Chances are if you have ever listened to any strand of early 2000s emo music you probably know all the words to “Hands Down.” Fronted by Chris Carraba, Dashboard Confessional are more acoustic rock with influences ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Weezer. They were a pretty popular band back in the 2000s, releasing their last … Continue reading Who Says 2000s Emo Bands Are Dead?
To try and identify an overarching trend in Sufjan Stevens’ music catalog initially seems to be an exercise in futility. Starting with his dabble in electronica (Enjoy Your Rabbit), Stevens transitioned from religiously steeped folk (Seven Swans) to frenetic baroque pop (Illinois) before creating a whole new genre of disco art-folk (The Age of Adz). … Continue reading A look into Sufjan Stevens’ performance at UB