Mixtape: 27

Last night Reed spent about an hour before bed completing a music meme. The goal seemed simple:┬ámake a playlist featuring one song from every year you’ve been alive. Reed said, “that sounds like a challenge!” and proceeded to meet it with a cohesive mix of awesome music. When I tried to tackle the challenge this…

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Mixtape: Desperate for Spring

  2017 is a dumpster fire and climate change is genuinely terrifying, but the weather has been fluctuating a lot lately and it just makes me want to get on my bike and ride for hours. I really can’t wait for the weather to be consistently warm enough for me to rely on my bike…

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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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So, about 5 Seconds of Summer

I can’t believe I’m writing this post. Actually, that’s not true. I can. I can definitely believe that I’m taking time out of my week to sit down and write a blog post about four boys from Australia who’ve opened for One Direction and are sending the punk community into a tailspin. You’ve probably heard…

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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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