Pop Rock

5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Calm’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Andy DeLuca Following their colossal success with Youngblood in 2018, 5 Seconds of Summer have produced something with this latest effort that is intended to cement their position within the music industry. Their new album Calm is a collection of songs, while being fun and fresh, also target a demographic in a way… Read more

2012 Throwback Gallery: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Edition

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2012 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bridgit Mendler Cher Lloyd Ed Sheeran Justin Bieber Olly Murs Psy One Republic The Wanted Photography by: Steve Trager

Jessie Reyez – ‘Before Love Came to Kill Us’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Philip Harris “And I’m sick with feeling like I deserved better // And you’re sick for everything you did to me, it was a setup // And I should Goodfella you, call me Karen, waking up to my Beretta // If I blow your brains out I, I can guarantee that you’ll forget… 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

2011 Throwback Gallery: Pop & Pop Rock Powerhouses

Selena Gomez ‘We Own The Night’ Tour 2011 Miranda Cosgrove ‘Dance Crazy’ Tour 2011 Christina Grimmie ‘We Own The Night‘ Tour 2011 Journey ‘Eclipse’ Tour 2011 Allstar Weekend ‘We Own The Night’ Tour 2011 Styx ‘102.9 WMGK Presents: Let Freedom Rock’ 2011 YES ‘102.9 WMGK Presents: Let Freedom Rock’ 2011  Photography by: Steve Trager 

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

Niall Horan – ‘Heartbreak Weather’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Martindale The timing of this release is somewhat perfect, clocking at 10 years since Horan’s appearance on The X Factor UK. Little did any of us know that he would go on to be a part of one of the world’s biggest boy bands of the century. Now, with the blissful One… Read more

All Time Low – ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine “I woke up on a Tuesday // Felt like a Friday night to me… // Everyday’s a holiday // We stay hot when it’s cold outside, you know // Haven’t left your place in days,” All Time Low sing on “Sleeping In”, a track from their eighth studio album Wake Up, Sunshine…. Read more

HAIM – ‘The Steps’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Nicole Mago The 2013 debut album Days Are Gone from Haim – sisters Este, Alana and Danielle Haim – was musically nothing short of a small miracle, a near-perfect symmetry of production, composition and performance which utilized influences ranging from the classic rock of the Eagles and Pink Floyd to the Eighties pop/R&B of… Read more