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FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: DEREK CHRISTOPHER OF WANDERING STARS

Photo Credit: Dan Mitchell When my family and friends ask me why I stay in Columbus, I always say the same thing: community. But not just any community, the music community here in Columbus is one of the best I have had the privilege to be part of. I have met people that will no doubt be a part of my world forever. As a ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: CYNTHIA FLORES OF BRAVOARTIST

A few months back a fellow writer in a group I'm in posted the question, "What is the hardest part about writing an article or review?" A lot of people said the beginning. I was one of them. The middle is simple, most times, and the ending writes itself, but the start is always a little tricky. I mention this because I ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: NATHAN KANE OF WHALE BONES

One thing I absolutely love is when a friend tells me about a musical act that they know/feel I will like. This happened last year. A good friend one day sent me a message about a band from Indianapolis that he said was working it. His message said something to the effect of “dude you are going to freaking love this ...

FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: JAKE CICCOTELLI

Photo credit: Ross Theisen As I'm sitting here writing this, I just made a post about a local band and how they have affected my ten years here in Columbus. They have been a part of many great nights. Their songs have lifted me up when I needed it, and they have also made me cry. The memories I have from that band will ...

Premiere: Keep those eyes open for Emma Peridot

Last April I randomly discovered on-the-rise pop singer-songwriter Emily Morrone at a First Friday event in Indianapolis’ Fountain Square neighborhood, and I was so taken with her talent that I felt compelled to include her in my Hoosier Monthly Digest that month. Since the release of “Used to Being Used,” the ...

Five Albums with Cobra: Chase Duncan

Picture credit:Dan Mitchell I’ll be honest right now. Artists like Chase Duncan is why I started doing Five Albums with Cobra. I’m not that sociable of a person, but when I do talk to people, it’s generally about music, as it’s one thing I know about and enjoy talking about. So doing this piece every few ...

GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: ZACK BARNES

For as long as I have loved music, I have at the same time loved festivals. They always have had this crazy way of making life a little better at the time, even if just for a day. There is something magical about them, and there is no feeling like it in the world. This applies to local fests to national touring fests; ...