It’s fairly easy to brush aside Jimmy Eat World, write them off as one hit wonders (even though they’ve had quite a few hits), question their relevance in today’s musical landscape, or simple forget they even exist. However, put them in front of an all-ages college crowd that made me feel ancient and Jimmy Eat […]
Last Friday, CD102.5FM and Promowest presented the best rock show I’ve seen in ages. It was an evening overwhelmed with emotion, rock ‘n roll and an abundance of energy. A show that didn’t cease to lose the attention of the audience for merely a second, Delta Spirit illuminated excessive amounts of charisma and undeniable talent […]
Episode 5 of Why Music Podcast featuring Fazio and Teddy B. Commentary features Comrade Question, Independents’ Day Festival Review, Black Keys Music review, music industry banter, Columbus local music scene, and what bands need. Recorded in Columbus Ohio. To subscribe to this podcast, visit iTunes or www.whymusicpodcast.org.
You know that ending scene from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, where the Grinch realizes love does exist, after making the Who’s of Whoville experience such heartache? Mutual Benefit’s Love Crushing Diamond could’ve made the Grinch realize this far before he ruined Christmas. The band’s 2013 release is equipped with emotional guidance and support. It’s a polite dose of medicine to […]
Emily & the Complexes: Four well-groomed men, tastefully melancholic, who write DIY singer/songwriter tunes. Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Folk, Road-rock, Indie-grit Fresh off of their two week, Summer 2014 tour, Emily & the Complexes took a seat with me and guided me through their journey as Columbus musicians. Tyler “Lyrical Messiah” Verhagen – Vocals, lyrics, guitar Tom “Band […]
Meet the band. Turtle Island: Five manic boys who play music and have a psychedelic intuition into outer space. Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental, Space rock, Progressive rock, Dream-pop Dallin “Shrek to Your Donkey” Stevenson – Vocals, guitar Nick “Johnny Utah” Gerden – Drums Andy “Chorizo Grill Master” Sullivan – Bass Joel “Yu-Gi-Oh Fanatic” Blaeser – Keyboard […]
The annual Independents’ Day festival took place this weekend with over 65 local musical performers ranging from indie rock to hip hop to dance party djs. The event continues today through 5pm, though the bulk of the festival took place yesterday in its new home in East Franklinton. For more information, visit www.thisisindependent.com. Matt Ellis is […]