Who Says 2000s Emo Bands Are Dead?

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?

The Young Pope is witty, ruthless, and thrilling

After watching the trailer for The Young Pope on YouTube, I had to ask my uncle for his HBO login. Pope Pius XIII, AKA Lenny Belardo (Jude Law), the youngest pope and the first one from America, deeply intrigued me. The College of Cardinals voted for Lenny as they believed he would be easy to … Continue reading The Young Pope is witty, ruthless, and thrilling

Migos’ Culture: Raindrop, drop top, chart top on Billboard Hot 100

Migos is back with their sophomore album, Culture, after a break from producing studio albums. Between their debut album Yung Rich Nation, there wasn’t much fanfare on the mixtapes No Label 2 and Y.R.N. 2. The tapes did not feel full with only a few hit-singles coming out of those tapes. Culture is the culmination … Continue reading Migos’ Culture: Raindrop, drop top, chart top on Billboard Hot 100

City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics

When you hear the term pop-punk, you either think “what does that even mean?” or you think of bands like blink-182, All Time Low or Sum 41. But sadly, you never think City Lights. City Lights is one of the most underappreciated bands of the genre. Their sound defines pop-punk, yet they continually fly under … Continue reading City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics

Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Review

On Sept. 2, Travis Scott released his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The album first premiered in full on Scott’s show, .wav radio, on Beats 1. Scott had originally teased the album through social media, but had deleted the tweets about the album while he was on tour. The album features a jam-packed … Continue reading Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Review

House of Cards season 4 offers hope of a return-to-form

At this point, fans of House of Cards should know what the show is all about. The Emmy-winning Netflix series presents itself initially as a smart, insider political drama, but in actuality, it is a primetime soap. In essence, House of Cards is a guilty-pleasure without the guilt—the best kind. The change began in season … Continue reading House of Cards season 4 offers hope of a return-to-form