REVIEW: Lightning In A Bottle 2018 Highlighted By Communal Spirit

The 2018 edition of Lightning in a Bottle took place through the Memorial Day Weekend in Bradley, CA and exceeded all expectations. It was the fifth year for the multi-faceted boutique festival at Lake San Antonio and second year in a row in which festival attendees could enjoy the nourishing vibes of the lake. Highlighted by the multitude of musical offerings, the invited artists were also in awe of the experience of the festival, as performers Sofi Tukker, Nao, Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals amongst others noted the uniqueness of Lightning in a Bottle during their sets. 16142

ALBUM REVIEW: Wednesday 13 – ‘Condolences’

Let me preface by saying, Wednesday 13 has a heavily defined style of songwriting and vocal delivery that's been uniquely crafted and sculpted in gory greatness. It's completely unmistakable regardless of his efforts to add more minor chords and depressing harmonies to each album throughout the years. Wednesday's probably more well know for his work in the band Murderdolls, back in 2002, where he joined forces with Joey Jordison, the ex-drummer of Slipknot. 15191

ALBUM REVIEW- Suffocation – ‘…Of The Dark Light’

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation have dropped a bombshell of an album after just over four years of waiting in the dark. “Effigy of the Forgotten”, their first record, was released back in 1991 and, shortly after, metal fans were rocking “Jesus Wept” tee's to every underground show they could find. This is the band that helped forge the path for millions of metalheads across the globe to start writing 'Slam' style riffs, see how low they can tune their guitars before the strings started clanging together, and compare the brutality of how slow your breakdown was compared to

Album Review: Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves

Modest Mouse return from their eight year record hiatus with the triumphant new "Strangers To Ourselves." The album is sure to be a fan pleaser as it doesn't reinvent the wheel too much in the way of Modest Mouse. Not that they needed to reinvent the wheel anyways, it's been a smooth ride for these guys, yet to really deliver an album fans found disappointing. 11100

TRACK REVIEW: “Psycho” by Muse

Music exists primarily in waves, be it the waves that physically bring the sound to your ear or the figurative waves of a band's popularity, and when you have a genre such as alternative rock that is so often coming and going, it is incredibly easy to fall to the tragic ranks of one-hit wonders and have-beens. Muse became a band in the early 90s and after a series of name changes landed on Muse in 1994. The band raced to the top of charts in the UK in the early 2000s and slowly found its way to the Billboard Top

MOVIE REVIEW: God Help the Girl

Call him what you want, Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch knows what he wants. You could say the man lives in a lovely and delightful bubble, but is that so wrong? Much of his mentality is projected onto God Help the Girl, his directorial debut, which he also wrote. 10032

TRACK REVIEW: Cleopatra by Weezer

2014 marked 20 years since Weezer released their eponymous debut record, better known as The Blue Album. This alt. rock outfit has kept their signature snazzy power pop alive throughout the years, and it seems their forthcoming record unabashedly plans on keeping it that way. 9963

Review: Centuries by Fall Out Boy

It's been just a little over a year since the Illinois pop-punk band came off hiatus and made a comeback with their secretly recorded album Save Rock and Roll.  Ever since then, they've been on tour with Paramore and releasing The Young Blood Chronicles, a series of music videos for every song from their latest studio album. 9900

ALBUM REVIEW: Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem

  The Gaslight Anthem have come a long way since their last “punk” album “American Slang” (2010). The former-punk outfit have consistently been moving away from their old sound and embracing a more modern rock sound. The last album “Handwritten” (2012) showed a more mellow side to the band's sound, a sound they continue to explore and grow in on their new album “Get Hurt”. Some fans and critics have openly knocked the new album for its “in-cohesive sound” and calling the album an experiment “gone awry” for the band. However, regardless of the critiques on sound, there has to be something

ALBUM REVIEW: Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

  As talented as she is controversial, sultry songstress Lana Del Rey is back with her third studio album “Ultraviolence”. While promoting the album last month, Del Rey came under fire for her comments in an interview when she romanticized the early deaths of artists like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, saying “I wish I was dead already.” While such comments may be a bit extreme, Del Rey delivers one of the strongest albums of the year with “Ultraviolence”, keeping in that same dark, romantic melancholy that fans have come to know and love while pushing herself as a artist as

ALBUM REVIEW: Lazaretto by Jack White

  Rock-n-roll maestro Jack White is back in fine form with his new album "Lazaretto". Fans and critics alike were foaming at the mouth for the new album after hearing debut tracks “Lazaretto”, “High Ball Stepper” and “Just One Drink”. In an interview with Rolling Stone, White described his guitar solos as “an attack” - but its not just his guitar solos that are on the attack on "Lazaretto". White launches a full scale offense on this album , attacking each song with a gusto. His last album Blunderbuss showed a softer side to White's work, with the songs barely rising above a

ALBUM REVIEW: The New Classic by Iggy Azalea

Rap-Pop sensation Iggy Azalea (moniker for Amethyst Kelly) has just released her debut studio album "The New Classic" which has landed on the US Billboard 200 Chart at number three, selling over 52,000 copies and solidifying her status as a bona fide starlet in the rap scene. When asked about the title of the album, Iggy simply said that it was a statement on the rap industry. “I represent a new style...it's not me saying my stuff’s classic. It’s me saying I think hip hop’s evolving and the face of hip hop can be different…it can be me, it can

ALBUM REVIEW: Forcefield by Tokyo Police Club

For those of you who haven't already heard, indie-rockers Tokyo Police Club are back with their first album since 2010's “Champ”. The band teased fans when they debuted the first song off the new album “Argentina (Parts I, II, III)” and further incited the frenzy when they officially released “Hot Tonight” as their first single. “Since writing started for “Forcefield” in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave.’ We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last.” stated the band's vocalist and

ALBUM REVIEW: Supermodel by Foster the People

Pop-sensation Foster the People rode a meteoric rise to fame with their insanely catchy tune “Pumped Up Kicks”. Blending their unmistakable mix of 80's synth, global pop and 60's influence, the trio is back with the sophomore album “Supermodel” which is one the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Debut single “Coming of Age” has already been blowing up the airwaves but how does the rest of the album measure up? “Supermodel” serves a continuation of 2011's “Torches” but instead of making an album that is a note-for-note copy, as is expected for a follow-up album, the band explores their