Touche Amore- New Halloween

Screamo is a genre that I have difficulties listening to, because the shouting vocals can become hard to listen to after a while. However, in the case of Touche Amore it is perfect. The band released their incredible fourth album “Stage Four” last year, which a record focused on the death of vocalist Jeremy Bolm’s mother….

You Blew It!- Like Myself

  I have been on an emo binge over the past few weeks and I must say I am enjoying the bands that are part of the current revival. There is a lot of amazing music being made in the genre that needs to be brought to people’s attention. So in the next couple of…

Bay Faction- Sasquatch .22

I recently discovered Bay Faction, a  great young band from Boston. The band has been classified as both indie rock and emo, but has a sound that is completely their own. The music features predominately jazz chords and introspective lyrics from vocalist/guitarist James McDermott.  Their self-titled debut album has become a guilty pleasure of mine over…

Sunday Soul: The Floaters – Float On

The Floaters had a massive hit with “Float On” back in 1977. The song is a smooth soul song that features spoken verses from the group. Check it out.

The Pharcyde: The E.N.D

The Pharcyde’s “Labcabincalifornia” has become my most listened to album in the past few weeks. When I first listened to the record years ago, it didn’t grab me as their first album did. The album didn’t have any songs that leaped out at me, but now after many listens later, it has become one of…

Manchester by the Sea Review

For the past ten years, I have been telling everyone just how great an actor Casey Affleck is. After watching both “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” I instantly became a fan of Affleck. His roles in both films showed a varied and moving portrayal of a…

Black Sabbath: Solitude

I am a huge Black Sabbath fan especially with Ozzy Osbourne as the frontman and main vocalist. The band created seminal music with varied styles that made them very successful. I always enjoyed their eclectic style especially on track “Solitude.” This song moves along at a gentle and slow pace as the guitar moves it…

Moving Mountains: Where Two Bodies Lie

Recently,  I have been listening to a lot of Moving Mountains. The cold weather and gloomy skies seems to have me deviating to this wonderful band. Moving Mountains specializes in emotional music that equals part post-hardcore and indie rock. Their album “Waves” is one of their best records, as the band expands on their eclectic…

Mac DeMarco: Passing Out the Pieces

I sometimes don’t know what to make of Mac DeMarco. His music is really quite good with its jangle pop sound, but I can’t figure out just how serious he is. Mac is presented as a goofball and many of his live performances show him displaying that persona. Many of his songs also come off…

Sunday Soul- Wilson Pickett: 634- 5789

Wilson Pickett sang many hit soul songs in the 60s that have become classics in their own right. “634-5789” is one of his memorable songs with its ability to ingrain its title into your brain. Pickett sings about being there for his lover whenever she needs him, by giving her his number. Check it out.

Hodgy: Tape Beat feat. Lil Wayne

Hodgy recently released his debut album “Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide”. The record shows Hodgy stepping out from Odd Future’s shadow as he has created some of his best music yet. One of the best track’s from the album is “Tape Beat” which features Lil Wayne. It shows Lil Wayne at his absolute best in years, as he…

Lucero: Wish Me Luck

Lucero is one of the hardest-working bands in the music business. They have put in their time as they toured all over the country for countless days each year. The band first came to my attention on the Vans Warped Tour in 2011, when they performed to a crowd that danced in a circle to…