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Periphery, SikTH, Chon, and Toothgrinder at Irving Plaza

Words and Photos by Nick Porcaro Four bands with varying degrees of heaviness managed to keep it together for a night of forward-thinking progressive metal,...

Album Review: Drake, ‘Views’

It may be lonely at the top, but Drake makes success sound downright unbearable on Views. A somber trek through the mind of music’s...

Album Review: Lucius, ‘Good Grief’

By Nick Porcaro The Brooklyn indie pop quintet Lucius operates on a number of peculiarities—from forgoing a traditional drumset to trading instruments at a moment's...

Album Review: Kanye West, ‘The Life of Pablo’

Note: I will not be discussing any of the songs following “Wolves”, as Kanye himself labeled them bonus tracks at the end of “30...

Album Review: A Head Full of Dreams

Once upon a time, Coldplay made us wait three years between albums. This sort of creative hibernation allowed the band to tour the world...

The Front Bottoms Bring the Party to Irving Plaza | October 2015

The Front Bottoms. If you're from Jersey, you know how far these guys have come. I can remember seeing them in 2011 opening up...

Jason Vena & Ryan Zwiefelhofer of Acceptance on Reuniting, New Music

My sister and I have drastically different musical palates, but one of the few bands we can agree on is Acceptance. This pop-rock sextet...

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

“See a lot of y’all don't understand Kendrick Lamar Because you wonder how I could talk about money, hoes, clothes, God and history all in...

Album Review: Drake, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

When the dialogue surrounding a Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning rapper’s new surprise project primarily concerns the backstage drama surrounding its price point, that’s a problem. (Don’t...

Pop-Break Live: CMJ Music Marathon 2014 – Day 1

Tuesday, October 21st marked the first day of my first-ever CMJ experience. Keeping with the weeklong Music Marathon tradition of discovering breaking new artists,...