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take a gander… er… listen to these! [single reviews]

Words from Brandon Hughes, photo credit to GOOD PALS Michigander - Live In Chicago It takes a special act to make as much noise as Michigander has with only two tracks. With less than a year since his debut, Michigander has got a lot of ears listening for what’s next from the project. Today, ...

songs to sip a hot chai to [single reviews]

Nicholas Rowe – “Sacred and Profane”: This wasn’t what I expected from the songwriter. Folk side projects aren’t all that surprising, generally. But one can tell this is more than a side project. Rowe likes to hang out in a mood that is somewhere in the evening clouds. I’ve gotten similar ...

Concert Review + Photos: DNCE’s North American Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Thursday night I had the chance to check out DNCE at a packed House of Blues in Cleveland for their North American Tour. An incredible group called The Skins opened for them. The Skins opened up the show with a ton of energy, as the band members took the stage ...

THAT SHIP’S SAILED EP RELEASE SHOW PREVIEW

One the most common questions I am asked by family and friends is why Columbus, OH. Out of all the places I could have chosen to live, I chose here. Not only that but I moved away and came back two years later. First, it’s cold as poop here and it snows, (I’m from south Georgia), second it’s far ...

Single review: Eleventh Hour Onset brings the heat with “The White Chapter”

Allow me to introduce you to a young band called Eleventh Hour Onset from Racine, WI. This is a town that I once drove to with some friends in college, simply because they have a Chick-Fil-A in their mall. At the time, our Chicago suburb of Wheaton didn't have the prized fast food chain, so we had to ...

Train pulls an Adam Young on “A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat”

Halfway through the first song, I'm thinking "Drops of Jupiter this ain't!" Train is undoubtedly trying to stay relevant by getting in on the synth-y pop train. I'm going to go ahead and call it now - "Play that Song" is going to be the Owl City "Good Time" of Train's career. A song that's ...

Shiny Penny Headlines a Great Night of Alt. Rock at 416 Wabash

Friday, January 27th was quite a night for anyone who was at 416 Wabash. Kokomo’s Shiny Penny rolled through the Hoosier State’s capital for their first show of the year, and brought with them Columbus, Ohio favorites Vesperteen and Louisville “western pop” rockers A Lion Named Roar, with local ...