Interview w/Alex Pearson of Hands Like Houses

Lisa Sanchez

"The main difference is the aggression that we're trying to convey. We had an intense, stressful, frustrating year at times. This album is just us having an outlet for that emotion. It makes it a little chaotic, but it has that aggression and raw emotion we were looking for."

Bronze Radio Return Live @ Cafe Rumba 10/21

Nick Lotz

The guitar player breaks down into a sweet solo with the bass dropping riffs behind it and BRR jams out in a way I did not know they were capable of. It’s improvised and fun and fantastic. It fades out and the guitarist then plays some blues guitar stuff alongside yet another wailing harmonica solo which leads to a pounding outro with a synth organ. It sounds real groovy and reminds me of the 80s Eddie Murphy vehicle-flick “Beverly Hills Cop.”

Interview w/Garrett Russell of Silent Planet

Lisa Sanchez

"Instead of mourning a life we have to come up with a headline for it. Instead of thinking of what people are going through, we have to think how to sell it. That goes back to being a consumerist society. How are you going to buy it. How are you going to sell it. We've lost the ability to mourn or grieve as a country, that would slow the wheels of capitalism for a day...It really strikes me, we can't even take an hour to mourn in America. There's a bit of a disconnect. That's not the way we were meant to be humans."

Interview w/Chris Henderson of Bronze Radio Return

Nick Lotz

"The craft that we’re working hard towards is to create a body of work that pushes on these ideas, these styles, and these genres. It still sounds like one cohesive sound. I think that’s the hard part and that’s something we keep striving to be better at."


Rhythm & Style

Lisa Sanchez

The guitars are dirty, the drums are fast, the vocals are so in your face you could perform a tonsillectomy and it is professionally brutal. Divebomb have harnessed their raw power to re-energize the elements that made early hardcore fun in the first place. It's pissed, it's loud, and it's played at break-neck speed.


Glass Giant

Lisa Sanchez

While listening to Glass Giant I thought the band was trying to dry-hump an homage to Pink Floyd with 15-plus minute jams, only to discover I had heard three different songs without realizing it. 



Chad W. Lutz

​The only thing holding the album back for me is the predictability of each song. I listened to the album four times all the way through and regularly forget where I was in the track listing, with the lone exception "Seasonal Affective Disorder." 

Bring Me The Horizon

That's The Spirit

Lisa Sanchez

I believe anyone can find something about That's the Spirit they can enjoy. Whether it's the super-catchy "Happy Song" or re-recorded "Drown" or the trippy tracks "Run" and "Oh No." Bring Me the Horizon has put their best foot forward and it's definitely appreciated. 

AltOhio Music Showcase

Puscifer - The Remedy

Interview w/Levi Benton of Miss May I

​Lisa Sanchez

"When we were growing up and started writing music, we were listening to local Ohio bands. We weren't listening to national bands. Music was flourishing through the internet. They [Ohio bands] become our favorite bands. Ohio metal doesn’t sound like anywhere else. It’s awesome to listen to our band and other bands around Ohio. It's a Midwest thing. I love that so much."

On the Importance of Shark Socks

Darren C. Demaree

​There just might be something to the idea that clothes can enhance your mood, and by enhancing your mood it just might create an environment where you can do extraordinary things. 

A Case for Legalization

Chad W. Lutz

On November 3, Ohioans have a choice. 

On Leaving the River to Pursue the Thunderhead

Darren C. Demaree

I’ll give my heart and my things to my family, and the rest of what I have will be a damn ornery time spent sticking my arms past the lightning of the world. I wish I knew what that meant, but I was wet for so long that some of these things I’m still figuring out.

Interview w/Missy Suicide

Co-founder of Suicide Girls

Lisa Sanchez

The Suicide Girls website boasts hundreds of diverse models from across the world and Suicide assured the Blackheart Burlesque performance embodies the same independent spirit. The co-founder said, "All of the girls have an eclectic look, different body types, unique beauty, and confidence. Confidence is sexy and we showcase that in the performance."

Interview w/Dawson Scholz

The Ongoing Concept Live @ Park Street Saloon 10/2

Lisa Sanchez

​"Growing up, we built so many things. There's so many things my dad built when I was growing up that I look at and go 'That's the most redneck thing I've ever seen' but it works. It totally works. It doesn't matter what the look is as long as it gets the job done. So, that was our whole mentality growing up and it's brought us into where we are now. We've built our own guitar cabs, we've done that for years, and that was easy. Then I thought, why not build everything?" 

On What is Left for Apathy

Darren C. Demaree

​Now is the time to speak up. If you don’t know what you believe, then figure it out. If you’re somewhere in the middle with your beliefs, then tell people where your lines in the sand are. 

Interview w/Josh Todd

Buckcherry Plays The Agora 9/13

Dylan Sonderman

​Also notable was a young lady in the front row wearing a shirt that read “I’m not a crazy bitch” who barely batted an eyebrow during any portion of any bands set and, as far as I could see, didn’t smile once. Not even during the fan-favorite Buckcherry song which her shirt referenced. 

On Belle's First Day of Kindergarten

Darren C. Demaree

I am happy that she’s happy. She is having a blast, and that warms my heart.
I miss her though.

For A Better Buckeye

November Schedule

Chad W. Lutz

Greetings Buckeyes! The air is chilling, the sun is sitting lower on the horizon, but that doesn't mean your spirits have to dip or dwindle. Fall is the perfect time to back on track and get a leg up on those massive holiday turkey dinners sitting right around the corner. Find the athletic event you're looking for as a way to connect with friends and family, challenge yourself to meet a personal fitness goal, or simply do for fun. Ohio has a lot to offer in November, and who knows, you might even see me out on the course. Gobble freaking gobble.
Whether you’re a full-time pro or just getting into the swing of things, these events offer a wide variety of competition for every age and every level of athletic ability.

Last Exit Books


Dylan Sonderman

"I want to keep it small," said Merlene, when asked about his vision for Last Exit. Personally, I know I wouldn't want to see it any other way.

The Bookshelf


Kathleen Finley

It may take a bit of searching, but you can find some real gems there.

9 Words

Darren C. Demaree

short poems about every Cleveland Indian's game

Read them all here.

In My Ohio

On the Adoration Poems

Darren C. Demaree

These poems are for strangers, for artists, for writers, and for people I am thankful for. 

On the Music from My College Days

Darren  C. Demaree

One thing is for sure; listening to this music while I write this project was a good idea, as I continue to have an almost visceral reaction to some of these songs.

On What to Do When Your Son Says A Painting Looks Like His Penis

Darren C. Demaree

His penis has become an enigma and a point of interest in his life. Now, he considers it to be akin to a work of art. That will keep me laughing for decades.

On My Adult Days

Darren C. Demaree

On Tuesday, I woke up around 6:30am (5 of out 10 on the adult scale), got my son some apple juice (7/10), fed the dogs (4/10), and proceeded to make breakfast for the entire family (8/10).​

On Burying Your Heroes

Darren C. Demaree

​Hemingway once wrote, “If he wrote it, he could get rid of it. He had gotten rid of many things that way.” That sort of catharsis is real, I hope, but more than that I hope I am able to find a new place to appreciate great works. If the behavior disclaimer follows them I want to read that, as well. 

On Our Reactions to Each Bad Scene

Darren C. Demaree

This week, though nothing was working smoothly, there were a lot of big moments handled well. 
Find the entire column all here...

Flavors Eatery


Chad W. Lutz

Would I make this a staple place to eat out? Probably not. But what the restaurant does offer is options for those with special dietary needs, which may, in effect, make Flavors a bit more than a casual place to eat. It may become your favorite.