Journalism

Michelle Martinko’s murder ‘haunted’ Cedar Rapids for nearly 40 years. Now, her suspected killer is set to go on trial.

Michelle Martinko's murder has haunted the Cedar Rapids community for nearly 40 years. Now, her suspected murderer is set to go on trial.

Concert Review, Music

Concert Review: State Champs @ House of Blues Chicago 3/1/19

It's finally March, so you know what that means: spring tours are starting to kick off. I started the month off right by seeing one of my favorite bands, State Champs. I was so excited for this day to come. The lineup was stacked -- State Champs, Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer, and Grayscale. It… Continue reading Concert Review: State Champs @ House of Blues Chicago 3/1/19

Concert Review

Concert Review: Panic! At The Disco 2/1/19 Omaha, NE

OMAHA, NE – Y’all, it finally happened. I’ve been an Emo™️ for 13 years now, and I finally got to see Panic! At The Disco live in the flesh. It was awesome. Over the years, P!ATD has had many lineup changes. However, lead singer Brendon Urie remains the only original and official member, and tours… Continue reading Concert Review: Panic! At The Disco 2/1/19 Omaha, NE

Music

Movement’s lead singer facing heat after tweet

Happy 2019 everybody! You know what that means: new year, something new to get offended about! Yes, it is not even ten days into the new year and Woke Twitter™️ has already found something to get pissed off about. https://twitter.com/monicamisiak/status/1082700276153401349 Twitter user Monica Misiak posted two screenshots side by side -- a tweet by Movement's lead singer… Continue reading Movement’s lead singer facing heat after tweet

Music

The best music related “Don’t Say It” memes from this week

Another week, another meme. You know the drill. This week, the newest meme is cringe-worthy things that we say after telling ourselves, multiple times, to not say the thing. I'm guilty of this. And music Twitter did not disappoint. Here are some of my favorites. https://twitter.com/nicloose/status/1062839596583661569 Movements are notorious for not playing one of their most… Continue reading The best music related “Don’t Say It” memes from this week

Music

Bad Omens respond after leaving Senses Fail, The Amity Affliction tour

https://twitter.com/SensesFail/status/1059853056110559232 On Tuesday, November 6th, Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction announced their co-headlining tour, "Misery Will Find You" with special guests Bad Omens and Belmont. This was pretty exciting news for music fans, because in case you didn't know, this is a pretty good line up with some pretty sick bands. Shortly after, Senses… Continue reading Bad Omens respond after leaving Senses Fail, The Amity Affliction tour

Jen's Top Ten's

Jen’s Top Ten’s: Favorite Political Songs

  It's November, so you know what that means: Midterm elections are less than a week away! Unless you've been under a rock for the last couple of months, then you know that the United States' midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Midterms are held during the middle of the presidents… Continue reading Jen’s Top Ten’s: Favorite Political Songs

Music

Apple Music adds Genius lyrics to many songs

As I hold my expensive iPhone 8 in one hand and a $5 coffee in the other, I think about how it is such a struggle to have to exit out of my music player, go to Google, google the lyrics to the song I'm listening to, find the lyrics, go back to to my… Continue reading Apple Music adds Genius lyrics to many songs

Album Review

Album Review: “Proper Dose” by The Story So Far

It's been about three years since we've heard from pop-punkers The Story So Far, and they're finally back with their fourth studio album, "Proper Dose." The band known for their more angry vocals from lead singer Parker Cannon are toning it down without taking away completely what makes them a staple in the pop punk… Continue reading Album Review: “Proper Dose” by The Story So Far

Album Review

Album Review: “Welcome to the Neighbourhood” by Boston Manor

Welcome to the Neighbourhood is Boston Manor's follow up album to their pop-punk debut Be Nothing. I vibed with Be Nothing., but I find myself coming back to Welcome to the Neighbourhood more and more. The only way I can really describe this album is that it is dark.  Actually, this Twitter user described it perfectly: New @BSTNMNR album… Continue reading Album Review: “Welcome to the Neighbourhood” by Boston Manor

Music

Neck Deep bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans announces departure from band

UK pop-punkers Neck Deep announced that Fil Thorpe-Evans is parting ways with the band. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fneckdeepuk%2Fposts%2F1916689651723447&width=500 The band shared a statement from Thorpe-Evans on social media as to "leave no room for speculation and make it clear that this is a decision born of positivity, not negativity, with no ill feeling involved." He goes on to… Continue reading Neck Deep bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans announces departure from band

Music

Kyle Pavone’s family creates foundation to aid musicians

The family of Kyle Pavone, clean vocalist of the band We Came As Romans, have set up a charity foundation in honor of Pavone's recent passing to help musicians in times of need. Kyle Pavone, 28, was reported dead on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. It is still unclear what the cause of death is. In… Continue reading Kyle Pavone’s family creates foundation to aid musicians