A Refusal to Give Up on Love: Welcome Back by Handsome Ghost

Handsome Ghost have finally come out with their debut album, and it’s amazing. Welcome Back follows their EP, Steps. You can find my brief review about it here. This time around, Tim Noyes and Eddie Byun have created a full collection of songs that paint a more somber story than they have told in the past. All […]

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Catch Them While You Can: Wild Child at The Heights Theater

If you’re looking for some hippy and carefree party vibes at a concert, then Wild Child is the show for you. With seven people and over ten instruments, there’s no room for boring. It’s not like I expected anything less than fresh and exciting from this band, anyways. I saw them once before at Walter’s […]

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Country Music with an Attitude: Fairground Saints

The past few days in New York City were filled with wondrous adventures, but I have missed the comforts of southern hospitality. Fairground Saints is the first country band to be featured on the blog, and I think they’re a perfect fit for the title. Their bluegrass roots and country twang have some not so […]

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Bathing in a Post Party Glow: Handsome Ghost

You know the feeling at the end of a perfect day that puts you in bed with the most secure intuition that maybe the world isn’t so bad after all? Tim Noyes, the brains behind Handsome Ghost, has captured this phenomenal emotion and transformed it into a new genre of indie pop that strips itself […]

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The Rebels of Both Pop and Rock: Marianas Trench

If you’re from Canada, chances are you already know about this incredible band. After all, they are already filling up stadiums in their home country. I also mentioned them in my list of the top five shows I’ve been to. Just like their concerts, the band is truly unique. “Too rock” for mainstream pop stations […]

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Whimsical Juxtaposition: Roger Harvey

Twelve Houses by Roger Harvey is an album from out of this world, or at the very least, out of this dimension. With title tracks like “One Night as an Astronaut” and “Psychedelic Dogs,” it’s clear that his audience is in for a new kind of listening experience. He even transports his listeners to a […]

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An Adventurous Listen: Enson Works by 21 Grams

If The Struts weren’t enough to satisfy your craving for raw rock music, undiluted by modern pop, then 21 Grams may be able to help out. The five guys hail from the UK, and they just released their live LP, Enson Works, on May 30th. The story behind their band name is surprisingly sentimental, coming from […]

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A Beautiful Trek: Gone Now by Bleachers

If Jack Antonoff’s first Bleachers album, Strange Desire, was an aggressive yet melodic cry for help, then his sophomore follow-up, Gone Now, is the cathartic realization that he can finally move on. The album’s title itself could serve as a self-declaration that he is finally able to face the fact that his sister is no longer […]

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A Millennial’s Soundtrack: The Click by AJR

AJR’s The Click is one of the most relatable and honest collection of songs I’ve ever heard. Considering their transparency in the raw performance they gave as openers for Ingrid Michaelson, I’m not at all surprised. Brothers Jack and Adam’s dance moves resembled more of an awkward interaction between their slumping shoulders and the beats they […]

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