Dear readers, This is the final post from The Heartland Attack. I’ve decided to wrap up this website after 2021 in order to spend more time on other interests. I hope you’ve enjoyed the diverse content put out by our talented team of writers and photographers over the years. Whether you live in the great Midwest of U.S.A. or anywhere else around the world, I encourage you to find artists near you who are creating things that you would like. Good art and good community are even better together. Sincerely,Levi… Read more Farewell →
The third volume of heartburned, a compilation of songs by midwestern artists we’ve covered, is available for free on Bandcamp as of today. Enjoy!
While theatrical exhibitions have returned in full force, streaming has further cemented its place in the film industry. Thus, 2021 proved to be a prolific year for movies, with the only thing slowing the immense volume of productions seemingly being coronavirus outbreaks on set. Altogether, audiences had a buffet of options to consume. Of those options, we highly recommend the following films. We’d also love to know about your personal favorites from last year in the comments. Dune I’ve heard of the Dune series many times, but I’ve never read… Read more Top 2021 movies →
Music continues to be a mentally healing outlet during a pandemic that many thought would be over by now. Alas, here we are, still duking it out with COVID-19, but at least we’ve got our tunes to help us get through these tough times. Take a look at what we consider the top releases from last year and feel free to tell us about your favorites in the comments. Sob Rock by John Mayer John Mayer’s Sob Rock is without a doubt my top album of 2021. It contained several singles that he had released in the years prior,… READ MORE →
Last year was an interesting one for gaming, with much excitement for titles by large and small developers alike. Check out our favorites below and let us know in the comments which video games you enjoyed. Eastward Eastward makes nostalgic calls to a simpler time — a time when The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Earthbound were scattered across every kid’s shag carpeted bedroom in America. With the game’s beautiful art style and dark yet light-hearted post-apocalyptic setting, we follow John, the strong but silent protagonist,… Read more Top 2021 games →
album: Hymns IIartist: Poor Bishop Hoopergenre: worshiprelease date: November 26, 2021star rating: five out of five review by Brennen Smith Jesse and Leah Roberts, husband-and-wife band who have released over… Read more ‘Hymns II’ album review →
album: stick figure cowboyartist: Aaron Gillespiegenre: countryrelease date: November 22, 2021star rating: four out of five review by Levi Yager Expanding his already impressive genre reach, the multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Aaron… Read more ‘stick figure cowboy’ album review →
album: Into the winterartist: Jessy Ribordygenre: instrumental Christmasrelease date: December 2, 2021star rating: four out of five review by Levi Yager What better way to herald the arrival of the… Read more ‘Into the winter’ album review →