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Dissecting Alternative Rock With Columbus’ Cordial Sins

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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

Julien Ehrlich of Whitney Talks Simon and Garfunkel, Opening for The Decemberists

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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

Chatting With Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog

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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

Speaking With Erika Wennerstrom About Her ‘Sweet Unknown’

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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