Posts tagged "2014"
2014 Recap: A Eulogy for Bands that Broke Up in 2014

2014 Recap: A Eulogy for Bands that Broke Up in 2014

When you talk about the things that happened throughout the year in music, one of the most exciting things is the list of bands that made a huge impact in their first year of relevance. But just like every band has a beginning, every band will inevitably have its end. This was no different in...
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...
2014 Recap: Craig's Top Albums of 2014

2014 Recap: Craig’s Top Albums of 2014

We’ve come to the end of another banner year. A lot has changed both in my life and in my career at the radio station that this radio show is a part of. I took a board position this year which brought me closer to my fellow DJs and harnessed an even greater love within...
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...
Album Review: Have Mercy - A Place of Our Own

Album Review: Have Mercy – A Place of Our Own

When Have Mercy burst onto the scene with their overpowering, impressive debut full-length The Earth Pushed Back last year, they were firmly on the radar as a band to watch. The Baltimore, MD band’s debut showed an ability to weld emotional lyrics with modern rock musicianship in ways that very few bands have ever been able...
Album Review: Sleepwave - Broken Compass

Album Review: Sleepwave – Broken Compass

The disbanding of Underoath has been discussed enough, but the band’s impact on the scene cannot be overstated. The band were a rare perfect storm of talent, creativity, and marketability, and that combination catapulted them to a level of stardom we may never see again in metalcore. With such high levels of talent oozing from...
Album Review: Emarosa - Versus

Album Review: Emarosa – Versus

  He may be on the long road to redemption now, but there was a stretch of time in the scene where everything Johnny Craig did was another gust of wind inside his hurricane of controversy. While Rise Records tried to right the ship and give him an avenue to redeem some his dignity (and...
Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

With any release, a band reinvents the expectations set for them. For some bands, the expectations are too heavy to bare. For others, the expectations dictate their future releases, and they become monotonous and stagnant. For a select few, the expectations are exceeded, and the band is able to thrive in a volatile, unpredictable scene....
Album Review: Bleachers- Strange Desire

Album Review: Bleachers- Strange Desire

What do you do when you’ve already conquered the world, but you’re still feeling small? If you are some people, maybe you internalize your feelings and retract into yourself. If you’re Jack Antonoff, you take that self-doubt and anxiety, combine it with the kind of arena-worthy hooks you’ve spent the last two years honing, and...
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...