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Interview: Hello Emerson Talk Track By Track Through Latest Album

“One of my favorite things to do is to stay home but so many of you decided not to stay home tonight and I take that personally, in a good way, so thank you very much for coming out,” Sam Bodary, the songwriter behind Hello Emerson, tells the crowd at Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio before the last song at the band’s ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA – MARCO CASTRO

When I think about my time here in Columbus, OH, A few things come to mind—things such as Donatos Basement, The Clippers, The Crew, The Short North (when I first moved here in 2009), and Marco Castro. If you are local to Columbus and don’t know that name, shame on you. I met Marco in the spring of 2010, and I can ...

Feature: Suit Up, Soldier cheers with “Picture”

Some of the most fun emails for me to read are the ones involving a premiere or feature interview. And I don't just mean for the chance to get new eyeballs to this growing site—I mean that because a band on the rise specifically thought of us to help us spread the word of what they're doing. When we can get a palpable ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: CHAD KESSLER OF 451 SPIRITS

"Renaissance man" is defined as one that has many talents or areas of knowledge. According to that definition, this fits Chad Kessler to a T. And I 100% agree. Chad indeed is a Renaissance man. You probably have come across his work in the past few years and didn't even know it. First, he is an accomplished musician. ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: RAY COBRA {BLACK ARTIST EDITION}

As with most things I write, getting started is the hardest part. And that is one hundred percent the problem here. My mind is all over the place. And I don't know what to say. This should be a simple piece, as it's just Five Albums, but actually, it's more than that. So yeah I'm just going to write and see what comes out. ...

Interview: UNFITS are set to be over the top pop worldwide

When I was contacted about doing a feature on this band, I took a bit more notice than usual, because it wasn't coming from a generic PR mill. It was coming from someone directly on the band's team. Reading through the press release, the ambitious nature of the music video for "Satisfy Me" intrigued me further. The video ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: RICK GETHIN OF MUSIC IN MOTION-COLUMBUS

Words: Ray Cobra & Rick Gethin // Photo: Tristan Whitney Weary This Five Albums is one that I feel is long overdue. Simply because of what Rick Gethin does. He runs the very successful blog Music in Motion and The Cat Club Podcast, which made its return this weekend. When it comes to coverage of the local scene here ...