aws-7 Live Reviews News Reviews 

LIVE REVIEW & PHOTOS: Assuming We Survive, Colorado Springs, CO

“I once dropped off my daughter at school in our tour bus, and she was embarrassed!” lead singer of Assuming We Survive, Adrian Estrella told my dad and I, to which my father responded with, “Well of course, dads are supposed to embarrass their kids!” It seems a little cheesy and awkward to have your parent hanging out with you when you’re trying to be cool around the lead singer of your favorite band, but that’s where I was on Sunday night. Please follow and like us:

Read More
emo night feature Alternative Live Reviews News Pop Pop Punk Reviews Rock 

REVIEW: Emo Night Brooklyn

Emo is in the midst of a Renaissance. Blink-182 released their first new music in five years. My Chemical Romance has hinted at re-releasing “Welcome to the Black Parade,” despite their breakup in 2013. Young adults postulate that Suicide Squad will begin a new era of teens saying “rawr” and dying their new shades of neon, especially with the soundtrack tune from twenty one pilots, which some people consider to be the new “emo.” But prior to this recent flurry of events, Emo Night Brooklyn was already ushering in the…

Read More
13320983_10209482468326812_3399941186157267738_o 2 Alternative Electronica Folk Indie Live Reviews News Pop Pop Punk Reviews Singer/Songwriter 

Boston Calling Closes Out Day 3 With The Front Bottoms, Janelle Monae, HAIM

With Saturday’s crazy hot temps out of the way, Boston proves that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a day and it’s bound to change. In the case of this weekend, it’s gone from a sweltering 90 degrees Saturday to a cool, cloudy 57 on Sunday. Despite the welcome cool down, the plaza looks a little sparser than it did the night before—but it’s not for the lack of talent. In fact, it might be more a case of too much talent, too diversely spread. Let me explain. Please…

Read More
Robyn Alternative Electronica Folk Indie Live Reviews News Pop Pop Punk Reviews Rock Singer/Songwriter 

Boston Calling Battles The Heat With Performances By Robyn, Miike Snow, Børns & More

Straight away we know Saturday is going to be a scorcher of a day—as the doors open the temperature has already hit the mid-80s and the sun is blazing. But that doesn’t stop the droves of dedicated fans from infiltrating City Hall Plaza for the third year and sixth installment of Boston Calling. They’re here to see everyone from Børns to Dallas Green (City and Colour), to the headliners Miike Snow and Robyn, and every other major talent in between. (You can see the full lineup here). Please follow and…

Read More
Charming Liars Live Reviews Photos Reviews 

LIVE/PHOTO REVIEW: Charming Liars, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento has a new-ish venue called Ace of Spades, just on the outskirts of the downtown, state capital. Set among both residential and commercial buildings, this club was the site of the L.A. band Charming Liars‘ support set to Night Riots and veteran act Blaqk Audio last Saturday night. As I stood in line for will call I overheard many show-goers asking each other if they knew of the opening band, Charming Liars. Answers came as shrugs in the negative. After the band took to the stage, though, much of…

Read More
IMG_7133 Alternative Features Hardcore Live Reviews Metal News Photos Post-hardcore Reviews Rock 

Photos: Underoath, Boston, MA

Coming off a three year hiatus, Underoath is back. Following a few festival appearances and the first half of the Rebirth Tour completed, the band took to a sold out crowd in Boston next to the historic Fenway Park. From the moment I walked in the door, the energy was nothing short of palpable. While the band had not been gone for that long, this reunion was about far more than just the name Underoath. After a record and two singles without him, former drummer Aaron Gillespie rejoined the unit…

Read More
esme feature Folk Live Reviews News Pop Reviews Singer/Songwriter 

LIVE REVIEW: Esmé Patterson At The Paradise Rock Club, Boston

With an unmistakable head of auburn curls, Esmé Patterson was the bright-eyed opener for San Fermin at the Paradise yesterday, April 14. From the looks of her album cover for We Were Wild, she seems like a take-no-prisoners, but onstage, she’s a folksy wildflower. Bravely starting her set with two new songs from her forthcoming album, Patterson flaunted new tracks as well as reached back into 2014’s Woman to Woman, a whip-smart concept album that puts Patterson in the shoes of famous fictional women in hit songs. Please follow and…

Read More
unnamed-2 Alternative Indie Live Reviews News Reviews Rock 

LIVE REVIEW: Alex G At The Middle East, Boston

“I always break a f*cking [guitar] string, man,” Alex G bemoaned to his sold-out audience at the Middle East Nightclub Tuesday, April 12. “And now you guys are going to have to see the worst show of your lives.” That wasn’t the general consensus of the myriad of hip kids gathered at the Middle East downstairs, who gathered to see Alex G, Porches, and Your Friend. They swirled around in clothing that was equal parts stylish and fashionably offensive, donning brash colors and patterns absurdly clashing. In the midst of…

Read More
IMG_1314 Live Reviews News Photos Reviews 

LIVE/PHOTO REVIEW: To Write Love On Her Arms Turns 10, Orlando, FL

Hope, help, and healing. Those are three things I experienced and witnessed at the To Write Love On Her Arms Turns 10 celebration on April 2nd. For 10 years, TWLOHA has been helping those who struggle with depression, self-injury, suicide, and addiction find hope and get the treatment they need. It all started with one story, and has grown to over 180,000 stories. And over this past decade they’ve shown us that each story is important. The story that you will tell in your life is important. The night opened…

Read More
unwritten law feature Interviews Live Reviews News Pop Punk Post-hardcore Reviews Rock 

Interview & Live Review: Unwritten Law At The Middle East, Boston

“Today’s the day,” Scott Russo says to me as he taps my knee in excitement on the couch of Unwritten Law’s trailer. The lead singer tends towards nudges and pokes to get your attention, and for good reason: April 1 marked the debut of Unwritten Law’s new album Acoustic. “It’s not Music In High Places, we already made that record,” Russo says in reference to the 2003 live album. “This is a completely different animal.” And truly, Acoustic is a totally new product for the California punk rockers, from the…

Read More
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial