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Premiere: Tiger Drive is “Free To Go” for the stars

Know Tiger Drive? You probably don't. Know OceanSpeak? You might if you've followed Tuned Up for a long time. There have been a few paradigm altering moments in the life of Tuned Up. One of those was a tiny show at Rumba Cafe in Columbus, Ohio. A little band called OceanSpeak was opening for SONS and ...

Introducing Odd Promise

Words: Mike Colletti Lately I’ve been contemplating on better ways to help promote the amazing talent within Ohio. With the encouragement from friends, I took to my notepad and started brainstorming who would be my first entry. It didn’t take long for my thoughts to fall on who I believe to be ...

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. ...

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 ...

I wrecked my car but I’m feelin’ good [single reviews]

Photo credit: Coley Brown Mac DeMarco - "On the Level": Let's start this post with a song a little more out there, eh? "On the Level" goes against the wild reputation of DeMarco with simplistic synth pop that, dare I say it, has a slice of darkwave. Actually to be honest, I'm not really sure how this ...

The Chainsmokers’ debut is catchy yet ironically titled

"Memories... Do Not Open." The title of The Chainsmokers' debut reads like a punk pop album title from the MySpace era. The angsty MySpace music of the aughts has been replaced by EDM laced pop these days, I think. As evidenced by popularity of groups like this one. I'm trying to give The ...

I solemnly swear Diet Cig’s “Swear I’m Good At This” is Good

Say the title of this write up five times fast. Made that a mouthful on purpose. Well, now that I've made you twist your tongue, I'll get into the review. Unlike the title of this review, the record in question is pretty straightforward. After a quiet verse of "Sixteen," singer and guitarist Alex ...