Where There Is Hope…Vista: A Power Pop Pilgrim Endures, Survives And Prevails At 22

Hope – To desire with expectation of obtainment

Vista – A large number of things that may be possible in the future

 

She is aptly named.

Hope Vista.

It is the core of her being and the thrust of her music; both openly inspire while scanning new ground, what artistic …

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Staying Tight With Romp

After quickly rising through the ranks of the historical New Brunswick scene, ROMP are ready to take on the new year after a successful 2015. The NYC-based Bad Timing Records signed the band back in July and ROMP promptly re-released their excellent EP, Sorry, Not Sorry, in October with …

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An Interview with Pwr Bttm: On Writing From Vulnerability, Exploring Drag, And Those Carol Channing Tweets Explained

It’s rare for lyrics to be inspired as that of queer punk duo Pwr Bttm (pronounced “Power Bottom”)—at least in a way that could manage to blow the minds of society-upheaval-minded punk fanatics and liberal arts professors alike. It’s consistently lines like “I want to put the whole world in …

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An Interview with Gogol Bordello: Roma Renegades

Eugene Hütz isn’t your average frontman. Gogol Bordello isn’t your normal band. Gypsy punk rock that you can dance to isn’t your cup of tea. Here’s the thing—sure as hell that a band that has been around for nearly 20 years, seen more crowds than the pope, and does it …

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An Interview with They Might Be Giants: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

To follow the career of They Might Be Giants is like watching a carnival ride that has no “off” switch. Brooklyn’s quirk-rock masters are seemingly immersed in a constant stream of projects and shows.

The year 2015 was a particularly busy time for the band.

They Might Be Giants held …

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Interview with Disco Biscuits: Boogying On Down

Most of us have heard of disco fries before—but disco biscuits? Granted, as addictive as those fries are, I would bet many would be interested in ordering some biscuits as a side dish. But this is a delicacy we can’t eat. No; these Disco Biscuits are far better than …

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An Interview with Neil Fallon of Clutch: Psychic Warfare Is Real

I am ashamed to admit that I saw Clutch perform live for the very first time this past summer as they opened up for Mastodon in Central Park. For anyone that has seen the band live before, they can agree that Clutch is one of the most entertaining live bands …

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An Interview with The Bouncing Souls: Sing Along Forever

When announcing complete details for their ninth annual Home For The Holidays at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, The Bouncing Souls also addressed that this year will mark the final run of these quintessential holiday shows. Considering that The Souls were a group that I constantly credit for shaping …

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An Interview with The Loved Ones: Keep Your Heart

This past spring, The Loved Ones briefly returned for two special nights in Asbury Park as well as their home base in Philadelphia. Highly regarded as an underrated gem of the East Coast, there’s no question that this group touched the hearts of many throughout their career, and have also …

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An Interview with Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration: Celebrating The Holidays At Starland

Growing up I was always a huge fan of My Chemical Romance, and I still am. As time went on, and members started doing other projects, I really started to focus my energy on a certain member, Frank Iero, now of Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration. I have seen him perform with …

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