I imagine I was a part of a large demographic that went into a frenzied panic when The Gaslight Anthem announced they were breaking up. The thought of losing out on the creative output of Brian Fallon and Co. was almost incomprehensible to us denim adorned, dive bar frequenting, perpetually brokenhearted, rock and rock revivalists. […]Read more "Album Review: “Painkillers” – Brian Fallon"
While I had high expectations for some 2015 releases like the return of Modest Mouse, Jason Isbell’s follow-up to Southeastern, and the last Death Cab for Cutie album to feature Chris Walla, it was instead the year of the female singer-songwriter.Read more "Grant’s 2015 Music Awards"
This year in music seems defined not by the return of highly anticipated musicians, but instead by the breakout of some lesser-known talents. Here are my picks for the best music of 2014.Read more "HST 2014 in Review: Music"
Proving that instrumentation can still chart, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino (aka A Great Big World) impresses with their long awaited debut album.Read more "Album Review: A Great Big World’s ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’"
There are many things you could knock Panic! At the a Disco for; one of them is NOT their consistent inconsistencies. Each of their first three albums gave a different style and mood, showing just how diverse Brendon Urie and Co. can be. That may be why Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die […]Read more "Music Review: Panic! at the Disco’s ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’"
One of my most anticated albums to come out this month comes from Pennsylvanian rock quintet Balance and Composure. Their sophomore album The Things We Think We’re Missing raises the bands intensity immensely while staying relatively familiar.Read more "Music Review: Balance and Composure’s ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing’"
Two year ago, Belgian mathcore outfit Now Voyager wowed me with their tight musicianship and interesting ideas. Those ideas are turned up a notch on Tell Tale Hearts, a four song EP that doubles as a metal wake up call.Read more "Music Review: Now Voyager’s ‘Tell Tale Hearts’"