“So I mean I ditched the bandana Got a haircut, wore a clean shirt Signed up for night classes Got adult braces Tried to sort that shit out straight Thirty-five and still alive I’m spinning straight into adult oblivion ” – Holy Punks
It’s been 5 long years since their last LP Tycoon was released, but the punk rock boys from Massachusetts are back and better than ever.
Neck Deep is set to release their new album, The Peace and the Panic, tomorrow—and it really lives up to the hype. This album combines smooth vocals, punk rock, and even a bit of metal, offering a mix of sounds that are sure to please everyone.
I have no idea who Bobby Shoebotham is, but I am pretty damn sure I want to party with him and his buds. “Drown” is a feverish punk rock ditty that’s an absolute blast to listen to. It’s the first song off of his forthcoming EP and leaves me thirsting for more.
Godfathers – You Don’t Love Me – The Un-Valentines SOTD
Happy Valentine’s Day you hopeless romantics out there. In honor of this lovely holiday, it seemed appropriate to celebrate with a song about love. Oh, this is not a love song, but rather an opportunity for the heartbroken to lick their wounds and make room for their next romantic foil.
They eased into their set with the smooth synth-driven, reggae-flavored “I’m Leaving, and the crowd was immediately swaying along to the music. But, by the end of the following song, the feverishly paced “The Pit,” they were raucously bouncing across the packed floor screaming “Fuck You.” This was my first Supervillains show and ten minutes into the set, I quickly realized that I was in for a hell of a ride.
I recently traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for a work function. I had never been there and had zero desire to travel back to the cold chill of the Mid-West. However, when I got there I found out that the unknown outpost in bum-fuck Indiana is a bangin’ town with a shout out to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, and the beautiful White River State Park hugging the outer edges of the Circle City.
As a rock music blogger, each year I see numerous live shows and countless bands. Every once in awhile, I’m at a gig reviewing a band when I’m absolutely blown away by one of the opening acts. They are rare but incredibly lucid moments where I realize I’ve stumbled across something special. It happened a few years ago with 21 Pilots, and just happened again this weekend at the SWMRS show at Orlando’s BackBooth.
“Summertime and the living’s easy, and Bradley’s on the microphone with Ras M.G.” say the lyrics to Sublime’s 1996 hit “Doin’ Time”. Fast forward almost twenty years, and neither Bradley Nowell, nor Marshall Goodman, a.k.a Ras M.G. were on the microphone, but the sound they created, and the mellow vibes that go along with it were in the air at Tampa’s Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on August 14th.