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The inaugural Bellwether Festival is taking place this weekend, featuring the likes of MGMT, Dr. Dog, Whitney, Bob Schneider, Carriers, The Flaming Lips, The Psychedelic Furs, Speaking Suns, and more. Check out these photos of the first day of the event, Friday, August 10, taken by WOUB’s Emily Votaw.
The Cordial Sins are raucous-yet-tuneful alternative rock group hailing from Columbus. With dreamy, affected vocals from Liz Fisher and snarly, educated licks from guitarist Corey Dickerson, it’s no wonder that the mid-Ohio outfit has been receiving increasing attention for their sound, which hints at a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the oft-maligned genre of… Read More
Whitney’s debut 2015 effort, Light Upon the Lake (Secretly Canadian), is chockfull of melodies that one’s auditory cortex is unsettlingly familiar with, even if that squishy temporal lobe can’t quite put a finger on exactly where it’s heard them before. Is it Roger McGuinn? Is it George Harrison? Is it Chris Hillman? Regardless of the fact that… Read More
Formed 20-some years ago in Philadelphia, PA, always charming neo-psychedelic rockers Dr. Dog have managed to craft everything from low-fi pop ala Guided By Voices and R. Stevie Moore to bristly, guitar-fueled punk rock (the band’s 2010 album Shame, Shame,) to the artfully polished, entirely analog-recorded Critical Equation, released earlier this year by We Buy Gold Records…. Read More
Erika Wennerstrom’s debut solo effort is aptly titled Sweet Unknown, and perhaps could be considered a nine-song exploration of one person’s deftly articulated struggle with just that, the unknown, be it sweet or not so much. In late 2015, Wennerstrom’s band, the Austin-based Heartless Bastards, went on hiatus for a number of months, giving her… Read More
Cincinnati’s Carriers has quite an impressive personnel listing, especially considering that a number of the interactions vital to the formation of the band had a lot to do with front man Curt Kiser (of Pomegranates and Enlou,) working a series of jobs unrelated to music – pushing carts at Whole Foods and working at the… Read More