June 16, 2017

On Tour – 2nd Edition – Part 2

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It has been 8 days since my last entry and already so much has happened. Here are some obvious facts: we are now 1,800+ miles further along our journey, we’ve consumed more V8 Energy drinks than I ever thought possible, and of course, we are catching up on a much-needed laundry day right now in Durham, NC.

Texas was an absolute blast. We dreaded Texas the last time around because of the sheer vastness of it. However, when you have 4 shows scattered throughout, it’s not so bad. Texas came out to party and we are so glad they did. The first stop was right along the U.S. border in El Paso. I’ll frankly admit I didn’t have high expectations for this town. You hear the stories of violence, corruption and rampant drug use, but our experience was far from that. We saw a spirited downtown. The locals were kind, generous and full of laughter everywhere we went. (more…)

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June 8, 2017

On Tour: 2nd Edition – Part 1

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Hello all,

I told myself I didn’t want to write about tour every day on my second time out, but I can’t help but feel like I need to write here and there. You get a lot of time to yourself on tour (despite being stuck in a van with 6 other people for 8+ hours a day) and it’s important to reflect on your thoughts, priorities and the journey ahead.

I firstly want to make a disclaimer about my previous writings. As happy and gung-ho as some of the entries may have seemed, there was a looming negativity I never wrote about. It’s something that was never overbearing, but it did put a slight damper on one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I apologize if I mislead anyone with the aura of fanaticism I incorporated into many of those stories. These entries will be nothing but the earnest truth. (more…)

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May 18, 2017

gP. – Destroy, So As To Build

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Bay Area locals gP. (Ghost Parade) are here with their much anticipated debut album, Destroy, So As To Build.

Memorandum” rolls into frame with great anticipation. The driving bass line and rambunctious snare notes smoothly transition into an old-school Incubus vibe that dares you to move around. One will be quick to notice the unique production of this record, but I’ll get into that later. “Lolita” is a varied balance of harmonic choruses and fiery instrumentals. It’s an instrumental roller coaster that lyrically poses questions about the unknown paths in your life you might have taken. (more…)

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May 1, 2017

Super American – Disposable

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Self-proclaimed Pineapple-Rockers Super American are fresh off their newest EP release with Disposable from Take This To Heart Records.

Super American isn’t your typical pop-punk/rock outfit. They’re weird in all the right ways. I’m sure long time fans are curious to see where Disposable falls on their ‘strangeness’ spectrum so let us get to it. “Sloppy Jazz” sets Disposable’s playful tone with a handful of “Na Na Na Na’s” in its first act. This is a great way to rip the band-aid off and let listeners know they’re in for a fun ride. Vocalist Matt Cox weaves in-and-out of his twirly melodies and throws in a dash of spoken-word catch phrases during the tracks chorus. It’s easy to see why this was chosen as a single with its cheerful tone and polished sound. (more…)

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May 1, 2017

Second Story – ‘Moving On’

second story streamEver miss those carefree pop-punk melodies powerchords of the early 2000’s? Look no further than the Texas trio Second Story. Their upbeat riffs and heartfelt lyrics are a refreshingly reminiscent of summer. They are currently embarking on a mid-west tour before summer starts. Check out their Bandcamp!

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April 13, 2017

Cardinals – Moving Forward

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I had to chance to chat with the local Bostonians in Cardinals this past month. Cardinals is currently a two-piece pop-punk outfit fresh off their acoustic EP, Aftertaste, looking to make their mark on the scene. We chat about anything and everything Boston while talking about the success of Aftertaste and their plans for 2017.

Let us get to know a bit more about you. What was the last concert you went to (not local)?

Emily: Mine was the The Wonder Years. We saw it together at the House of Blues in Boston. It was sick as hell.

CJ: Mine was Circa Survive at the Western Hall in New York. (more…)

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