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Author – Of Brighter Days

I first heard of Author, from Minneapolis, while I talked to Comrades' Laura McElroy in a basement show. I foolishly assumed that they, like so many of Comrades' tourmates, would be hardcore. Not so! Laura gently corrected me, but had trouble deciding on a genre to label them as. Needless to say, a post rock/hardcore band ...

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Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Take a Breath, it’s Time to Take On Death A review of Panda Bear’s Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper By Steve Knapp Many artists strive to bring audiences into their own realm of thinking. They aren’t narcissists by any means but merely want to expand viewpoints. This is what makes Panda Bear’s fifth studio album, ...

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Von Strantz – Narratives Chapter III: Eighteen Eighteen

By Koli Meadows Over the past year Von Strantz has been releasing their Narratives EPs one at a time and finally in the start of 2015 we get to hear the third and final installment, Narratives Chapter III.  The Narratives EPs are great because they flow together perfect as full length, but are just as enjoyable as ...

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Tokio Hotel – Kings of Suburbia

By Juliet Kozlow Tokio Hotel is a German band that I've been a fan of since about two years before their second English release. They pop in and out of the limelight, but always put out music that seems to be a few years ahead of its time. Their newest album, Kings of Suburbia, unsurprisingly falls into that definition: an ...

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Best of 2014: Lena D’Amico’s tops of the year

Top 5 shows of 2014 5) Chiodos- The Devil's Dance Tour: I've never done a "VIP" package before this particular show so I knew it was going to be a different experience. Chiodos played three stripped down acoustic songs. We sat indian style on the floor and gathered around like it was story time in kindergarten. I loved how ...

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Carev Dvor – Labor of Love

Columbus has a very diverse music scene. That is one of the things I love about this city. In my 4 years of living here I have come across plenty of bands that I enjoy, Two Cow Garage to The Castros to History’s History. All 3 just happen to be different genres. I can now add Christian melodic hardcore band Carev Dvor to ...

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Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

By Michael Belt One thing I love about hip-hop is that many different creative outlets can be employed to express whatever comes to mind. One of these outlets is poetry. Now poetry is acknowledged in some sense, but it’s never implemented in its true form. When implemented, it just sounds out of place. The music has to ...