Tag: Emo

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

November 27, 2016

Admittedly, I’ve never been the most ambitious person. I’m pretty happy in my current existence but every once in a while I can’t help but wonder what I could have been had I my early twenties living up to my full potential. It’s rare that my mind drifts to these thoughts but it becomes hard...

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

June 10, 2016

June 5, 2016: The Fillmore, Detroit

The air that filled the Fillmore a few nights ago was filled with anticipation and a fair bit of sadness. I myself was filled with mixed emotions as the night began but we’ll save that for part II of this review. For now, let’s focus on the kick ass openers...

Album Review: The Happy Alright – Vacancies EP

Album Review: The Happy Alright – Vacancies EP

February 18, 2016

As a thirty-something fan of pop-punk, I find myself often rolling my eyes at other music enthusiasts who seem to think that I’m a little old for the genre. While it’s hard not to feel like that sometimes, especially when I’m at a pop-punk concert and look around to see that, aside from parents, I might...

New Discovery: Harvey

New Discovery: Harvey

January 26, 2016

One of my favorite ways to find new music is Bandcamp. There’s numerous ways to use tags to find whatever it is you are looking for and I often find myself spending hours just clicking along and stumbling across all kinds of new music to fall in love with. Enter Harvey, a...

Album Review: Hot Mulligan – Honest & Cunning

Album Review: Hot Mulligan – Honest & Cunning

December 12, 2015

I’ve been diving into the tag system of Bandcamp to help me discover more music. I recently stumbled across Save Your Generation Records’ page, which just happens to be based out of Detroit, picked a random album to listen to and have had said album on repeat ever since. Hot Mulligan mixes...

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

December 4, 2015

It’s always a treat to find a new emo band to fall in love with and even better when that band just happens to be Michigan grown. I became immediately obsessed with Backpacks after stumbling across their new EP, Still Life, on Bandcamp. What really caught my attention after listening to their...

Interview with Backpacks

Interview with Backpacks

December 1, 2015

If you haven’t used Bandcamp to discover new music yet then you’re really missing out. I can’t count the number of bands that I’ve discovered by spending hours clicking around the site. That’s how I discovered the musical stylings of Mount Pleasant, Michigan foursome, Backpacks. I was hooked for the opening of the...

Concert Review: Tigers Jaw, New Found Glory, and Yellowcard

Concert Review: Tigers Jaw, New Found Glory, and Yellowcard

November 8, 2015

November 5, 2015: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

There’s nothing like a show that’s filled to the brim with nostalgia and excited fans to help lift your spirits and remind you why you enjoy going to concerts in the first place. It’s been a rough year concert wise, mostly because I just seem to have no energy...

Album Review: NOside – Rapidisassembly

Album Review: NOside – Rapidisassembly

September 14, 2015

Every year as soon as August hits I begin to crave fall. I love a good flannel or hoodie, some pumpkin pie, and, for some strange reason, rock and emo music. Maybe it’s the memories of walking around the campus of my old alma mater, Grand Valley State University, while the leaves were changing, headphones firmly...

Album Review: Prawn – Kingfisher

Album Review: Prawn – Kingfisher

August 14, 2014

Every year, just after my annual trip to Traverse City for the Film Festival, I start to really crave autumn. Maybe it’s all the back to school ads, or because of the wonderful fall like weather we experienced here for a few days, but I’ve really started to ache for the cooler weather and beautiful...

Album Review: Special Explosion – The Art of Mothering EP

Album Review: Special Explosion – The Art of Mothering EP

March 5, 2014

I happened to be perusing Spin’s website and found that they were streaming a new single from up and coming Emo band, Special Explosion. I gave it a listen and was in love with the track as soon as the first caterwaul hit my ear...