Featured Interviews and Reviews

One Less Reason – The Memories Uninvited

There are so few bands that can play an emotional soundtrack so successfully. Some can try to render their heartfelt ensembles and come off being overly trite… Maybe in some cases even corny. Sometimes, if they focus on the lyrics too much, they abandon the need for the music to also be linked emotionally. At best, a lot of them could give up the music and write a few books of poetry. Cris Brown…by Jeff Forrest

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Patrick Kirch and Garrett Nickelsen of The Maine

In the hot, humid swell that is summer in Indiana, Arizona pop/rock band The Maine stopped by Indianapolis on July 19 as part of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour in order to entertain many hundreds of angsty Midwestern teens lamenting the end of their summer vacations. Shortly after the band’s all-too-brief 30-minute set, I was able to sit down with guitarist Garrett Nickelsen and drummer/dress-wearing-e…by Jennifer Uebelhack

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Trapfest 2016

Ever since hearing one of 2014’s billboard bangers known as “23,” I had only begun to understand the reasoning behind the incline of interest regarding “trap” music. The deeper I submerged myself into the mix of electronic melodies and 808 bass lines, it was no surprise what made these productions pure audible addictions. The billboard ballad produced by Mike WiLL Made-It features a rapping and si…by Heather Traficano

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