Little Mix’s “Black Magic” fails to cast a spell

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If Little Mix’s new single “Black Magic” is any indication of how this album cycle is going to sound, then this Mixer is bracing herself for potential disappointment. The British girl group’s single arrived Thursday, as a follow up to their 2013 release, Salute. After cancelling their US tour last year to continue work on their […]

Halsey Debuts Promo Track, Album Art for Badlands

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Electropop artist Halsey may be busy on the festival circuit right now, but she took a moment to give a peek at her upcoming album, Badlands, which releases this fall. Badlands, which will release through Capitol Records, will be the artist’s debut full-length, following her critically acclaimed EP, Room 93. The album art, which was revealed on her […]

REVIEW: twenty one pilots – Blurryface

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“This is not rap, this is not hip hop, just another attempt to make the voices stop.” Twenty One Pilots is one of those bands that are hard to define, and their sophomore release, “Blurryface” is no different. After an incredible year with a sold out tour, an appearance on the MTV Movie Awards, followed […]

REVIEW: Aspire – Make Your Move EP

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“Tell me who do I put trust in when nobody’s got faith in me?” Toronto pop punk newcomers Aspire released their second EP this week, titled Make Your Move. Following 2013’s We Stay Golden Forever, the Toronto rockers expertly combine electro-tinged pop punk with hip-hop in their sophomore EP release.

That Kanye West Moment You Missed at the Grammys

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By now, everyone has voiced their opinions – relevant or not – on Kanye West’s opinion regarding Beck taking home Album of the Year at the Grammys on February 8. However, in the midst of that media frenzy, viewers may have missed an emotional connection regarding West’s performance of “Only One”.

REVIEW: Fifth Harmony – Reflection

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“I struggle to contain the love that’s in my veins and how it circulates.” Young and still finding their way, Fifth Harmony tackles representation, independence, and the importance of female friendship in their debut LP. Taking on selfies and self-love in a way that only a teenage girl can do, former X-Factor contestants Ally Brooke […]

Netflix to Adapt an ‘Unfortunate’ Series

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Were you left angry and upset about movie adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events back in 2004? Did you leave the theater thoroughly annoyed and cover your ears anytime someone mentions that travesty of a film? Well, put your hands down and take a seat, because Netflix has acquired the rights to Lemony Snicket’s […]

Punk Goes… Breathe New Life into ‘Ain’t It Fun’

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Issues vocalist Tyler Carter and Luke Holland of The Word Alive have released their cover of Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun”, and their take on the hit is, well, fun. “It’s such a timeless song,” Carter said in an interview with Alternative Press, where both commended Paramore for staying true to their scene in the face […]

Fall Out Boy Black Out Social Media, Tease New Single

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Welcome to a new era of Fall Out Boy. On September 4, fans of the Chicago band were greeted with blacked out profile and cover photos of the band’s social media accounts. The band then posted a short video that allegedly spells out the name of their new single, “Centuries,” in Morse code. The band’s official […]

Recap: #MONUMENTOUR @ Atlanta, GA

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  Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s co-headlining tour, the MONUMENTOUR, made its way to Atlanta on July 30, and I was one of the many people in attendance that night. I bought my tickets one day after pre-sale started, had been anticipating this date pretty much all year, and was especially excited to see Paramore, […]

Crystal Kay Debuts Video for ‘Dum Ditty Dumb’

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In preparation of her US debut, J-Pop singer Crystal Kay premiered the music video for her single “Dum Ditty Dumb” on Fuse on August 12. While her name may sound unfamiliar, anime fans may recognize her voice from the Fullmetal Alchemist end credits song, “Motherland,” or her face from the music video for Travie McCoy’s […]

Metro Station Reunites with Trace Cyrus, New Single and Tour

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Get ready to “Shake It” again, because Trace and Mason are back in business. Shortly after announcing that Trace had rejoined the band, Metro Station released a new single, and announced that they would be joining The Ready Set, Against the Current, and The Downtown Fiction on The Outsiders Tour this fall. This is the […]

Your Concert Essentials

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The summer concert season may be coming to an end, but with many artists announcing upcoming tours, not even the cool weather will deter music lovers – myself included – from hitting the streets several hours too early in order to secure a good spot at a show. For first timers and casual concert goers, the […]

Are You ‘Ready’ for AJR?

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If songs get stuck in your head easily, maybe it’s best you….not read this. Well, you’re curious now, so I guess carry on. I first encountered indie-pop band AJR in early July after seeing them open for Lindsey Stirling. Made up of three brothers – Adam, Jack, and Ryan Metzger – they reminded me of […]

REVIEW: The Never Ending – ‘ONE’ EP

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Like many people, I’m always skeptical when Disney stars release albums. And even though I like Debby Ryan enough, I was still cautious after the announcement of The Never Ending’s debut release, ‘ONE.’ But if The Never Ending’s ‘ONE’ is a sampler of what’s to come, then Debby Ryan and The Never Ending are the […]

REVIEW: Girl Meets World Pilot – “Until you make it your own.”

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While the spin-off isn’t set to premiere for at least another month, users of the Disney app, WATCH Disney Channel, got a headstart on Girl Meets World, myself included. (Score!) If you were expecting GMW to be directed towards you, nostalgic millennial, you are sadly mistaken. However, I recently binge-watched all of Boy Meets World, and after watching […]

Snapchat Adds Video Calls, Instant Messaging to App

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Snapchat pushed out a new update for their social photo-taking app on May 1, allowing users to preview features through a Snap video and through a ‘story’ posted on the app. On their official blog, Snapchat said remarked that the popular aspect was missing an “important piece of the conversation: presence.”  The app, will now […]

Just Who is twenty one pilots Anyway?

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Coined as “the best kept secret in music”, Ohio alternative pop duo twenty one pilots came away from one of the biggest performances of their career at the MTV Movie Awards leaving a lot of questions for the uninitiated. Namely, who is twenty one pilots? And what’s up with those ski masks?   and now i […]

Midtown Announce Reunion

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New Jersey rockers Midtown will be rising from the dead to play a show this summer. Shortly after the announcement of a reunion, Skate and Surf announced that the band will be headlining both days. Singer Gabe Saporta posted a tweet containing text message encouragement from his bandmate from Cobra Starship, Ryland Blackinton, to further confirm the […]

My Chemical Romance Debut ‘Fake Your Death’

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“Just look at all that pain,” could not be any more accurate. The disbanded rockers debuted their final track, “Fake Your Death” February 17 on BBC1. A music video for the song was released on the band’s website shortly after. Gerard Way, the band’s former lead singer, posted this on Twitter shortly after the song’s release: […]

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