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The Pop Break
Posts by Nick Porcaro
Enter Shikari Unveil New Sound, Stage Presence at Rough Trade
Pop Break Live: Enter Shikari at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY Enter Shikari took to the stage at Rough Trade NYC to promote its latest...
Review: Enter Shikari, ‘The Spark’
If there’s one thing fans of Enter Shikari should expect by now, it’s that the British rock quartet refuses to repeat itself. And yet...
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...
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