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SPRING FLING REVIEW +CHASE HUGLIN INTERVIEW

One of my favorite things about the summer are festivals. I try to attend as many as I can. It doesn’t matter if they are one day, multi-day, small local ones, or nationally known ones. I just love festivals. For the past 6 years, I have had one event “kick-off” my festival season. This year that festival did not have ...

Concert Review + Photos: Mac DeMarco’s North American Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week, I had the insane pleasure to check out Mac DeMarco for his sold out show at the House of Blues in Cleveland. He had great support from the duo Tonstartssbandht. Tonstartssbandht opened the show to the extremely packed venue. The duo consists of Andy White (guitarist for Mac ...

Concert Review + Photos: Say Anything & Bayside Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin I was fortunate enough to check out Say Anything & Bayside's co-headliner tour at the House of Blues in Cleveland. They had some great support from the band Reggie and The Full Effect. Reggie and The Full Effect opened up the show to a packed crowd. I personally had not listened ...

Every Time I Die and Company Lay Indianapolis to Waste

Old National Centre has a reputation for being one of the more commonly frequented venues in Indianapolis, particularly for artists with formidable followings. Its multiple rooms allows for the old theatre to be a host to different shows happening simultaneously, but the contrast does not get much more extreme than it was on ...

The “World’s Best American Band” is a self-fulfilling prophecy

Photo credit: Pamela Ayala Last night I found myself turning to a friend and saying "this band will be one of the biggest rock bands in America in a year's time." White Reaper are one of those bands that seem to get better with each passing performance. My friend Marco mentioned to me their throwback 70s feel that ...

Little Dragon vibes with Columbus, for sure

The Little Dragon show at the Newport Music Hall was an impulse show. I've been vaguely aware of the band for a long while. Also, vaguely interested. Also, vaguely had a hunch they'd put on a heckuva live show. I didn't make plans in advance because of Steadfast Festival looming in the near future, but I decided on Monday ...

Concert Photography: The Shelters at Express Live!

Words and photos by David Powers. Do not use without permission.  I recently found The Shelters through a circuitous Spotify "related artists" chain, which is an ignominious way to discover one of the most enjoyable vintage-tinged rock bands in recent memory. To be clear, I wasn't entirely sold on the band's full ...