Features · News

New Music Friday: June 22, 2018

Wow, what a month June has been for new music. Just last week we saw incredible new albums from State Champs and Mayday Parade. This week we have even more new music to celebrate and dance to. This year has been a treasure trove of creativity and musical adventure. As we settle into mid-2018, let’s… Continue reading New Music Friday: June 22, 2018

Angela Rose · Features

Photo Spotlight: Mainland with support from Rad Horror and Kitten

This was my first time seeing a show at Mr. Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. I found out they have a couple different stages in the venue: the main stage and a smaller club stage upstairs. Mainland and friends performed upstairs, with the stage being a little nook in the wall. As a photographer, this… Continue reading Photo Spotlight: Mainland with support from Rad Horror and Kitten

Features · Skylar Cleland

Album Review: State Champs – ‘Living Proof’

State Champs is back and better than ever with their third full-length album available June 15 via Pure Noise Records. Vocalist Derek DiScanio, Guitarists Tyler Szalkowski and Tony “Rival” Diaz, Bassist Ryan Scott Graham, and Drummer Evan Ambrosio have truly outdone themselves with Living Proof.  I fell in love with this album from the first chords… Continue reading Album Review: State Champs – ‘Living Proof’

Features · Metal Thoughts

Album Review: Dead Girls Academy – ‘Alchemy’

Behind every truly great album is a great story.  The reason music is so universal is that the songs that unite us have meaning.  The same song can mean a multitude of different things to different people — but music that connects with us has emotion.  Dead Girls Academy is a band with a story… Continue reading Album Review: Dead Girls Academy – ‘Alchemy’

Features · Taylor Wells

Album Review: Mayday Parade – ‘Sunnyland’

Well, here we are; over 10 years, 5 albums, 2 EP’s and lots of emotions later. June 15th, 2018, Mayday Parade is releasing their sixth studio album, Sunnyland, via Rise Records. The band has been teasing a few tracks off this album that started with “Piece Of Your Heart”, followed by “Never Sure” with the… Continue reading Album Review: Mayday Parade – ‘Sunnyland’

Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: The Get Up Kids – ‘Kicker’

A lot can happen in 23 years.  Blink-182 once said nobody likes you at that point.  This is the furthest thing from the truth for Kansas City, Missouri natives The Get Up Kids. Since their formation in 1995 the emo pioneers have spent countless years at their craft and have inspired a new generation in… Continue reading Album Review: The Get Up Kids – ‘Kicker’

Angela Rose · Features

Photo Spotlight: Vesperteen

Back in August I travelled out to Columbus, Ohio to see my favourite bands perform a show in their hometown. I made an innocent joke about already being in line for the next hometown show at Newport Music Hall. Little did I know that I was actually predicting the future! Many of the concert attendees… Continue reading Photo Spotlight: Vesperteen