With a killer six-band pop-punk lineup on the last night of the okay. USA tour, As It Is sold out Double Happiness last night in Columbus, accompanied by Absolute Hero, Capstan, Sleep On It, Grayscale, and ROAM. Columbus locals Absolute Hero opened the night with a loud, exciting set – although the crowd, as … More Show Review: As It Is & More (+Photos!)
Elder Abuse, a hardcore pop-punk band that’s full of 90s grunge nostalgia, has a sound that’s as catchy as it is edgy. Burnt, the band’s latest album, reminds me of all of my pop-punk favorites from the late 90s and early 2000s – Alkaline Trio, The Wonder Years. Essentially, it’s that classic grungy pop-punk sound that … More Album Review: Elder Abuse – Burnt
I am furious. I am angry. I am fed up.
I am sick and tired of musicians, especially in the pop-punk scene, getting away with sexual harassment and assault. … More Something Personal: I Am Fed Up
Editor’s Note: I have just read about the assault allegations against PWR BTTM. I am disappointed and surprised, but this is important and it’s important that we don’t let it get overlooked like sexual assault does so many other times in the pop-punk world. Obviously, I don’t condone or support this. I stand with survivors, … More Album Review: PWR BTTM – Pageant
With Spring Fling just ending in Cleveland, I’ve had pop-punk on the brain for the past few days. Jetty Bones, Mayday Parade, Heroes Like Villains… I’ve just been on a kick. You can imagine my delight, then, when I first listened to Restless Streets’s new album, Together. It’s definitely got some pop-punk in there, although it’s not … More Album Review: Restless Streets – Together
There’s something incredibly inspiring about a band who owns their sound completely, who does things their own way and isn’t afraid to tell you exactly how they’re feeling. Combine that with a somehow-delicate pop-punk sound, and you’ve pretty much got my dream band – in this case, Diet Cig and their debut album, Swear I’m Good … More Album Review: Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This
When you see “indie rock” in a band’s description, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re going to get, because it’s such a wide genre. I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to The Cartographers, but with influences like Jukebox The Ghost and Fall Out Boy, I was prepared to love the band’s Behind … More EP Review: The Cartographers – Behind Your Eyes
Having toured with the likes of Against The Current and Set It Off, Brighton pop-punk band As It Is is no stranger to the scene. The group was signed to Fearless Records in 2014 after the release of their last EP, This Mind Of Mine, and As It Is released their second full-length album, okay., earlier … More Album Review: As It Is – okay.
Since The Regrettes are coming to town on Saturday for CD102.5 Day Side B, and they’re a killer feminist pop-punk band, I decided that this album is an excellent way to close out Women’s History Month. They’re cool, they’re powerful, and they’re just the right amount of in-your-face, meet The Regrettes with Feel Your Feelings Fool!. … More Album Review: The Regrettes – Feel Your Feelings Fool!
After seeing Inner Reflection win third place at Groove U’s Battle of the Bands last year, I kinda lost track of what they were doing. Several of the bands in that competition are now broken up, but as I learned this week, this powerful punk band is still going strong. … More EP Review: Inner Reflection – Take Two