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Ambleside – “Contact High”

Are you sick of pop-punk-perfect tracks yet? I'm not so let me introduce you to "Contact High" from Ableside. Although I'm calling this a pop-punk-perfect track, it's not as poppy leaning as some of the others I've shared with you... Continue Reading →

The Allstar Lineup – “Underdressed and Overserved”

It's kind of a bold move to call yourself "The Allstar Lineup" but, after listening to "Underdressed and Overserved" from this California band, it makes sense and seems more just like common sense than a bold move. Sidenote-- it's time... Continue Reading →

Nights Like Thieves – “The Good Hurt”

Like a good wine, every new song that I hear from Nights Like Thieves seems to be better than the last. To say that this band is aging well would be an understatement and I truly believe that there is... Continue Reading →

But Only In Their Leaving Can They Ever Come Back Around

The storms were just starting to roll in as my boyfriend and I parked in Dinkytown (the part of Minneapolis right by the University of Minnesota) and made our way to the beautiful Varsity Theater. Sure, the threat of severe... Continue Reading →

I Spent This Year As A Ghost And I’m Not Sure What I’m Looking For

My worlds collided on Wednesday night at The Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis. In one room, you had the legendary Cannibal Corpse-- a band that has been speaking to me lately just due to my current level of stress and exhaustion.... Continue Reading →

Letters to Elise – ‘When It Meant Something’

I've been asked why I review music that has been out for years. Honestly, that's a valid question. I feel like we live in a world where everyone wants new and shiny but, to me, new is new and, if... Continue Reading →

Eternal Boy – ‘Bad Days Are Over’

I was catapulted into a world of pop-punk perfection the first time I heard "Thirty Something" from Eternal Boy. When I heard they had a full album come out, I just couldn't contain my excitement. Sadly, life has gotten in... Continue Reading →

The Cheap Cassettes- ‘See Her In Action!’

I need something to give me my second wind. I'm tired but have too much to do to be this tired already. Although the cover of The Cheap Cassettes' 'See Her In Action!' is fairly straightforward, there's something about it... Continue Reading →

Strayfare- ‘Semi-formal’

It's yet another night of avoiding all of my chores and digging for some new music to soundtrack my life. My list is even more out of control now than it ever has been and I'm realizing just how far... Continue Reading →

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