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2000s Throwback Gallery: Vans Warped Tour 2003

Vans Warped Tour at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey The All-American Rejects Bowling for Soup Rancid Simple Plan The Ataris Photography by: Steve Trager

Pale Waves: Loving Them is Easy and Here’s Why

Photography: Jordan Curtis Hughes Pale Waves are an Indie pop group from Manchester, England. The band is composed of four members, Heather Baron-Gracie, Ciara Doran, Hugo Silvani, and Charlie Wood. Heather met Ciara while they were in college and decided to make music together. Heather was the lead singer and guitarist and Ciara was the… 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

Semisonic – ‘You’re Not Alone’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Press / Dan Wilson In the mid-90s two former members of the Minneapolis alternative band Trip Shakespeare – singer/guitarist Dan Wilson and bassist John Munson – formed Semisonic along with drummer Jake Slichter. Although their tight, jangly 1996 debut album Great Divide couldn’t unite a listening audience and went largely unnoticed, two years… 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

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

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 

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

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