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

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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More REVIEW: The Split Seconds – Counterfeit Reality