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Handguns, Story Untold, and MAKEOUT Encourage Listeners to be Open-Minded about Pop Punk

Handguns x Story Untold x Makeout ONCE Ballroom  1/18/19 Walking into the downtown Somerville venue laden with neon lights and pop punk / alternative rock fans singing along to iconic Paramore, My Chemical Romance, and Neck Deep songs, I knew I was undoubtedly in the right place on January 18th. Doors wouldn’t open for another half hour, so in the meantime, I enjoyed the vibe and the...
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Break out your Black Tutus and Neckties – Avril Lavigne’s Making a Comeback

After a very difficult battle with Lyme Disease and some serious soul-searching, the angsty punk princess of the 2000s is back and stronger than ever with her new single "Head Above Water". Avril Lavigne has been on the scene since her breakout hit "Complicated" off of her debut album Let Go in 2002, and she's followed that up with monster hits since then, with juggernaut anthems like "Sk8er...
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Nothing But Can’t Sleep Love For Pentatonix at Xfinity Center

In support of Top Pop Vol. 1 As the giant, white sheet rose into the air concealing the stage, I knew that Pentatonix would be emerging very shortly. With bright, white lights flashing in a staccato, anticipatory rhythm, the implied countdown began, making the eventual drop all the more dramatic and thrilling.  Five nearly ethereal beings in bright red, glittery ensembles were revealed standing in the...
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Look What You Made Her Do: Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour is an Explosive Triumph

Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour, Foxborough, MA, July 26th 2018 When the lights went down after the cheeky song choice of Joan Jett’s hit “Bad Reputation” faded off into the speakers, and the deafening fan girl screams (including my own) took over every single sound wave within the first show night at Gillette stadium, I knew I was in for a thrilling experience unlike anything else. Taylor...
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