logo
Single Reviews

summer’s still here [single reviews]

Rival Summers - "Still Here": The musical outlet of Leo Bautista is exactly what you would expect it to be if you have talked to him for any length of time. He, and his music have a sunny disposition. Though, to say "he and his music" is sort of redundant, isn't it? "Still Here" certainly isn't redundant. It's a pop-rock gem ...

Unique new sounds to close out the summer [Single Reviews]

As summer comes to a close, you're probably looking for new music to spin. Maybe you want to hear some more "Summer Grooves" to extend the warm weather, or maybe you're already ringing in the fall and all of the coolness that comes with it. Whatever your preference in climate or musical style may be, you're bound to find ...

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 ...

Labor Day bops [single reviews]

Idle Achiever - "Seaside Suicide": The young duo that could from Sidney, OH is back with arguably their strongest single yet. Noah Reineke and Chase Myers might have a similar posture to twenty one pilots, but their live performances stand out because neither one of them are content to stay behind their respective places on ...

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 ...

Premiere: Paolo James is back with “Stay With Me”

Paolo James wowed me several months back with his debut single “Smooth,” so when I learned about him releasing another new tune earlier this week, I had to make sure it stayed on my radar. Now that “Stay With Me” is available on all digital platforms, you can take a listen for yourself right here on the ...

new beginnings – what? [single reviews]

The 1975 - "People": The music world is abuzz with the abrupt reinvention of The 1975. The boys are angry, and they want people to know it. The song is the lead single from Notes On a Conditional Form. The whole song is a tongue-in-cheek noise punk jam with a dash of synth. Wait, that idea sounds familiar... who remembers ...