Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Jul 28, 2017

I’ve been obsessed with Hurray for the Riff Raff for years, in love with their bluesy bayou folk and with frontwoman Alynda Segarra’s brilliant songwriting. But in the indie folk band’s newest album, The Navigator (2017), Segarra draws on Puerto Rican protest music too. The Navigator is a political concept album about a Nuyorican girl (quite like...

“My Boyfriend” by Oh Susanna

“My Boyfriend” by Oh Susanna

Jun 22, 2017

Oh Susanna recently released a new album, A Girl In Teen City. The Canadian songstress, Suzie Ungerleider (Oh Susanna) has used A Girl In Teen City to tell the story of a teenage girl growing up in Vancouver in the 1980s. The album explores common teenage escapades... falling in love, getting drunk, cruising around town, attending rock shows, loss and teenage heartache.

“Zenobia” by Veseria

“Zenobia” by Veseria

Jun 19, 2017

Veseria is a band that hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. “Zenobia” is a single off their third studio album, RLTVTY, out July 29th on Romanus Records. This track definitely reminds me of Shilpa Ray from Her Happy Hooker days. It’s an awesome driving rock n’ roll song that shows off frontwoman, Jen’s, super strong vocals....

“What’s Her Name?” by Smoking Martha

“What’s Her Name?” by Smoking Martha

Apr 19, 2017

  It’s amazing how my music taste changes with the seasons. In the winter, I’m all doom and gloom but as soon as it’s nice outside I want to listen to catchier more upbeat tunes. The second single by Smoking Martha definitely takes me back to summers when I was in high school. “What’s Her Name?” is slightly reminiscent of...

“Birth Control” by Reformed Whores

“Birth Control” by Reformed Whores

Apr 3, 2017

It’s safe to say there’s nothing quite like Reformed Whores around right now. Described as a “filthy musical comedy duo” Reformed Whores sing terribly catchy country songs drenched with raunchy humor. “Birth Control” from their debut album Ladies Don’t Spit provides a little ditty on the importance of birth control....

“Shadowplay” by Velvet Kills

“Shadowplay” by Velvet Kills

Feb 26, 2017

I always listen to Joy Division when it’s cold out. With the sudden climate change in Cincinnati from 75 degree to 30 degrees in the span of about 12 hours, I was definitely in need of some cold weather music. Velvet Kills, the sleek electropunk darkwave band, does a really badass version of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay.” The European two...