You are here
ALBUM REVIEW: Chrysalis ‘Reminder’ Album Reviews Hardcore Metal News Post-hardcore Reviews Rock 

ALBUM REVIEW: Chrysalis ‘Reminder’

“I will be there through the darkest of your days” is one of those dreamy one-liners that every girl hopes a man (or woman) will coo to her, gripping an acoustic guitar on the deck of a balcony or fireside in a haughty ski resort. Yet it’s the hook in metal band Chrysalis song “Angel,” a warped banger masquerading as a swoonsome confession of unconditional love. Metal isn’t usually associated with such romantic furor, but that’s where the California hardcore outfit swoop in with Reminder, their 11-track  full-length album. The record, released…

Read More
Live Review & Photos: Alter Bridge At REBEL, Toronto, ON Live Reviews Photos Reviews 

Live Review & Photos: Alter Bridge At REBEL, Toronto, ON

It’s been a long wait for Alter Bridge fans in The 6ix as it’s been over twelve years since their last headline gig here in Toronto. The now shut down Guvernment venue was the last stage to host Alter Bridge during their debut album tour in October of 2004. Now touring for their fifth album, The Last Hero, the four-piece from Orlando, Florida were received with open arms on Wednesday night at Toronto’s latest venue, REBEL nightclub. The impressive 105-minute set opened with the brand new “The Writing on the…

Read More
Live Review & Photos: The Shelters At The Starline, Oakland, CA Indie Live Reviews News Photos Reviews Rock 

Live Review & Photos: The Shelters At The Starline, Oakland, CA

The weather and traffic battled it out for which would be worse last Thursday evening during my drive to Oakland, CA. The traffic won. Luckily I gave myself enough time to arrive, grab a bite to eat, and catch the start of the show. The Starline Social Club is a historic building dating back to 1893. Once a ballroom, it now houses a restaurant and bar downstairs, and an ample sized room upstairs. Complete with original wood floors, booth seating, another bar, and tin ceiling tiles, the vintage room was a…

Read More
ALBUM REVIEW: Lewis Fieldhouse “Theodor Washington and the Central Valley” Album Reviews Reviews Singer/Songwriter 

ALBUM REVIEW: Lewis Fieldhouse “Theodor Washington and the Central Valley”

The past few years have been full of self-discovery for singer-songwriter Lewis Fieldhouse. Few people can pack up their bags and go from the U.K. for California for six weeks. San Francisco was calling and that’s where Fieldhouse went.

Read More
LIVE REVIEW: Yellowcard at The House of Blues, Boston Live Reviews News Pop Punk Reviews Rock 

LIVE REVIEW: Yellowcard at The House of Blues, Boston

Any scene kid – former or active – between the ages of 20 and 30 would pee their pants over the thought of getting to see Yellowcard perform live. The band is practically a Warped Tour institution and one of the highlights of the 2000s emo movement. But with the announcement of the band’s final tour and album, tickets to the band’s Farewell tour remained especially coveted last night (November 7) at the House of Blues Boston, where Yellowcard performed to their final Massachusetts crowd at their sold-out show. Casual…

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

Read More
ALBUM REVIEW: One Less Reason, ‘The Memories Uninvited’ Album Reviews Hardcore News Post-hardcore Reviews Rock 

ALBUM REVIEW: One Less Reason, ‘The Memories Uninvited’

After 13 years, One Less Reason has established themselves in the business of the 2000s-era rock ‘n’ roll. Memphis-born and fad-tested, the band has maintained their steadfast sound over the course of seven albums – for better or for worse. Their latest release, The Memories Uninvited, is no exception, stringing together 11 songs of unbridled and revved-up band synergy. The Memories Uninvited comes with a sting of nostalgia. The phrase triggers a different part of the unconscious in every listener, stirring up thoughts and memories once buried deep beyond the ability…

Read More
ALBUM REVIEW: At The Heart Of It ‘you couldn’t stay’ Album Reviews News Reviews 

ALBUM REVIEW: At The Heart Of It ‘you couldn’t stay’

Over a handful of bands claim to sound like La Dispute or Touché Amore. The thing is, though, none of them really do. Once in a blue moon, a band will release material that actually does sound like these bands, and they almost always exceed our expectations. And, guess what? Today is that day. New Hampshire post-hardcore band, At the Heart of it, bear a striking resemblance to these lucrative, almost unclassifiable bands. The group’s latest EP, you couldn’t stay, is an emotional punch to the gut with a unique…

Read More
ALBUM REVIEW: As Thick As Thieves ‘Whiskey Bent’ Album Reviews Reviews 

ALBUM REVIEW: As Thick As Thieves ‘Whiskey Bent’

Started out in 2012, As Thick As Thieves began making a name for themselves by touring with bands like Escape the Fate, The Artifact, and Loren Battle. The term ‘hard rock’ doesn’t even begin to describe what the five musicians have created. Their sound is reminiscent of bands like Upon a Burning Body but with their own twist. Their new EP is the big step in making themselves a prominent name in the genre.

Read More