Reel Big Fish’s 1996 release, Turn the Radio Off (TTRO), was a success for two reasons, “Sell Out” and “Beer.” These two songs hit the mainstream. The album also benefitted from being released at a time when ska-punk music was
Probably the coolest beat of 2014 was the lead single ‘Shake it off’ by Taylor Swift, from her album 1989. And still is! You have to admit it; you can dance to it, sing along with it, play it at
The New England natives who made the indie world want to have a dance party with their 2009 debut album, “Manners,” are back, and they have built on the foundation they began with 2008’s EP “Chunk of Change.” Layer upon
In the time when teenagers bought singles instead of full albums, full albums were still made. More often than not they were merely a cheap gathering of that group’s singles, arranged in no particular order. The Turtles’ debut album It
Ballin the House is an a cappella group from Boston. The six members sing at manylive performances, mostly in the New England area, and especially (of course)their home state of Massachusetts. “The Way It Has To Be” is aphenomenal compilation
The soprana- alto voice fills my earbuds and I smile. The harmonic crowd.. “Higher and higher and higher.” Passion Pit never lets me down. I listen to the song about 10 times before someone is trying to talk to me.
Jewel has finally come out with a follow up to her platinum album, “Pieces of You.” Jewel Kilcher is known for her soothing sounds and intricate harmonies. And in the new album, “Spirit,” Jewel gives us exactly what we expected.
Frightened Rabbit is a band based out of Scotland, and therefore fairly new to the United States’ attention. This band has already released two albums, Sing the Greys and The Midnight Organ Fight. Now their newest, The Winter Of Mixed
Imagine. You’re standing on stage in front of all your friends, guitar in hand, the lights go up and… You snap out of your daydream. For Corona, Calif. high school seniors Christian Elamparo, Steen Kevett, Michael Pena and Jon Rivas
The lights come up, and Orlando based Before You Exit jumps into a high energy pop song that immediately has the crowd pulsing with energy. With a sound that is a unique blend of current boy band stardom with a
Following the release of their new album, there’s been some concern that Frightened Rabbit may have lost the integrity which gives their urgent, earnest songwriting its appeal. Worryingly, Pitchfork labelled the Scots’ latest effort Painting of a Panic Attack lacking
“Say It Now” Has a song ever brought back a thousand memories, good or bad? I have had that happen. The song is called “Say It Now” by The Afters. When I hear that song, I remember all the times
Music critics of the world, breathe easy. The sophomore effort from those fashionable Scottish art-rockers, Franz Ferdinand, has finally landed on your doorstep. They are the quartet to which bands like the Killers and the Bravery owe much of their
Calling All Rock N Rollers : Hinder is the hottest new band to grace stages today! Fronted by the charismatic Austin Winkler , Hinder has propled itself into the adoration of thousands of screaming fans with there hit Lips of
Perhaps being one of the biggest Bring Me The Horizon fans, I was desperately trying to pull in money from every which way to be able to buy their new album the night it came out 2 days ago. So
In Southern California, everyone is getting hooked on”Jiggy” mania. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” is a new, funand funky song by Will Smith. If you ever catch the video, you will seethings like the Polynesian and Samoan dancers on the island
“I wasn’t trying to make a big pop record when I made this album.I was actually trying to make it something personal; like a diary.”Sam Smith stated in an interview with the American entertainment media brand, Billboard.“The Thrill of It
The band Peach Pit is an indie pop/rock group from Vancouver formed in 2016. The four boys in the group are Neil Smith (lead singer), Mikey Pascuzzi (drummer), Peter Wilton (bassist), and Christopher Vanderkooy (guitarist). The band has been described
Senses Fail is and will always be my favorite band. This band is a mostly hardcore, rock & partiall screamo band. Let It Enfold You is an amazing album full of killer songs! Every song has a real meaning behind
Britney Spears. Her name alone brings up countless images; whether of shaved heads, dancing in promiscuous school girl outfits, Kevin Federline, exposed female genitalia, or rehabilitation centers. Despite the havoc and turmoil paparazzi wreaked on her life for nearly four
A newcomer to the world of pop music, Ryan Cabrera is in line to become the next big thing. In his debut album “Take It All Away,” he adds a guitar-driven spin to familiar teenage topics. He is a hunky,
Few artists can claim to have created a new genre of music, but Chameleon Circuit, who coined the term trock (time lord rock) and created a new niche in the world of pop-culture-themed music, has done just that. The British
If anyone has not listened to this band, I really reccommend that you do, especially this album. Whenever I have writers block, I listen to them because the lyrics they write are deep and are so easy to relate to.
Last fall, the Band-Aid wearing hip-hop superstar Nelly dropped two albums on that same day, “Suit” and “Sweat.” Both received the highest ratings, following the paths of his previous two albums, “Country Grammar” and “Nellyville.” Of the two, “Suit,” which
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long has really expressed Maroon 5’s true talent. Their album, released in 2007, revolves around the idea of a break-up. The album carries us through the regrets of leaving a woman and having to move
She’s never been called glamorous or even an enthusiastic pretty. Her acorn-colored hair hangs simply above her shoulders and sometimes catches a glitter from the reflecting sun. She’s constantly trying to keep it tucked behind her ear in hopes that
As a kid, I was always frustrated when adults either didn’t know or couldn’t explain the answers to my questions, and now that I’m old enough to have some knowledge of my own, I’ve developed a passion for sharing that
June 20th, 2008. It should have been one of the best days of a teenager’s life, the last day of 8th grade, the last day of middle school before next year where I would be a freshman in high school.
The process of taking a picture fascinates me. It is instantaneous, which is impressive on account of the multitude of subconscious steps taken. First, a person decides which memories are worth capturing; that is the hardest part. A photographer focuses
I walk to the center of the stage, the microphone stand a mere three inches from my mouth, taking the plastic between my fingers as the piano starts playing. I take a deep breath, tapping my foot to the beat,