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Weekly Album Roundup (September 7, 2013)

Weekly Album Roundup (September 7, 2013)

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 […]

Made In America Festival (Day 2) – Philadelphia, PA

Made In America Festival (Day 2) – Philadelphia, PA

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 […]

Weekly Album Roundup: August 23, 2013

Weekly Album Roundup: August 23, 2013

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 […]

Weekly Album Roundup (August 16, 2013)

Weekly Album Roundup (August 16, 2013)

In case you missed them, here are this week’s album releases. Featuring: Yellowcard, Luke Bryan, Parachute, Hoodie Allen and Sirah.

Damage – Jimmy Eat World

Damage – Jimmy Eat World

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 […]

Legendary – The Summer Set

Legendary – The Summer Set

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 […]

Wild & Free – A Rocket To The Moon

Wild & Free – A Rocket To The Moon

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 […]

Resolution – Action Item

Resolution – Action Item

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.