With a huge output of great records and songs this year, there were a ton of contenders for this year’s best albums. So many of pop’s biggest names either took a gap year to tour last year’s records (Taylor Swift, Lorde), take time to build hype (Carly Rae Jespsen, Adele), or indulge in passion-projects (Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar), this year has been an open opportunity for a number of smaller acts and newcomers to make a big splash, and there’s been a ton. Continue reading
Supposedly, the ancient Persians would make laws, and then, they would get drunk to make sure they made the right law. Looking through history, some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and figures have been drunks, and it’s makes you think maybe the Persians had something. That’s not to say all important life decisions should be decided when teetering on a blackout, but sometimes brilliance can be whiskey drenched. Steady Hands explore the inner workings of human nature, while downing a Pabst Blue Ribbon on their proper debut album Truth in Comedy. Continue reading
Even though Modern Baseball made a name for themselves with raw, uncomfortably honest, yet catchy pop-punk, they’ve always been goofy guys. Watch any interview the quartet provides with each other, and they’re always messing around. This screw-around attitude does not draw a line in their interviews. They’ve never been shy about messing around onstage and cracking jokes. Despite some dark times and no-bullshit relatable lyrics, it’s no surprise that the band’s penultimate “last show for the foreseeable future” show at Union Transfer on October 13 was not some gut-wrenching sobfest. It was a night of strong emotional performances and a good handful of laughs to be had. Continue reading
Steady Hands, the group fronted by Modern Baseball drummer Sean Huber, has announced a new LP titled Rude Boys of Bar Rock. The album will feature all past Steady Hands EPs, including new versions of the first EP, Not Many of Us Left. Huber has also premiered a new song via American Songwriter.