Rex Orange County drops surprise single “New House” on Valentine’s Day

By Jessica Jones, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Rex Orange County/Universal Music Publishing Group] British recording artist and songwriter Rex Orange County released a surprise single on Valentine’s Day titled “New House”, the musician’s first original song release since late 2017. Rex announced the song on instagram, where he also left a message to his fans,…

Rapper 21 Savage released from ICE custody

By Kiah Easton, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of 21 Savage/Epic Records] Rapper 21 Savage was released on bond Wednesday after a total of nine days of being confined by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia. After dropping the aggravated felony charge that previously provided reason for deportation, ICE’s priorities are causing reflection…

21 Savage arrested by ICE, claims of extended illegal US residency

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of 21 Savage/Epic Records] Atlanta rapper 21 Savage was arrested early this morning by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which claims he is a British citizen that has been living in the United States on an expired visa since 2006, according to a statement released by the federal…

What’s Going On — February

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor The music scene in Athens is alive and well, even in the dead of winter, so check out the upcoming shows below and fill up your February with live music! Who: Jojo Stella, The Awful Kind When: February 1, 10 pm Where: Casa Nueva, 6 W State St Admission: $5 Join…

Founding guitarist of hardcore punk band Zeta faces deportation

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Zeta/Nick Zimmer Photography] Daniel Eduardo Hernandez Saud, founding guitarist of the experimental punk band Zeta, is now being faced with deportation to Venezuela. Saud had previously applied for U.S. residency along with the other three members of the band, but his application was rejected. Read More: Steadfast…

Nelsonville Music Festival announces Thee Oh Sees to 2019 lineup

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Photo courtesy of Thee Oh Sees/Nelsonville Music Festival] San Francisco psychedelic punk outfit Thee Oh Sees will join the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival held on June 6-9, 2019 along with headliner Death Cab for Cutie and many more artists. Read More: Nelsonville Music Festival announces Death Cab for Cutie…

Steadfast Music Festival returns to Columbus for its fourth year

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Steadfast Music Festival/Tuned Up] Steadfast Music Festival returns to Columbus, Ohio on March 9, 2019 at Strongwater Food and Spirits. The festival includes a great lineup of indie bands. Steadfast Festival began in 2016 as a way to honor and provide an amazing experience for the loyal…

Nelsonville Music Festival announces Death Cab for Cutie as 2019 headliner

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Eliot Lee Hazel/Nelsonville Music Festival] The 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, which will be held on June 6-9, 2019, announced headliner Death Cab for Cutie on Friday, Jan. 18. The alternative rock band is the first of many performers to be announced for the festival. Read more:…

Bandcamp to open Oakland record store, performance space

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Bandcamp/Richard Morgenstein] A dual record store and performance space will be opening in Oakland, California by “artist first” music sharing website Bandcamp, the site announced this morning. Read more: Spiritualized announce 2019 tour in support of 2018 album The shop will “feature a selection of records that…

Spiritualized announce 2019 tour in support of 2018 album

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Spiritualized/Fat Possum Records] After receiving no shortage of praise for this year’s release of And Nothing Hurt, English space-rock band Spiritualized have announced a string of North American tour dates in 2019 to bring the album on the road. Read more: Album Review: Spiritualized – And Nothing…

Tom Diaz, founding member of The World Is a Beautiful Place…, has passed away

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Photo via YouTube] Yesterday, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die announced the passing of their founding vocalist and keyboardist, Tom Diaz, via Facebook. The cause of the 32-year-old musician’s death is currently unknown, according to Brooklyn Vegan. However, former band member Greg Horbal…