Punk Rock

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

IDLES – ‘Ultra Mono’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ed Miles “I’m guessing you cannot tell from my tone // I mean business,” lead singer Joe Talbot quips on “Kill Them with Kindness” from IDLES’ recent full-length release Ultra Mono. We know he’s being sardonic, since from the very first lyric uttered on the Bristol, England rock band’s socially and politically honed… Read more

2016 Throwback Gallery: Rock Allegiance Festival (Day Two)

‘Rock Allegiance’ Festival 9/18/16 at Talen Energy Stadium Chester, Pennsylvania Anthrax Chevelle Crobot Death Angel Devour The Day Ghost HELLYEAH Killswitch Engage Kyng Of Mice & Men Pierce The Veil Sevendust Slayer Twelve Foot Ninja Volbeat  Photography by: Steve Trager

2016 Throwback Gallery: Rock Allegiance Festival (Day One)

‘Rock Allegiance’ Festival 9/17/16 at Talen Energy Stadium Chester, Pennsylvania Avatar Baroness Breaking Benjamin Buckcherry The Cavalera Brothers Chevy Metal Dinosaur Pile-Up Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy Motionless in White Sick Puppies Skindred The Apocalypse Blues Revue The Word Alive Trivium Young Guns  Photography by: Steve Trager

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    

New Found Glory – ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Acacia Evans “All You Zombies” is a classic short work of science fiction by Robert A. Heinlein originally published in 1951 (yes, it’s also the title of a hit song from 1985 by the Hooters), and is a paradoxical story about a character who is both their own parent and their own child. On their… Read more

Boston Manor – ‘Glue’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Edd Taylor Let’s start here: Boston Manor is not from Boston, but rather Blackpool, England. That’s the first of a number of surprises surrounding the quintet’s third album Glue. Although unfortunately for just about every twist, there’s also an element of predictability, perhaps not quite canceling it out but maybe hindering the band’s potential somewhat. The opener “Everything is Ordinary” begins by… Read more

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