The short answer: I sure hope so. Continue reading “Quick Rip: Did Ed Sheeran Just Create a New Super-Group?”
…A few days late, but not a song short…
By The Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty.
These Cape Cod natives are a relatively new addition to the music scene since their first studio album’s release in 2015. They’re practically newborns compared to some of the other Massachusettsites? …Massachusettians? Massachusettsers???… on this list. Continue reading “15 on the 15th: I’m Shipping Up To Boston (Massachusetts)”
Týr recently posted this video on their Facebook page. Considering they only post to social media once every seven months, and I only check Facebook a few times per week. it was fairly fortuitous that I saw their post. Continue reading “Quick RIp: Tyr is Back!”
Jessie and I are seeing Halestorm tonight at the UMBC Event Center. I am usually far better prepared for a concert, but this one snuck up on me.
Somehow, that makes it more exciting. Continue reading “Concert Homework: Halestorm Returns with a Heavy Vengeance”
Dead Sara occupies a strange space in music right now, at least for me.
I have never heard them on the radio, and when they venture to the east coast from their L.A. home, it always seems to be in smaller venues.
But I have trouble thinking of a band that more poignantly encapsulates my general sense of the world as a 29-year-old American. Their first two albums, 2012’s Dead Sara and 2015’s Pleasure to Meet You, provide nostalgia and newness in their sounds simultaneously.
Their new EP, Temporary Things Taking Up Space, has achieved the same.
Welp, this summer should be awesome. Dead Sara dropped this single in early May with the announcement that they’ll be releasing a new EP, Temporary Things Taking Up Space, on June 8.
There’s been a bit of a lull in Dead Sara’s music releases ever since bassist Chris Null left the band in 2017. I had assumed that their next single would feature a new bassist with largely the same overall sound.
Wrong and wrong.
“Unamerican” comes as a three-piece where the lack of a bass guitar is never felt.
Emily Armstrong’s wailing combined with Siouxsie Medley’s distortion-laden riff achieves the same overwhelming feeling as their older songs.
Sean Friday continues his run as my favorite drummer with his energetic playing.
I don’t know if Temporary Things Taking Up Space will include any bassist, even as a studio performer. I hope not. I want to see what they do with the pieces they have.
Judging from “Unamerican” and “Heaven’s Got a Back Door”, Dead Sara will get on just fine.
Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
Why can’t modern pop be this wholesome? Continue reading “15 on the 15th: Painted in my Tiger Skin, Especially in Michigan”
Home to the Buckeyes and a notably non-rectangular US state flag. One of a kind, isn’t it?
Black Veil Brides – Wake Up
Andy Black/Biersack/Sixx is Black Veil Brides’ only original member and he is originally from Ohio. I just got to see these guys live last Thursday at The Fillmore here in Denver. They put on one hell of a show. Continue reading “15 on the 15th: Ohio is for Lovers”
All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, PVRIS’s second album, is perhaps my favorite new album this year. While it feels less emo-core and more electronic than White Noise, PVRIS still delivers hard-hitting music with even more piercing lyrics. Continue reading “A Hundred Thousand Souls: PVRIS’s Second Album Elevates their Sound”
Not going to lie: I definitely decided on Pennsylvania purely for the chance to make a mix with Halestorm and Hop Along. Enjoy!
Halestorm – Familiar Taste Of Poison
This Grammy winning band hails from Red Lion, PA. They are spectacular live, I cannot express that enough. Continue reading “15 on the 15th: I thought I heard you, Pennsylvania, I thought I saw you”