"Didn't we make music? Didn't we always risk our hearts to do this?" -"Make Music" This sentiment seems like an appropriate way to usher in the continuation of Stars and Scars but, like much of … [Read more...] about Album Review: David Bazan – Care
Album Review & Interview with Centennials Centennials is a female-fronted indie rock band from my home state of New Jersey. I've known guitarist Stephen Hoydis since high school and drummer … [Read more...] about Interview & Album Review: Centennials – Fin
I met EJ Vazquez nearly a decade ago when I started booking his old pop punk band, When We Scream Hero, at Stars and Scars shows. Imagine my excitement in discovering that he is still writing music … [Read more...] about Album Review: Funeral Beds – EP
Levy & The Oaks hail from the live music mecca of Asbury Park, New Jersey. They present their melodic indie pop sounds coupled with lyrics that are smoother than your favorite locally brewed … [Read more...] about Album Review: Levy & The Oaks – Self-Titled
Overall, this album sounds like Queen and AC/DC had a baby (an ugly one at that) and raised the kid on Van Halen and Judas Priest. When the kid reached his more formative years, he found a copy of … [Read more...] about Album Review: The Darkness – Permission To Land
Maturity for a metal band can sometimes be written off as the kiss of death - the overture of a less aggressive stance. There is an ocean between the assumption and the resulting execution of … [Read more...] about Album Review: As I Lay Dying – An Ocean Between Us
As usual, Warped Tour rolled into the tri-state for a three-date stand: first Friday in Camden, then Saturday in Nassau, both scorching heat-induced blurs. Sunday, however, was more tolerable … [Read more...] about Show Review: Warped Tour 2007 – Raceway Park
From "Dull Lives to "Shame and Fortune," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover much ground on their newest album It's Blitz!. It's Blitz! is the third of the New York natives' albums, and it has a refreshing, … [Read more...] about Album Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!