The Teen Age
@ Muhall's 7/19/2015

Lisa Sanchez

The Teen Age brought their full force to Mahall's, whether the crowd wanted it or not.

Jungle Rot
@ Now That's Class 7/13/2015

Lisa Sanchez

It was like somebody flipped a switch and suddenly the audience was hit full in the face with the full force of some 90's-era thrash metal. Long story short, it was epic.

Jane's Addiction
@ House of Blues
5/21/2015

Lisa Sanchez

What's a rock concert without a little danger?

Lamb of God

VII: Sturm und Drang

Lisa Sanchez

​The album encapsulates Blythe's captivity and his guilt as well as his frustration at trying to defend himself in a country where he doesn't speak the language.

Between the Buried and Me

Coma Ecliptic

Steve Allanson

In previous albums, Between the Buried and Me sounded like the band recorded in their mom’s basement. This time each individual note screams out with distinction. Since the album tells a story, each song coincides with the other, and they flow into each track much more seamlessly...

Bully

Feels Like

Lisa Sanchez

Feels Like is 100% energetic fun lined with all of your embarrassing youthful follies. Bully's debut album is a terrific start for a band that I can only see succeeding. 

Anti-Flag

American Spring

Lisa Sanchez

Don't disregard the album, American Spring is a deserved addition to Anti-Flag's discography, but it's not the spark that starts the inferno. It's more like the charcoal that starts the barbecue.

AltOhio Music Showcase

Divebomb - What Dreams Are Made Of

UC Cop Indicted on Murder Charges

Chad W. Lutz

​A grand jury indicted the officer on Wednesday, July 29, under charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter. Officer Tensing could face life in prison if convicted.

PVRIS @ Van's Warped Tour
7/23/2015

Paul Kahan

A legion of fans belted every word of every song from a debut album that has been out less than eight months. If the reaction was a look into PVRIS's future, then it is a forecast that is bright.

Lindsay Dunphy Releases EP

Hallie Kosovich

​This chick knew what she wanted to do and dove right in at an early age, which probably explains her admirable drive later in life that got her to the incredible place she is now. 

The Meaning of Loneliness and The American Dream

Chad W. Lutz

It’s good for the soul. Put yourself out there. Properly lace yourself on the fray. Even if it’s just a night’s stay at a local campground surrounded by one of the country’s largest megalopolises, then so be it.

On Finding Positives in My Son's Streaking Habits

Darren C. Demaree

​I respect his love of being naked. I’m thirty-four and it’s been at least a decade since I’ve done any real naked running. That sort of thing can get a man arrested, and since my previous attempts went unnoticed in my misspent youth, I fear the karma of trying it again at this point. 

A Few Thoughts
on the 2015 NBA Finals

Chad W. Lutz

​Both teams are hungry, nay, starving for a title. 

P.J. Marley's

Medina

Kathleen Finley

As I’ve watched PJ Marley’s grow these past few months, I can honestly say that their endeavor is a rousing success. It’s quickly becoming one of the great neighborhood hangout spots. ​

For A Better Buckeye

June Schedule

Chad W. Lutz

Attention Athletes! It's hard to believe that winter is over, but I think we can finally breathe easy. And with the grey skies turned blue and the biting winds soon-to-be summer breezes, we are now cleared to move about state (without shovels or snow tires). Racing season is underway and the days are lasting longer. Find the exact outdoor adventure you've been looking for with our monthly compilation of all things athletic and Ohio.​

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

Kent

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

Medina

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 404

Darren C. Demaree

...For the four hundred and four children that have been killed or injured by guns thus far in 2015​

On the Writing of The Pony Governor

Darren C. Demaree

There is a righteous, dynamic, and hilarious tradition of political poetry in our country. We are an ornery people by nature. This book, “The Pony Governor”, is me at my orneriest. 
Find the entire column all here...

Flavors Eatery

Dayton

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.