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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

The Last Four Years – ‘A Rock Noir Romance’ Book Review

Photo Credit:  Anwar Hussein / Getty Images It seems as though the Who have traded in their magic bus for a bookmobile, as each of the four members of the band’s original line-up is currently the subject of a published work: lead singer Roger Daltrey’s memoir and guitarist Pete Townshend’s debut novel were both released… Read more

The Who – ‘WHO’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images There’s a scene in the movie Mask where a doctor tries to inform the character played by Cher that her physically deformed teenage son doesn’t have long to live. She responds by pointing out that she’s been hearing exactly this “news” throughout the boy’s entire life, adding “If I dug his grave every time one of you geniuses said he was gonna die, I’d be in f*cking China… Read more

Remembering Ric Ocasek: The Car That Never Slowed Down

Photo Credit: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images If you lived or worked in New York City in Nineties or after, chances are you spotted Ric Ocasek on the street at least once. It was probably harder to miss the Empire State Building: well over six feet tall and exhibiting the same lanky physical frame, longish hair and sad/curious facial features that had defined his appearance through his four decades as a public figure,… Read more