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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 ...

I don’t know who Dolores is, but I like this Bummers EP.

When I think of the local music experience. Bummers comes to mind. Some of my favorite local music memories have been associated with this band. Notably, one time I saw this band play on the floor in the Ohio State Student Union. The environment was intimate, unique, and the band's sunny surf rock tunes warmed us all up on ...

Corroded – Defcon Zero

Alright, time for me to get out of my comfort zone. In my previous review, I mentioned gravitating toward music that is "vibe-y." Well, here I am writing about a metal group I had never of until received a PR email. Wanna know a secret? We discover lots of music via publicists! Shocking, right? But Spotify and my musical ...

Get off your couch and jam these [single reviews]

Phangs - "Always Been U": Phangs, one of Nashville's rising pop personalities, may have just teased one of the longest build ups to a single I've seen. I think it will pay off though, judging from how "Always Been U" delivers on both the "it gives me the feels" and "whoa nelly that's a banger" fronts. Phangs has slowly been ...

Let’s fly to Panama [single reviews]

Panama - "Hope For Something": The Sydney, AU synth pop artist is back with the optimistic "Hope For Something." The sunny track feels like a marriage of Bastille and Passion Pit. I'm enjoying the handclaps in the chorus. I honestly can't think of anything else to say that I haven't said about a lot of other tracks in this ...

Feelin’ so alive on Easter [single reviews]

Letrainiump - "So Alive": Letrainiump from Lafayette, LA are a band that meets you in the middle between synth pop and funk, and does so seamlessly. I've been waiting on this group's online debut since seeing them move hardcore kids into the groove via a crummy PA system in Urbana, IL last summer. Hearing this band in full ...

Tigerwine – Die With Your Tongue Out

Tigerwine have crafted a distinct sound somewhere in the emotive post hardcore realm that ought to be irresistible to any heavy music fan. I knew the band was on to something awesome when I heard their EP Lull a couple of years ago. At the time I recall thinking that the band had an ear-grabbing sound that fell somewhere ...