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What does it take to take a break? [single reviews]

Life Size Models – “Bayshore Freeway”: Their bio reads that Life Size Models is “an alternative rock band that blend garage rock attitude with an indie aesthetic,” and honestly, I can’t think of a better way to describe their sound on “Bayshore Freeway.” The riffing feels gentle, while somehow also retaining ...

50 Indiana Artists to Watch – 2020

This list may have been conceptualized and the foundation for it formed years ago, but the craziest part about this for me is how many Indiana artists I wanted to include but was forced to throw out for the sake of brevity. Some of these are names you may recognize from my Hoosier Highlights reviews series or the ...

Topher’s Top 100 Tracks of 2019

100. Antlerhead – Ok 99. Aly & AJ – Church 98. Bishop Briggs – CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? 97. Brittany Howard – He Loves Me 96. Maple & Beech – Under My Nose 95. Tame Impala – Patience 94. Vacay Nick – Good Riddance 93. Doja Cat – Say So 92. JAC – Thick 91. liily – Sepulveda ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: Chreece 5 Edition

Every August Indianapolis brings Chreece to Fountain Square, and there’s quite honestly nothing like it. The hip-hop festival always does a fine job of bringing on some fairly big names (this past year saw famed conscious rapper Talib Kweli headline the fifth annual fest), but what makes Chreece so special and unique to ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: July 2019 Edition

Allison Victoria – “Let Go”: After what has seemed like an eternity (okay, I'm being a little overdramatic, but still...), singer Allison Victoria has finally graced our ears with her debut single. Upon hearing “Let Go” though, it will immediately become apparent to you that this single was well worth the wait. ...

Out of my element: Reflections on Otherworld (thoughts + playlist)

Two evenings ago I attended an event called Arrival, at the new mixed-media attraction Otherworld, that defies classification. Arrival was co-produced by Otherworld and Grey Area. Grey Area is an organization in central Ohio that produces events that tend to take on the format of an underground rave. As I wandered about, ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: May 2019 Edition

Emma Peridot – “Pulse”: Arriving just in time for Pride Month, the debut single from Emma Peridot is an empowering anthem about “be[ing] who you are.” The song’s steady “pulse” (pun intended) hits hard, something that contrasts quite well with the almost ethereal-like vibe beneath the surface. This isn’t ...