Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Although Punk Talks, one of my favorite organizations, claims that “you don’t have to be sad to make great music,” good albums often come from an intensely emotional time. For TJ Maher of Ghost Town Remedy, “Caffeine Dreams” was written as a catharsis in the period after he lost his brother to suicide and father … More Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

EP Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Keep The Coffins Coming

In what’s meant to be the missing link between “Stomachaches” and “Parachutes”, Frank Iero and the Patience is back with another fiery, punked-up EP: “Keep The Coffins Coming”, which comes out Friday, September 22. “Keep The Coffins Coming” is the exact midpoint between the two albums: not quite as ragged as “Parachutes,” but less polished than … More EP Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Keep The Coffins Coming

Album Review: Flashback Humor – Things Are Most Beautiful Just As They’re About To End

At this year’s Romophos concert, raising money for OSU’s Star House, I got to see three very different local bands play at the Newport: First Responder, Flashback Humor, and Captain Kidd. Of course, I already knew the openers, but I’d never heard Flashback Humor’s music before. Seeing them play live, the energy was tangible as … More Album Review: Flashback Humor – Things Are Most Beautiful Just As They’re About To End

Album Review: Never Happy, Ever After – As It Is

Having played every date on Warped Tour 2015, As It Is has a number of achievements already, despite having only been signed to Fearless Records in 2014. Interestingly enough, frontman Patty Walters was also a somewhat successful Youtuber during the band’s origin days, but announced an indefinite hiatus in 2014 in an attempt to focus … More Album Review: Never Happy, Ever After – As It Is

Album Review: Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco

There’s a certain infamy among Panic! At The Disco fans. The band is notorious for their ever-changing lineup. When Ryan Ross, lead guitarist, Dallon Weekes, bassist, and Spencer Smith, the drummer, departed, the internet exploded. The only one left is Brendon Urie, singer-songwriter extraordinaire, but evidently he is very successful in working solo. Panic!’s latest … More Album Review: Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco

Album Review: Everybody Is Going To Heaven – Citizen

Nobody would think that people from the great state of Ohio and people from the ‘state up north’ (we mean… *shudder* Michigan) could ever cooperate to make something great – besides a winning Buckeyes game. But Citizen, a blended group of post-hardcore and indie rock, has done the impossible – people from the rival states … More Album Review: Everybody Is Going To Heaven – Citizen

Album Review: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys – My Chemical Romance

In the early 2000s, the music scene was rapidly changing. Along with those changes came the creation of several bands in a newer style of music – pop-punk. My Chemical Romance, formed in 2001, was at the forefront of the change. With a harsher sound than Fall Out Boy, or, a bit later, bands like … More Album Review: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys – My Chemical Romance