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Music: Ender with Catalepsy

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Relentless aggression is crucial to Ender's MO. The New Jersey five-piece's debut is called This is Revenge; they play a vindictive cross between Metal and Hardcore; and its merch sports slogans like "Break Shit," "Payback's A Bitch" and "Ruin Somebody's Fucking Day." Last September, its hostile approach came into question when a promoter in Allenstown, N.H., pulled Ender from a bill because, as he allegedly said, his venue didn't "book bands that promote violence, hate, revenge, killing, etc."  

Super Desserts

Jan. 28 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, January 24, 2011
Assembled by players from a plethora of rising Columbus outfits, Super Desserts features 11 stable members and several others coming in and out. The hefty number of instruments the band utilizes enhances the semi-supergroup feel, with banjo, sitar, clarinet, tambourine, cello, saxophone, glockenspiel and other items coming into play.  

Ender with Catalepsy

Jan. 31 • Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Monday, January 24, 2011
Relentless aggression is crucial to Ender's MO. The New Jersey five-piece's debut is a vindictive cross between Metal and Hardcore (heavier on the latter); and its merch sports slogans like “Break Shit,” “Payback's A Bitch” and “Ruin Somebody's Fucking Day.” The anxious, angry lyrical angle is an outlet for listeners who have undoubtedly been screwed over at some point in their lives.  

Terrible Things Respond to Tragedy with Concept Album

Band's debut explores the consequences of destruction and change

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Terrible Things' debut is a concept album shaped around a series of arsons in the bands' hometown of Coatesville, Pa. The trio maps out hooky, soaring AltRock that moves competently, peppering through interesting shifts and twists.  

Terrible Things with Bayside and The Sleeping

Jan. 19 • Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Terrible Things' debut is a concept album shaped around a series of arsons in the bands' hometown of Coatesville, Pa. The trio maps out hooky, soaring AltRock that moves competently, peppering through interesting shifts and twists.  

Circa Survive with Anberlin and Foxy Shazam

Jan. 24 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Circa Survive's Post Hardcore provides enough histrionic turns that the frontman's antics make contextual sense. 'Blue Sky Noise,' the latest record from the Philly five-piece, is driven by distortion-manipulated guitars that are prone to expanding into lush patterns.  

Music: Terrible Things

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 18, 2011
In 2008 and 2009, Coatesville, Pa., was victim of bizarre, cruel trauma. Within that period, the small town with a population of about 10,000 was subject to some 44 arsons within its city limits. Fred Mascherino was captivated by the drama unfolding in his hometown. He began writing songs about the arsons and became "pretty much obsessed" with the saga. The resulting work would be collected on 'Terrible Things,' last August's debut from Mascherino's new band of the same.  

Music: Circa Survive

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Some folks have the ability to react so strikingly that your attention drifts away from the music to keeping an eye on what one person is going to do next. Anthony Green is one such individual. During Circa Survive's set at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus last summer, the vocalist made for a weird, immensely captivating force. He would rattle his body like lightning was repeatedly striking him and roll his eyes into the back of his head as if someone was in the middle of performing an exorcism on him.  

Music: Slothpop

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Around the summer of 2009, Kristin Newborn launched Slothpop as a planned "side project" in which she was joined by Dan Zender and Lauren Eison. The band's name was a nod to "Sloth," a nickname Newborn earned for her admitted predilection for doing things at a laid-back pace. Slothpop would not stay an occasional distraction for long. Today, it's full-fledged Indianapolis-based band that includes Newborn, Eison, Zender, Bryan Unruh, Jeff Vyain and Drew Malott.  

Music: Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 11, 2011
'Love It To Life,' last April's debut from Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social, is a record steeped in tribute. A major source of inspiration for Malin, a singer/guitarist best known for stints in now-defunct Punk bands D Generation and Heart Attack, was his rekindled love for J.D. Salinger and, by proxy, 'The Catcher in the Rye.' In 'Love It''s most prominent example, "The Archer" is spun off of Salinger's interest in sending love letters to females he only knew through magazines or television.