Punk

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

JXDN: Meet The Breakout Trap Influenced Rockstar

Photo Credit: Daniel Rojas Jaden Hossler, also known as Jxdn, is a singer and TikTok star that is gaining music popularity. Jaden’s experiences with depression and attempts of suicide gave him a unique perspective on life. He is using his social media platform and music to spread messages about overcoming hardship whether it’s relationships, destructive… Read more

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

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

Stand Atlantic: Australia’s Ocean of Pop-Punk Potential

Photo Credit: Brandon Lung Even though their current single is entitled “Shh!”, it might be difficult to keep Stand Atlantic a secret from the world for much longer, as the promising young mixed gender pop-punk band from Sydney, Australia is already getting many people to stand and take notice. “A whirlwind is the only way I… 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

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

Four Year Strong – ‘Brain Pain’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lupe Bustos On the track “Get Out of My Head” from their seventh album Brain pain, Worchester, Massachusetts band Four Year Strong sing: “You want me to burn out but I’d rather fade away.” It takes more than just a bit of chutzpah to paraphrase a lyric (“It’s better to burn out than to fade away”) with so much… Read more

Green Day – ‘Father of All Motherf*ckers’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pamela Littky “Rock ‘n’ roll tragedy // I think the next one could be me,” longtime Green Day guitarist and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sings on “Junkies on a High” from the band’s lucky thirteenth studio album, Father of All Motherf*ckers. By this point, Armstrong should probably have just a bit more confidence in both his… Read more

Bayside – ‘Interrobang’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Megan Thompson As rock and roll approaches its seventh decade, one might imagine that there are fewer and fewer “firsts” to be claimed (i.e. first band to play a particular place, first group to record an album in such-and-such way, etc.). However, New York’s Bayside has probably clinched a unique rock first on their new album Interrobang. The opening cut – which… Read more