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  • CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Band Vans

    Every band who tours frequently has an unspoken member who doesn't play on any records, yet is instrumental in reaching fans' ears in far away places. I'm talking about the vehicle responsible for getting the band to their next show, and hopefully, the show after [...]

  • PLAYING COLUMBUS: Double Happiness to Close After 7-year Run

    It’s been a short but meaningful run for Double Happiness, which will close its doors on November 25th after seven years of music, drinks, and community-building. Opened and run by Yalan Papillons, with additional booking by Jenny Donaldson, the bar and venue hosted DJ sets, [...]

  • PLAYING DETROIT: Double Winter Announces 7-inch and New LP

    Since last year’s EP Watching Eye, psychedelic doo-wop rock outfit Double Winter has been relatively silent - but that doesn’t mean they’ve been still. Lead vocalist and bassist Holly Johnson says the band has been hard at work, writing and recording enough material for a 7-inch [...]

  • MORNING AFTER: Chicken, Biscuits & Bottomless Mimosas with No Honeymoon

    I’m lost picking out my outfit to see No Honeymoon, just anxiously pacing in black tights while “Don’t Want To” glides through the apartment. I’m digging the ‘80s movie vibes it’s blessing my morning with, Cait Smith’s haunting, hooting voice gently complimenting the sparkling verses, [...]

  • ONLY NOISE: One Ball to Rule Them All

      The town I grew up in didn’t have a roller rink. Sure, there was a five-lane bowling alley and a one-screen movie theater, but roller rinks were too big for the bite-sized britches of Arlington, Washington. There are many consequences of a town with [...]

EP PREMIERE: Pollens “Mr. Manufacture”

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

When I was in college, listening to Animal Collective's track "Bees" felt like a revolution in sound. It was the first time I was really confronted with challenging music, music that took me out of [...]

VIDEO PREMIERE: May Erlewine “Get It Back”

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo By John Hanson May Erlewine believes that music means community, and she's spent her career in service to her Michigan roots. Raised by hippies in Grand Rapids, Erlewine grew up surrounded by [...]

Monday Musings: Original Once-a-Month Content

CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Band Vans

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Every band who tours frequently has an unspoken member who doesn't play on any records, yet is instrumental in reaching fans' ears in far away places. I'm talking about the vehicle responsible for getting the [...]

MORNING AFTER: Chicken, Biscuits & Bottomless Mimosas with No Honeymoon

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

I’m lost picking out my outfit to see No Honeymoon, just anxiously pacing in black tights while “Don’t Want To” glides through the apartment. I’m digging the ‘80s movie vibes it’s blessing my morning with, [...]

HIGH NOTES: How Ketamine Became a Club Drug

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

photo: Scott Houston At a Manhattan club in 1997, Jenna*, 42, snorted speed she was told was laced with ecstasy. A few minutes in, her body felt frozen. For the rest of the [...]

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PLAYING COLUMBUS: Double Happiness to Close After 7-year Run

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s been a short but meaningful run for Double Happiness, which will close its doors on November 25th after seven years of music, drinks, and community-building. [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Double Winter Announces 7-inch and New LP

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Since last year’s EP Watching Eye, psychedelic doo-wop rock outfit Double Winter has been relatively silent - but that doesn’t mean they’ve been still. Lead vocalist and [...]

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Jay Som @ Ace of Cups

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Jay Som has had a big year. Since Polyvinyl picked up the project – conceived and led by Oakland's Melina Duterte – in 2016, Duterte has [...]

AF Best Tracks of the Week: 11/7

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CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Band Vans

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Every band who tours frequently has an unspoken member who doesn't play on any records, yet is instrumental in reaching fans' ears in far away places. I'm talking about the [...]

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Double Happiness to Close After 7-year Run

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s been a short but meaningful run for Double Happiness, which will close its doors on November 25th after seven years of music, drinks, and community-building. Opened and run by [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Double Winter Announces 7-inch and New LP

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Since last year’s EP Watching Eye, psychedelic doo-wop rock outfit Double Winter has been relatively silent - but that doesn’t mean they’ve been still. Lead vocalist and bassist Holly Johnson says [...]

MORNING AFTER: Chicken, Biscuits & Bottomless Mimosas with No Honeymoon

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

I’m lost picking out my outfit to see No Honeymoon, just anxiously pacing in black tights while “Don’t Want To” glides through the apartment. I’m digging the ‘80s movie vibes [...]