Rock

Coldplay – ‘Everyday Life’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti Nearly four years of “everydays” have passed since the release of Coldplay’s last full-length studio album A Head Full of Dreams in 2015, so it might be easy to assume that with sixteen tracks clocking in at nearly an hour, the band’s new album Everyday Life is on some level an effort to make up for lost time. Either way, this new record is time well spent, as it’s got emotion, quality, diversity and,… 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

The Goo Goo Dolls – ‘Miracle Pill’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Bob Mussel When we think of celebrities that people typically like to do impressions of – Humphrey Bogart, Howard Cosell and John Wayne come to mind, just for starters – Dennis DeYoung is generally not one of them. Still, in a 1996 Saturday Night Live sketch, Will Ferrell played the former lead singer and keyboardist of Styx in a commercial parody for a fictitious album called Songs that Ruined Everything,… Read more

Nothing, Nowhere. : Using Music to Fight Mental Illness

Photo Credit: Jamie MacMillan Nothing, Nowhere. is an American musician who creates emotional driven songs through blending hip-hop and rock. Motivated by the hardship of his past, Nothing, Nowhere. seeks to connect with others and help them from losing themselves in the struggles of life. Born as Joseph Mulherin from Massachusetts, the future artist studied… 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

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Surviving’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Facebook @JimmyEatWorld “It’s gonna seem so hard // It’s gonna feel so hard // Until you want the work more than the reward,” Jimmy Eat World sing on “Love Never,” one of the best tracks from their tight and formidable new album Surviving. These lyrics may well be a reflection of the band’s own situation, since a half-dozen full releases later Jimmy Eat World have yet… Read more

Next Town Down: Making R&B Look “Easy”

Photo Credit: NTD Facebook Next Town Down is a modern day R&B boy band. They’ve gathered millions of fans across the world with their charismatic personality and multi-instrumental talents. Based out of Los Angeles, these five singers have grown to become an influential force in music. The five members in Next Town Down are Chris… Read more

Ringo Starr – ‘What’s My Name’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Scott Robert Ritchie Eight years as a member of the Beatles means it’s safe to say you’ll never have to go work in a car wash. Still, probably not a lot of people were betting on Ringo Starr ever having a successful solo career: his songwriting credits could be counted on one hand, and his monotone singing style was usually trotted out for one lead vocal per album. Even his fundamental role as drummer… Read more