Post-Grunge

2012 Throwback Gallery: The Best of Alternative Rock & Heavy Metal

Linkin Park ‘Honda Civic’ Tour 2012 Camden, New Jersey Halestorm ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Shinedown ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Godsmack ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Rammstein ‘Made in Germany’ Tour 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steel Panther ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Pop… Read more

The Strokes – ‘The New Abnormal’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jason McDonald When the twenty-first century began, the garage band revival spearheaded by bands like the White Stripes looked to become the defining rock trend of the moment. Unfortunately, the Seattle grunge scene of a decade earlier had left popular culture somewhat (and needlessly) obsessed with geographic centralization, so because the garage rock… Read more

Breaking Benjamin – ‘Aurora’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wombat Fire Depending on what part of the world you’re in, burping at the conclusion of a meal is either rude, or an indication that you enjoyed yourself but now you’re done. In music, the equivalent of a burp might be when artists re-record their own material. “Rude” might be an overstatement, but it’s largely unnecessary, and it’s… Read more

Third Eye Blind – ‘Screamer’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Twitter @ThirdEyeBlind When Third Eye Blind debuted with their self-titled album in 1997, they were in some ways a giant conundrum. While sounding unmistakably like a good-time party band, the Bay Area five piece addressed such as issues as suicide (“Jumper”) and crystal meth addiction (“Semi-Charmed Life”) in their lyrics. They presented this idiosyncrasy right out of the box, not waiting to… Read more

Dinosaur Pile-Up – ‘Celebrity Mansions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dinosaur Pile-Up / YouTube With nearly five years having passed since their last album, Dinosaur Pile-Up was probably assumed extinct by many. But fossilization clearly didn’t agree with the Leeds, England trio, as they came roaring back with their fourth album, Celebrity Mansions, on which new drummer Mike Sheils joins bassist Jim Cratchley… Read more