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Hoosier Highlights: March Edition

How about more Hoosier State highlights for you as March comes to a close? Originally, I had not planned on making this a monthly thing, but with all of the great new music coming out of Indiana that I discovered this month – particularly in the world of hip-hop – I decided it’d be fun to start ...

Premiere: GROVES – “Dimes”

I am being completely genuine when I say that GROVES may have released the most instantaneously enjoyable single I've heard this year. Favorite song? Can't go that far. But holy moly – what an earworm. The band has certainly come across my radar before. People in the Vesperteen camp have ...

Five Albums With Cobra – John Rausch From It’s All Good Booking

Five Albums With Cobra – John Rausch From It’s All Good Booking

I have always said that nothing brings people together like the love of music, and I will stand by that until I leave this world. About four years ago I met John Rausch. At the time he was still in a local pop punk band, but he also booked shows – really good shows – shows that no one else ...

Hot Mulligan – Pilot

This is going to be a really obscure and probably random reference, but the first thing that comes to mind when listening to Hot Mulligan is a defunct Tooth and Nail Records band called Hyland. I believe I reviewed them early in my career as a music blogger. But I see parallels between the bright vocals ...

thebandknives Takes a Stab at Modern Rap-Rock with Ferocious Debut

A year and a half ago, I heard a band called Knives for the very first time, who at that point had just released their debut single “Give Me Air” – an intense rap-rocker that had me hooked from its opening notes. Three months passed by and “Give Me Air” found itself in my top 10 songs of 2016; ...

Burning Bright brings rock and determination into “The Dark”

Burning Bright have been a rock powerhouse helping to fulfill a niche within the Columbus market for the past few years, and it could be argued that The Dark is the culmination of that journey. It's pretty apparent that The Dark is a call to persevere – notably, through one's inner demons. It's a ...

PROOF! (kinda) these songs are awesome [single reviews]

The New Schematics - "Prove Me Wrong": The New Schematics have ditched a classy throwback vibe for an equally classy, yet whimsical aesthetic that is as heartwarming as it is entertaining. This song is the second release of this new era of the band, and it acts as a proper follow up to "Who Do You Think ...