Rock

Taylor Swift – ‘Folklore’ Album Review

Photo credit: Beth Garrabrant The one thing 2020 was guaranteed not to deliver was another Taylor Swift album – it was a year ago that the singer released her seventh album, Lover, and fans are still deliberating over which song should have been the next radio single, campaigning with their usual fire-fueled ferocity for their… Read more

Broadside – ‘Into the Raging Sea’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Niles Gregory “Breaking the fourth wall” is a device frequently used in theater and films where the characters either speak directly to the audience, or somehow acknowledge that they’re in a work of fiction. This isn’t as common in music, but on the opening (and title) track of their third album Into the Raging Sea, Richmond, Virginia… Read more

HAIM – ‘Women in Music Part III’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jasper Rischen This past spring the release Haim’s third full-length album (like just about everything else) was delayed by the 2020 global health crisis. To help fill the void, the group – sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, as we should all know by now – released a number of individual tracks, which… 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

2012 Throwback Gallery: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Edition

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2012 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bridgit Mendler Cher Lloyd Ed Sheeran Justin Bieber Olly Murs Psy One Republic The Wanted Photography by: Steve Trager

The 1975 – ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Chalkley Bloated? Sure; at 80 minutes in runtime, that’s an assured assessment of The 1975’s fourth record, Notes on a Conditional Form, a companion piece to their 2018 record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. “Bloated” seems to be the point entirely, however – that society is bloated, our perception of ourselves… Read more

Nine Inch Nails – ‘Ghosts V: Together’ / ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lior Phillips With their two new concurrent releases, Nine Inch Nails continue what they began with their surprising and rather lengthy 2008 offering Ghosts I-IV. That is, they return to an almost entirely all-instrumental approach, in a musical sub-genre which is supposedly known as “dark ambient.” “Ambient” stems from the word “ambiance,” meaning that the music is meant to be only part of the… 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 

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