Thayer Sarrano

From The Horse’s Mouth: Thayer Sarrano on Shaky

Thayer Sarrano is forging her own path into a southern-psych-dreamland, bottling up ghosts and bringing them to life through her ethereal desert rock hymns. The tones tremble and bend, layered in swirling atmospherics. The angelic voice will pull you in close to share devastatingly beautiful and heartbreaking secrets, while shadowy figures dance in the background. This is music that envelops … More »

Corinna Nix (photo by Tim Kuhl)

Heart and Soul; An interview with Corinna Nix of Simon and Corinna

When Corinna Nix packed all her earthly possessions into her ’97 Chevy Lumina to return to Dayton, Ohio the future felt pretty uncertain. She’d completed her studies in vocal jazz at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and spent several years in the city developing her distinct style as a member of Unearthd and The Lix. However, the constant hustle … More »

InFested: An interview with Paige Beller, organizer of Ladyfest 2015, Dayton, Ohio

Ladyfest 2015, which takes place in Dayton, Ohio, brings together and inspires people through music, art, and education. While the festival itself is a celebration of women in the arts, they provide a safe and welcoming environment no matter your gender identity. On top of enjoying some of the best live music from Dayton and its neighbors, attendees make a … More »

The New Old-Fashioned

Song Premiere: The New Old-Fashioned, “27″

Dayton, Ohio, rock band, The New Old-Fashioned, will release its second full-length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights, on September 26. Technically speaking, the second New Old-Fashioned album is three years in the making. In the time since the band’s debut self-titled record (recorded in the summer of 2012 with producer Patrick Himes and released in December of the same year), … More »

Steve Lewis

Albums In The Stream: Steve Lewis, Creepers & Vines

Creepers & Vines finds Nashville-based musician Steve Lewis bringing his trademark gravitas and style to twelve fetching new songs, with psychedelic undertones, gritty guitars and fearsome backbeats. The songs on Creepers & Vines combine larger-than-life guitar riffs and pop songwriting sensibilities, creating a powerful blend of garage and roots rock — equal parts hook and pure guitar muscle. Dreamy acoustic oddities venture into … More »

Video Premiere: Jovan Karcic, “Lonesome Trekker”

2011 is the title of Jovan Karcic’s second solo album and it is his sonic shadow of that year. Recorded mostly alone, and originally released locally as an edition of 53 hand-drawn oil/crayon/ink/chalk covers, Karcic sits nicely beside other DIY loners like Michael Yonkers, Bob Trimble, and Dave Cloud. Karcic has shuffled throughout central Ohio as a sideman for almost … More »


InFested: Photos of Mutoid Man at The Wrecking Ball Festival, August 9, 2015

As part of Mutoid Man‘s headline tour in support of its newly released debut full-length, Bleeder (Sargent House) the band stopped by the Wrecking Ball festival in Atlanta, Georgia, tearing through a mid-afternoon set on the Hell stage. Ghettoblaster’s Kris Neises captured some of the action: The band are still on tour and you can catch them here: August 18  … More »


InFested: Photos of Microwave at The Wrecking Ball Festival, August 9, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia-based four piece recently signed to SideOneDummy Records and will be releasing new music in the coming months. Blending elements of post-hardcore, emo and Southern-tinged indie rock, Microwave balance frankness with a penchant for wit, allowing for seemingly standard personal confessions to make a significant and striking impact. While often tipping into the heavier side of resonant punk, the band … More »


InFested: Photos of Appleseed Cast at the Wrecking Ball Festival, August 9, 2015

Earlier this Summer, Kansas-based post-rock heroes Appleseed Cast announced a reissue of their sophomore record, Mare Vitalis, to mark its 15th anniversary via Graveface Records and then promptly hit the road for an extensive tour. The last date found them in Atlanta, Georgia, for the Wrecking Ball Festival, where they performed the record on the Hell stage. Ghettoblaster’s Kris Neises captured … More »


InFested: Photos of Free Throw at the Wrecking Ball Festival, August 9, 2015

We are an emo/pop-punk band from Nashville, Tennessee who formed in late 2012 and began playing shows after the digital release of their debut S/T EP. They have since kept busy with numerous tours with notable artists such as Dikembe (Tiny Engines Records) and Waypoint (Spartan Records) as they continued to work, which includes a full length, mixed by Matt … More »