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William Ryan Key "Virtue" Review

Virtue, the sophomore EP from former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key, showcases the songwriting chops of a seasoned veteran, while still bringing about a new approach and fresh vibe to a familiar voice. There are trademark elements of Key’s songwriting present, such as his ability to write melodies that get stuck inside one’s head. Those melodies are now present atop tranquil, emotion-driven compositions with minimal instrumentation, as opposed to the summer anthems with fast guitars and pounding drums that one has come to expect from Key.

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Waterparks - Bloomington, IL

Waterparks brought their Entertainment Tour to the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, IL alongside I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (iDKhow), Super Whatevr, Nick Gray & De’Wayne Jackson on November 16th, 2018.

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Justin Courtney Pierre - Chicago, IL

On Thursday, November 1st, Justin Courtney Pierre took the stage for the first time as a solo act at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. Fresh off the release of his debut solo record In the Drink, Pierre was very honest and open with the crowd about his nerves and anxiety as he began a new chapter in his musical career right in front of hundreds of people.

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Mayday Parade - Milwaukee, WI

There are very few things cooler than getting to go see one of your favorite bands in concert... That is until you're getting to go see them in concert, photograph them and write about how great they are. Mayday Parade is a band that I grew up listening to and seeing in concert honestly more times than I can count on my hands at this point between Warped Tour, Riot Fest, support tours, and headlining tours, etc. So I’m sure you could guess my excitement getting to document their Welcome To Sunnyland Tour when it made a stop at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI.

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The Devil Wears Prada - Iowa City

An exciting tour coming through one of the country’s most popular college towns, The Devil Wears Prada in Iowa City. It was definitely an eventful Friday night at the University of Iowa as people came out to see The Devil Wears Prada perform With Roots Above and Branches Below in full. The heavy amount of rain coming through the area that day slowed the traveling process from Chicago, which led to missing ‘68 and Fit For A King’s sets sadly. However, the timing was close enough to get there just in time for TDWP.

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Stand Atlantic "Skinny Dipping" Review

Australian trio Stand Atlantic’s Skinny Dipping puts a fresh spin on the mix of aggression and catchiness that has come to be expected within the pop-punk genre. Right from the first notes, Stand Atlantic come across as seasoned and matured, despite this being their debut full-length record. The ten songs featured on the album explore similar themes to create a cohesive message across its entirety, taking the listener on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

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Boys Of Fall "Better Moments" Review

The Boys are back and I personally could not be more thrilled. Detroit’s finest, Boys of Fall, are releasing a full-length album with InVogue Records titled Better Moments. The album officially drops on October 26th and can be pre-ordered here, however, I am sitting down today to tell you guys why you should get this album.

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Beartooth - Chicago, IL

As another amazing tour heads for Chicago, many Chicagoans were making their way downtown to get there on time. With the battle of traffic, weather, and other commuters, getting to the House of Blues for The Disease Tour on time almost felt impossible. But when it feels like the show might start without you, the burst of energy to sprint to the venue can occur, and it did.

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