ALBUM REVIEW: Silverstein’s “A Beautiful Place to Drown” revitalizes post-hardcore with some new elements

Silverstein is a band that defines the word “consistency.” Over two decades, the Ontario quintet has managed to put out several albums that hallmarked a signature emo rock/post-hardcore blend while incorporating either musical trends that were popular at the time or entirely unorthodox influences that inspired other bands to follow Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them” by The Amity Affliction is a return to form, albeit an unconventional one

A return to form is something that few bands actually deliver on when they say that they are returning to previous material. We luckily got to see it with bands such as We Came as Romans with Cold Like War, Like Moths to Flames with their most recent EP Where Continue Reading

Grayscale and Hot Mulligan Turn The Observatory Upside-Down

WSTR brought their British take on power pop to sunny California and played an opening set that really amplified the energy in the spacious venue. Vocalist Sammy Clifford led the crowd through fist-pumping anthems of individuality and non-conformity. Sammy held their values of lifting each other up very literally when Continue Reading

Fathers premiere video for latest single “O’Malley”

Fathers, a post-hardcore/prog-metal band from Denver, performs heavy music without being cliche and the group thrives in pouring genuine emotion into every piece.  Channeling hardcore heavyweights such as Cave In, Big Business, Converge and Trap Them, Fathers bring a unique vision to the table.  Their new record was recorded, mixed, Continue Reading

CommonWealth Release Video for New Single “Fear”

Orange County alternative rock group CommonWealth have released a music video for their current single, “Fear,” as a hint of what’s to come with their forthcoming album. Founded in 2016 by ex-members of Movements and Hotel Books, it is no secret that CommonWealth can describe themselves as “honest music for Continue Reading

Brigades discuss their new EP, starting over as a band and what’s next

South Carolina Pop-Punk band Brigades have returned with a renewed sense of energy, passion and maturity, having just released their latest EP True Blue, their first new music since 2015.  The band consists of Darren Young (Vocals), Eric Morgan (Guitar), Dom Docar (Bass), Jacob Wright (Drums) and Ricky Canter (Guitar).  Continue Reading

Album Review: Casey “Where I Go When I Am Sleeping”

Words by Nina Tadic Where I Go When I Am Sleeping, Casey’s highly anticipated sophomore record, has been released for less than a day, and in that time has made waves. On the band’s 2016 release, Love Is Not Enough, the band did an good job of establishing their style, both sonically and Continue Reading