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  • PLAYING COLUMBUS: Devin Xo Comes of Age on New EP

    “Living like a man that was born without a soul / on paper I’m young / yet I feel so old” raps Columbus artist Philippe Laroque – who goes by Devin Xo onstage – at the beginning of his latest EP, Coming of Age. He [...]

  • PLAYING DETROIT: Anna Burch Keeps It Cool With Polyvinyl

    photo by Katie Nuemann Few Detroit based singer-songwriters have hustled as hard as former Frontier Ruckus songstress Anna Burch, heartbreaker and sorceress of breathy lo-fi honesty. And as of last week, we aren't the only ones to be enchanted by Burch's brand of [...]

  • CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Booking Basics

    Booking a tour is basically planning a road trip with the goal of playing music every night and (hopefully) making enough money for gas to your next destination. Booking your first tour is a grind, so it’s helpful to have higher purpose that is fun [...]

  • PLAYING COLUMBUS: Now, Now Plays A&R Music Bar

    I first listened to Now, Now in High School, when a friend introduced the band (then called Now, Now Every Children) to me via mixtape. In the years since, Now, Now has been through a flurry of changes: band members have come and gone, their [...]

  • ONLY NOISE: With A Bullet

    Last week, after publishing “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town,” I took the train across the East River to see a movie. A bit of distraction seemed necessary in that moment, even if it was in the form of a demonic clown named Pennywise. Sitting [...]

TRACK PREMIERE: Cassandra Violet “Invisible Man”

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo by Polly Barrowman Cassandra Violet, much like Batman, lives a double life. When she's not teaching high schoolers, she's creating music that spans the genres of rock, folk, and pop. In the [...]

ALBUM PREMIERE: Galleriet “Romantic Gestures”

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo by Evans Vestal Ward  Katharina Stenbeck is a prolific Swedish artist who creates thought-provoking electronic music as Galleriet, a solo project she launched in the spring of this year. Stenbeck's impressive DIY approach [...]

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CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Booking Basics

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Booking a tour is basically planning a road trip with the goal of playing music every night and (hopefully) making enough money for gas to your next destination. Booking your first tour is a grind, [...]

MORNING AFTER: Veggie Pancakes and Ale with Lost Boy ?

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Origin stories: they’re typically how I kick off these off, some pseudo-enticing meetcute in the heart of the scene. A half-drunken beg for an interview, an impromptu striptease, a deep side-eye at Two Boots Williamsburg. A [...]

HIGH NOTES: How LSD Changed Music as We Know It

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

In 1965, at 2 Strathearn Place in London, John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison, and Pattie Boyd sat at their dentist John Riley’s dinner table sipping coffee. A few minutes prior, Riley’s girlfriend Cindy Bury [...]

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PLAYING COLUMBUS: Devin Xo Comes of Age on New EP

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

“Living like a man that was born without a soul / on paper I’m young / yet I feel so old” raps Columbus artist Philippe Laroque [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Anna Burch Keeps It Cool With Polyvinyl

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

photo by Katie Nuemann Few Detroit based singer-songwriters have hustled as hard as former Frontier Ruckus songstress Anna Burch, heartbreaker and sorceress of breathy [...]

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Now, Now Plays A&R Music Bar

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

I first listened to Now, Now in High School, when a friend introduced the band (then called Now, Now Every Children) to me via mixtape. In [...]

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NEWS ROUNDUP: Planned Parenthood Compilation, Ducktails Singer Assault Details & More

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Sleater-Kinney has a new song on a Planned Parenthood Benefit Compilation. New Song from Sleater-Kinney on Planned Parenthood Benefit Compilation You can now stream 7 Inches For Planned [...]

INTERVIEW: Bedouine Turns Refugee Struggle into Universal Truth

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

photo by Polly Antonia Barrowman Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Anziv Korkejian says she doesn’t necessarily perceive herself as political, but her music allows her to [...]

TRACK PREMIERE: Cassandra Violet “Invisible Man”

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo by Polly Barrowman Cassandra Violet, much like Batman, lives a double life. When she's not teaching high schoolers, she's creating music that spans the genres of rock, [...]

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Devin Xo Comes of Age on New EP

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

“Living like a man that was born without a soul / on paper I’m young / yet I feel so old” raps Columbus artist Philippe Laroque – who goes by [...]