CONCERT REVIEW: Alkaline Trio – Drug Church – The Worriers Live at The Masonic


Don’t ever go to an Emo Punk show with a broken heart. This is not based on any empirical evidence, just advice from my own experience with this show. Maybe I went to my first long-term romantic post-break-up show 15 years ago, but it was Slapshot and Sam Black Church, so different vibes that night. But take my word for it, it’ll wreck you if you do. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Sweat – Love Child


Sweat are a Los Angeles trio composed of guitarist/vocalist Justin Smith, drummer Anthony Rivera, and frontwoman Tuna Tardugno who handles both the band’s vocals and album artwork.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mother Mother – Grief Chapter


Nothing grounds human existence quite as quickly as death, especially when it hits close to home. The feeling of untouchable invincibility is suddenly replaced with mixed emotions of shock, mortality, fear, regret, and grief. Continue reading


EP REVIEW: SNAYX – Better Days


UK Punk has had a bit of a resurgence in the past few years, with acts like Bob Vylan and Kid Kapichi bringing the likes of grime into the sound. The result has been massive for the scene on an even larger scale with Idles having sold out numerous dates instantly.

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Emily Whitehurst (ex-Tsunami Bomb) of Survival Guide On the Secrets Behind “Deathdreams”


 

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Emily Whitehurst – a.k.a. Agent M (ex – Tsunami Bomb) of Survival Guide to discuss her new album “Deathdreams” out now via Double Helix Records. Emily charted the path to her new album with us, discussed a love of Synth Pop and Punk and more, breaking down her entire new album, and analyzing the specific dreams that inspired these songs.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Plain White T’s – Plain White T’s


 

Whenever The Plain White T’s come up in conversation, it is seemingly impossible to get in more than a few words before their magnum opus “Hey There Delilah” is mentioned.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mad Honey – Satellite Aphrodite


 

Satellite Aphrodite (Deathwish Inc.) is the debut album from Oklahoma’s Mad Honey, a four-piece who are variously described as dream-pop, shoegaze, indie and glitter rock (whatever that is).

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INTERVIEW: Kambodsja Shares Their Thoughts on Musicianship and the Creative Process of “Resilient”


 

Hailing from the city of Drammen in Norway, Kambodsja describe the alignment of their own sounds as indie-prog-punk-metal, with a touch of post-hardcore and math rock. Think of the Swedish legends Refused, but converged altogether with elements of good old ‘70s prog rock as well as influences from a wide range of artists from Manic Street Preachers to And So I Watch You From Afar. Refusing to conform to certain conventional musical dogmas, the sounds that Kambodsja present happen to be ever-transcendent and all-around eclectic; making the creative process of their music not limited to conforming to certain genre boundaries but rather, making it about intricate explorations.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Spanish Love Songs – No Joy


 

For the past seven years, Spanish Love Songs have made a reputation for themselves across their previous three albums for creating some of the most emotionally powerful music, a feat that, with the release of their fourth album No Joy (Pure Noise Records), the punk quintet achieved yet again.

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ALBUM REVIEW: PJ Harvey – I Inside The Old Year Dying


 

Venerated singer-songwriter PJ Harvey has returned with her tenth album, the first since her 2016 release The Hope Six Demolition Project. This new record is entitled I Inside the Old Year Dying (Partisan Records) and Harvey has once again collaborated with producers Flood and John Parish.

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