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

WATERPARKS // NYC

I last saw the guys in Waterparks in April of 2016, and, since then, they’ve had quite the eventful year. On top of completing a full run on 2016’s Warped Tour and releasing Double Dare via Equal Vision, the band has been touring almost…

March 11, 2017

CAN’T SWIM // ST. PETERSBURG, FL

After releasing their first EP early last year via Pure Noise Records, Cant Swim is ready to take over 2017 with a new full-length, an upcoming US tour with Four Year Strong, and a European tour immediately after with Real Friends and Microwave.  They…

March 3, 2017

ALBUM REVIEW // KNOX HAMILTON’S THE HEIGHTS

When I first heard about Knox Hamilton, I was intrigued by the notion that they sound like a blend of The 1975, Walk The Moon, and Phoenix, because these bands all produce songs that get people dancing and moving. After listening to their debut…

February 27, 2017

ALBUM REVIEW // CAN’T SWIM’S FAIL YOU AGAIN

It’s been a little over a year since their signing to Pure Noise Records, and alternative rock five-piece Can’t Swim has never sounded this good. Their debut EP, Death Deserves a Name, set the bar incredibly high for them both lyrically and sonically, and…

February 21, 2017

DISCOVER // ATLASARIA

Atlasaria is a four-piece progressive metal group out of North Aurora, Illinois. After forming only two years ago, the guys have been working together to create a diverse sound that is rarely heard in the local scene. In October of 2015, Atlasaria released their…

February 19, 2017