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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 ...

Empty Isles – For When You Need Me

There's something poetic about the name of this musical project. "Isle" instead of "island" feels more exotic, and can also indicate solitude. Solitude can be healthy or not. Isles can be in warm, tropical places... or not. And a place being empty takes on a profoundly different meaning based on the ...

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, ...

Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding

I'll admit to being a snob when it came to Post Malone's material—admittedly judging a book by it's cover (and autotune). However, this week I saw that Hollywood's Bleeding would be one of the most high profile of the year. I tend to write about albums that a lot more under the radar. "Time to be ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...