Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Vampire Weekend Bites Again

by Ben LaScolaon June 14, 2018
On Friday, May 25, a picture of an old Sony television, lying smashed on the ground appeared on Instagram.      A pair of dirty, pinkish socks-in-sandals stand idly by, toes pointed towards the shattered device. Until now, the official Instagram account of indie rock band, Vampire Weekend, had been dormant since 2013. However, buzzy […]

Courtney Barnett Brings An Unlikely Summer Hit

by Jesse Drakeon June 1, 2018
Most music critics would anticipate the first “summer album” to come from one of the several dozen pop or rap artists that headline radio hits and big time music festivals, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.   Courtney Barnett, with her almost spoken word singing and deadpan humor, has brought about a unique […]

Music Alive in Chicagoland

by Ben LaScolaon May 26, 2018
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 […]

Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino Album Review

by Ben LaScolaon May 16, 2018
     It’s a balmy night in Las Vegas…       Blurred neon lights decorate the sky overhead, and the chaos of the street leads you to duck into a small club off the strip. You make your way down a few crooked steps, past a bouncer who waves you inside with a curt […]

Punk is Dead

by tiernj03on May 15, 2018
FIDLAR    “Fuck it Dog, Life’s a Risk,” the acronym that embodies the FIDLAR of old and the new. The band is led by lead singer, Zac Carper, from Hawaii, along with his trials and tribulations in life as an addict. FIDLAR takes you on a journey of what it means to be a modern […]

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

by Ben LaScolaon May 9, 2018
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 […]