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If you like these artists, you’ll love Declan McKenna

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Written by Ava Butera

Our favorite teen idol, Declan McKenna, has recently announced that he will be dropping his debut album, titled What Do You Think About the Car? He will be releasing this compilation of boppin’ indie tunes on July 28th, through Columbia Records.

To get into the spirit of Declan’s album and music style, below …

Artist Spotlight – Jule Vera

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Written by Cappella Santos Brown

It has been just over a month since the Warped Tour 2017 lineup was announced and a little less than two months until the festival kicks off in Seattle, Washington. I don’t know about you, but this festival always gets me hyped. Warped Tour 2015 standouts Jule Vera are back for another round this summer …

Staircase Spirits – War Stories

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There is not one song on the second part of the Staircase Spirits trilogy about exiting an abusive relationship that leaves listeners untouched. It may be sympathy, distress or anger.

Why Musical Evolution Isn’t That Bad

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Written by Madeline Cronin


the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

Bands are constantly changing their sound and trying out new things when it comes to their music.

If music didn’t evolve it would be boring, repetitive and mundane. Music isn’t linear. When bands explore new …

Mayday Parade – A Lesson In Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour

Written by Jonelle Mandseth

You can still write a concert review/summary-thing even if you couldn’t actually see the concert, right? It’s just the music we need to discuss? Good, because Milestones, Knuckle Puck, and Mayday Parade put on a damn good sounding show. Who cares if you’re stuck behind a pillar for 3 …

Beyond The Barricade – Matlock Expressway

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Created by the king of radio, Stan Musial

Hello friends! Stan Musial here. I am very pleased to be a part of At The Barricade with the Beyond The Barricade interview series.

What I want to accomplish with this series is to shine the spotlight on the best up and coming talents from the Toronto area and have them tell …

What is Fall Out Boy up to?

Written by April Garza

Well, well, well. It seems as though Fall Out Boy has been up to something. But don’t you worry, we’ve got all the evidence!

We’re not 100% sure about what exactly FOB is dropping, but it’s coming April 27th at noon EST!! The project was originally intended to drop April 28th but Pete (bless his soul) announced they …

Underdog Champs show us the skeletons in their closet

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Written by Madeline Cronin

There’s pop punk, and then there’s pop punk for the underdogs. 

Underdog Champs isn’t just a clever name. These guys are a pop-punk band from Virginia, and they just released a new EP in February titled Skeletons In The Closet.

I’ve listened to a lot of pop-punk over the …

Fans react to Paramore’s new song “Hard Times”

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Written by Madeline Cronin

Waiting for Paramore to drop new music has been a crazy process. There’s been lots of lunch eating, lots of teasing on Twitter by Hayley Williams, and the fans have been waiting anxiously. Finally, the band has dropped the first single from upcoming album After Laughter (out May 12th) called …

Artist Spotlight: Palaye Royale

Written by Jonelle Mandseth

Self-described as fashion-art rock, Las Vegas based trio Palaye Royale are about to find themselves in the scope of some of our favourite labels. Blending indie pop and punk rock into a contagious sweet treat for your ears, these guys should definitely be on your radar. Catch ‘em while you can – they’re about to do big things …