Pop Punk

KennyHoopla: Reviving Alternative Rock on “ESTELLA//” Featuring Travis Barker

Photo Credit: Press/via YouTube KennyHoopla gained popularity from the singles like “Lost Cause” and “How Will I Rest in Peace If I’m Buried by a Highway.” This new age musician is bringing a sense of thoughtfulness to indie-rock with his songs. The Wisconsin-based artist expresses his emotions in a manner that relates to listeners. Kenneth… Read more

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

Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker On their second full-length album (and first since 2018), London band Goat Girl offer up what could probably be best described as ambient pop punk. Or, possibly “dream pop punk?” Almost all of the lucky thirteen songs that comprise On All Fours scream about as loud as a song can scream… Read more

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Paris Visone Gainesville, Florida ska punk outfit Less Than Jake’s first new album in seven years Silver Linings starts right off with the type of attention-grabbing riff that defines a great album opening. Beyond the painfully clever title, “The High Cost of Low Living”, utilizes some of the very themes which rock ‘n’… Read more

Beabadoobee: A Coming-of-Age Story Through Music

Photo Credit: Jordan Curtis Hughes Since coming onto the music scene two years ago, the young creative Beabadoobee has gained the attention of fans across the globe. On June 3, 2000, Beatrice Laus was born in Ioilo City, Philippines. When she was three-years-old, her family moved to London. Inspired by her family origins, Beatrice listened… Read more

Beabadoobee – ‘Fake It Flowers’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Blackksocks for Rolling Stone Once you get past her stage name – and you better give yourself some time for just that – you’ll find that new artist beabadoobee has, in this difficult time of 2020, delivered not just one of the best debuts of the year but one of the best new… Read more

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Universal Music Group Richard Colson Baker has already had four top ten albums as a rapper. However, for his current release Baker, professionally known as Machine Gun Kelly, reloads and switches ammo to take aim with a full rock album. His previous albums have included some singing, but mostly provided by guest vocalists…. Read more

Stand Atlantic – ‘Pink Elephant’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Brandon Lung At the beginning of 2020 (a period which we’ve all already developed a great deal of nostalgia for), Sydney, Australia band Stand Atlantic made quite a bit of noise with their single “Shh!”, which is off of their second full-length album Pink Elephant. The song provides what’s essentially a crash course in the band’s sound: it opens with a stomping beat, introduces a verse… 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