Album: Headspace Artist: levitation room  Label: Greenway Records  Release Date: October 4th, 2019 Rating: 3/5   It’s been over fifty years since the cultural phenomenon known as the “Summer of Love” and while the days of gulping acid and opposing LBJ’s war have passed, its vibrant sounds carry on. The L.A-based group, levitation room, […]

Big Thief’s music takes you somewhere distant, far from the clutch of reality. That location is unknown, and it surely varies among the listener but there is no doubt that auditory teleportation occurs.  It’s been about five months since the band released their last record, U.F.O.F., an album that was flooded with folk influences. It […]

(Words and Photos by Chris Ramos) As the remaining members in the crowd feverishly waited for an encore that they chanted for, over and over again, guitarist Andy White walks out onto the stage.  The crowd begins to cheer and those that hadn’t yet exited the ballroom, slowly gravitate back towards the stage to see […]

Title: Today Artist: The Babe Rainbow Label: 30th Century Records/Flightless Records  Release Date: September 20th, 2019  Rating: 3/5 The always sunny, self proclaimed “monkey disco” group has put forth yet another psychedelic concoction that is bundled in pink gift wrap. Today is the third studio album by the group and it was riding on the […]

(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) If you would have told me a few months ago that Andrew Luck would retire before the 2019 NFL season, I would have told you to shut the hell up.  It’s obvious that his body has been exposed to grueling beatings but his 2018 campaign was marvelous. Securing “Comeback Player […]

Album: Infest The Rats’ Nest Artist: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Release Date: August 16th, 2019 Record Label: Flightless Records/ ATO Records  Rating: 3.5/5 There’s no need to highlight the ever-changing sound of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. As this is being typed, numerous publications and blogs have already made that point known. […]

And so, the Highland Square Neighboorhood Association delivered yet another busy day for Akron. Porchrokr 2019 was the eighth installment of the annual festival, which has come a long way since its modest beginnings. According to a report by the Akron Beacon Jorunal, the festival tallied over 15,000 attendees last year. That is a tenfold […]

There’s no “right” way to play rock music. If you decide to churn out rock music that is high-speed and abrasive, causing adrenaline to burst through the body; more power to you. Death Valley Girls, the explosive garage rock/psych-rock band out of Los Angeles, is no stranger to high volume. Yes, they’re loud but it […]

Lurking in the mysterious, rose-tinted horizon, brewing yet another psychedelic concoction is Babe Rainbow. Based out of Byron Bay, Australia, Babe Rainbow is another glorious component of the Australian psychedelic dynamo. Tame Impala remains the most recognizable figure of the blossoming scene, but a band like King Gizzard is entitled to plenty of credit. Not […]

  After the last strums radiated throughout the studio, Jon Worthy & the Bends gave a graceful farewell following their studio appearance on July 31. They encouraged listeners to give their music a chance and put forth their words of wisdom, which emphasized the importance of empathy in this life. In many ways, it was reflective […]


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