ICYMI: A roundup of our song of the week features from the month of November.
A sonic exploration of Indigenous voices and music from around the globe, featuring historic recordings as well as contemporary artists that are carrying ancient traditions into the future. In this two hour mix hosted by DJ Parisa, you can expect to hear Innuit throat singers of Canada, thrash metal from New Zealand, anti-colonial anthems from Angola, and so much more.
Written by A. Iwasa
The core members of Descend, Pawns in Chess, and Curse of Denial represent the greater Cleveland Area’s underground metal scene from the 1990s to today both with their own creative output and family tree of other bands. Read more to learn about the band's histories, demos, and LPs.
'80s Cleveland hardcore band The Guns never got their due respect until a recent compilation release on Smog Veil Records. This discography, however, serves a purpose beyond a mere document of preservation. "It's a definitive record of what laid the groundwork for what became the Clevo hardcore, punk and metal scenes that showed me how I could take control of my own life." In this Vinyl Vault, A. Iwasa talks The Guns, Cleveland's hardcore scene and more.
It's Bandcamp Friday, which means it's time to open thy wallet! Need help figuring out what to purchase today? Below is a list of some recommended independent artists that deserve your ears and your support.