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…

Girlpool release two new songs ahead of October tour

By Abby Jeffers, Contributor [Photo by Benedict Brink] Los Angeles indie-rock duo Girlpool dropped two new tracks, “Lucy’s” and “Where You Sink” yesterday, Oct. 9 ahead of an upcoming tour with Porches at the end of the month. Read more: Album Review: The Spirit of the Beehive – Hypnic Jerks While both songs may share the…

Kanye West announces upcoming collaboration with Chance the Rapper

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Photos by Kanye West/YouTube, Chance the Rapper/Youtube] Original story from HotNewHipHop 2018 has been a busy year for hip-hop powerhouse Kanye West and it doesn’t look like he plans on taking a break any time soon. While paying a visit to Chance the Rapper’s youth empowerment event, Open Mike, Kanye revealed…

Lana Del Rey releases single, announces sixth album

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Photo by Lana Del Rey/YouTube] Original story from Pitchfork After releasing “Mariners Apartment Complex” last Wednesday, Lana Del Rey is already back with more presents for fans: a new song, “Venice Bitch” (produced by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff) and a new album-in-the-making, Norman Fucking Rockwell. Read more: Album Review: Hozier –…

Cloud Nothings drop second single ahead of fifth studio album

By Abby Jeffers, Contributor [Photo by Cloud Nothings/Carpark Records] Original story from Consequence of Sound On Tuesday, Cleveland indie-rockers Cloud Nothings dropped “Leave Him Now”, the second single off of their upcoming album, Last Building Burning. Coming just over a year after the band’s last record, this will be the band’s fifth studio album and is…

Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers announce forthcoming albums

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Photos by: Red Hot Chili Peppers/Recording Academy and Smashing Pumpkins/Velvet Hammer Management] Original story poached from Consequence of Sound Both Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins have announced new records. As giants of the alternative rock scene, they have some massive shoes to fill. The two groups experienced heavy criticism…