Alternative Rock

New Found Glory – ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Acacia Evans “All You Zombies” is a classic short work of science fiction by Robert A. Heinlein originally published in 1951 (yes, it’s also the title of a hit song from 1985 by the Hooters), and is a paradoxical story about a character who is both their own parent and their own child. On their… Read more

2012 Throwback Gallery: The Best of Alternative Rock & Heavy Metal

Linkin Park ‘Honda Civic’ Tour 2012 Camden, New Jersey Halestorm ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Shinedown ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Godsmack ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Rammstein ‘Made in Germany’ Tour 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steel Panther ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Pop… Read more

The 1975 – ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Chalkley Bloated? Sure; at 80 minutes in runtime, that’s an assured assessment of The 1975’s fourth record, Notes on a Conditional Form, a companion piece to their 2018 record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. “Bloated” seems to be the point entirely, however – that society is bloated, our perception of ourselves… Read more

Nine Inch Nails – ‘Ghosts V: Together’ / ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lior Phillips With their two new concurrent releases, Nine Inch Nails continue what they began with their surprising and rather lengthy 2008 offering Ghosts I-IV. That is, they return to an almost entirely all-instrumental approach, in a musical sub-genre which is supposedly known as “dark ambient.” “Ambient” stems from the word “ambiance,” meaning that the music is meant to be only part of the… Read more

The Used – ‘Heartwork’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Brian Cox There’s a very early issue of Mad magazine where the cover was designed to look like a school composition book on the outside, the (obviously humorous) idea being that it would act as camouflaged decoy from teachers who wouldn’t then know what the students were actually reading. We may wonder if Orem,… Read more

2011 Throwback Gallery: Vans Warped Tour Edition

Less Than Jake ‘Vans Warped Tour’ 2011 Camden, New Jersey Pepper ‘Vans Warped Tour’ 2011 Camden, New Jersey  Gyms Class Heroes ‘Vans Warped Tour’ 2011 Camden, New Jersey Relient K ‘Vans Warped Tour’ 2011 Camden, New Jersey 3OH!3 ‘Vans Warped Tour’ 2011 Camden, New Jersey The Expendables ‘Vans Warped Tour’ 2011 Camden, New Jersey Asking… Read more

Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes Young industry veterans like Hayley Williams don’t always possess the vision or the wherewithal to make successful mid-career pivots, let alone have the actual energy to really make it all stick. Forgive yourself if you forgot Williams’ role as a central fixture of the pop-punk landscape, or that she’s played this… Read more

Stand Atlantic: Australia’s Ocean of Pop-Punk Potential

Photo Credit: Brandon Lung Even though their current single is entitled “Shh!”, it might be difficult to keep Stand Atlantic a secret from the world for much longer, as the promising young mixed gender pop-punk band from Sydney, Australia is already getting many people to stand and take notice. “A whirlwind is the only way I… Read more

2010 Throwback Gallery: Heavy Metal & Alternative Rock’s Finest

Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ Tour 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Halford ‘Ozzfest’ 2010 Camden, New Jersey DevilDriver ‘Ozzfest’ 2010 Camden, New Jersey Saviours ‘Ozzfest’ 2010 Camden, New Jersey Drowning Pool ‘Ozzfest’ 2010 Camden, New Jersey Kataklysm ‘Ozzfest’ 2010 Camden, New Jersey Nonpoint ‘Ozzfest’ 2010 Camden, New Jersey Kingdom of Sorrow ‘Ozzfest’ 2010 Camden, New Jersey Skeletonwitch ‘Ozzfest’… Read more

The Aces: Utah’s Indie Rock Explosion

Photo Credit: Red Bull Records If you’re playing poker, four Aces is a pretty winning hand. That remains the case when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, as evidenced by the Provo, Utah all-girl alternative band the Aces, which is comprised of Katie Henderson (guitar), McKenna Petty (bass) and sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (lead… Read more