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Somehow It's Already Been a Year: A Look at Touché Amoré's Post-Hardcore Masterpiece: 'Stage Four' - 1 Year Later
"Somehow it's already been a year," lead vocalist Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré bellows out at the beginning of "New Halloween," the second track off of the band’s 4th studio album Stage Four. However in this context, Bolm is referring to the time passed since his mother Sandra Bolm passed away of Stage 4 cancer, just a year earlier. When such a tragedy occurs it is nearly impossible to predict the implications that might follow, from an instant deluge of grief and emotions poured out in the most open of ways, to an almost complete shutdown of social communications and interactions, everyone handles death in his/her own way. While seemingly delicate and complex, the subject certainly hasn’t gone unexplored in music. Billie Joe Armstrong gave us “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” Eric Clapton penned the legendary “Tears in Heaven,” Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth gave us- well, yeah let’s not remember that one…
Highly Anticipated Rock/Metal Records To Be Released In September 2017
It's about that time of the year. October is right around the corner, and the season of Fall is coming around faster than it seems. This is the time where metalheads start to come out to play, and with that comes some amazing new albums. In this article we will be talking about the most anticipated albums that are being released this month. Please understand that this is a highly opinionated article, and I would love to know what those reading this believe are some highly anticipated releases this September.
Introducing The Jam
What if I told you there was a band that combined the best elements of three of the most influential English bands of the sixties, namely the mod sound and driving rhythm of The Who, the catchy melodic pop of The Beatles, and the English sensibilities of the Kinks and fused them with the ferocious speed and raw energy of Punk? The band in question is The Jam, perhaps one of the greatest bands that most people outside the UK have never heard of. Rising out of the obscurity of Woking, a town in Surrey, England, The Jam made their first big splash in 1977, widely regarded as the year when Punk Rock violently exploded into the mainstream. Led by guitarist and lead vocalist/songwriter Paul Weller, only eighteen at the time, the band also featured Rick Buckler on drums and Bruce Foxton on bass. Together, this pop-punk power trio successfully married the speed and immediacy of punk with the more polished sound and lyrics of British pop music and to create a wholly unique and timeless sound among the punk/new wave landscape.
8EEZ Playlist: Def Leppard
"I see your face every time I dream On every page, every magazine So wild and free so far from me You're all I want, my fantasy"
Top of Their Genre: Pop-Punk
Music has always had the ability to represent emotions that people have, thoughts they have, experiences they have; the list can go on. Certain kinds of music represent different emotions, thoughts and experiences. Pop-Punk is one of these genres which has always had an image around it, a guideline for what the content should be and what it should represent and what emotions, thoughts, and experiences the listener has or goes through, and while this formula has produced many enjoyable albums and projects, it has always fallen short of the records which draw from other influences and themes not seen in the standard Pop-Punk formula.
8EEZ Playlist: Billy Idol
"On the floors of Tokyo A-down in London town's a go go A-with the record selection, And the mirror's reflection, I'm a dancin' with myself"
Free Lecture at Montana State University to Analyze the Credibility of Referencing Rap Lyrics in Criminal Trials
Later this week, Montana State University will be sponsoring a lecture, which is free and open to the public at its Procrastinator Theater in the college's Strand Union Building.
How to Sing Better Instantly
It’s been said that any person capable of speaking is also capable of singing. However, certainly not everyone is capable of singing
It All Started With a Beat
It all starts with a beat. The beat that you just repeat in your head. The beat that flows through your body like blood. If you're like me you'll understand. You just want to hit every note perfectly with your body. When you just hear that song and you want to get up and bust a move. The way your moves look and how they flow with the beat of the music. You don't even have to think, it just happens. Music blasts, you move your body. You get in this zone where nobody else exists, your problems go away, you don't even notice if anyone is looking. You're doing you. You're focused on the music and how the lyrics sound. All your stress is being released. You're happy. Adrenaline is flowing through your body as if you're on a roller coaster.
8EEZ Playlist: Huey Lewis and the News
Hi-hooooo! Hi-hooooo! Okay, enough of that. Too much "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on the brain. Time to get back to business - of music, that is.
Silver Linings Playlist: Lionel Richie
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings where I find the positives in maligned pop culture. Success can be very fickle for musical acts, and it can also make absolutely no sense. How can any musician be both successful and despised at the same time? It seems very hypocritical to me, but that's the reality for plenty of people. So I decided to take a look at some of the artists that fit that description, and, when I thought about who fit it the most, one name came to mind immediately: Lionel Richie.
We had amazing floor seats at the Weeknd Concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. We were in row thirteen in the middle aisle. The buzz was over the crowd and everyone was anxious to hear the vocals. Let me tell you, you would have had to be there to feel the essence of sound like nothing before. No breaks at all. The Weeknd, truly a class act when performing, sang each song back to back to back with minimal pauses in between. It was an unforgettable night with my love who was over the moon about the entire experience. We were floored as to the level of professionalism the Weeknd carried himself with. The songs were masterfully sung that night. I would one hundred percent go to another XO Weeknd concert in a heartbeat. Everyone was into his music and most people knew the words. It didn't matter though, he continued to surprise with each track he came with.