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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Concert Recap: You Me At Six (Tonight Alive, Conditions)

When I was 19, I attended one of many Alternative Press tours with one of my best friends in the whole world. It was in November, in Boston, and there were five bands playing. We had only heard of two, the co-headliners, which wasn’t (and isn’t) uncommon. I often go into shows knowing nothing about the…

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Concert Recap: The Front Bottoms, The Wild, The Bynars

In January, I had the incredible pleasure of seeing La Dispute at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Mass., a relatively new venue on the Boston music scene. I absolutely fell in love with the venue that night — it’s small, intimate, and run by a staff that is so incredibly nice it’s a little hard to believe. So…

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Album Review: Little Mix, DNA, 2012

In February, Payge wrote a post for Velociriot! about the return of girl power pop music. The post was Freshly Pressed — a shining moment for her, the site, and the post itself. The post was essentially about powerful women in music who empower young girls and women with their music. A large portion of the post…

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New to me Music: The Front Bottoms

Being friends with AR has introduced me to a lot of new music, particularly of the indie, folk, and punk variety. Between AR’s influence and 8tracks, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of falling in love with a ton of bands over the last several months. I’ve already seen some of them live and this summer,…

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Album Review: Fall Out Boy, Save Rock and Roll, 2013

For several months leading up to the announcement that Fall Out Boy had returned from its “indefinite hiatus”, I was writing “desperately awaiting a Fall Out Boy reunion” in all of my social media site biographies. I’ve been obsessed with this band since I was in high school and have referred to its members as…

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Concert Recap: Local Natives, Superhumanoids

AR already beat me to the punch in writing about last night’s Local Natives and Superhumanoids show at Fête in Providence, RI, but that’s okay. Their recap can be found here, and it’s pretty thorough. Our thoughts regarding last night are very similar. We attended the show with two of our friends and had a fantastic…

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New to me music: Cher Lloyd

Okay, so Cher Lloyd isn’t exactly “new”, to me or otherwise. But the category seemed appropriate, given that I just realized how great she is. The 19 year-old English singer-songwriter and model is a former “X-Factor” contestant and she’s been on the charts since her first single, “Swagger Jagger”, was released in 2011. But although she’s…

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