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Sporting’s “Ordinary Love” Keeps Pop Punk Relevant

As time passes, trends and music change - but pop punk seems to be what remains even in the midst of stylistic upheaval. Sporting Band is a great example of this, bringing bright sounds and gritty harmonies to the forefront amidst emotional lyrics. Sharing their newest bassist - Anthony Hefler - with fellow pop punk band Never Coming Home, the guys in Sporting...

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Waterparks Isn’t Kidding About Their Fourth Album Greatest Hits

Nothing this band does is without purpose - and this album is a great testament to that. From writing all kinds of inventive sound-effect laden songs heavily dependent on digitized vocal effects and techno-beats, Awsten recently mentioned having over a hundred potential songs to choose from for this latest collection. Even the name of this album is rather bold, implying perhaps a mix...

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Green Day Tribute Band Just Paranoid Brings their Iconic Punk Covers to Newport Blues Cafe

Few people or musical acts these days can hold a candle to the energy of the world-renowned band fronted by the legendary Billie Joe Armstrong, but Just Paranoid seeks to do just that. Consisting of vocalist / guitarist Dave Knight, vocalist / drummer Brian Sowdan, and bassist Audra, these talented musicians consistently bring the angst and the grit needed to properly sell these...

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Local Rhode Island Band Never Coming Home is Going Places

Pop punk is an interesting genre that seems to exist beyond the limits of time. Although its origin is commonly associated with the heyday of Nirvana-esque grunge until it came of age in the early 2000s with acts like Green Day and Paramore, pop punk is still alive and well today. Never Coming Home is an energetic and ambitious band of high school juniors who...
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