I’m not going to the Warped Tour. Trick #1

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The Warped Tour has started, and you’re desperate. There is no way for you to catch this amazing summer festival. It’s sad, but don’t give up! Even though you’re not there in person, there are still ways to know what’s … Continue reading

Electro-Rock Music Blurs the Barriers Between Rock and Pop

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Long gone are the days when differentiating punk-rock from pop or electronic music was easy. Many artists are now crossing genres’ boundaries by creating new sub-genres that combine these three styles in surprising ways. In the alternative rock scene, this … Continue reading

On The Radar: The Wonder Years

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The Wonder Years are a six-members band from Philadelphia, made up of vocalist Dan “Soupy” Campbell, guitarists Matt Brasch and Casey Cavaliere, bassist Josh Martin, keyboardist/guitarist Nick Steinborn and drummer Mike Kennedy. The band started their journey in 2005 and recorded … Continue reading

Interview: Jason Pettigrew, editor-in-chief for Alternative Press Magazine

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Last weekend, I had the chance to sit down with Alternative Press‘s editor-in-chief at their Cleveland HQ. Jason Pettigrew was a staff writer and editor for the magazine from 1986 to 2000 and became AP’s editor-in-chief right after that. He … Continue reading

Genres, sub-genres and the short history behind pop-punk

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When Alan Freed first used the words “rock ‘n’ roll” to describe the new genre of music that was coming of age in the 50’s, he probably didn’t think about all the sub-genres it would create. Or maybe he did, … Continue reading