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Phantogram, Green Day, Sum 41 Highlight a Week of New Album Releases!

  • 11:29 am Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Fridays have become synonymous with new music releases, and last week was no different. Numerous new albums were released last Friday, but perhaps none more anticipated than Greenday’s Revolution Radio, Sum 41‘s 13 Voices, and Phantogram’s Three. To makes things even better, they all appear to be very good albums, based on my opinion, combined with early critical response. Even more good news is that one of these bands just so happens to be playing Next Big Thing this year (Phantogram!). Sum 41 just played St. Pete’s State Theatre as part of their Don’t Call It a Sum Back Tour. Green Day also just announced a [More]

Dance-rock titans LCD Soundsystem and Tame Impala reign at Bonnaroo 2016 Day 2

  • 12:36 pm Saturday, June 11th, 2016 by Joel

Fridays are when Bonnaroo really gets going. What and Which Stage each host performers for the first time, and the names of those performers get bigger and bigger. None, perhaps, so big among the marquee Bonnaroo 2016 artists as the recently reunited LCD Soundsystem. I couldn’t pretend to be a fan before their performance. I would group them with other bands whose appeal I may not quite understand despite them earning legions of passionate followers. I’ve spent a little time investigating them over the years without hearing anything that drew me in. Well, I consider last night an education.

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