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August’s Hoosier Highlights: The Chreece Edition

There were a lot of great things that happened in the Hoosier State during the month of August—between new music releasing and countless events taking place—but the most significant part of the month came with the fourth annual Chreece. The Indianapolis hip-hop festival brings in some names from ...

Phangs – N°1 Loves You

Words: Ryan Getz How should I introduce a pop artist that I've discussed on this blog several times before? Who knows. So here's an awkward non-intro. Hopefully the review will stir you to listen to this EP anyhow, though. I realized as I was penning that intro that there are parallels between how ...

HEROES LIKE VILLAINS-BAD VS EVIL

For as long as I can remember I have loved comic books. They were an escape for me well into college. The aspects I always enjoyed about them were the storylines, the characters, and the writing. I feel comic book writers are so underrated when it comes to authors, but we can talk about that some other ...

Vinyl Theatre – Starcruiser

Like many, my first time hearing the name "Vinyl Theatre" was in the context of a twenty one pilots tour. However, I wouldn't see them live until this past April when they played the role of direct support to Vesperteen at the good old Newport Music Hall. Starcruiser might be one of the most ...

out of my comfort zone [single reviews]

VASSY x Lodato - "Doomsday": I'm very inexperienced writing about tracks in the EDM realm, but I'm going to try. First up is this collaboration between producer Lodato and singer VASSY. One has never seen the apocalypse depicted in such an upbeat way. Pun intended because the beats are happy, and so is ...

Matthew Thiessen & the Earthquakes – Wind Up Bird

"This one's for the boys / don't turn it up." This is a fitting intro for the debut full length from Matthew Thiessen's new project. I hesitate to call it a side project because somehow it doesn't do it justice. Also, it's so different from Relient K. So who are the boys, and why shouldn't we turn ...

what I’m doing instead of watching football [single reviews]

[words by Ryan, photo by Mariah] Rafting - "Loading Screen": Rafting is the moniker of Dallin Stevenson, the former frontman of psych-rock-turned-psych-pop collective Turtle Island. This is psych pop melded with dream pop at it's finest. Dallin's vocals are buried in layers of synth tones that are at ...