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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 […]

Waterparks’ “Fandom” – Album Review

by Darlene Leal
Waterparks’ third album is finally here. Properly named “Fandom” for their steady presences online along with their faithful fanbase. Fandom addresses a variety of topics, from their online following to personal conflict, and the process of changing record labels. Fandom is much more personal and blunt. “I was really conscious of that this time. Last […]

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, […]

Korn – “The Nothing” Review

by Darlene Leal
“The Nothing” is a fitting name for the emotionally darker album. Korn’s, front man, Jonathan Davis recently discussed his own battles with the darkness in his life, from his views on the political state of the country to the recent loss of his wife to an overdose. Again, “The Nothing” is an exploration of some darker […]

Exploring Melanie Martinez’s Album, “K-12”

by Darlene Leal
Alt-pop artist, Melanie Martinez returns with her sophomore album, K-12. The second album is an excellent predecessor as it perfectly fuses her persona from her previous album, Cry Baby to her next story about her years in primary and high-school. K-12 is much more than a concept album, it is a short film. It stars […]