Track by Track: “Light Me Up,” The Pretty Reckless

Track by Track: “Light Me Up,” The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless is a musical godsend and thank goodness Taylor chose to go into music, because I'm in love with her vocal talent. Light Me Up is the debut LP from The Pretty Reckless, fronted by Taylor Momsen of then-"Gossip Girl" fame. The song includes hit single "Make Me Wanna Die," which has been … Continue reading Track by Track: “Light Me Up,” The Pretty Reckless

Track By Track: “Blurryface,” Twenty One Pilots

Track By Track: “Blurryface,” Twenty One Pilots

One aspect I truly enjoy about Twenty Øne Pilots (TØP) is how their music often sounds completely the opposite of its serious lyrical content. Getting into this duo took some musical adjusting and multiple listens, but it was all worth it to discover a new favorite band! Blurryface is Ohio duo Twenty Øne Pilots' fourth … Continue reading Track By Track: “Blurryface,” Twenty One Pilots

Single Review: “Empire to Ashes,” Sleeping With Sirens

Single Review: “Empire to Ashes,” Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens has just released their second single of Gossip and it's a ringer! On midnight Friday August 4, Sleeping With Sirens released "Empire to Ashes," the second single off Gossip, coming out September 22. https://open.spotify.com/album/0nv4VYKcIk5TPZlnZMTFSY One of my first thoughts about this song is it's vaguely Green Day-esque. There's something about the guitar arrangements … Continue reading Single Review: “Empire to Ashes,” Sleeping With Sirens

Waterparks Announces Headlining “Made In America” Tour

Waterparks Announces Headlining “Made In America” Tour

Summer may be the biggest time for concerts, but fall tours are just as fun! APMAs winners Waterparks has just announced their partnership with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Series to bring fans their US and Canada headliner "Made In America" tour! https://twitter.com/waterparks/status/892384767764811777 As you can tell, the band is only a little bit excited! … Continue reading Waterparks Announces Headlining “Made In America” Tour

Track By Track: “Vices & Virtues,” Panic! At the Disco

Track By Track: “Vices & Virtues,” Panic! At the Disco

I find that doing Track by Track posts of Panic! At the Disco albums tend to be the most interesting. Their songs often have hidden meanings, stories you didn't know, references you didn't know (especially on A Fever You Can't Sweat Out), that learning those tidbits of information add a new depth to the songs. … Continue reading Track By Track: “Vices & Virtues,” Panic! At the Disco

New Music Tuesday: With Confidence

New Music Tuesday: With Confidence

With Confidence is one of those bands whose name you've probably heard around the punk scene, but rarely actually listen to. Chances are you know the name from this year's list of nominees (and winners) at the 2017 APMAs. Who are they? With Confidence is a punk rock band from Sydney, Australia, formed in 2012 … Continue reading New Music Tuesday: With Confidence

Single Review: “Legends,” Sleeping With Sirens

Single Review: “Legends,” Sleeping With Sirens

At midnight on Friday July 14, Sleeping With Sirens released their first piece of new music since Madness (2015). The new single, "Legends," is the first single off the band's upcoming fifth studio album (more on that in a second). https://open.spotify.com/album/7qt5VsR1RF6BDvQ0jm5Ujj I thoroughly enjoyed the new song. It was such a jam, but also anthemic. Listening to … Continue reading Single Review: “Legends,” Sleeping With Sirens

Track By Track: “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” Panic! At the Disco

Track By Track: “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” Panic! At the Disco

Twelve years ago, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Panic! at the Disco's debut album, was released to great commercial success. But what really made the album explode--and put Panic! on the music map--was the hit single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." To this day, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is still revered by pop … Continue reading Track By Track: “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” Panic! At the Disco

Movie Review: “Baby Driver”

Movie Review: “Baby Driver”

Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't be writing a movie review on a music blog. But Baby Driver has made itself quite the exception. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young man in his early 20s or so who works as a getaway driver for a man named Doc (Kevin Spacey). The … Continue reading Movie Review: “Baby Driver”