In my life, I often find myself gravitating back and forth between the same handful of bands or artists - and All Time Low is a card-holding member of that club. There's something about the clever lyricism and the gritty pop-punk influences that just pull me in every time. I always love how they keep this genre alive, even after exploring the more...
Brave, confident, punk-rock, pop princess of the 2000s. These are just a few characteristics that may come to mind when thinking of the epically feminine yet edgy persona that is Avril Lavigne. Her music was the soundtrack to so many childhood and teenage years, and a lot of her popularity is due to her connection with nostalgia and the passage of time. But now, a...Read more
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...Read more
It was best of times - it was the Sad Summer Festival. In the wake of the heart-shattering news that Warped Tour was ending its annual cross-country run after its final anniversary celebration this summer at select locations, it was undeniable that pop-punk and emo kids of all ages would need a proper replacement. Enter the Sad Summer Festival, which I can attest is anything but....Read more