Singer-songwriter Nikki Jean releases short film “Get Free”

By Micah Organ, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Nikki Jean/Rhymesayers Entertainment] Singer-songwriter Nikki Jean released a short film titled Get Free on October 16, following her debut full-length album, Beautiful Prison, which was released in September on Rhymesayers Entertainment.  Read more: The Cactus Blossoms to perform at Stuart’s Opera House on October 22 Jean has said that…

Album Review: Wilco – Ode to Joy

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [dBpm; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 Key tracks: “Everyone Hides”, “White Wooden Cross”, “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” Ode to Joy, Wilco’s 11th album, loses the somber overtones the band is known for, exchanging those solemn feelings for a more optimistic sound. That doesn’t mean any lyrical validity is sacrificed, however. Moreover, the band’s…

The Cactus Blossoms to perform at Stuart’s Opera House on October 22

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of The Cactus Blossoms/Stuart’s Opera House] Minneapolis country-rock outfit The Cactus Blossoms will perform at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. The band will perform with support from Esther Rose, and tickets can be purchased now. Read more: Americana band Foghorn Stringband set to…

Q&A: Hope Davis

By Anna Birk, Contributor [Photo by Noel Davis] Q&A with Hope Davis following a performance at Donkey Coffee in Athens, Ohio.  You grew up in Athens, Ohio—what made you leave? Hope: Well, I was suffering from an eating disorder in high school, and I was extremely depressed. I also have rheumatoid arthritis, so during the…

Meet The DJ: TB Cooper

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] Kwase Lane grew up in Southfield, Michigan as a self-described nerdier version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He moved from a public school to a “really bougie” private middle school and spent a lot of time at his grandmother’s home in the Detroit area listening to…

Kristin Hersh to tour alongside the Pixies following four solo shows

By Jack Knudson, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Kristin Hersh] Kristin Hersh, musician and member of alternative rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE, will soon embark on a new tour involving four solo shows and six dates with the Pixies.  Read More: EarthGang to perform in Columbus on October 23 on EarthGang – Welcome To Mirrorland…

POWER TRIP announce the return of Evil Beat Vol. 2

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of POWER TRIP] Texas metal band POWER TRIP’s Evil Beat festival is set to make its return on January 11, 2020 in Dallas, Texas, at the South Side Ballroom. Read More: EarthGang to perform in Columbus on October 23 on EarthGang – Welcome To Mirrorland Tour The 2020…

Americana band Foghorn Stringband set to perform November 14

By Mason Kereliuk, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Foghorn Stringband/Stuart’s Opera House] Old-time Americana band Foghorn Stringband has announced a special concert at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on Thursday, November 14. The show is a “backstage” show, during which audience members will be allowed to sit on the stage while the band performs to provide…

Columbus natives The Cordial Sins release new single “You Are A Weight”

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Ori Segev/The Cordial Sins] Columbus natives The Cordial Sins released their latest single “You Are A Weight” on Friday, October 4, ensuring the indie rock group remains an active presence in the local music scene.  Read more: Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien releases first solo work According to The…

Q&A: Bat House

By Liz Partsch, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director] Q&A with Shane Blank and Emmet Hayes of Massachusetts-based “neo-punkadelica” outfit Bat House. How did the band form?  SHANE: We met in school. So the four of us are all from different places in the country. I’m from Florida, Emmet here is from California…