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SOPHOMORE SLUMP FEST 2018 PREVIEW

One of the things I like about music scenes are people that take charge, that makes a change. A few summers  ago, a festival in North Carolina was canceled. It had a good line-up, a lot of up and coming pop-punk and easy-core bands. Well, once it was canceled a few people took notice and put together their own festival: the ...

WARPED TOUR: TEN BANDS TO WATCH + FIVE MORE

Sometime in November of last year, Kevin Lyman shocked the music world when he announced that the 2018 edition of the Vans Warped Tour would be the last. I, like many others, mourned as this festival is the cornerstone of my summer, my musical landscape, and—dare I say it—my life. For 18 years in some shape, form, or ...

An event to remember, The Secret World of Atlas Black, returns to Columbus

Words: Lieke Ruesink If you’re in Columbus in August, you’re in luck. Publisher Secret Midnight Press is not just organizing a poetry event, but creating an entire weekend filled with magic. From an album release show to a cat gallery, nothing is too crazy for creatives Jesse Cale and Ashley Dun. Secret Midnight ...

A new kind of festival: Breakaway Columbus drops their 2018 lineup

Breakaway Festival isn't super new - in fact they launched in 2014 at Mapfre Stadium, hosting a lineup that today would fill the stadium several times over. Headlined by Bassnectar and Empire of the Sun, the event featured late afternoon sets from twenty one pilots and Kendrick Lamar. The ambitious idea to put an EDM and ...

DONATO’S BASEMENT: MY SECOND HOME

Throughout my lifetime there has always been a few things that have always been there; my mom, ninja turtles, baseball, and music. And all four of those are very important to me and they are also connected (thanks mom). The one that stands out the most besides my mom is music. That has and always will be part of who I am. ...

Movements – Feel Something

I will be the first to admit that there are times that I miss out on bands or as the kids today say, “sleep on."  Up until a few months ago one band I was “sleeping on” was the post-hardcore band Movements. For one reason or another I just had not listened to them, this despite hearing good things about them. Once, ...

Introducing Flock (no, it isn’t a band)

I contemplated putting a click bait title on this post because writing about a new online service isn't as sexy as writing about a band, in theory. But we're gonna talk about something I was introduced to early this year. Something called Flock. Which is worth your time. Especially if you're an independent artist. I'm ...