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Twenty One Pilots Release Tour, and New Songs!

by Ben LaScola
On Wednesday, July 11, Twenty One Pilots released two songs from their upcoming full length album Trench;  “Jumpsuit” and “Nico And The Niners.”  Trench is set to be released on October 5th via Fueled By Ramen.  The record will be the band’s first since their 2015 Grammy-winning album Blurryface. “Jumpsuit” gets its power from the distorted bass and […]

Dave Matthews Cover: Lil’ Pump, Cardi B, In ‘Fallon’ Sketch

by Ben LaScola
On Thursday, June 21, Dave Matthews, leader of The Dave Matthews Band, covered several of trap music’s greatest hits in this sketch presented as an infomercial on, The Tonight Show Starring: Jimmy Fallon. Fallon, sporting a wig and a nasally voice, asks viewers; “Do you enjoy the ominous bass-heavy bouts of trap music, but wish that […]

Music Alive in Chicagoland

by Ben LaScola
On Friday, May 18th, a few dozen twentysomethings gathered in a Hickory Hills basement for, “an intimate May evening.”   I’m talking about a good old basement show. Tonight’s lineup features Indie bands, How It Got Burned, Romancoke, Matthew McNeal, and Them Dead Poets. Each band plays five or six songs for the crowd, then […]

“Let The Light In” Tour Reaches, Des Moines, IA

by Rachel O'Brien
  Strutting onto the stage in a sports bra and red joggers, Mandy Lee’s voice filled the air with the sound of their hit single “Machine.”   On Monday night, MisterWives performed their Des Moines, IA show with immense energy. The show was their fourth stop on their, “Let the Light In” tour. The tour […]

The 1975 Tease Upcoming Album: “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.”

by Ben LaScola
It started with a cryptic message, typed up in white text on a black background. “THE 1975 A BRIEF INQUIRY INTO ONLINE RELATIONSHIPS.” The mysterious post, which was published on, April 29th by The 1975 on the band’s Twitter and Instagram pages, has a subheading that reads, “If I don’t get to see the beauty of […]

New Release – Dr. Dog: Critical Equation

by Teagan O'Connor
Album Titles   Whether it’s a self-titled debut album, or the first release of new music in 5 years, an album’s name is the most pure way to get a peak inside a musician’s head. Are they saying, “I’m Harry Styles and this is my sound”, or are they cluing you into the spark that […]