Ohio-based extra special effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices will host the second-annual EarthQuaker Day festival at their downtown Akron facility (350 W. Bowery St.) on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1:00pm until 8:00pm. The company, proudly based in Akron, Ohio since 2004, invites music lovers of all ages to converge upon their facility for a day of live music, product … Continue reading EarthQuaker Devices to host second-annual EarthQuaker Day
Sigur Rós performed at the Palace Theater in Columbus, Ohio, on June 4. Photographer Christopher Corn was there to capture the action.
Guided By Voices is on a roll. You could argue, but please don’t because I have a headache, that GBV is never not on a roll, that Robert Pollard’s output plows past the word “prolific” like prolific is standing still in a snowbank; and that’s true, but this new version of the band (Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March) … Continue reading Guided By Voices Shares Single “Just To Show You” →
Texas’ Toadies are set to release their next album The Lower Side Of Uptown September 8th on Kirtland Records. This will be the band’s seventh studio album and a ‘return to form’ as explained by frontman Vaden Todd Lewis: “This album is ‘roots Toadies”, full of riffs and time shifts.’ The Lower Side Of Uptown is the follow up to 2015’s Heretics which saw the band taking a change of pace with a … Continue reading Toadies Announce New Album “The Lower Side Of Uptown” →
Australian crooner Slow Dancer (the moniker for Simon Okely) saddled into a nice groove with his latest album In A Mood. Throughout the full-length, Okely mentioned that he pushed himself to go more ambitious and more expansive with his sound. Incorporating new instruments such as drum machines and elegant strings, In A Mood is hopelessly romantic and soft to the … Continue reading Feeling Groovy; An Interview With Slow Dancer →
Since the year 2000, Ghettoblaster has been putting out a quarterly print magazine. For Ghettoblast from the Past, we look back at the bands and artists that were showcased within these pages. From Issue 25, IKE Records The Texas Sapphires. Words by Terry Sawyer. To subscribe to Ghettoblaster Magazine or to pick up this issue, head over to our In Print … Continue reading Ghettoblast From The Past: The Texas Sapphires (Issue 25) →
Since the year 2000, Ghettoblaster has been putting out a quarterly print magazine. For Ghettoblast from the Past, we look back at the bands and artists that were showcased within these pages. From Issue 21, Elektra Records Cobra Verde. Words by Jim Testa. To subscribe to Ghettoblaster Magazine or to pick up this issue, head over to our In Print page.
Bloomington, Indiana’s own Hoops are about to head out to one of their first extensive tours in a matter of days, running through the US and United Kingdom. Before they embark on their voyage across the United States in support of their latest Routines (via Fat Possum Records), I was curious on how morale was with the troupe. Hoops member … Continue reading Finding The Vibe; An Interview With Keagan Beresford Of Hoops →
In advance of their album, New Magic, which arrives September 15 via Anti-, Son Little visited Cincinnati’s Fountain Square on June 16 (photos by Tim Anderl below). Son Little is a unique artist who proves the axiom that sometimes the best way to move forward is to look backwards. Artists from Muddy Waters to Thelonious Monk to Bob Dylan to the … Continue reading Photos: Son Little, Fountain Square, June 16, 2017 →
Columbus, Ohio wordsmith Illogic is back, along with producer Lucid Optics, premiering the new video “Clones & Robots” under the Lucid Logic moniker. The track showcases Illogic’s penchant for beautifully spinning words together while Optics lays down the soundscape. The song is the single off the duo’s self-titled release set to drop 6/27/17 on all digital platforms. The two musicians … Continue reading Lucid Logic Premieres New Video For “Clones & Robots” →