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FMMF Year 2: a recap

Words: Ryan Getz Being a music journalist in the midst of a whirlwind of perspectives and opinions on Fashion Meets Music Festival had me a little less amped about attending this year. I braved the heat and entered the weekend curious about the changes and hoping to discover some cool new bands. The new layout was the ...

FemmeFest Preview

Written by Sandeep Sehbi FemmeFest was a successful first year festival last year, held in reaction to FMMF’s decision to try to bring in R. Kelly as a headliner for their inaugaral fest. While it was a reaction to the R. Kelly booking scandal, FemmeFest is also deeply rooted in a longstanding tradition of activism and ...

An Interview with TTUM

Written by Sandeep Sehbi TTUM is a young queer Central Ohio performer whose been making the DIY rounds lately in a big way. Her influences are electronic and she's got plans for a band in coming months. In the meantime you can catch her playing solo sets with her guitar.  TUNED UP: How long have you been playing ...

Sitting Down with Wes Meadows

Written by Sandeep Sehbi Wes Meadows. He’s a recent capital university grad with a music focus. He currently resides in northeast Ohio. He’s in a band called All Over the Place. He runs / is the founder of Flowerpot Records. That label runs a rad yearly fest. He’s recently released solo material and is soon to be ...

Sitting down with Jak Kerley of Shibby Pictures

Written by Sandeep Sehbi We sit down with film-maker Jak Kerley, the man behind Shibby Pictures. His breakthrough works include a string music videos he’s shot with the band Days n Daze and a well-passed around documentary on DIY. He’s just coming off a showing in Africa, and has a string of US dates ...

Getting Weird with Cousin Boneless

We sit down with Cousin Boneless founding member Joey Schuller, a Pittsburgh resident, currently on the road with his band for the better part of a month. Cousin Boneless just played Columbus a few days ago, and they've been in town a number of times prior to that. The band is folk-punk, with many members and a pretty rad ...

Sitting Down with Alex Oakley from Voted Down

I sit down with Alexander Oakley, one of the principal songwriters and founding members of Voted Down, an active Columbus Ohio garage band. They've recently gotten back the masters for their upcoming album.  TUNED UP: So you guys just recorded in the studio? How was the process. Alexander Oakley: Um, it was pretty ...