Deep Ellum's Factory wasn't just a venue; it was a metalcore arena on the night August Burns Red brought their "Rescue and Restore" 10 Year Anniversary Tour to town. The stage was set for a headbanging journey through time, featuring an eclectic lineup that included Crystal Lake, Brand of Sacrifice,
Touring in celebration of the 10-Year anniversary of the iconic LP The Things We Think We’re Missing, Balance And Composure stormed through Austin, Texas for the first time since 2016. Alongside MS Paint and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, the (unexpected and a bit quirky?) tour package had the 2,
Halloween night in Dallas, Texas got a whole lot spookier as the Fatalism North American Tour 2023 rolled into the Echo Lounge. With Varials, Currents, and the headlining act, Polaris, it was a night of tricks, treats, and seriously good music. Varials took the stage first, and they cranked up
First up is our neighbors from the North, the Canadian band Youth Fountain. Youth Fountain live was an electrifying experience for any fan or new fan of the band. Their performance was a rollercoaster of raw emotions and intense energy that left me captivated. Tyler Zanon's stage presence and chemistry
Fan favorites and nostalgia kings, Boys Like Girls are freaking back. 30 songs in 100 minutes taking us all the way back to 2005, the 4 piece band brought their A game. A 4 band bill headlined by Boys Like Girls definitely WOW'ed the crowd at Minneapolis' The Fillmore Concert
On the first weekend of cooler summer weather, The Marquee Theatre welcomed the Philadelphia based band, The Wonder Years, for the second time in 2023. Their “The Greatest Generation” tour focuses on the 10 year anniversary of said album and featured an interesting twist I hadn’t seen before. However,
"No flash or distracting side shows, just sweet psychedelic melodies, lulling the soul to ease"
"Whatever it is these fellas are reviving, I believe it’s safe to say, it is alive and well"
Blessthefall celebrate their anniversary of 10 year infamous album 'Hallow Bodies' with a triumphant return to the stage. It has been many years since we have heard from the group however they wasted little time with their stop in Dallas proving the comeback is worth witnessing. The Granada Theater filled
Holding Absence has once again proven their mastery of emotional catharsis with their latest album, 'The Noble Art Of Self Destruction'. A sonic journey that's as poignant as it is powerful, this record is a mesmerizing tapestry of raw vulnerability and unbridled passion. From the very first track, Holding Absence
INJI was a high-energy firecracker. She made sure everyone at her concert was locked in on having a night to remember. Audience participation got wilder than ever. Before her song, GASLIGHT INJI hands the mic over to audience members asking them to explain the terrible thing their ex did. “Ok
"These guys don't play bluegrass like your great-great grandpappy did...when they kick it into gear it's downright electrifying."
"There wasn’t a moment that he didn’t connect with someone; if that it isn’t the mark of a great performer, I don’t know what is."
Get ready to immerse yourself in the eclectic world of Atmosphere as they unleash their highly anticipated album 'So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously.' Known for their thought-provoking lyrics and innovative soundscapes, the Minnesota-based duo has once again pushed the boundaries of hip-hop, weaving introspection and raw emotion into
"I’d never claim to be Young the Giant’s biggest fan, but like many others my age, the words “one more spoon of cough syrup now” live unfetteredly nostalgic in my head."
"Not many people can make an all-acoustic set slap the way Matt Maeson does. Not one song felt underperformed, not one beat was missed."
What can I say that I haven’t a million times; the Anthem NEVER disappoints. A mere 24 hours after covering The Flaming Lips, I returned to the Anthem for another amazing show; this time headlined by young indie rock stars Hippo Campus. The best way for me to describe
"Giant spinning disco balls, inflatable rainbows, and enough confetti to throw a never-ending fiesta; each moment of this show was a well-planned visual experience"
"The kid’s ability to spit is past obvious at this point, but his energy on stage is electric, and yet easy."
"No matter how many times I walk through those doors, I’m never let down by the experience"
Amid the busy Dallas streets droves of metalcore fans assembled to take in a truly unforgettable experience at Southside Music Hall. On May 28th the renowned band Currents continued their first ever north american headline tour delievering a historic performance. With over 1,000 fans in attendance this would be
Starting off a massive 26-date co-headlining tour, The Used and Pierce The Veil kicked The Creative Control Tour into full gear on night 1 in Cedar Park, Texas. The 8,000-capacity HEB Center, nuzzled cozily in the armpit between Cedar Park and Austin, was buzzing. It was also entirely sold
""Not all pop singers are created equally; though I’m not sure I’d call Spencer Sutherland a “pop” star, at least not of the traditional sort"
Neverender: No World For a Waking Mind Tour = Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow + Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind Say that five times fast. About a third of the way through this huge 40-date tour, progressive metal/post-hardcore rockers Coheed and
The 15th edition of UFest in the Phoenix valley was headlined by none other than Godsmack. This was the first time Godsmack has ventured to Phoenix since late 2019. Coming off the release of their latest album back in February, their performance featured their classic hits as well as a
The Toronto-based indie-pop band Valley brought their Lost In Translation Tour to Irving Plaza in New York City.
"I see fully the allure that jxdn’s fans have fallen for: aura, talent, and unwavering rizz (blame Tik-Tok for that one)"
The Watch The Divide Tour stopped at The Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, TX on April 25th. Supporting acts included Banks Arcade, Thornhill, and Holding Absence. As a Dallas native, this tour was more than worth the drive. First up was the Australian group Banks Arcade. As fans still
Fifteen years ago, a photo was taken that would go on to become one of the most iconic images in pop culture history. It captured the moment when pop superstar Bruno Mars was surprised to see Pete Wentz, the bassist of the rock band Fall Out Boy, at an event.
While 'The Void' debuted live during their sold-out Eternal Blue Tour in North America, Spiritbox just dropped the studio version and visualizer of the hot new single 'The Void'. Vocalist Courtney LaPlante had this to share: The Void is a song that came about very quickly. I didn't have to
"I may have signed up for the wrong Son, but I was not let down by this performance. In fact, SonReal without a doubt made a fan out of me on this night."
The evening commenced with Ogi, a Nigerian-American singer-songwriter, who ignited the audience with her soul-stirring and luscious vocals. Kicking off her performance with "Envy" from her debut EP "Monologues", Ogi's heartfelt and candid lyrics woven into soulful melodies captivated the audience as she poured out her emotions with her rich
The Blind Obedience Tour rolled into Little Rock and brought a night of high-energy and heavy-hitting performances. The lineup featured Underoath as the headliner, with Periphery as the direct support, and Loathe opening the show. The fans were ready to rock, and the bands did not disappoint. The night started
Archetypes Collide is set to drop their debut album this Friday, March 31st. Being a long-time follower of them and their music, I felt it would be fun to do a podcast-style album review going through it track by track. Justin brings an unbiased opinion to the fold and I
Trees in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas was the place to be on a Friday night for the Big Team Battle Tour featuring headliner Bodysnatcher with support from AngelMaker, Paleface Swiss, Distant, and local opener I Am Destruction. Fans of heavy music showed up in droves, creating a charged atmosphere of
"Meet Me @ The Altar [as far as I can see] are on a collision course for punk superstardom."
On a chilly Friday evening in Dallas, the Southside Music Hall was filled with metalheads eager to see the August Burns Red concert featuring The Devil Wears Prada and Bleed from Within. The energy in the air was palpable as fans waited for the show to begin. Bleed from Within
"Spinning and grooving her way through the set we all wished wouldn’t end, there was no doubt just how special a performer [Rogers] is"
I recently had the opportunity to see Vermont-based band Twiddle at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona. After 18 years of touring together, the tour titled the Distance Makes the Heart Tour, will likely be their final together as they recently announced an indefinite hiatus. The evening began with an
> The mysterious masked collective Sleep Token has already taken 2023 by storm but are not done yet. Only one month into the year the group debuted the single ‘Chokehold’ which had fans heads spinning, mine included. Before we could gather our thoughts Sleep Token dropped ‘The Summoning’ which went even
It has been 7 years since we were last graced with a full-length album from the San Diego trio Peirce The Veil. While PTV fans are certainly used to waiting, the lead up to the groups fourth album "Jaws Of Life" has garnered a tremendous amount of anticipation. I am
Archetypes Collide is set to drop their first full-length self-titled album on March 31st via Fearless Records. With the announcement, we get a brand new single, 'What If I Fall'. Watch the official music video for it below: We have been following them for quite some time now. With two
When I say back in time, I really mean we get a raw look at what we have always loved about the pop-punk icons - their nostalgic sound. With a few months after the announcement to get excited about the new album, we got to hear the first few singles,
"Front man and bonafide rockstar Yannis Philippakis is a man that requires no help in the way of showmanship"
"Even the boyfriends and homies that got dragged to the show against their will had a tough time standing still."
In celebration of re-recording their most popular album the punk rockers of Four Years Strong brought the ‘Enemy of the World’ tour to the South Side Music Hall in Dallas, Texas on November 1st. The tour supporting acts included a pop punk studded cast of Youth Fountain, Microwave, and Knuckle
Only in November 2022 is a tour like this possible. Well, maybe with the exception of the late 90s. Tonight’s show is quite the package, more like four headliners. Billed as The Tried and True Tour, tonight features Kristopher Roe of The Ataris on acoustic, followed by Alien Ant
"Whether flying and jump kicking around the stage or stepping over the pit and into the crowd, these fellas make use of every second."
> Lamb Of God’s massive Omens tour comes to a pyrotechnic finale in Dallas that all are sure to remember. Celebrating the release of their 9th album Omens, Lamb Of God launch a massive tour starting September 9th and spanning all the way to a dramatic, fiery finale in Dallas
I don't want to speak for everyone when I say I think Dayseeker's follow-up album to Sleeptalk may be one of the most anticipated albums of the year - at least for me it has been. Coming off the high of some of the best pieces of music they have
"In an hour’s time I watched the star singer crowd surf, jump off ledges, and climb atop a bar; I guess rockstars make rockstar moves."
October 18, 2022 British rockstars Bring Me The Horizon released album “Post Human” in 2020 but now finally have a chance post pandemic to celebrate with an absolute ripper of a North America based tour. Supporting the legendary group are bands Siiickbrain, Grandson and Knocked Loose. While this lineup may
"To wait and hope for that one song, and to suddenly have it thrust upon you just as the clock’s about to run out; I won’t try to compare it to anything else, but if you’ve felt it, you know"
"There’s a depth, that I’m sure we’re only just scratching the surface of; to put it simply, Pinkshift are superstars in waiting"
"As many times as I hear it, listening to a sea of people go apeshit and scream sing every word to every song never gets old; this night was no different."
"Even after years of not hearing it, the moment I pressed play, it all came rushing back so clearly; you know, something about core memories."
The year is 2007, I leave the last high school class of the day and hit shuffle on my original iPod. Among all the tracks we would come to call ‘classics’ is many tracks from the one and only - My Chemical Romance. For such an amazing time of “the
"I closed my eyes, and inhaled the magic floating abound; Then the drums kicked in, the curtain fell, and a reverberating lash ripped through the arena; cold cocking us all into a standing dream of gold."
"It’s in these spaces that you get to see and feel the kind of magic we all deep down dream of."
> I Prevail & friends bring the heat to a sold out Dallas crowd everyone is sure to remember. Yours Truly was the opener for the evening. While I had never heard this Australian pop group, it didn’t take long into their set for me to start jamming along. Frontwoman Mikaila
"Studio Pale Waves is impeccable, but live Pale Waves is a chef’s kiss; all the punk charm and sentimental badassery turned to ten."
It may be September, but Texas natives know that means little in the way of temps being cooler. By the time I collected my media pass and made my way to the photo pit I knew I was in for another hot and sweaty Amplified Live show. However, no amount
"Through multiple cancelled dates and behind the scenes complications, Nothing More managed to bring a glorious and unexpected show to Baltimore."
The temp outside was unusually fair as I strolled from my sketchy parking spot under I35 to tonight’s venue, Empire Control Room and Garage. Usually by the time I make it to doors and scoop my media pass, I’m already slightly drenched and dipping into my backpack to
Where to begin... it feels as if in this day in age of post-hardcore music we have been riding a roller coaster of emotions. When you expect one thing, you get another and are pleasantly surprised but left saying damn, how the hell did we get here. Well, that was
> A Virginia singer/songwriter showing emotion through strong lyrics and melodies that help soothe the soul. I first heard of Matt Maeson in 2018 with his EP, The Hearse. I was immediately hooked with his voice and chord progressions. With "Mr. Rattlebone" being the first song that came through my
Being press at Amplified Live always feels like home to me but rarely ever do you get a lineup THIS stacked on that stage. The moment the Curse of Existence Tour was announced I knew I had to attend one way or another. I happily drove through the pouring rain
A sign at the entrance to the full parking lot says “Drop-off only”. I guess that explains the steady stream of black skinny jeans, Vans, and Warped Tour tees making their way from the Walmart parking lot a few blocks away. As if by some miracle though, the dark skies
I do not know that I could think of a better early 2000’s blast from the past lineup than that of the Hello Gone Days Tour. A co headline smash hit with Dashboard Confessional & Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (former front man of the legendary Jacks Mannequin) and finally
It has been 5 years since the acclaimed release of Oceans Ate Alaska album Hikari. The British quintet is back with their third full album and in short – it is like they never left. After playing the album through multiple times I can absolutely attest to there being something here
> Cover photo by Robbie Clark [https://www.instagram.com/r_clark777/] It's been 4 years and it still hurts. We thought it would be fitting on this day to share some words from the We Came As Romans and the WCAR community to show that Kyle was loved and is
> Self-made, self-defined, and walking a path that’s entirely their own, I Prevail are ready to embrace their TRUE POWER While it's unlike a band in the post-hardcore scene to be nominated for a Grammy, I Prevail has shown that talent is on their side and True Power is a
"Every seat was filled, balconies and staircases lined from end to end, walls and columns holding up those too deep into the night to stand alone; and even still, people continued to pour into a space I didn’t know could get any fuller."
Something truly special happens when you show up to Emo’s in Austin, Texas and find parking immediately: your headspace clears, and all that worry and anxiety disappears about missing the opener because you’ve circled this god damn small parking lot Emo’s shares with about 10 other businesses
> The EP we never knew we needed until now Two of the hottest bands in the scene right now are undoubtedly Australian native bands Alpha Wolf and Holding Absence from Wales. More than 10,000 miles separates the two countries of origin but that did not keep these two powerhouses
I think I was about 3 full listens in when I realized Norma Jean really outdid themselves with their newest album, Deathrattle Sing For Me. Being a very passive listener of their music over the years, I can 100% say they have been able to keep up with the times
I cannot think of a better way to ring in the month of August than being at The Factory in Deep Ellum listening to jams from Rise Against, The Used and Sense Fail on the Nowhere Generation Tour. A tipple emo band blast from the past that I and many
The Devil Wears Prada is back in a big way. TDWP just dropped the single Time from their upcoming album Color Decay set to release September 16th of this year. This being the fourth single released from the album the vibe is set. If you have not - check out
"With my eyes closed, the similarity is striking. Though there will only ever be one Bowie, there’s something special about seeing the effects of his influence in real-time."
Erra joined by Alpha Wolf and Invent Animate took the Trees stage by storm on a hot Dallas night sure to be remembered. Unfortunately, one of my favorite bands right now, Thornhill was unable to join as their gear had been lost/left in Australia on the trip over. Dallas
> The boys in All Honesty are back and with a new and improved sound and the new announcement of Matt Cormier on drums! If you’re looking for some heavy hitting pop-punk, these are the guys you need to be listening to right now. We have been following them for
For many, Chester Bennington and Linkin Park were their introductions to the rock scene. Whether it was hearing them on the rock/popular radio stations, or hearing about their incredible performances, we all can agree there is more than one song we love by Linkin Park. It's hard to pick
"The truth is, real magic happens in these small spaces and passing moments; before the world has caught wind of what we could be."
'Riptide' has hit the world in a huge way and I think I can speak for many here that this new wave of music is going to be nuts. While I was hoping for something new and invigorating to come out of them, this was the pleasant surprise I'd been
> Crown The Empire returns to their hometown with friends and throws a raging show, worth more than admission. As I walked into South Side Music Hall, ready to get to work, I happened to catch the tail end of the VIP meet & greet with Crown The Empire. Their energy with
"The unrivaled musician solidified the clearly apparent notion that they are among the best live performers working today, pouring every ounce of their soul onto the stage, and leaving no stone unturned."
Alexisonfire is BACK and they do not let you down on their newest album, 'Otherness'.
The balance between throat-smashing musicality and honest emotional breadth is impressive and something I think listeners will really connect with.
June 20th is a day I will remember fondly for years to come. With this being my first show officially shot for Coffee & Shugar, excitement was high. After grabbing my media pass & ticket I stood in a jam packed line to get in the doors of the House of Blues.
Though the next show is always around the corner, I can only hope the bar hasn’t been set too high; knowing for certain, nights like these are as rare as they come
Harper went onto America's Got talent and took the judges by surprise by performing Spiritbox's "Holy Roller" and stunned the audience. Watch her performance below: With Simon Cowell being the 3 yes to advance her on, history was made on that stage. Not every day do you see a genre
Scoring The End Of The World is the first full release album from Motionless In White since Disguise in 2019. Through Covid-19 & all that has seemingly been a miss these past few years; the guys found a way to encapsulate our feelings in this apocalyptic metalcore collection. I have followed
Where to start… This HIGHLY anticipated festival a year in the making was finally hitting the Choctaw Stadium (formerly the Rangers Stadium) in Arlington, Texas the weekend of May 27th to the 29th. The hype around the fest was all people were talking about across socials leading up to it.
"Floating on a Dream is a soothing and soul-baring ode to the deep beyond the stars, the hollows we hold inside, and the roots that shaped it all."
"Wall to wall screaming, eyes gleaming, and hands stretched out into the air, reaching for a hold of something more tangible than the moment."
Thornhill, HeroineIn the 952 days that have passed since their widely loved 2019 album 'The Dark Pool' Thornhill has established themselves in both sound & vision. While 'The Dark Pool' was a mixing pot of shredded riffs and atmospheric metalcore, 'Heroine' shows off the band's ability to push the needle further
A grunge based New Jersey band that caught our eye. I remember when I was a kid hearing "Rumble" by Link Wray on vinyl through my parents and to hear this electrifying cover that puts a spin on it I've never heard before is honestly really cool. I dig hearing
Hollow Front has dropped their long-awaited album The Price Of Dreaming and let me tell you, it was more than I could have imagined from them. I had been following Hollow Front for the better part of the last year. I had seen they were touring with We Came As
We have an exciting release for you that we were happy to get a sneak peek at. Ben DeHan brings a mix of that pop/punk-rock style of sound to his music. I enjoy the direction he is taking it. If you listen to the songs he has available, you
The indie rock outfit manage to ride a line that, while glimmering with familiarity, shines singularly their own.
As I'm writing this, I am on my 5th spin of this dope new track by our friends in the Canadian 5-piece band, All Honesty. Looking back the third season episode of the podcast with them and thinking about how hype they were about new music, you can tell they
"A simultaneously bittersweet and heart pumping one finger salute to the dark days that didn’t break us."
"A sincerely grandiloquent night of rocking and rolling."
"A killer night of music, worth much more than the price of admission."
I discovered Tyler Childers [https://www.instagram.com/timmytychilders/] a little while ago and man oh man can he write a song. I had just got done tubing on the Shenandoah River with one of my best friends and girlfriend at the time when my buddy played us "Charleston Girl"
Kublai Khan TX came out swinging with their newest EP, Lowest Form Of Animal. There is no question that this is some of their best material ever put out. Mind you, I really enjoy all of their work, but there is something about this set of songs that goes absolutely
The six-track EP sees the budding lyricist bare his teeth as he showcases the potential versatility in his musical toolkit.
"Striking, horrifying, and beautiful -- a bloody mess of physical, psychological, and emotional reckoning"
I had just graduated college in 2018 when I first met Cooper Flynn at my buddy Zack Dowling's graduation party right outside of Annapolis, Maryland. It wasn't till years later that I learned Cooper played drums in a band called Brothers Clair [https://www.instagram.com/brothers_clair_music/?msclkid=
I'm starting a new series here, where I review every song off of an album with only 3 words or less! We're starting this series with a recent release, and personal favorite of mine, Elsewhere by Set It Off. Zach DeWall, Cody Carson, Maxx DanzigerOne of my favorite bands is
I had been itching for a show and when I saw this one got confirmed, I was super hype. I have been listening to Chelsea Cutler [https://www.facebook.com/chelseacutlermusic] since 2018 around when she first got going and I have not heard a song I didn’t vibe
We have been telling everyone for the last couple of years that Archetypes Collide will be the next big thing in the post-hardcore scene. Today marks a day where their musical journey continues to prosper as they have officially signed to Fearless Records. Along with this announcement, they have released
Huge news in the rock music scene. The legendary John Frusciante is back with his longtime band, Red Hot Chili Peppers [https://redhotchilipeppers.com/]. The band recently announced his return as well as a global tour including a mix of their classic hits and new material they've been working on
As if you couldn't get enough of the pop punk we share on our socials, we have another one for you. We've interviewed them on the podcast and they hinted at something new that was coming, and we have been graced with some new(ish) tunes. Our Canadian friends in
DALLAS - I got the distinct pleasure to photograph We Came As Romans at the South Side Music Hall in Dallas, Texas a few weeks a go and let me tell you, it was one of the best shows I have ever experienced. Not only was this the first time
I can't believe it's been 16 years since "Demon Days" by Gorillaz [https://www.gorillaz.com/] was released. I was in 3rd grade when I discovered this band and this was one of the first CD's I owned. I was just starting to get into discovering music for myself without
It's been a while since we've done a New Music Friday post. Artists are dropping new songs on all days of the week now but release radar doesn't ever fail me. We have some actual BANGER albums and songs that came out this week. I don't know if it is
On September 10th, 2021, the country duo Broadtree [https://www.instagram.com/broadtreemusic/] are dropping their new single, "Breath of Fresh Air" to signify the end of summer and a feeling of looking forward to the future. In the past, I shared their song "Home Is Where The Heart Aches"
When it comes to making the most noise with the smallest amount of moving parts, no one seems to do it quite as well as the two-piece British outfit Royal Blood. The duo consists of drummer Ben Thatcher and bass guitarist/ vocalist Mike Kerr. Yes, you read that right. Kerr
I was in college when I discovered Lewis Del Mar [https://www.lewisdelmar.com/] by accident. I rarely come across albums that I can put on start from finish but this is one of them due to how unique their sound is. When I come across these albums, I'll normally
When I was about 13 years old, I got to witness Stone Temple Pilots headline one of the DC 101 chili-cookoffs. I remember being super amped to see such an influential 90's rock band. We waited for Scott and the band to show up for what felt like an eternity
I started working with MUTHA-FALCON [https://www.instagram.com/muthafalcon/] right before the pandemic started on their "Ego Death" single art. Since then we have done some really cool shoots and single designs together. One of my favorite things is building these relationships with local bands and helping them get
There is a ton of good music out there from artists who are grinfing to grow their audience. Without actually marketing and putting in real work, they would never be noticed. It's guys like Cody Cook, aka CYANN, who just comments on an instagram post we made about LANY and
I can't begin to describe the excitement I have for this new album and single release. What seems like forever, nearly 5 years later, we are getting Ed Sheeran's 4th studio album, '=' (equals). It will be released on October 29th, 2021. Accompanying this album announcement is the second
Lincoln Durham is a rare kind of performer these days being a one-man band in the purest sense of the term (he literally plays multiple instruments at once while performing live). His first two LP’s, The Shovel vs. The Howling Bones and Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous, were pretty
I had some trouble sleeping last night and I stumbled upon X Ambassadors song "Okay". This song is so catchy and can easily get stuck in your head in a good way. I've started to dive down the rabbit hole of this band by watching every video and listening to
A fun part of music is watching artists develop. Not too long ago, a friend of mine sent me over an instagram video of JORDY singing one of his songs on TikTok. At the time, JORDY was just creating music and putting out fun and emotional singles. No too long
I'm gonna keep this brief but we recently came across Nick Nittoli and we are really digging what this guy is doing in the music space and let me tell you why. We all know it can be hard to diversify in the world of music becuase of the amount
STEF G [https://www.instagram.com/stefgofficial/] Reached out to us about the new collab that he did with We are PIGS and the vibe of this song is so dope. Take KORN/P.O.D and throw some sick dubstep into the mix and you get a wonderful mashup
At the time, I was an avid Sleeping With Sirens listener. It was probably my first or second year of college and they announced an acoustic EP and I was super pumped for it. Little did I know these songs would go on to define so much in my life.
Denton, Texas based band, Mutha-Falcon [https://www.instagram.com/muthafalcon/], is set to release their newest single, "End OF Oblivion" on Wednesday, May 19th via Dang!Records [https://www.instagram.com/dangrecords/], and let me tell you, it absolutely smashes. Mixed by Scott Hallquist [https://www.scotthallquist.com] and mastered
I've been following Tyler Ward since probably 2009 when his covers were popping off on YouTube. Ever since then, he has created so many unique covers that I really enjoy. When it comes to being a cover artist, I feel like Tyler does it so creatively. None of them ever
James and I had the pleasure of interviewing Planet Mercury a couple of months ago. Today they dropped their new acoustic single titled: "Lay Low". I'm a huge fan of their sound and was drawn in when I first heard them and was really looking forward to hearing this song.
Okay y'all, today is the best day of the week and we have some bangers to listen to. Here is what I am jamming on this New Music Friday: Attack Attack! - "Brachyura Bombshell": After the first release and uproar of the internet on their comeback, they had a pretty
On April 20th, we finally got a new EP from the alt-jpop band, Kero Kero Bonito. The title is Civilisation II, the much anticipated follow up to Civilisation I. It's a short but impactful 3 track EP. At first, I was disappointed learning that it was such a short track
I've been following Bishop Ivy for a quiet awhile now. I first heard the song "15" through a Spotify binge in which I was just looking for some new music to find and alas we are here. In 2020, Bishop dropped a 5 song EP titled: "LIMBO" which I became
I had just graduated college, circa 2018 and I was having a hard time adjusting to what life meant after you get your degree. My grandmother also shortly passed away after I graduated which made things enormously harder in the grand scheme of things because I was really close to
I'll cut right to the chase here - Justin Bieber has made such a comeback in the recent years. From being the fan-girl pop artist to someone who pushes the boundaries in the music industry, Biebs really killed this album in the best way. I know he had the right
If you haven't heard of Tom MacDonald yet, then you have really been missing out. Tom not only is creating great and genuine music, he's doing it completley independent of a record label. With multiple #1 hits landing on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts in the last year, Tom is breaking
First off... bruh. There is nothing better than new-age samples of classic songs. Witt Lowry came though and killed this "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" spinoff with Josh Golden. I keep finding myself listening to this over and over. The lyric video also was super unique. Very modern. Good
I mentioned that I was keeping this album on my radar in the New Music Friday post and well, I just need to highlight this one really quick. It has been seven years since we first experienced Worlds. Think about that for a minute... Electronic music has changed so much
Today marks the day of the long awaited "Surface Sounds" by Kaleo [https://www.instagram.com/officialkaleo/]. As a long time fan of the band, I've been waiting for this album for quiet awhile now because of how the recording process got postponed due to COVID. This band is at
Probably the best day of the week for many reasons but to put it frank, New Music Friday always adds some excitement to the beginning of the weekend. Here are a few artists that I have on my radar today: Tilian - This man is an absolute legend. Took Dance
What's up everyone! My name is Danny, and I'm going to be joining the Coffee & Shugar team as a Contributor sharing my thoughts and interest around music. Super excited to be here. Here is a little about me: My musical interest began when I was a child. My mom’s
On March 12th, 2021, Dead Poet Society [https://www.instagram.com/wearedps/] released their debut album "-!-". Hailing out of Boston, Massachusetts, this hard-rocking band brings all the essentials to the table. I did a run through of the album while walking and slowly started to realize my pace
For my next record, I choose "5150" by Van Halen. In ode to Eddie, who passed away this past year, I felt like it would be a fitting tribute to pick a Van Halen album to talk about. The 7th studio album by Van Halen, released on March 24th, 1986,
We can't deny that the rise of this eclectic genre was paved by the passing of the icon himself, Lil Peep, in 2017. Me being someone who had never heard of him until he passed questioned the future of what could come from it. I didn't necessarily jump right in
One of the first albums I bought was "Let It Bleed" by The Rolling Stones. I was browsing in a shop in old town Purcellville, Virginia, a few yards away from where my grandmother had worked for 60+ years. This album was released in 1969 which makes it 52 years
Growing up, my parents were a huge influence on how and why I listen to music. My mom and dad had a record player where they'd throw on classics to listen too while doing chores around the house. Both of them were in a sense "collectors" because of all the
I wasn't ready for an album like this at 6AM on a Monday morning, but that was what happened. I have been a fan of electronic music for quite some time and there is a ton of it out there. It's easy to get lost in all of the genres,
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Archetypes Collide has made quite the name for themselves. With around 78,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, this killer band continues to challenge the norm of traditional alternative rock music. Some would compare them to bands like I Prevail, Bring Me The Horizon, and Beartooth. Personally,
I have been a fan of Hand Like Houses for a hot minute now and they've always been a band I’ve always enjoyed listening to. They are everything you want in a hardcore band but without the screams. It took me a while to get used to their unique