FEATURE // JOCELYN & CHRIS

“I feel like there are two kinds of songwriters. One kind of songwriter writes from an entirely personal experience, and you can really tell when you hear a song because you’re like, ‘Wow, that sounds like something that happened in their life.” And then…

April 11, 2017

NEW FOUND GLORY // SAYREVILLE, NJ

It’s not often that you see a lot of bands these days make it to the ten-year mark. Even less make it to fifteen. Fortunately, that’s not the case for New Found Glory, and, as of 2017, they’re celebrating twenty years of being a…

April 5, 2017

MOOSE BLOOD // CHICAGO, IL

A Will Away, Boston Manor, Trophy Eyes and Moose Blood… A ‘stacked’ line up, according to the group of fans hanging out at the front of the barricade of the Bottom Lounge. I’ve said it before, but I’ll keep saying it: Chicago never fails…

April 1, 2017

BEING AS AN OCEAN // CHICAGO, IL

There’s always so much hype in Chicago when Being as an Ocean comes to town, and this time was no exception. As one of the most well-known groups in the melodic hardcore scene today, Being as an Ocean played to a full house at…

March 24, 2017

CASH CASH // CHICAGO, IL

St. Patrick’s Day may have passed, but it came early for Chicago this year, as we were lucky enough to have Cash Cash roll through for a small fest called Lectric Leprechaun. Because it was held in one of the ballroom venues, the amount…

March 22, 2017

POLYPHIA // CHICAGO, IL

Polyphia kicked off 2017 with their first ever headlining tour, accompanied by Covet and Jason Richardson. Prior to the show, I had been familiar with Polyphia’s music, but this was my first time actually getting to see them live. After the fact, I completely understand what…

March 15, 2017

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL // CHICAGO, IL

The lights went down, the house music stopped, and the sold out crowd filling the House of Blues started cheering and screaming in excitement. That could only mean one thing: Dashboard Confessional was ready to perform the final show of their winter tour. I love…

March 14, 2017