Review: Hot Hot Heat- Happiness Ltd.

Posted September 13, 2007 by keaton in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hot Hot Heat’s 4th release, Happiness Ltd, holds up the band’s indie/alt-pop, emphasis on the pop, reputation, but with a new twist. Steve Bays’ distinctive vocals, mmixed with the bands twangy guitar riffs, and piano laced melodies, bring a hint of melancholy and nostalgia to my ears, much like Elevator, only this time around they […]

Review: All Time Low- So Wrong It’s Right

Posted September 13, 2007 by keaton in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

All Time Low’s highly anticipated debut full length album, So Wrong It’s Right opens all over the place, and out of control with How We Do, but by the second track, the instrumentals reorder themselves into place. Gaskarth proves that he can bring indiviuality to vocals that previously sounded just like every other band on […]

Adam of Big City Lights

Posted August 12, 2007 by shooting in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Lauren talked to Adam (bass) of Big City Lights who are from Long Island, New York to get up-to-date on where this Pop/Rock band is at and where they are headed. Along with our own questions, we enlisted a couple fans to help us out by submitting their own. SSM: Who is this and what […]

Review: The City’s Finest

Posted August 6, 2007 by keaton in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Their E.P. titled Its a Physical Addiction is made up of songs that definitely cover the more theatrical side of music. The second track Operetta VII has a Nightmare before Christmas feel in the beginning and at various other moments throughout the song.Their last song called What’s to Keep Me from Keeping You? starts out […]

A Letter From The Editors

Posted August 4, 2007 by shooting in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Finally, the first issue is out! It feels like its been forever since we started planning and working on this and now it’s out. Hopefully everyone will enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it all together. Everyone working on this zine loves music. We want to promote and support anyone and everyone […]

Ryan Hunter from Envy on The Coast

Posted August 4, 2007 by shooting in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Keaton caught up with Envy On The Coast’s lead singer, Ryan Hunter on their first headlining tour. Despite being on voice rest, he was able to tell us via hiptop a bit about himself as a musician, and Envy’s upcoming release, Lucy Gray, which hits the shelves on August 7th. Keaton: Your first full length […]

Danny Smith of The City Drive

Posted August 4, 2007 by shooting in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Lauren and Ashley came up with some questions for Danny Smith (vocals, guitar, piano) of The City Drive about touring, their new E.P., writing, and more. The City Drive are based out of Los Angeles, California and have released an album titled Always Moving, Never Stopping and their Egocentral E.P. You can catch them at […]

The Academy Is…Live

Posted August 4, 2007 by shooting in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

This is what it feels like to see The Academy Is… I’ve had SANTI since a week before it came out. I’ve listened to it on occasion, but it just never had that feeling that Almost Here did; that indescribable force that provokes every emotion, causing me to sit in front of iTunes and cry […]

To Sum it Up: The Remorse Code

Posted August 4, 2007 by shooting in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

If you have ever wanted to be the one to say, “I knew the band when…” then don’t waste another minute and check out this up-and-coming band. I’m sure you will feel no remorse in doing so!! The Remorse Code first formed in October of 2006. They reside in Rhode Island and the current members […]

Scott Waldman of Lido Beach

Posted August 4, 2007 by shooting in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Lauren talked to Scott Waldman, formerly of The City Drive, about his new project Lido Beach. As a fairly new band, with Scott as the only official member at the present time, they have already played shows with bands such as Sound the Alarm, Tokyo Rose, and Goodbye Valentine. You can purchase a Lido Beach […]