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Rush Seating: Secondary Ticket Platforms’ Kryptonite?

by MackenzieTempleton
In a money-hungry, dog-eat-dog world, the internet took the music industry by storm and either drove it straight off the Golden Gate Bridge, or gave it a penthouse full of drugs, liquor, and a Hollywood Boulevard view, depending on who you talk to. Sure, online music streaming has given us artists like Austin Post, a […]

Album Review: The Menzingers’ Hello Exile

by MackenzieTempleton
Pennsylvania’s gloomy pop-punk favorites, The Menzingers, are back with a soon-to-be treasured album, Hello Exile. If you’ve been a fan of these guys, you’re already familiar with their dripping in nostalgia sound and larger than life vocals courtesy of Greg Barnett and Tom May. If this is your first time hearing about this band, this […]

Celebrating 15 Years of Riot Fest with Festival Favorites: Taking Back Sunday

by MackenzieTempleton
The lights dimmed, silencing the thousands of voices surrounding me. Other peoples’ sweat began to mix with mine as the bodies behind me pushed forward with outstretched fists. I would have done anything for a sudden gust of Chicago wind to come swooping in. The beating hearts of 40,000 strangers tumbled ahead, breaking the barricade, […]