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B-sides, Books, and (Princess) Brides with Bad Suns

Over the last two years, most of us have had a lot of extra time at home. Some people chose to learn something new (I downloaded Duolingo and now hablo español), some people spent a lot of time on TikTok or Netflix (or both), and some people helped score a recreation of the cult classic The Princess Bride. Or at least that’s what Christo Bowman, lead singer of indie-rock band Bad Suns did.  “I’ve never even seen the [original] movie,” says Bowman when I ask him about the experience. We’re chatting via Zoom—he’s in the green room at the Rialto… Read more »


Deryck Whibley Of Sum 41 Announces ‘Heaven And Hell’ Memoir

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has announced that he’ll be releasing a memoir. Aptly titled Walking Disaster: My Life Through Heaven And Hell, after different songs from the pop-punker’s popular act, the book will be released on Oct. 8 via Gallery Books. Fans can pre-order a copy of the book here. Whibley posted the announcement on his Instagram, saying he is “extremely honored and excited” about this opportunity. This comes after the Canadian act’s statement that they will disband later this year. The novel includes Whibley’s reflection on his trials and tribulations and a backstage look at how Sum 41… Read more »


News Flashes 10.17.22: BTS’ Military Service, Kanye’s Latest Move, The Life of Robbie Coltrane, and Hayley Williams’ New Project

Today we talk about BTS’ hiatus to fulfill their military obligation, Kanye’s latest mistake, the life of Robbie Coltrane, and Hayley Williams’ new hair salon. — BTS’ Military Service BTS confirmed today they will be required to fulfill South Korea’s obligation for men to serve in the military. There was a question if their status in the entertainment industry would protect them from the requirement but now everyone has gotten an answer. Every South Korean man must serve for 18–21 months as long as they are healthy. Jin, the oldest member of BTS, will be the first to start his… Read more »

Concert Reviews

Heavier Than the Rain: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022

photos & words by Austin Spruill As the blistering summer of 2022 winds down into the cooler weather of fall, musicians and fans alike are treated to a number of high-profile festivals raging across the country, from Welcome to Rockville and Inkcarceration to Rocklahoma and Louder Than Life. However, few were as highly anticipated as this year’s incarnation of Blue Ridge Rock Festival, taking place from September 8–11.  Hosted at the world-renowned Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, hopes were high for the relatively young festival, as the successes and challenges of 2021 propelled the event further into the spotlight… Read more »


News Flashes 09.13.22: Paramore’s Announcements, Emmys Highlights, and Children React to The Little Mermaid Trailer

Today we talk about new announcements from Paramore, highlights from the Emmys, and kids reacting to the new Little Mermaid trailer. — Paramore Keeps Us Excited Paramore did us a solid by adding two shows in LA to their upcoming Fall tour. The beauty of these shows is that the venues are intimate and are sure to create, what will feel like, a personal experience with the band. The shows will take place at The Wiltern on October 20th and The Belasco on October 27th. You can register to request tickets through TicketMaster from now through tomorrow at 11:59pm local time. Part of… Read more »


News Flashes 07.27.22: The Grey Man Sequel, Pinocchio’s Trailer, The Wonder Years’ “Low Tide”, Pinkshift Goes on Tour, and a Shawn Mendes Update

Today we talk about The Gray Man sequel, Pinocchio‘s teaser trailer, The Wonder Years’ new single, Pinkshift’s upcoming tour, and an update on Shawn Mendes’ health. The Gray Man Grows Netflix‘s original movie The Gray Man has seen so much success since its release that they are ready to make it into an entire franchise. The movie, starring Ryan Gosling and directed by the Russo Brothers, is getting a sequel. Netflix has not yet released what it will be about but the story is based on a book series by Mark Greaney. The Russo Brothers said, “The audience reaction to… Read more »


News Flashes 07.19.22: A Class on Harry Styles, The Chainsmokers in Space, and Rage Against the Machine Speaks Out

Today we talk about a new college course on Harry Styles, The Chainsmokers going to space, and Rage Against the Machine’s latest message on social injustices. Harry Styles 101 Who’s ready to go back to school? You might be more inclined to start studying if you go to Texas State University. Professor Louie Dean Valencia is introducing a new class titled “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet and European Pop Culture.” The course will follow Styles’ career and will study how he grew into the phenomenon he is now and how topics like gender, sexuality, race,… Read more »

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