Paul Weller: Storied Brit Blends Influences

Rock veteran Paul Weller, formerly of British punk group The Jam, released his newest solo venture May 19. Saturns Pattern builds on Weller’s established rock foundations by infusing them with lighter, more soulful melodies. The record proves that Weller hasn’t lost his penchant for writing catchy hooks; he just …

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Dashboard Confessional: Emo Leader Vindicates Popularity

Dashboard Confessional, led by the charismatic Chris Carrabba, has long been a forerunner in the emo scene thanks to its heart-on-your-sleeve lyricism and poignant detailing of love and loss. The group has consistently seen mainstream success with its past four albums breaking into the Top 20 of the Billboard

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Sleeping With Sirens: Madness Fuels More Success

Sleeping With Sirens’ latest record, Madness, continues the band’s past critical success and brand of emotional, heavy rock. This is the fourth album for the quintet and its second-straight release to reach the Top 15 on the Billboard 200. Madness is also the band’s first LP since …

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