that for a few seconds I forgot I wasn't listening to the new Muse album. In all seriousness, this feels like a proper follow up to some of the "punchier" songs on Hell Or High Water. It's great to hear the Bonnette brothers' voices complement each other in a ...

Muse – Simulation Theory

Simulation Theory seems to be the culmination of what Muse has been building toward since they began their pivot into arena rock with The Resistance. Many have decried the alleged "decline" of the band. Most of these people agree that the golden era of Muse ended with the release of Black Holes and Revelations. In ...

OLD WOUNDS – GLOW

For someone that loves music as much as I do, I have a problem. And "what is that?" you ask? Well, for as long as I can remember, I at times don’t listen to a band soon enough, or I find out about them after they have broken up. This has happened numerous times. And it’s frustrating. How does this apply to Old Wounds? ...

Happy Tooth – I’ve Been Meaning to Write About The Meaning of Life

I've been a local fan of Happy Tooth and Dug for a bit now. But it went to the next level when I came across a video of Happy Tooth doing a one-take spoken word piece outdoors. I can't put my finger on why, but something about that piece was striking. I knew then and there I wanted to review Happy Tooth's solo ...

Sirius Blvck is a Major Threat to Today’s Ever-Changing Hip-Hop Scene, and Here’s How

I could write articles upon articles on the amount of talent I’ve encountered out of Indianapolis, particularly in the realm of hip-hop, and in some ways I have. I mean, just look at my monthly Hoosier Highlights series, for instance. It makes Indy feel less like a scene and more like a movement. Every movement needs a ...

Brujas Del Sol – II

Words: Ryan Getz Brujas Del Sol have single-handedly shaped a significant part of my development as a music journalist and indie music lover. I'm not exactly sure when I first encountered them. It might have been through an email. But one night 5 or 6 years ago, I found myself bouncing back and forth between The Summit ...

No Dice – Change

Words: Ryan Getz Well, this is really overdue. No Dice served as my soundtrack for much of the transition into Autumn this year. The straight up emo earworms that the band concocted served as a fitting complement to many of my drives. In particular, I recall listening to some of the EP on the way to a class I was taking ...