Nick Porcaro

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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,...

Album Review: Jenny Lewis, ‘The Voyager’

Sure, I could say Jenny Lewis tends to shove awkward, long-winded phrases into ill-fitting melodies on The Voyager. I could point out how her...

Pop-Break Live: XPoNential Festival 2014, Day 3

The final day of XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru featured perhaps the strongest performances and the largest crowds of an already jam-packed weekend. Philly...

Pop-Break Live: XPoNential Fest 2014, Day 1

What a weekend. This year’s XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru played host to an excess of the typical classic rock, folk, country and blues...

Album Review: Yes, ‘Heaven & Earth’

Let's get the obvious out of the way: Heaven & Earth is as cheesy as progressive rock gets. If you were to take a...

EP Review: Four Year Strong, ‘Go Down in History’

“Don’t fix it if it hasn’t broken yet.” Those eerily prescient words come from the chorus of “It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year...

Album Review: Every Time I Die, ‘From Parts Unknown’

  Leave it to Kurt Ballou to summon even more chaos from Every Time I Die. The esteemed producer and guitarist for Converge lends his...

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