Allison Lips

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Anglophile, Rockabilly, Pompadour lover, TV and Music Critic

Review: City Escape Artist, ‘Discounted Legacy’

City Escape Artist is a Pittsburgh-based punk band that would have become Warped Tour stalwarts had the band existed 20 years ago. If you...

Dominic Davi on The Art of Podcasting, 3 Gigs, Tsunami Bomb, & More

Dominic Davi is best known as the bassist for Tsunami Bomb. However, he also hosts three podcasts, 3 Gigs, Monster Candy, and Alternative Tentacles...

The Conan Finale: A Fun Yet Sad Reflection of Conan’s Time on TBS

Conan's final episode was a fun, yet sad reflection of Conan O'Brien's time on TBS.  As a final episode, the Conan finale was unsatisfying and...

Review: Crimson Riot, ‘It Took an Apocalypse’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnB58xC1B4 Crimson Riot’s upcoming release It Took an Apocalypse is a fun romp through various takes on the traditional pop-punk formula while never straying too...

Interview: Val Bauer

Val Bauer is a Portland, Oregon based singer-songwriter. We spoke to him about his pop-punk influenced sound and the affect the COVID-19 pandemic has...

Amy Gabba on Signing with Allegedly Records and The Success of Her Anti-Valentine’s Day Anthem

Valentine's Day is around the corner, so we decided to talk with Amy Gabba from Amy Gabba and the Almost Famous about signing to...

Mike & Greg of ‘It Was a Thing on TV’ on Bad TV, The Show’s History & More

Diehard television fans and fans of weird things in general will enjoy It Was a Thing on TV: An Anthology on Forgotten Television. Twice...

The Arkhams on The Art of Psychobilly, H.P. Lovecraft & The New York City Scene

With their name straight out of an H.P. Lovecraft novel, the New York-based band The Arkhams play psychobilly. Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh, who also...

Andy Pohl (Tsunami Bomb) About The Past, Present & Future of Sell the Heart Records

The Pop Break recently sat down with Andy Pohl, who is best known as the guitarist for Tsunami Bomb to talk about his record...

Wikipedia Turns 20: A Look Back at the Modern Encyclopedia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8NcycDAs6s In 20 years, Wikipedia has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Gone are the World Book Encyclopedia of yesteryear. Jimmy Wales and...

Neopets: From Boomtown to Ghostown

Neopets is peak early-2000s nostalgia. Founded in 1999, Neopets quickly grew into the hottest site on the internet for kids. At its height between...

Mr. Mayor Review: ’30 Rock’ Meets ‘The Good Place’ But Without the Staying Power

Mr. Mayor is 30 Rock meets The Good Place. Originally conceived as a spin-off of 30 Rock with Alec Baldwin reprising his role as...

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