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Connections – Midnight Run

Words: Ryan Getz Ask most hardcore music bloggers in America to come up with a list of quintessential Columbus bands and it's likely Connections would be on the list. Connections fit the mold of rock and roll with slightly unpolished vocals and guitars that are wooing snobs everywhere with one big exception: It seems to ...

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Clay Kirchenbauer – Creation EP

Words: Ryan Getz Listening to Clay Kirchenbauer's Creation EP has the potential to be a profoundly spirtual experience for anyone who dares to take it in with their full attention. If Clay's name rings a bell it's because he used to front The Undeserving, a band that was in my mind as "that band I keep seeing in Falling ...

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Cardboard Kids – MINT

Words: Ryan Getz There's a swagger to Cardboard Kids that seems to follow them around no matter what they do. A sense of badassery with an underlying notion that they're good people. MINT will throw fans of this band (who are for some reason still under the radar) for a loop. One thing that remains constant is the ...

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Relient K – Air For Free

Well, this is a review that I started having no idea what to expect from the album. What follows will be my thoughts as I listen to Air For Free the first time through. Given that the only permanent members of the band seem to be Matt Thiessen and Matt Hoopes at this point in time, and given that some of our up and coming ...

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Seaside Holiday – Grand Tours

Words: Ryan Getz The second track of Seaside Holiday's Grand Tours makes a proclamation odd at first glance. A drive inborn, an inherent bent For elevation, entitlement Once we knew reverence Now we just live to run from exit This is a quintessential example of what Seaside Holiday is about if you think about it for a ...

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Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

Trouper have been on my radar since a little over a year ago when I heard they would be playing Audiofeed Festival. Actually, it was a little bit before that - sometime between meeting Aaron Nicolas and doing the pre-Audiofeed interview last year. But in this band’s short lifetime, much has changed already. All Things Are ...

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KNOCKOUT KID – MANIC

Over the years I have come across many albums that I thought were amazing from the start, New Found Glory-S/T, AFI-The Art Of Drowning, Thursday-Full Collapse, The Used-S/T, and the list goes on. I can now add Manic by Knockout Kid to that impressive list. From the first listen I knew this album was going to be a good album. ...