Remembering Green Day’s Nimrod 25 Years On

Blistering in its content, Nimrod offers a grouping of in-your-face songs that rarely miss a beat. Despite its greatness, Nimrod isn’t held in the same regard as 1994’s Dookie, a record that catapulted Green Day to superstardom and beyond.

An Interview with Jonathan Daniel of Candy & Electric Angels

Jonathan Daniel has had a multi-layered career in Rock music. Starting from a young age, Daniel, along with his bandmates Kyle Vincent, and Gilby Clarke, formed Candy, a Glam Rock outfit that was highly influential on a burgeoning scene.

Grappling With Insanity: Reviewing Riku(戮)’s Single, “Rin Pun”

In reality, the woman is beautiful but societal pressures, and unrealistic expectations of beauty callously mounted into, and shotgunned out through a myopic zeitgeist have left the young woman nothing more than a hollowed-out husk.

An Interview with John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday

I’ve got a long personal history with Taking Back Sunday. After my initial Classic Rock phase which lasted into my early teens, Taking Back Sunday was one of the first bands that I truly loved that weren’t specifically Classic Rock. They were my first real foray into Emo and Punk.

Groups That Should Have Been Huge: Indie Bands and The Issue of Exposure

There’s an old quote for the book/movie High Fidelity, “What came first? The music or the misery?” I often wonder about that. What does it really mean? Could be the story of indie bands. Groups who create music only to have next to nobody ever hear it?

Five Underrated Third Wave Emo Albums You Need To Listen To

As a 90s kid, my teenage and young adult years saw an influx of Emo, Punk, Pop and hardcore music, which stays with me to this day. This scene was often referred to as the “second wave” of Emo/Post-Hardcore.

An Interview with Tom Mullen of Washed Up Emo

No genre should ever be defined by the worst of it, or its most overplayed. Doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I don’t think it makes a whole lot of sense to Tom Mullen either, as he’s devoted the last 13 years to giving us the facts on Emo with his blog/podcast, Washed Up Emo.

An Interview with Matthew Pryor of The Get Up Kids

As I got a little bit older, I began to dive into the grittier side of the genre. I discovered bands such as Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, The Promise Ring, Knapsack, and The Get Up Kids. Of all of these bands, The Get Up Kids stood out to me most of all. Their songs for one reason or another resonated with me.

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