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Halsey – ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lucas Garrido It’s not often that just the title of an album makes more of a statement than the entirety of many full-length releases, but that’s pretty much the case with Halsey’s new release If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. Coming barely nineteen months after her last full studio album, last year’s… Read more

Luke Hemmings – ‘When Facing the Things We Turn Away From’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Scottie Cameron Brought on by the stillness of the world, 5 Seconds of Summer’s lead vocalist Luke Hemmings found himself reflecting on his life over the past few years. In this forced stillness Hemmings found himself confronting demons and thoughts that he had pushed away while his life consisted of writing music, recording,… 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

MMM Top Ten: 10 Bands That We Wish Would Get Back Together

Top 10 Bands That We Wish Would Get Back Together When a popular band announces they’re breaking up on a Monday, rumors that they’re going to stage a reunion usually begin by that Friday (maybe even late Thursday). Indeed, countless bands have split up only to have successful reunions years or even decades later, albeit… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Artists on the Rise in 2021

In the past two years, a lot of new artists have exploded onto the music scene, harnessing the free time that the quarantine provided to hone their musical talents and the power of social media to build a fanbase and gain recognition. Here at Music Matters Media, we rounded up 10 of our favorite artists… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Music Videos of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Music Videos of 2021 (So Far) #10. “Montero (Call Me By My Name)” – Lil Nas X Lil Nas X catapulted himself into the public eye yet again with his controversial music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” The video depicts Lil Nas X discovering his sexuality in ‘Montero,’… Read more

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

jxdn – ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jaden Hossler Tik Tok star and former Sway House member Jaden Hossler is the latest to make the transition from the popular video app, to releasing music under the moniker jxdn. He follows in the footsteps of other Tik Tok influencers such as Addison Rae, Dixie D’Amelio, and Chase Hudson (Lil Huddy). Hossler… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Vans Warped Tour 2004

Vans Warped Tour 2004 at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Bad Religion Billy Talent Coheed and Cambria New Found Glory NOFX Sugarcult Tiger Army Photography by: Steve Trager