Emo Pop

Boston Manor – ‘DESPERATE TIMES DESPERATE PLEASURES’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Dan Cunniff Eight minutes into Boston Manor’s new EP called DESPERATE TIMES DESPERATE PLEASURES and it starts to feel like it’s dragging on. Like if it would have been going on for maybe twenty minutes. When this phenomenon occurs in music it usually comes down to the same issue: the songs are too similar to… Read more

Ice Nine Kills – ‘The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood’ Album Review

Photo Credit: F Scott Schafer There have been rock songs inspired by horror movies going at least back to “Monster Mash”, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s 1962 classic, while horror imagery and themes have always played a major role in heavy metal, going back to Black Sabbath’s early days (and obviously through artists like Alice Cooper). However,… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Vans Warped Tour 2005

Vans Warped Tour 2005 at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Atreyu Avenged Sevenfold Dropkick Murphys Fall Out Boy My Chemical Romance Story of the Year The Starting Line Photography by: Steve Trager

The Maine – ‘XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Guadalupe Bustos Hailing from Tempe, Arizona the fivesome consisting of John O’Callaghan (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jared Monaco (lead guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (bass guitar), Kennedy Bock (rhythm guitar) and Patrick Kirch (drums), recently released their eighth studio album titled XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time. Leaning into their pop side a… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Q102 Jingle Ball 2003

Q102 Jingle Ball at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Blaque Fabolous Hilary Duff Maroon 5 Sean Paul Simple Plan Stacie Orrico Photography by: Steve Trager

2000s Throwback Gallery: Vans Warped Tour 2003

Vans Warped Tour at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey The All-American Rejects Bowling for Soup Rancid Simple Plan The Ataris Photography by: Steve Trager

Boston Manor – ‘Glue’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Edd Taylor Let’s start here: Boston Manor is not from Boston, but rather Blackpool, England. That’s the first of a number of surprises surrounding the quintet’s third album Glue. Although unfortunately for just about every twist, there’s also an element of predictability, perhaps not quite canceling it out but maybe hindering the band’s potential somewhat. The opener “Everything is Ordinary” begins by… Read more