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Rival Tides "My God Is Fire" Review

Los Angeles based 4 piece Rival Tides have seriously exceeded expectations with their first full-length album, "My God Is Fire." Formed in 2012, the band put out two EPs and have finally released a full album. Produced by Beau Burchell of Saosin, it's a recipe for something incredible.

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State Champs - Chicago, IL

State Champs kicked off their Living Proof tour with a sold-out show alongside Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer, and Grayscale at House Of Blues in Chicago, IL on March 1st, 2018.

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SWMRS "Berkeley's On Fire" Review

A portion of SWMRS’ mission is to revolutionize modern music. Vocalist and guitarist Max Becker has posted about this numerous times on Twitter, even the single “April In Houston” proclaims “modern music makes me sick.” And the SWMRS sophomore effort Berkeley’s On Fire is a very confident album in pursuing this.

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Set It Off "Midnight" Review

Midnight, the latest album from pop rock quartet Set It Off, is both a return to form for the group, with harsh and blatantly honest lyrics matched by aggressive and passionate vocal performances by lead singer Cody Carson, a return to authentic and organic instrumentation, with electric guitars and live drums prominent throughout, and a push into new experimental territory the group has played with before, such as programming, synthesizers, and vocal modulation. This record blends all of these elements into a collection of songs that is recognizably Set It Off, while still having a fresh and reinvigorated energy about it.

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Young Culture "(This is) Heaven" Review

(This is) Heaven, the label debut EP from Albany, NY pop punk band Young Culture, is a collection of five songs that comprise a loose summary of the last year of frontman Alex Magnan’s life, and the result is an emotionally charged and lyric-driven EP that feels deeply personal and easy to connect with.

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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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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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