This past weekend I went to see one of my favorite bands, Thrice, play live at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas for the fourth time. It’s a show I didn’t expect to see after the band announced their breakup in 2011. Thankfully, the stars aligned and the band returned in 2016 with a new album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, and a tour to support it. With a vast and eclectic catalogue,…Continue reading Forever Thrice
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there are many a spooky story that surround the Portland, Oregon area. With the most ghoulish month of the year approaching, it seemed only fitting to try out a Portland haunted pub tour this past weekend when I visited the eclectic city. The walking tour was a mix of historical accounts, creepy stories of hearsay, and of course, local beer. It was interesting and fun, but low on…Continue reading Haunted Portland?
When writing, you never know when inspiration may strike. Sometimes the spark of an idea can come while idly thinking in the shower, listening to a song, or reading your social media feed. For my first story, that inspiration came from a dream I just couldn’t shake. I remember waking up and thinking how vivid and terrifying it was. It wasn’t until months later I took that memory and turned it into the prologue for…Continue reading Don’t Ignore Inspiration
With the announcement of a new album and tour, I can’t help but get retrospective for one of my favorite bands, Jimmy Eat World. While I’d like to say I was cool enough to be a fan when the band first formed in 1993 and I was 10, it wasn’t until their album Clarity came out in 1999 that I discovered them. Still, I feel like maybe I did fall in love with their music…Continue reading Welcome Back Jimmy Eat World
If you were into the rock music scene in the 2000s, you probably listened to Emo, Screamo, Hardcore, or some other sub-genre you rattled off when the poser listening to Good Charlotte asked you your favorite type of music. Here were some of your most identifying characteristics back then: You heard Atreyu’s song “Bleeding Mascara” and immediately used it as your MySpace screen name. Alternative Press was your bible. You considered slam dancing at a…Continue reading You Know You Were an Emo Kid if…
If you are an emo kid at heart, the music scene was probably bringing tears to your eyes for a while, and not in a good way. With the rise of the hipster, emo and screamo started to give way to the indie and folk-rock takeover. Many genre essential bands broke up, went on hiatus, or started side projects. A few booted founding band members and tried to continue on with replacements, but somehow their…Continue reading Reunited and it Sounds so Good
I love teen dramas and I’m not afraid to admit it. The CW sure nails it and some of their shows are my favorites shows of all time. Here are my top 10, past and present, I recommend you binge watch right now (most on Netflix): 1. One Tree Hill: Seriously underrated high school drama centering around two basketball-loving half-brothers. Dare I say it’s better than its predecessor on the network, Dawson’s Creek? The high school years…Continue reading Top 10 CW Shows to Binge Watch