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The Urge rocks their hometown crowd for Black Friday 2019

I initially caught wind of The Urge right around the time they first got back together in 2011, and rather quickly the St. Louis natives became one of my favorites. Granted, had I been born five or ten years earlier, I probably would have discovered them in their heyday at the turn of the century. Regardless, I found a fun, ...

Hobo Johnson Brings The Fall to Indianapolis

Just two months after the release of his latest album The Fall of Hobo Johnson, Sacramento native Hobo Johnson and his band The LoveMakers are now saying goodbye to the road with the last bit of their fall U.S. tour. Last week saw the genre-less collective “making their way downtown,” where Old ...

Live Review: The Head and the Heart at the Palace Theatre (Columbus, OH)

Review by Ray Cobra; Photo by Vince Aung I am one of those folks that believe there aren't too many things in this world better than live music. Over the last 5 years, I have averaged 120 concerts a year and I see no signs of slowing down. There is something about live music that just makes life a little better and I'm ...

liily wash away any doubts with their raw live show

I’ve been fascinated with Los Angeles natives LIILY and their raw, unbridled blend of rock and roll ever since I first heard their inaugural single “Toro” a little over a year ago, but until just recently, I wasn’t completely sure how that sort of rawness would translate in person. Last month I had the opportunity to ...

ALL GOOD FEST REVIEW

One aspect of music that I have always loved, has been festivals. There is something different about them that makes them standout. It can be a large traveling festival, a destination festival, or a small local festivals. Festivals of all sizes and types are great in their own way. However, over the years I have become a ...

Duck Room On Fire: Hembree Steal Hearts & Blows Minds in St. Louis

I’m not one who listens to satellite radio (or really any type of radio for that matter), but I can respect what SiriusXM’s Alt Nation does with Advanced Placement, a tour and weekly radio show with the goal of exposing the public to on-the-rise alternative acts. The Advanced Placement Tour, which just wrapped up at the ...

Weathers beats the odds in Columbus, OH

Words by Ryan Getz, Photos by Kayla Kreller (BlazingChakrams Photography) Rumba Cafe has become somewhat of a habitual concert hangout spot for me. For me, shows at venues tend to come in waves. For a period of time, I'll see a bunch of shows in a row in a particular tiny venue, and in recent weeks it's been this place. ...