The immense success of Harry Potter has not only produced its own theme park, eleven video games, hilarious theatrical spin-offs, an intense fandom, the highest-grossing film series ever, and a brand worth over $15 billion, but it’s even inspired its own musical genre. Say what you will about J.K. Rowling, but that is some serious staying power. Alluding to various aspects of the books, wizard rock, or wrock, sings of bizarre creatures and is often lyrically comedic, which satisfies both my lite... [Read more]
Okay, ladies. So it's that marvelous time of the month when we can let all of our 19 personalities shine through simultaneously for about 1 to 2 weeks. The struggle is real with PMS and the emotional turmoil it brings, and though I DO feel sorry for my boyfriend, coworkers, my cat, and anyone else who makes eye contact with me on the highway (even if by accident), I would just like to state: YOU ARE THE LUCKY ONES.
While others have the ability to run away, I'm stuck here hosting the battle ... [Read more]
Musicians cannot escape the stereotype of being hard-partying, womanizing, high school dropouts, and while this is true for many, there are diamonds in the rough! From microbiology to 18th century French literature, you may be surprised at how many bands you love are fronted by utter geniuses.
1.) Brian May
Not only did Brian May pen one of the most famous songs of the last century – Queen's “We Will Rock You” – but during his time off from touring the world, he managed to obtain a PhD in astro... [Read more]
As soon as the weather hits “sunny and 75”, Northeastern country music fans are itching to kick off the summer with Luke Bryan tickets, a Miranda Lambert concert, or Jason Aldean tour tickets. And, like most concert rituals, tailgating in the lot outside the venue is a given. Fans will post the obligatory status update to kick off the party, “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss. It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime,” in honor of Kenny Chesney. Most of the not-originally-from-the-South redneck wannabes will... [Read more]
Tom Brady and U2 are the best ever at what they do. [Read more]
There was a time not so long ago when Dave Matthews Band was the biggest group on the planet.
At least in some circles.
Definitely in my high school.
During my high school and college years, there wasn't a bigger act than Dave Matthews. Each summer, Dave Matthews Band (AKA DMB or just "Daaaavvveeeeeee!!!!") would invade the state for a three-day concert set that rivaled any other annual event in Connecticut.
Probably 50 percent of the cars in the high school parking lot were blasting some tr... [Read more]
For all those independent spirits out there who'd rather read about the St. Valentine's Day Massacre than partake in candy grams and love letters on February 14, here's an anti-relationship playlist to soundtrack your day.
1.) Die, Die My Darling – Misfits
2.) Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson
3.) Head Like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails
4.) Wave of Mutilation – Pixies
5.) Gold Guns Girls – Metric
6.) Hate Love Songs – Gwar
7.) Corduroy – Pearl Jam
8.) Pretty Girls Make Graves – The Smiths
9.) All Apolog... [Read more]
Sam Smith swept the Grammys last night with four awards – Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album – proving that one stolen melody can really go a long way. Although Smith and Tom Petty have decided to reconcile their dispute outside of court, given that Petty receives a cut of the “Stay with Me” profits and a Grammy certificate as co-writer, it doesn't change the fact that the song’s success was largely dependent upon someone else’s material.
This isn’t... [Read more]
Sooooo, this happened last night. Amazing
Speaking of throwbacks, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Pat Benetar, and Snoop Dogg all have concert dates going on sale this week, as well as the following artists:
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dave Matthews Band
Florida Georgia Line
Pat Be... [Read more]
Despite the Pokemon and Wii references, Katy Perry was fantastic during the XLIX halftime show. [Read more]