10 Years of Everything In Transit

I’ve been trying to write this post since my copy of the Everything In Transit 10-year anniversary vinyl package showed up on my doorstep, a little over a week ago. It’s really hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the first time I heard Everything In Transit. I was 15 years old and everything felt weird and…

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Album review: The Front Bottoms, Back On Top, 2015

I was first introduced to The Front Bottoms in the summer of 2012, but didn’t actively start listening to the band until the spring of 2013. A few months later, I saw the band live for the first time at one of my favorite venues in Cambridge, Mass., and have been completely obsessed ever since.…

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New to me music: Real Friends

Okay. I’m a sucker for pretty much any personality quiz that pops up on any of my social media feeds. It’s actually kind of embarrassing how many times I’ve been about to go to sleep and then gotten sucked into an endless stream of Buzzfeed quizzes because I couldn’t resist a question like “Which Pixar…

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New to me music: PVRIS

One of the coolest things about attending festivals like Warped Tour is that it gives you the opportunity to discover new music you’ve never heard before. Whether it’s local bands that have won Battle of the Bands to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage or bigger bands that you’ve just never taken the time to…

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Festival Recap: Warped Tour (x2)

The first time I attended Warped Tour was in Mansfield, MA in 2010. I went with several friends and everything that could have gone wrong, did. We ended the day with several injuries, a pair of broken glasses, a water-logged cell phone, and a bag of brownies that had melted into brownie mush in the…

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Concert Recap: MONUMENTOUR

In 2005, I heard Paramore and Fall Out Boy for the very first time and fell head over heels in love with both. In 2010, I got a lyric from Paramore’s “For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic” tattooed on my left forearm. In 2013, I got a lyric from Fall Out Boy’s “Thriller” tattooed on…

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Album Review: You Me At Six, Cavalier Youth, 2014

You Me At Six came into my life nearly five years ago. In that five years, I’ve seen the band live three times — and I’ve been lucky enough to meet its members each time. I’ve also been lucky enough to listen to You Me At Six’s musical journey, from the playful but semi-maudlin pop punk…

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New to Me Music: Trophy Wives

In December, AR took their younger brother to his first concert. The headliner was Transit and the venue was The Met in Pawtucket, RI. I received a series of texts about the intimacy of the venue (including several about how excited AR is to see The Front Bottoms there in February — after seeing the…

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