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What the heck does “platetonic” mean? [single reviews]

Poi Dog Pondering - "All Saints Ascension": I'm not sure what "platetonic" is, but it makes me think of geology class in college and not electronic music. Whatever it is, that label for Poi Dog Pondering seems accurate. Not quite rock, neither pure dance. Yet, to call it "electrorock" would be giving ...

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FemmeFest Preview

Written by Sandeep Sehbi FemmeFest was a successful first year festival last year, held in reaction to FMMF’s decision to try to bring in R. Kelly as a headliner for their inaugaral fest. While it was a reaction to the R. Kelly booking scandal, FemmeFest is also deeply rooted in a longstanding ...

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An Interview with TTUM

Written by Sandeep Sehbi TTUM is a young queer Central Ohio performer whose been making the DIY rounds lately in a big way. Her influences are electronic and she's got plans for a band in coming months. In the meantime you can catch her playing solo sets with her guitar.  TUNED UP: How long have ...

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Sitting Down with Wes Meadows

Written by Sandeep Sehbi Wes Meadows. He’s a recent capital university grad with a music focus. He currently resides in northeast Ohio. He’s in a band called All Over the Place. He runs / is the founder of Flowerpot Records. That label runs a rad yearly fest. He’s recently released solo material ...

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The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

Mention Abel Tesfaye’s moniker The Weeknd over 4 years ago, and nobody would’ve known who you were talking about. The 25-year-old, Ontario-born singer exploded onto the R&B scene in March 2011 with his debut mixtape, House of Balloons. Garnering unanimous praise, the mixtape ventured into ...

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Defeater – Abandoned

Guest review by Ilija Necovski of melodic hardcore band Carev Dvor. Just two years ago, Boston, Massachusetts’s Defeater released their third LP Letters Home off of Bridge9 Records, a powerful and angry record to continue on with the storyline Defeater has become so well known for. In the short ...

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Sitting down with Jak Kerley of Shibby Pictures

Written by Sandeep Sehbi We sit down with film-maker Jak Kerley, the man behind Shibby Pictures. His breakthrough works include a string music videos he’s shot with the band Days n Daze and a well-passed around documentary on DIY. He’s just coming off a showing in Africa, and has a string of ...