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Bummers – self-titled

There are great live bands, and there are bands that gives you a new appreciation for their sound when the album finally releases. Bummers does both. I've always been on board with Bummers' live experience. Musically they have been somewhat of a grower for me. After all, reverb laden surf rock is ...

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For All I Am – No Home

Melodic metalcore outfit For All I Am have been hard at work since their inception in 2011, the year when they also released an EP entitled Lonewolf on their own attracting the attention of Equal Vision Records.  The Albany, NY record label released the band's first Full Length Album Skinwalker in ...

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Neulore – Animal Evolve

By Juliet Kozlow There are certain bands who make songs that could be the soundtrack to a movie without too many adjustments because they're just that good. The Hush Sound easily could've been behind a musical rom-com and today, Set It Off could score a superhero flick with the perfect amount of ...

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Tuned Up Special: Come Wind update and “Come & Go” premiere

Come Wind. There's a name some of you haven't heard too much of lately. Or at all. Well, let's change that. We're premiering some new music from them today - a single with an A and B side they're calling  Come & Go. Listen to them right now and get up to speed on the goings on of the band while ...

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No glitches in town for this Mob.

It can be fun to go to a concert blind sometimes. That's my terminology for going to a show without knowing most of the songs ahead of time. In the case of The Glitch Mob I was intrigued by the stage production element. I'm somewhat of a geek in this regard. Plus I knew enough about their sound to know ...

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Local Profile: Mike Defendant

We sit down with Columbus newcomer Mike Defendant, a 20-something punk rocker, founder of Ohio Riot, founding member of The Defendants, fresh off tour with some of the biggest names in punk rock. Mike's music is acoustic, strongly performed, with vocal acuity coming through a gravely disposition. ...

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The Acacia Strain – Comawitch

By Jared Saleski In 2006 I saw a band at Peabody's with Darkest Hour and had no clue what in the world i was witnessing. A down-tuned monster of a band with a built guitar player playing some of the most punishing guitar riffs I had ever heard. And that was the start of my fascination with the ...