Reviews

Slotface – “Try Not To Freak Out”

Slotface – “Try Not To Freak Out”

By: Ryan Smith Norwegian based pop-punk band, Sløtface deliver their debut LP Try Not To Freak Out, with just about everything you could want from a 2017 pop-punk album. Warm reverb, a strong bassline, guitars with a comfortable edge to em and, smooth vocals with […]

Hollywood Undead – “Five”

Hollywood Undead – “Five”

By: Ryan Smith Starting up Hollywood Undead’s “Five” is the infectious “California Dreaming”. The fun sounding pop influenced track tackles not only both sides of California (glitz and glamour vs dreaded reality), but also tackles both of the aspects of stardom. In a similar track […]

10 Years – “(how to live) AS GHOSTS”

10 Years – “(how to live) AS GHOSTS”

By: Ryan Smith Being around almost 20 years means that you’ll go through changes as a musician- whether its sound, subject, or even genre. With 10 Years “(how to live) AS GHOSTS”, the group digs down to their roots while at the same time recreating […]

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

By: Elli Dubanoski An insightful look into the life and music of Nina Simone, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” highlights the artist’s brilliance and civil rights activism while also refusing to shy away from the darker areas of her life, including her long-untreated mental illness. The […]

Knuckle Puck – “Shapeshifter”

Knuckle Puck – “Shapeshifter”

By: Ryan Smith It is very difficult to listen to “Shapeshifter” without immediately making associations to acts from whom the band draws significant influence, to include ’00-era heavies like Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and The Starting Line. Knuckle Puck delivers their pop-emo hooks with […]

Liam Gallagher – “As You Were”

Liam Gallagher – “As You Were”

By: Ryan Smith Not much can be said about the peculiar man that is Liam Gallagher. Fans of his previous work would know him as one of the members of Oasis, famed for “Wonderwall”, continuing as a member of the group when they became Beady […]

Glass Animals – Palace Theater 9/27

Glass Animals – Palace Theater 9/27

By: Ted Tiedemann  Glass Animals performed to a sold out crowd at the Palace Theater for the first time this past September. As always, they had an elaborate set design adorned with palm trees, pineapples, colored lights, a pineapple disco ball, and the letters GA […]

Fleet Foxes – Palace Theater 9/30

Fleet Foxes – Palace Theater 9/30

By: Mitchell Roers Few artists succeed in sounding as good live as they do on their studio produced albums. Being used to listening to an album that has been tweaked and perfected in a studio environment, as well as the challenges that go with perfecting […]

Syd – “Always Never Home”

Syd – “Always Never Home”

Released: September 7th, 2017 After releasing her debut solo album “Fin” early this year, Syd returns with more bass-heavy R&B songs about women on her new EP. Syd smoothly spits sensual lyrics over the duration of her trio of tracks. She introspectively explores relationships, often […]

Macklemore – “Gemini”

Macklemore – “Gemini”

By: Ryan Smith Going solo after a long period of having someone else be a big part of your life can be tough- whether it’s a relationship, a best friend, or in this case, a musical collaborator. His first solo album since 2005, Macklemore has […]