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The Best of 2012

Better late than never, here is my Best of 2012 post. I don’t think this year was as good as last year in terms of GREAT albums, but it did offer a lot of fantastic stuff. Let’s take a look at my top 15: 15. TITLE FIGHT – FLORAL GREEN 3rd full length release by […]

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Hostage Calm – “Please Remain Calm”

  Hostage Calm’s last album was good, not great. It had some jams on it, such my personal favorites “Ballots/Stones” and “Rebel Fatigues”. However, this album is going to be the one that propels the band to new heights. They’ve always been a band about progression, and it seems as though they’ve found their niche […]

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Dead Sara – “Dead Sara”

When I first heard Dead Sara on a local metal/hard rock radio station, I was caught off guard. I don’t listen to any nu-metal anymore, but when I was channel surfing, I couldn’t help but stop when I heard this band. The song was “Weatherman” by this band called Dead Sara, who I’ve never heard […]

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State Champs – Overslept EP

  Here we have a new release from pop punkers, State Champs. Now, to be honest, I’ve sort of strayed away from the ‘new’ pop punk scene recently, but I’m always open to checking out bands that have been getting some praise like these guys have with this EP. Right away, I was unimpressed. The […]

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American Me – III

Yet another hardcore album finds its way into my hands for review. American Me’s third album, appropriately titled “III” released through Rise Records piqued my interest in the Portland, Oregon natives’ music. The bands Facebook states: Originally formed as a side project of It Prevails in 2006, American Me ended up going full time to […]

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Restless Streets – In, And Of Myself (EP)

The 6 piece Restless Streets out of Albany, New York recently released their EP “In, And Of Myself” through InVogue Records. According to the bands Facebook: RESTLESS STREETS is a progressive post-hardcore band hailing from Albany, NY. The outfit collages meaningful introspective lyrics with heavy dynamic musicianship to create a beautifully brutal mosaic of sound. […]

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Abandon All Ships – Infamous

Coming off of their 2010 release “Geeving,” Toronto, Ontario’s Abandon All Ships ¬†follows through with their second release through Rise Records, “Infamous.” This new album definitely has a different feel than “Geeving,” with more emphasis on mixing R&B with metalcore, including guest vocals by rappers. “Geeving” was a guilty pleasure listen for me, as I […]

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Lollapalooza 2012!

So this was the first year that I attended Lollapalooza, the annual music festival held in Grant Park in Chicago. From hearing things from people who have been there and watching videos of past performances on YouTube and Palladia, I couldn’t wait. I was trying not to wish summer by, but it was hard not […]

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The Offspring at The Eagles Ballroom

The Offspring is a band that I’ve had the chance to see many times before, but never took advantage of the opportunity. So of course when the Rave announced the punk rock legends would be making a stop there, it was a no-brainer… I was going. We arrived a few hours early and got in […]

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Chevelle at Summerfest 2012

When the Summerfest lineup was released, one of the first things that caught my eye was Chevelle headlining the US Cellular stage. As an avid Summerfest goer, this has become my favorite stage… the headliners each night are usually a big name in the alternative scene, and all the openers tend to be up and […]

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