Tag: Say Anything

Interview with The Happy Alright

Interview with The Happy Alright

February 16, 2016

In just a few releases, Dallas foursome, The Happy Alright, have proved that they’re not just like every other pop-punk act out there. They show tremendous growth with each release and are on the cusp of releasing their best set of songs to date. I sat down and talked with the guys about...

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: 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...

Single Review: Lovedrug – Cult Kid! / Ray Gun

Single Review: Lovedrug – Cult Kid! / Ray Gun

July 24, 2015

I’ve been on a bit of a Lovedrug kick lately. It all started back in December when I was at the Say Anything / Saves the Day concert and “Blackout” was played between sets sparking the need to listen to Lovedrug on repeat. Lovedrug’s last album, Wild Blood, dropped back in 2012...

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2014

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2014

December 23, 2014

It was a bit harder this year to really narrow down my top performances. I saw 114 different bands in 2014 (thanks mostly to a couple of great festivals) so you can see why it might have been a bit of a task to narrow it down to just 10 like I did last year. I...

Concert Review: Reggie and the Full Effect, Saves the Day, and Say Anything

Concert Review: Reggie and the Full Effect, Saves the Day, and Say Anything

December 9, 2014

December 8, 2014: The Fillmore, Detroit

Despite the fact that I had a wedding to stand up in on Saturday (Congrats Jessica & Jeff!), there was nothing that was going to keep me from seeing two of my favorite bands play live. So although my body was crying out for me to stay home in bed,...

Album Review: Merriment – Sway

Album Review: Merriment – Sway

April 8, 2014

It seems like the youngest members of the DuPree brood, Christie and Collin, were destined to be in the music business. With their mother being a vocalist, their father a band manager, and their four older siblings and cousin comprising Eisley, it only made sense that the duo would eventually venture into the family business.

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Jessica’s Top Performances of 2013

Jessica’s Top Performances of 2013

December 21, 2013

This year was a fantastic year of concerts for me. I saw a total of 15 concerts with 44 artists which is the most I’ve seen in a single year. All these great performances (I wasn’t disappointed once) made it a pretty daunting task to narrow it down, but somehow I managed to do it.

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Concert Review: Merriment, Sherri Dupree-Bemis, Matt Pryor, Perma, And Max Bemis

Concert Review: Merriment, Sherri Dupree-Bemis, Matt Pryor, Perma, And Max Bemis

December 12, 2013

December 5, 2013: The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan

You would think that Collin and Christie DuPree, aka Merriment, would be nervous just two shows into their tour. It can’t be easy opening up for veteran performers Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids,...