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Weezer – ‘OK Human’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sean Murphy Last summer Weezer had been scheduled to set out on a stadium tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy, which needless to say was not able to come to fruition. Like many artists who were forced to deviate from their planned roadwork because of COVID restrictions, Weezer seemingly chose to… Read more

Mod Sun: Breaking the Mold Through his Creative Ventures

Photo Credit: Anna Walters Derek Ryan Smith is professionally known as Mod Sun, which is an acronym for “Movement on Dreams, Stand under None.” Mod Sun has been in the music industry for years now through his discography, various visuals, and written projects. Derek was born on March 10, 1987 in Bloomington, Minnesota. For the… Read more

Blackbear – ‘Everything Means Nothing’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sam Dameshek Matthew Tyler Musto has worn many caps in his almost 14-year-old career, releasing album after album and solidifying himself as one of the most consistent artists in the industry. His latest album, Everything Means Nothing, is just an extension of the testament towards his undeterred commitment as an all-around productive musician…. Read more

2014 Throwback Gallery: Self Help Fest

‘Self Help Fest’ at Festival Pier Penn’s Landing 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Motionless in White Bring Me The Horizon The Story So Far The Wonder Years August Burns Red Crown The Empire  Photography by: Steve Trager    

Broadside – ‘Into the Raging Sea’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Niles Gregory “Breaking the fourth wall” is a device frequently used in theater and films where the characters either speak directly to the audience, or somehow acknowledge that they’re in a work of fiction. This isn’t as common in music, but on the opening (and title) track of their third album Into the Raging Sea, Richmond, Virginia… Read more

Juice WRLD – ‘Legends Never Die’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Andy Ford Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice WRLD, was a fast-rising superstar out of Chicago who was known as a prodigious emoter and leader among the Soundcloud rap set. Six days after his twenty-first birthday, he flew from Los Angeles to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where he and his management team were… Read more

Remo Drive – ‘A Portrait of an Ugly Man’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Connor Peck When was the last time you remember hearing a song by a rock band in which not only were they themselves specifically identified as the subject, but it was all sung from the perspective of an outside character? Well, on their third album A Portrait of an Ugly Man, that’s what Bloomington, Minnesota band Remo Drive does on the song “The Night I… Read more

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Punisher’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels On June 18th, Phoebe Lucille Bridgers released her second full-length solo album Punisher. The album starts off with a meditative minute-long intro called “DVD Menu”, which is a string-led instrumental. To start off, we get a sense that the indie album will be on a calmer note. Phoebe shared a fun… 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

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