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SUSTO Makes Waves Headlining The Hi-Fi in Indy

SUSTO initially caught my attention last December with their single “Waves,” a spacey rocker with an uplifting “keep on keeping on” message, but many Hoosiers’ first exposure to the South Carolina natives came back in March, when they opened up for The Lumineers on the most recent U.S. stint of their Cleopatra World ...

Concert Review + Photos: Levi the Poet’s US Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week I went down to Double Happiness in Columbus to check out Levi the Poet on his US run. He had some great support from Columbus native Keyoung. Keyoung was up first, but was sure to blast some tunes from Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper beforehand. Keyoung, a Columbus ...

Concert Review + Photos: Strawberry Girls US Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week I got a chance to check out Strawberry Girls during their stop at Double Happiness in Columbus. They had a stacked lineup which included Belle Noire and Comrades as opening acts. California natives Belle Noire brought an incredible amount of energy to Double Happiness for ...

Tank and the Bangas exceed expectations at Spacebar

On a sweltering Friday evening, I made my way over to Spacebar in Old North Columbus for the biggest event the young venue has ever hosted. Pretty much everyone reading this article probably knows that Tank and the Bangas won the NPR Tiny Desk contest and have a vague idea of what their sound is. Shoot, if you know the ...

Bunbury Music Festival Brings the Heat: Photo Gallery and Recap

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Bunbury, a now PromoWest Production has been around for 5 years now and has now hosted hundreds of performances. This was actually my first year attending Bunbury so I was super excited to check it ...

Photos and Review: City and Colour & Noah Gundersen take on Columbus

Review and photos by Chris Bowman Photography Newport Music Hall owns the title of “America’s Longest Continually Running Rock Club” and it never fails to provide an incredible atmosphere to see a live show. When I saw that City and Colour was coming to town and bringing Noah Gundersen along with them, I knew that I ...

Columbus Attendees of U.S. Tour Walk Away Eager for New Franz Ferdinand

It’s been a long time coming, but Scottish alt.-rockers Franz Ferdinand are back in the States for a month or so, playing gigs and festivals across the country before heading home to record their highly-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action. One of the first stops that the Glasgow natives ...