Album Review: JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [EQT; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “BBW”, “Free The Frail”, “Post Verified Lifestyle” JPEGMAFIA is back and better than ever with his third album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs. Peggy takes a more delicate approach to production on this project; however, that doesn’t mean it’s any less bizarre, innovative or…

Movie Review: It Chapter Two

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Warner Bros. Pictures; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 It’s finally here; one of the most anticipated horror sequels of recent memory is now in theaters. Now, what is it? Why it’s It Chapter Two, of course. That’s right, the Losers are back, along with everyone’s favorite child-eating clown, to finish off the…

Soccer Mommy releases new single ahead of shows with Wilco and Vampire Weekend

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Brian Ziff/Soccer Mommy] Indie-rock musician Soccer Mommy released her first track of 2019 on Thursday, September 19. The track, “Lucy,” follows her critically acclaimed 2018 debut record, Clean, and will be released on 7” vinyl later in 2019.  Read More: Album Review: Soccer Mommy – Clean Last year, Soccer Mommy, also…

Album Review: (Sandy)Alex G – House of Sugar

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [Domino, 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Cow”, “In My Arms”, “Hope” House of Sugar, (Sandy) Alex G’s follow-up to his critically and commercially acclaimed Rocket, is here. Alex G has an expansive résumé, and like his past endeavors, he stays true to his tradition of recording his own work on his…

Movie Review: The Lion King

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Disney; 2019] Rating: 3/10 Let’s get one thing straight: this movie only exists as a cash grab and a guarantee that Disney can keep The Lion King and other movies like it out of the public domain so long as the mouse wears gloves. The Lion King (2019) is almost…

California singer-songwriter mxmtoon releases debut album

By Jackson Stein, Contributor [Album art courtesy of mxmtoon] California singer-songwriter mxmtoon released her highly anticipated debut album, the masquerade, on Tuesday, September 17, and the indie pop artist says the record is comprised of “rhyming diary entries” seeking to capture universal experiences within her lyrics. Read more: Album Review: Black Belt Eagle Scout –…

Movie Review: The Farewell

By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [A24; 2019] Rating: 8/10 Everyone has a family. No matter who you are, where you come from or how your life ends up, every person in the world has a family. Whether it is chosen or biological, humans rely on that familial connection for emotional, physical and material support in…

Album Review: Hobo Johnson – The Fall of Hobo Johnson

By Alexander Boddie, Contributor [Reprise Records; 2019] Rating: 3.5/10 Key tracks: “Mover Awayer”, “Subaru Crosstrek XV”, “February 15th” Hobo Johnson returns with his second studio album, The Fall of Hobo Johnson. The Sacramento native continues his emo hip-hop style of music and delivers more of the same with his latest work, minus the references to…

Bruce Cockburn to perform at Stuart’s Opera House on September 23

By Micah Organ, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Stuart’s Opera House/Bruce Cockburn] Folk singer Bruce Cockburn’s 34th album, Crowing Ignites, is set for release on September 20, 2019. Shortly following the release, Cockburn is slated to perform a string of tour dates, including a performance at Stuart’s Opera House, a Nelsonville venue, on Monday, September 23….

Q&A: Something Else

By Evan Gallagher, Contributor Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director Q&A with frontman Aidan Hall of Columbus-based post-pop quartet Something Else. So, how’d you guys meet and form as a band? Aidan: I’ve known Colin [McMillen] (bass) since he was five—his mom used to babysit my sister. I met Landon [Gruszewski] (guitar) when we…

Ric Ocasek, Co-Founder of The Cars, Dies

By Andrew Breazeale, Contributor [Photo courtesy of The Cars] Ric Ocasek, the co-founder, vocalist and lead guitarist of The Cars, was found dead in New York on Sunday afternoon. He was discovered in his townhouse on East 19th Street and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to an updated report in The New York…