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Fingers – Little Waves

Fingers have had an interesting journey the last couple of years. They seemingly arose out of nowhere a couple of years ago and almost immediately gained a small but loyal fan base that attended all of their local shows. I was impressed by the musicianship, but not super enamored by the songwriting. I ...

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Grizzly Knows No Remorse – Fat Glasses and the Leather Mustache

Southern hardcore is a style of music that’s relatively difficult to find, and it’s even more difficult to find a band that doesn’t butcher the sound. Thus, it’s always an interesting experience when discovering one of these bands for the first time. For Moscow City natives Grizzly Knows No ...

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WORST KEPT SECRET FEST VII PREVIEW: Friendly Faux

By: Chris McLafferty People say don't meet your idols. They'll never match the narrative cloud you've created of them. To meet and excel past any ghost of the image you have of them is a thing of fantasy...... Ever since I was unexpectedly ear punched by the CD 102.5 sounding board and ...

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Worst Kept Secret Fest VII preview: PONYSHOW

It's been a long road for the guys that make up PONYSHOW to get to this point. The band seems to prefer being somewhat of an enigma, in spite of their somewhat storied history in the Detroit scene (they have former members of the Von Bondies and The Hounds Below, the former of which has performed on the ...

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Worst Kept Secret Fest VII preview: Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross is hitting the club circuit hard. They went from a staple at Bossy Grrl's Pin Up Joint (a now almost iconic band photo from a gig there has become the face of the band on social media) to an in demand act at nearly every venue in the city... and for good reason. Their shows are high energy ...

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James Davis – James Davis

Officially founded in 2012, James Davis is fraternal twins Jess and Rey Reynolds, along with their younger brother Auston. Since the trio was conceived in Los Angeles, they have garnered quite a bit of recognition, but it wasn’t until just this week that they released their debut effort, the ...

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Worst Kept Secret Fest VII preview: TV Movie

James Amos may single-handedly have moved the Mansfield, OH music culture to a point where he influences them more than he realizes. Funny how a guy who spent years living in Austin, Texas and still travels there for SXSW has settled in a blue collar town an hour north of Columbus, Ohio. The scene ...