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FIVE ALBUMS WITH COBRA: RAY COBRA OF TUNED UP

Last year on Thanksgiving I posted A Five Albums with Cobra with myself. It was mainly because I hadn't posted one in a few months, so I decided to do one myself. Which was going to happen eventually. The topic I chose was five albums released by Columbus artist that I was thankful for. I thought it was a good read. So I ...

Five Albums With Cobra: Micah SD of Forever Unknown

Words: Ray Cobra/Photo: Crissie Hutmire To me, one of the coolest things about local scenes is watching a band grow. It's so cool to see. Over the last year and a half, I have gotten to do just that. Not only as a band but as people. Forever Unknown are one of the best up and coming bands in Columbus at the moment. And ...

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: 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 ...

Festival preview: Fiction Forest 2019

Another weekend is on the horizon. And that means another summer festival. Fiction Forest is the brainchild of the dudes in Spirit of the Bear, and is becoming a perennial draw in their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Throw any preconceived notions of Youngstown being a terrible place to live out the window; this festival ...

The 7 Best Acts at Sonic Temple 2019

The title speaks for itself. I attended the inaugural Sonic Temple Festival, the rebranded Rock on the Range (effectively). It was an adventurous weekend. Here are my five favorite acts, in no particular order: FEVER 333: The band is without a doubt the current day Rage Against the Machine. In terms of attitude, ...

Five Albums with Cobra: Nick Burkhard of Better Anyway

[photo credit: Vikki Leonardi] Since I really got into music all those years ago back home in South Georgia, I have always loved local scenes. There is something about them that is pure and wholesome. Much like now, back then you could always find me at a local show before a huge tour. And I was at most of them, at the ...