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LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: YEARS AND YEARS (PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE / TORONTO, ON)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] After three years writing and collaborating in the studio, British pop sweethearts Years & Years made their triumphant return onto the scene with the kickoff of their “Palo Santo

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: PARKWAY DRIVE (MAIN STREET ARMORY / ROCHESTER, NY)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Friday night saw Australian metalcore veterans, Parkway Drive, tear Rochester a new one. With a line of fans that wrapped around the Main Street Armory hours before doors, the

LIVE REVIEW: NOTHING BUT THIEVES (THE TRUMAN / KANSAS CITY, MO)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Kayla Abell There is a special kind of magic that occurs when a crowd shows genuine interest in all the bands on the bill, and I was

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: MIGUEL (ECHO BEACH / TORONTO, ON)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Illuminating Toronto on the second-half of his “Ascension” tour, Miguel drew one of the largest crowds Echo Beach has seen in quite some time. With charming looks and moves

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: ALKALINE TRIO (TOWN BALLROOM / BUFFALO, NY)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Bonafide pop punk veterans Alkaline Trio, hit the Town Ballroom Saturday night to a crowd that sold-out weeks in advance. Existing for well over two decades and having a monumental impact

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: ARCTIC MONKEYS (PETERSON EVENTS CENTER / PITTSBURGH, PA)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] It really is hard to pinpoint what genre the Arctic Monkeys consistently fall into, especially with their latest studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. When they first got

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: LORD HURON (STAGE AE / PITTSBURGH, PA)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Since their debut EP, Into the Sun, back in 2010, Lord Huron has always blended an interesting mix of indie and folk rock that has seen their sound reach the

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: FLEET FOXES (ARTPARK / LEWISTON, NY)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] When thinking of bands in terms of their artistic approach to their craft and how they are able to hone their skills, very few folk bands compare to that

ALBUM REVIEW: PHANTASTIC FERNITURE, ‘PHANTASTIC FERNITURE’

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Polyvinyl Records I have been a fan of Julia Jacklin (lead vocals, guitar) for a while now, seeking her music out when needing to relax, wind down, or even

SOFAR SOUNDS KC 026 RECAP: THAMES, JO, KENYA WOODS

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photo gallery by Morgan Jones, Story by Stevie Ervay, Poster by Jess Bonniwell. The Rino is now a year old. Situated in North Kansas City, the small music venue