The Real Problem With Eminem’s Tyler, the Creator Diss

    If Eminem wants to convince people he’s not homophobic, the best thing he can do is leave the homophobic language in the past. Warning: This article quotes homophobic language. As both a member of the LGBT community and a long time fan of Eminem, I’ve often felt as if two parts of me are somewhat […]

    Eminem lashes out once again with ‘Kamikaze’

    Eminem Kamikaze Aftermath / Shady / Interscope · August 31, 2018 On his latest LP, Eminem spends most of his time making sorry excuses for his last album and his past actions. Eminem has never been an artist that takes criticism lightly. Since the beginning of his career, he has never shied away from responding to, and […]

    Aminé’s ‘ONEPOINTFIVE’ is a sophomore slump

    Aminé ONEPOINTFIVE Republic Records· August 15, 2018 Aminé’s “EPLPMIXTAPEALBUM” is one step forward and two steps back. The Republic Records signee known as Aminé hit it big with ‘Caroline’ in 2016 and received mostly positive reviews on his gold certified debut album Good for You in 2017. He’s also demonstrated a quirky creativity, evident in the […]

    Angel Olsen releases full-length ‘Phases’

    Angel Olsen Phases Jagjaguwar · November 10, 2017 Angel Olsen has not been known to stick to one genre. She began as a lo-fi folk singer, her voice drowned in filters on the 2011 EP Strange Cacti. And over the course of her three following LPs, she slowly transformed into a breakout indie-rock hit, culminating on her […]

    The Front Bottoms release ‘Going Grey’

    The Front Bottoms Going Grey Fueled By Ramen · October 13, 2017 The Front Bottoms deliver 37 minutes of mediocre indie rock. [three_fourth]Brian Sella and Mat Uychich, the New Jersey natives and childhood friends behind The Front Bottoms, have been writing songs for about a decade now. In the beginning, Sella’s raw emotional performances coupled with unpolished […]

    The World Is A Beautiful Place release full-length ‘Always Foreign’

    The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Always Foreign Epitaph Records · September 29th, 2017 On their new full length, TWIABP treads new sonic and lyrical ground while maintaining elements of their old sound. [three_fourth]Since 2010, emo revivalists The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To […]

    Open Mike Eagle releases full-length “Brick Body Kids Still Daydream”

    Open Mike Eagle Brick Body Kids Still Daydream Mello Music Group · September 15th, 2017 “Open Mike Eagle delivers an intelligent and refreshing record that tells a myriad of personal stories while also tackling lofty societal issues.” [one_fourth] Listen to Brick Body Kids Still Daydream here: [/one_fourth] [three_fourth] Open Mike Eagle is not your typical rapper. Long time fans […]

    American Football Release Full-Length ‘American Football (LP2)’

    American Football American Football (LP2) Polyvinyl Record Co. · October 21st, 2016 By: Isaac Shur “Litness” Test*: *Out of 5 It’s been 17 years since the release of what was, until now, American Football’s only full length record. They may not have been the most popular emo group throughout the years, but they might be one […]

    The Smith Street Band @ Middle East

    The Smith Street Band October 19, 2016 at the Middle East By: Isaac Shur “Even when they’re far from home, The Smith Street Band knows how to connect with their audience.” The first time you walk into The Middle East Upstairs, the size of the venue might surprise you. Smaller than its Downstairs counterpart, the […]

    Q&A with The Smith Street Band

      The Smith Street Band frontman Wil Wagner talks about touring, friendships, and why you might want to get off of Facebook for a while. Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band. The Australian pop-punk band has been touring on and off all over the […]

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