Artist: The Slide Machine Track: "The Mirage" Album: Bloodbirds Listen

The Slide Machine's set was cut a bit short last Saturday -- sorry about that -- but they packed a lot into 30 minutes. I was absolutely blown away by what I saw onstage: Skinny white dudes with glasses and ridiculous moustaches making amazing hard rock with just enough psychedlic tinges to set it apart from the 1,259 other bands in Columbus making hard rock. I've never heard better, more full sound at Skully's. I bought a Slide Machine T-shirt; I wear it with pride.

Thanks to everyone who came out to Bands to Watch 2008. The show was packed and super fun -- especially the stage parties during sets by Young Wise and Sinkane. Amazing. See you in June, when we release our local comp.