Strangers Only – My Ticket Home The self-dubbed “puke rock” Columbus, Ohio, group, Strangers Only, up the ante with a barrage of early 2000s nu-metal, with comparisons to Slipknot and Korn taking hold. With vocals that are more of an urgent salivary spray to the face than any subdued lyricism, Strangers Only are angry and they… Read more »
An exciting, two-day music festival took place in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend. JAY Z curated the blockbuster roster of talent, which included nearly 30 artists that embody the American spirit performing across four stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The eclectic roster of talent cultivated by JAY Z included acts ranging… Read more »
Genuine & Countrtfeit – William Beckett Since the split of The Academy Is… in 2011, former frontman William Beckett has been on the grind. As an old fan of TAI, I’m pleasantly surprised to say his first full length, Genuine & Counterfeit, has absolutely no trace of his musical past. Beckett makes a point to introduce his… Read more »
In case you missed them, here are this week’s album releases. Featuring: Yellowcard, Luke Bryan, Parachute, Hoodie Allen and Sirah.
It’s been almost three years since Jimmy Eat World has released music (Invented, 2010), but the wait is over with their new album, Damage. Described by the band as an “adult break-up album,” Damage is raw, emotional and clever – like a Jimmy Eat World record should be. Damage is simply about heartbreak, and that… Read more »
Throughout their career, The Summer Set have experimented with different sounds. Their pop-rock debut, Love Like This (2009) was followed by their emo-pop sophomore release, Everything’s Fine(2011), which was a step forward lyrically, but a step to the side in terms of sound. But despite having commercial success with both records, the Summer Set have yet to find something that… Read more »
Switching genres is always a risky move, especially for an established band. Fans of A Rocket to the Moon’s 2009 release On Your Side, their catchy (almost painfully cutesy) looking-for-the-right-girl pop-rock album, may wonder why the guys decided to trade in their complementary Warped Tour Vans sneakers for cowboy boots.
It’s New Year’s Eve. As I press play on New Jersey-based Action Item’s first track off Resolution, the band’s newest EP, an introductory rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” quickly captures my attention. Appropriate, considering the day.