There’s something inherently off-putting about clowns—the creepy over-exaggerated smiles, the unnatural make-up—but they’re generally supposed to be a sign of fun and happiness. Which is why indie band Circa Waves decided clowns would be the perfect symbol for their upcoming release Sad Happy. “A clown was always an image we thought represented [the album] quite […]
We here at idobi Radio and Geek Girl Riot are big fans of Young Adult novels (YA) but even we gotta admit: We don’t know why certain wacky tropes pop up over and over again. Here are a few we’ve noticed—and what we wish authors would do instead.
Calling all Mayday Parade fans! Frontman Derek Sanders is releasing his first solo EP on Valentine’s Day and we’re already in love after hearing one song. We all know that Mayday Parade loves a good cover song—they recently finished an entire tour built around covers—so it’s not surprising that Sanders chose to reimagine some of […]
A lot can change in ten years: personalities, tastes, relationships. For Mayday Parade the last ten years have been a chance to grow as a band, explore new ways to entertain, and to connect with their fans. Which is why—almost exactly a decade after seeing them live for the first time—I’m sitting on a tour […]
Picture this: It’s a humid 90 degrees and you’re on a rooftop in New York City with 3000 other people. On one side is the Manhattan skyline; on the other Brooklyn. Everyone is turned toward a stage—the Brooklyn Bridge visible just behind it. On it, a band dressed in pink stands. One of the members […]
Behind every successful band there’s a solid management team taking care of all the details. In The Maine’s case, their team at 8123 is supportive, creative, and made up of only two people.
Not every band can release a song on a Wednesday, then have everybody in the audience scream each word back at them live on the following Friday. And not every band can put together a festival in their hometown and bring in fans from around the world in the middle of January. But The Maine […]
Welcome to the fifth edition of She Did It!—a regular Geek Girl Riot segment + column reminding us that everything boys can do, girls probably did first.
Last night, while many of us on the east coast were trying to sleep, The Maine made all our dreams come true by releasing the details for their new album and a new song.