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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 ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: KALI DREAMER

Words by Ray Cobra//Photo by Tim Teller Photography Hip-Hop has never really been a genre that I really dove into. Growing up I listened to it because my sister or my friends in high school would be playing it. It really honestly wasn't until I heard "Bonfire" by Childish Gambino that I was like: ok, I can get into this. ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: MIKE O’LEARY FROM WE ARE THE MOVIES

Words: Ray Cobra//Photograph: Tyler Sheehy If you follow me on social media or Tuned Up for that matter then you should be familiar with the Columbus, OH pop-punk band, We Are the Movies. And if not, shame on you. LOL!!!! Just kidding. This is a band we/I have covered religiously since I first saw them back in 2016 at ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: JORDAN SLOAN OF ZONEZERO

Words by Ray Cobra//Photo by Jeremy Messmore Sometimes the hardest part about writing anything is the opening paragraph. I can say that is not the case here. Jordan Sloan, I have learned over the years, is one of the hardest working musicians in Columbus. At any given time, he very well could be in 4 or 5 bands. Not only ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: KAYLA KRELLER OF BLAZINGCHAKRAMS PHOTGRAPHY

Words: Ray Cobra/Photo: Kayla Kreller One of the things I love about going to concerts are the people I meet. Over the years I have met some of my nearest and best friends at shows. Concerts are a place where people of all walks of life come together for one purpose, to enjoy something that they love. A little over a ...

Interview: Q&A with a tour veteran (6 questions with Dan McKay)

Tour Managers and Sound Engineers are the unsung heroes of live music. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you probably didn't need me to tell you that. It is always a good reminder, though. The longer I've been privileged to run this site, the more I've been privileged to befriend movers and shakers in the music ...