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Rock USA is Back for it’s 9th Year!

Summers are made for being outdoors and listening to live music. Rock USA is kicking off it’s 9th year in Oshkosh WI and this year’s lineup promises to contend with any of the priors. T These killer acts will for sure guarantee an excellent weekend and leave you humming tunes well into the work week. In addition to the amazing musicians – Rock USA offers unique food experiences not generally… Keep Reading

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Celebrating 20 Years of Taking Back Sunday – Birmingham, 13th June

20 years is a large milestone for a band, so Taking Back Sunday made the effort to celebrate their anniversary in style. Treating fans to a throwback set of their debut album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ in full, this was going to be an evening to remember. Geoff Rickly from the band Thursday was the first to entertain the crowd. Gracing the stage with just an acoustic guitar, Rickly captivated… Keep Reading

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Chicago Open Air 2019, Seat Geek Stadium – 18-19.05.2019

Chicago Open Air lit up Seat Geek Stadium! Saturday morning I woke up with excitement for a weekend that I had been anxiously awaiting for months. I know Chicago Open Air had received a lot of grief about initial ticket pricing and such, but once I saw the names System of a Down and Tool next to each other I put all of that negativity behind me. That anticipation grew… Keep Reading

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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park With An Epic Lineup You Won’t Want To Miss!

How can you not be excited by an all-star lineup featuring four days of the worlds best musicians hitting the stage one after another? Lollapalooza is THE music festival in the Chicago area each and every year. This year’s lineup leaves our jaw’s on the floor as they manage to pack endless amounts of talent into one 4-day weekend. The headliners include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino (I personally can’t wait… Keep Reading

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New Album – Shadowparty from Shadowparty

The supergroup. Something that people thought was a bygone word. Until now….. Tom Chapman. Phil Cunningham. Josh Hager. Jeff Friedl. Fans of New Order and Devo will instantly recognise these names. For they have joined together to make ShadowParty, and they are treating us with the release of their new eponymous album. And all you music listeners and lovers are in for a treat. First track is ‘Celebrate’, and features the… Keep Reading

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Metric – Dressed To Suppress

Need some new rock music to listen to? Get your ears around this kind of Metric system…. Yup, Toronto formed rocksters, Metric, are here with their new single, Dressed To Suppress. Following the release of the first single, ‘Dark Saturday’, this is the second cut from their as yet untitled forthcoming album. And it’s a beaut of a song. The band – singer, Emily Haines – guitarist, James Shaw – bassist, Joshua… Keep Reading

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Graveyard, Copenhell 2018

A time machine just landed on the old shipyard Copenhell and out came 4 Swedish guys, looking like something taken from the late 60´s They really sound and look like they just stepped out of a time machine. The hippie styling and the mustaches were fancy. But is it good enough for the metal packed Copenhell 2018? Or will it just be a misplaced kick in the balls? The authenticity… Keep Reading

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Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Wisconsin

After the dust settles, all we are left with is our memories. It’s been almost two weeks since Northern Invasion closed out its 4th year. It was my first year in attendance and it has taken me awhile to really formulate into words what was such a great experience. I went into this weekend with only knowing a handful of the artists. I checked out everyone ahead of time and… Keep Reading

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Bully, Thalia Hall, Chicago

The female fronted punk-rock band blew the crowd away on Tuesday. Big Ups opened the night with a fierce almost too intense set. Now don’t get me wrong…. Big Ups did a great job.  They entertained the crowd, made a few new fans, and warmed up the room for Bully. Frontman Joe Galarraga did a great job of exploiting his energy on stage.  Jumping from one side to the other and… Keep Reading

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Men, Music, Makeup

Men wearing makeup has been ruled out by general society for generation after generation, or has it? This isn’t the way it’s always been. In actual fact, it wasn’t until the mid 1800’s that makeup became a one-gendered thing. Society’s view on the topic has pointed towards makeup being a ‘girls only’ thing, and boys wearing makeup hasn’t been accepted to the standard it once. Is all of this changing?… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Paramore ‘After Laughter Review’

It’s been a whirlwind of a month for Tenessee trio Paramore. With the release of their 5th album ‘After Laughter’ hitting shelves a little over a month ago, fans have had the time to really sink their teeth in to a completely new sound. Moving away from the days of head banging riffs, After Laughter shows how the band has matured. Despite losing a member, then regaining an old member,… Keep Reading

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Sum 41, O2 Academy, Birmingham

Sum 41 came back to the UK, proving that they are still a force as strong as ever. With fellow Canadian band Hollerado as support for the evening, fans were in for a wild ride. Bringing together a wide variety of older fans and new ones, Sum 41 bought their ‘Don’t Call it a Sum-Back Tour’ to Birmingham. With a set-list consisting of 26 songs from various different albums, the… Keep Reading

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Four Year Strong Take Over Birmingham

It’s been a whole ten years since pop-punk band Four Year Strong released their second album ‘Rise or Die Trying’. We caught them in Birmingham for a show that fans will never forget. Known for their energetic live shows, Four Year Strong had sold fans by playing RODT in full, an album full of punchy riffs and catchy synths. For the UK leg of the tour, Four Year Strong had… Keep Reading

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