Simmer Down: A Thank You From Mason!

“Welcome to Simmer Down, sponsored in part by the Fieldhouse Social. I’m DJ Mulkster and let’s begin with [Insert reggae/world music here]” is what I always, if not most times, said when I began the show. It wasn’t always like this— I’m going to be honest, I struggled at first. I didn’t really have a…

The Return of King Kendrick

Attention to all Emcees in the hip-hop game, it’s time to get your minds right because KENDRICK LAMAR IS BACK! The self-proclaimed ‘greatest rapper alive’ recently announced his upcoming project, serving a couple of appetizers with recently released tracks “The Heart Part IV” and “Humble” to whet our collective appetites. “Humble” is accompanied by a…

LOCAL Parents, Scream in NATIVE(s) Tongue

Going to the Mill and Mine is always a journey, and this time was no different. The opening act, Little Scream, came to the Mill and Mine ready to play with a power-packed set in tow. Revolving around themes of disenfranchisement, revolt, and reconciliation, Laurel Sprengelmeyer wasted little time making her opinions heard. Her recently…

Flor Announces Debut Album

Synth-pop band Flor have announced their debut album come out. you’re hiding. will be available everywhere on May 19th. The band signed to Fueled By Ramen in 2016, and judging by the recent mainstream success of the label with artists such as twenty one pilots, Panic! at the Disco, & Paramore, this band should be one to…

No P rts M ss ng from new Adult. album

House guests come and go, but some are always remembered. This is the case with ‘Detroit House Guests’ the new heavily mechanical and a little maniacal Adult. album. (the period is supposed to be there) When heading into this album be prepared to get super freaked out. This is a definitely a strange one that goes beyond…

Sorority Noise’s new album is an emotional journey

“And if there’s a race to heaven I will always come in last.” Sorority Noise dropped their newest album You’re Not As _____As You Think on March 17th via Triple Crown Records. Sorority Noise is a four-piece emo band from Hartford, Connecticut. This is the band’s first album released on Triple Crown Records, and shows…

Hotter than Hott: Selector Dub Narcotic brings the heat to the Pilot Light

To fans of independent music, Calvin Johnson’s name carries the weight of a legacy. He’s the founder of K Records, has worked with such artists as Beck, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Kimya Dawson, The Microphones, and was the front-man of the seminal 90’s twee-pop act Beat Happening. In 2015,  Johnson set his own musical…

Okeechobee Festival Recap and Photos

Over 100 bands from Cereus Bright to Usher & The Roots performed at Okeechobee Music Festival. Photographer Erin Sunday describes her experience and shares some of her photos taken there.

311 Day: A Celebration of the Band from Simmer Down.

Happy 311 Day, everyone! Mulkster of Simmer Down here. What is there to say about 311 besides how amazing their music is and how they treat fans? Little history about the band for you, 311 was originally called Omaha, Nebraska, in the late 1980s. Their music can be best described as reggae, rock, and rap…

An Ungodly Combination; Devil Is Fine by Zeal & Ardor

I love hearing unique combinations of different musical styles that would not normally be paired together or even thought of as being a good mixture. To me, that is precisely what this new album is. Devil is Fine, the nine track journey by Zeal & Ardor features styles of metal that allude to the early Norwegian black…

Joseph Takes The Bijou For A Moonlight Mile

On the evening of March 3, up-and-coming band Joseph made their next stop on their Spring tour at the Bijou Theatre. Natalie Closner Schepman, Meegan and Allison Closner grew up in Portland, Oregon, but named the band after the town Joseph, Oregon where their grandfather was from. The intimate venue could not have been more…