REVIEW: “Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes” by Twisted Oak

The title of this five-song album strikes a chord and creates a visual almost immediately. Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes is a coffee house acoustic EP with somber lyrics and soft melodies.   The lyrics are very interpersonal, directed towards a specific thing or person. Twisted Oak creative Mat Batory said that the album … Continue reading REVIEW: “Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes” by Twisted Oak

REVIEW: “Fields Amaze (and other strange music)” by Patrick Grant

Originally released in 1997, Fields Amaze was a compilation of composer Patrick Grant’s various works and abilities. Now newly remastered, Fields Amaze (and other strange music) is even more vibrant and varied. Different states of being are all encompassed within the songs of this album. Instrumentals clash and combine together in “Keeping Still” to generate … Continue reading REVIEW: “Fields Amaze (and other strange music)” by Patrick Grant

Review: “Singing You This Song” by LeeSun

Singing You This Song is the latest song by UK songwriter and musician LeeSun. With 13 tracks, Singing You This Song is a combination of bright poppy coffee house acoustic and indie folk music. The new album from LeeSun features catchy melodies and vulnerable vocals that bring you into the album. Stand out songs include … Continue reading Review: “Singing You This Song” by LeeSun

Review: “Endeavor” by Elza

Smooth, soft instrumentals pull you into Elza’s second-single, “Endeavor.” The track is off of Elza’s new album, Nothing’s Wrong, available now. The song is somber, growing over the course of four and a half minutes. Comforting synths are combined with acoustic melodies to ease you through the slightly melancholy song. The main focus of the … Continue reading Review: “Endeavor” by Elza

Review: “Title” by the Sonder Bombs

The Sonder Bombs have signed to Take This To Heart Records and dropped their first single, “Title” off their upcoming album Modern Female Rockstar. The song is a female anthem with lyrics that will resonate with its female audience and make certain males uncomfortable. Frontwoman Willow Hawks sings with intimate strength, calling out misogyny in … Continue reading Review: “Title” by the Sonder Bombs

CONCERT REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth w/ This World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid @ Mahall’s

There are no venues in the Cleveland area that are quite like Lakewood’s homey little venue, Mahall’s. The historic bowling alley slash concert venue is known for its retro and intimate space, making it the perfect spot to host two of the scene’s most underrated players. Pianos Become The Teeth and This World Is A … Continue reading CONCERT REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth w/ This World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid @ Mahall’s

Song Review: Not.Your.Regular.Boy. – “Get Down Make Love”

Electric and vibrant, “Get Down Make Love” from upcoming artist Not.Your.Regular.Boy feels like a rock pop mash up of Maroon 5 and Adam Lambert. However, while the new single has great aspirations, it falls a little flat outside of a live setting. Not.Your.Regular.Boy is artist Ferry, who claims to sound like influences such as Brandon … Continue reading Song Review: Not.Your.Regular.Boy. – “Get Down Make Love”

REVIEW: The Split Seconds – Counterfeit Reality

The Split Seconds’ sophomore album “Counterfeit Reality” is a welcome throwback to ‘70s punk in a very pop heavy scene. With melodic guitars and rough vocals that give the album its distinctive edge, The Split Seconds make themselves known with this smashing record, available June 8. Counterfeit Reality is a breath of fresh air in … Continue reading REVIEW: The Split Seconds – Counterfeit Reality

REVIEW: “Pilot” by Hot Mulligan

The Michigan punks Hot Mulligan are back with their debut full-length project, Pilot. In the process, they might have just unleashed one of the best pop punk records of this year. Coming off of their well-received 2017 EP release, Opportunities, the Lansing-based four piece picked up right where they left off with Pilots. It’s an … Continue reading REVIEW: “Pilot” by Hot Mulligan

REVIEW: “Out to Sea” by TALMA

Blending alternative and classic rock together seamlessly, the London-based five piece in TALMA have released their newest music endeavor, a four song EP called Out to Sea on Feb. 23. Out to Sea covers a wide range of themes that are meant to represent the modern world. The lyrics tackle dark themes like loneliness and … Continue reading REVIEW: “Out to Sea” by TALMA