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20 Must-See Bands at Skate and Surf 2015

20 Must-See Bands at Skate and Surf 2015

Since its return in 2013, Skate and Surf Festival has certainly had an interesting run over the last few years. From holding the festival at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2013 (with Fall Out Boy, Macklemore, and A Day To Remember as the high-priced headliners) to FINALLY getting Midtown to reunite last year, the festival...
Album Review: A Will Away - Bliss EP

Album Review: A Will Away – Bliss EP

          A Will Away burst onto the TGS radar in mid-2014 after contributing the first three tracks to their split with Head North, undoubtedly one of the best splits to come out last year. With the newest installment in the band’s discography dropping Friday, Bliss EP continues their momentum of making catchy alt emo....
In-Studio Session: Head North

In-Studio Session: Head North

  If you’ve listened to The Garden Statement throughout the last couple months, you’ve probably already heard an interview and live tracks from our in-studio session with Head North. Now, you can listen to those sessions again and again via 91.3fm WTSR’s SoundCloud! Check out the playlist below for the TGS-Exclusive live studio session with...
Throwback Thursdays: Madison's Top Albums of 2013, re-ranked

Throwback Thursdays: Madison’s Top Albums of 2013, re-ranked

     It’s my turn to reminisce a little bit and re-rank my Top Albums of 2013. Looking back, I spent hours upon hours compiling my original list. I wrote several drafts, pined over placement, and kept adding and crossing out albums until I thought my list was absolutely perfect. Honestly, I had not looked back...
Album Review: Title Fight - Hyperview

Album Review: Title Fight – Hyperview

       After a single debuting with Vogue and Ned Russin’s recent appearance in GQ, we have entered a world with a new Title Fight. Maybe it’s better to say we are experiencing the next dimension of the ever-evolving Philly favorite. Ditching thrashing drums and aggressive vocals for a sound straight out of the early...
2014 Recap: Madison's Top Albums of 2014

2014 Recap: Madison’s Top Albums of 2014

   I am slightly in denial that it’s already time to put together 2014’s Albums of the Year list. The whole Fall seemed to come and go before I even had time to notice it was here.  Even though I seemingly missed out on an entire season this year, it did seem to fast forward...
Interview: Andrew Low of The Jazz June

Interview: Andrew Low of The Jazz June

With 2014 coming to a close, it’s safe to say it’s been a year full of reunions and new music from old favorites.  With the release of their new album After the Earthquake following a split with Dikembe, The Jazz June proved they are still a force to be reckoned with.  Last month, I caught...
Acoustic Session: From Indian Lakes

Acoustic Session: From Indian Lakes

A couple weeks back, the From Indian Lakes crew stopped by WTSR Studios in Trenton, NJ to jam out before the Philadelphia stop on Relient K’s Mmhmm Tour.  If you’ve been ignoring our constant gushing over this band for the past year or missed out on the hype generated from their new LP Absent Sounds,...
Album Review: Circa Survive - Descensus

Album Review: Circa Survive – Descensus

      Circa Survive’s biggest competition in this scene is themselves. When their fifth LP Descensus was announced, the buzz centered on what the band was going to do next, how their sound would evolve for this release, and which barriers they would break now. There is a ton of pressure on Circa Survive to remain...
Acoustic Session and Interview: Foxing at WTSR Studios

Acoustic Session and Interview: Foxing at WTSR Studios

To be blunt: if you haven’t heard Foxing’s The Albatross yet, you are messing up.  The album is every bit emotional as it is powerful and stunning.  It’s not every day that an album that’s this emotionally-affecting comes out (which is probably good because I doubt the world can handle it).  Remastered and reissued via Triple...
Acoustic Session: Braid @ The Asbury Lanes

Acoustic Session: Braid @ The Asbury Lanes

The whole concept of the Emo Revival created quite a stir over the last six months. In addition to the awesome music that is finally getting attention during this resurgence, some of the emo forefathers are back, doing reissues and reunion tour. Call it a trend or just impeccable timing, it’s the longtime fans of...
Interview: Plague Vendor

Interview: Plague Vendor

A couple weeks ago at Vans Warped Tour in Holmdel, NJ, I got the opportunity to sit down with Plague Vendor, one of the most unique bands on the tour.  They also happen to be one of the coolest and promising punk acts I’ve seen this year.  The California natives put out their debut LP...