Album Review - Braid, 'No Coast'

Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music BraidNo CoastTopshelf “I don’t want to have to defend my medicine,” sings Bob Nanna on “Light Crisis,” which appears on the first full-length Braid album in 16 years. It’s a rattling but familiar taste of emo that hasn’t gotten stale. Just in time for the revival of the genre that the Midwest outfit had a hand in popularizing, No Coast delivers 12 timeless tracks. It’s a reunion record that doesn’t reek of a money grab. The helix guitars and... READ MORE

Where Are the Women in the Emo Revival?

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Upon receiving word that heart-on-sleeve heavyweights Jimmy Eat World were reissuing many of their classic albums on vinyl this summer, it made us aware that the rumors behind the Great Emo Revival were true. (And it’s not just because this writer realized a girlhood dream of meeting Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba this year at a Twin Forks show.) Yet for all the hoopla over Braid’s reunion or the reverence of the epically named the World Is... READ MORE