bands

Rock n' roll, boy bands, jazz trios, and more; the greats, newbies, and forgotten icons who create our favorite groups.

Dustin Miller4 days ago
10 Modern Thrash Bands You Need to Check Out
Thrash metal — the genre of metal that remains perennially entrenched in the 80s in the minds of most metal fans. While there are several bands willing to reinforce that trope (looking at you, Reign o...
Beth Langstreth16 days ago
A Love Letter to Rocky and Balls
Sometimes I forget that there was a time when I didn't play ukulele. How on earth did I pass the time back then?! Oh yes! Listening to the eternally adorable and quirky Rocky and Balls! If you haven't...
The Clash: Live, Loud & Direct!
A remarkable shot of the "lions of Ladbroke Grove", aka the Clash, by the US photographer and friend of the band, Bob Gruen, taken circa 1978/79. The Clash were almost unique in that one can predict w...
John Hatanaka19 days ago
Mountain Valley
It's early sometimes when I rise and after meditation I love being able to pick up my guitar. It's led me on such a wonderful fantastical adventure so far and it's something that only improves with ag...
Mark McConville21 days ago
Paramore: Altering Of Styles.
Pop punk has become somewhat swollen. It has many bands under its weighty arms. It gathers up many acts and spits them out into a state of failure. Many acts fizzle out or imitate, spearheading their ...
Maddie Christya month ago
Dry The River - Shallow Bed
In 2009, Dry the River made their name through numerous festival performances and charity gigs. Although they were members of post-punk hard-core bands, their folky gospel sound is refreshing to the e...
Yvonne Glasgowa month ago
'Big Brother' is a Frighteningly Factual Song
For lack of a better term, if you want music that is "woke," this is the song you need to listen to. Staring Into Nothing’s “Big Brother” is a song that speaks volumes about culture, politics, and the...
chuck fresha month ago
Anja and the Dreamers
First, there was Joni Mitchell. Then there was Sarah McLaughlin. And then there were Adele, Lorde, and Sia. Continuing along the lineage of those legendary singer-songwriters is the next big thing—Anja Conklin of Anja and the Dreamers. Born to this Earth less than 18 years ago and about to enter her senior year at Mel High, Anja Conklin has already written and recorded well over 100 original songs. Her three-piece band, Anja and the Dreamers, features Anja Conklin on lead vocals, piano, and guit...
Yvonne Glasgowa month ago
Immortal Synn Brings Back a Classic Metal Sound
True metal fans can rejoice with the release of this album from Denver’s Immortal Sÿnn. They are a 5-piece heavy metal band that has adopted a more old school sound and style when it comes to their ty...
Pierre Roustana month ago
Breaking the Bad Rocker Stereotype: The Real Reason Why Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Committed Suicide
Depression isn't an addiction, folks. It's a disease. And one that doesn't necessarily come about of one's own volition. It's not like depression comes from a needle or even too many mixed drinks on a...
Kyle Stumpo2 months ago
Lees Avenue Interview
Kyle Stumpo: I caught up with the guys in Lees Avenue for an interview just before their EP release show at Ask A Punk yesterday. They gave me some tips and tricks to share with you on dealing with stage fright and also explained how they made their EP and Music video! Zane: Hi! We're the super sexy guys in Lees Avenue! I'm Zane and I smack the skins! Daniel: Oohh! Oh god! I'm Daniel I play guitar and sing! Matthew: Oh ya, you know there eh? My name is Matthew and I play rhythm guitar and I like...
Jake Frommer2 months ago
Cover Songs Better Than the Original
To me, one of the most miraculous moments in music is when an artist has a vision for someone else's song. He/she feels something that may not be what the creator felt, but all the same, it is overwhe...
Kyle Stumpo2 months ago
Enter Shikari Has The Best Fanbase
In my previous article, I mentioned that Enter Shikari changed my life for the better, but I am not the only person that has been positively affected by the band. There is a group on Facebook called "The Shikari Family" that has about 2000 active members (I am one). Calling it a group feels almost like an insult, some of the members honestly feel like an extension of my family. The members are super supportive and caring towards each other and always plan meetups, group chats, and recently we st...
Lisa 2 months ago
Where Did the Subgenre "Metalcore" Come From?
There’s no way to pinpoint the exact moment when metalcore came about, but there are several highly influential albums or bands who propagated the incorporation of metal into a pre-existing hardcore s...
Kyle Stumpo2 months ago
Why Enter Shikari Is My Favourite Band
I was stumbling through youtube one day and found an amazing song called "OK! Time For Plan B." It would go on to save my life and help me make some of the best friends ever! But sports games would in...
Jay Cyn2 months ago
Outcome of Betrayal
Heavy music has always served as an emotional outlet for its fans. Most people that listen to heavy, loud, and often aggressive music, just need a release from the stresses of everyday life. Sometimes, it helps just to know we aren't alone in what we're feeling. At a time in my life that should have crushed my hope, I found a group of people that inspired me to look at things in a more positive light, and it all started with Outcome of Betrayal. I have admittedly lived my life holding onto hate ...
Leni Sonck2 months ago
The Magic Of Rondé
We already knew that they can transform a festival site into a party, that is not really a surprise. But this summer, Rondé had also planned a gig in the Stevenskerk (Nijmegen) and that is something q...
Kyle Stumpo2 months ago
Music as a Healing Tool
Music is a wonderful thing. It can help you get over a breakup, help you get through a bad day, keep your spirits up when you're sick, and many other things. Artists put their souls into their music a...