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Abnormal Oversentimental Castles [Single Reviews]

Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill” Most songs prominently feature either piano or guitar, but the driving melody of Ed Sheeran’s new single showcases both. Add to that Sheeran’s impressive vocal range, and “Castle on the Hill” is the perfect teaser for ...

SUSTO – & I’m Fine Today

Charleston-based indie rockers SUSTO made their musical debut three years ago with their self-titled effort, an 11-track album with heavy Americana tendencies. This time around, the quintet fronted by Justin Osborne turns up the heat, pulling from all kinds of Southern sounds. The result is & I’m ...

‘Runaway Kids’ Harbour ready for their big escape

By Corey Mouch The Beginning: Small Towns, Talent Shows, and The Monument “There ain’t no looking back now,” proclaims a confident Harbour in its newest hit, the anthemic Runaway Kids, a song the band hopes will define the humble past it has endured and bright future it has ...

Loose Turnover vibes from The Flats’ nostalgic “Auburn in the Everlast”

As I listen to the new EP just released by The Flats, a wave of nostalgia washes over me. I'm reminded of 2015 when Turnover released their much lauded sophomore effort Peripheral Vision. All of the sudden, you had punk kids falling in love with a sound that was more reminiscent of what some of their ...

Devin Shelton – Sensation

Now two solo efforts removed from his Emery departure, singer and songwriter Devin Shelton continues to evolve sonically. On his sophomore full-length, Sensation, Shelton lunges toward a full-blown R&B sound, while still owning his rock roots. The first aspect of Sensation that immediately ...

Second Story Anthem executes a solid bundle of anthems with ‘Acadia’

As someone who doesn't normally consider pop-punk or the easycore subgenre to be their bread and butter, Second Story Anthem were one of those Columbus bands that I merely vaguely aware of from the show flyer and facebook event here and there. I'm mildly embarrassed to say that my first real experience ...

RAY’S TOP TEN OF 2016

RAY’S TOP TEN OF 2016

I’m not going to spend a lot of time talking here, simply because I talk too much and 2016 was a great year for music. I know for a fact there are a few people waiting to see this list. So yeah let’s just get to it. Oh, I do have one thing to say, GET OUT AND SEE MUSIC!!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY LOCAL ...