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

Jen's Top Ten's

Jen’s Top Ten’s: Favorite Songs of 2017

Boy, am I glad to be saying goodbye to 2017. What a shit year -- Tom Petty died, David Cassidy died, Chester Bennington died. There were hurricanes and fires and I'm pretty sure that Puerto Rico STILL doesn't have power. Also, Vine died this year. RIP VINE. The world as we knew it literally came… Continue reading Jen’s Top Ten’s: Favorite Songs of 2017

Music

RIP Warped Tour: The End of an Era

Sigh... it feels like just yesterday since I was attending my first Vans Warped Tour. And next year will be my last. It was announced shortly before Thanksgiving that Warped Tour will be making its last cross-country tour next summer. In 2019, there will be some sort of 25th anniversary thing, and after that, Warped… Continue reading RIP Warped Tour: The End of an Era

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Jen’s Top Ten’s: My Favorite Songs by The Story So Far

  You know, it's really hard for me to believe that there was ever a time in the pop punk world when The Story So Far didn't exist yet. They formed in 2007, and have since released three studio albums and two EP's. As of April 2017, they are in the studio working on their… Continue reading Jen’s Top Ten’s: My Favorite Songs by The Story So Far

30 Day Song Challenge

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget Song I chose: "Roam" by The Story So Far https://open.spotify.com/track/5vjR4LUikpN6LhpxRWK6k2 Ugh, there's nothing I love more than an angsty pop punk band, and that's what TSSF is for me. What really drew me into this song was the chorus: "You have no idea… Continue reading 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 4

30 Day Song Challenge

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 1

Day 1: A song you like with a color in the title https://open.spotify.com/track/6XFOwHv8DcvGJu6U0WfLMW Song I chose: "Navy Blue" by The Story So Far This song always hits me deep in the feels. Off of their EP "Songs Of", this acoustic track follows lead singer Parker Cannon as he recounts a past relationship. Basically, the girl… Continue reading 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 1

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Jen’s Top Ten’s: My Favorite Vocalists of All Time

When I first listen to a band, the vocalist is who I really pay attention to (as I’m sure it is for most other people too). They can make or break their entire sound. There have been plenty of artists where I didn’t like them simply because I just didn’t care for their voice. In today’s… Continue reading Jen’s Top Ten’s: My Favorite Vocalists of All Time

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Jen’s Top Tens: My Favorite Acoustic Songs of All Time

If you read any of my stuff, then you know that I love fast punk rock tempos, pop-influenced melodies, electric guitars, and “sick beats”. But sometimes, it’s nice to sit back and listen to something a little bit more mellow, with some songs being solely acoustic guitar. There’s something about the acoustic guitar that has… Continue reading Jen’s Top Tens: My Favorite Acoustic Songs of All Time

Concert Review

Festival Review: Vans Warped Tour 2016

VANS WARPED TOUR 2016 PHOTO: RUKKUS.COMAhh, summertime. Nothing feels more like summer to me than an ice cold lemonade, humid nights, and of course, Vans Warped Tour. Vans Warped Tour is a summer-long festival that kicks off every year in June and runs through August. Warped Tour focuses on the rock scene and has been… Continue reading Festival Review: Vans Warped Tour 2016