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Mastodon Performs at the Aragon Ballroom

by David Gagnon
I think it’s fair to say that I listened to Mastodon’s new album, Emperor of Sand, for weeks after its release back in March. Before then, I had only listened to a few of their previous albums, but never felt compelled to fully delve into their discography. But when I saw an advertisement for their show […]

In Review: Underrated, Rejuvanated Pop-Rock at 5 Seconds of Summer

by Alyssa O'Brenski
A mere 40-minute drive from Lollapalooza festival grounds, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer (or 5SOS) prepare to bring their Sounds Live Feels Live tour to town. The four-piece gather an unbelievably lively audience that fills Tinley Park’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheater entirely and half of the general admission lawn, an impressive haul for such a […]

In Review: State Champs Exceed Champ-Level Expectations

by Alyssa O'Brenski
This year’s Alternative Press Music Awards Breakthrough Band winners closed out the Vans Warped Tour at its Tinley Park stop Saturday, July 23. The festival day was a grueling, humid and 90-degree one, featuring artists from The Story So Far to Yellowcard. But less-than-ideal weather circumstances sacrificed neither excitement for, nor dedication to, seeing pop-punk group State […]

Dead and Company Completely Own Bonnaroo

by ninaclev
When you’re the original three members of one of the most historical and mind-altering bands of all time, Bonnaroo gives you two full sets on the last night of their 15th Anniversary. When you shred the guitar in a newsboy whilst still managing to make thousands of girls melt at once, you get to join those three […]

In Review: The 1975 at Durty Nellie’s

by Alyssa O'Brenski
Expectations were high going into The 1975’s show at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine this past Thursday, with the indescribably memorable experience of their Tuesday tour stop at The Rave in Milwaukee fresh on my mind. For lack of a better summary, they had killed it. So it felt reasonable for me to head into a […]

Behemoth and Myrkur Performance Review

by David Gagnon
To experience a Behemoth live show, is not to experience a normal live show. It’s to experience a dark ritual, conjuring malevolent images in the mind. Behemoth has always kicked ass, and at the rate they’re going with the success of their most recent album, “The Satanist”, it raises the question of how the band […]