Occur's Favorite Music of 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music U2 invaded our iTunes, everything came up butts and Taylor Swift became the first musician since ... herself to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in its debut week. Underneath the publicity stunts and sonic 180s (not just the Sonic Highways), 2014 provided some memorable surprises musically. Dig in and see what we dug this year.   Album image courtesy Republic   FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End In... READ MORE

5 Bands Born from Breakups and Shakeups

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image by Andrew St. Clair When tragedy (or mere temper tantrums) leaves bands in the dust, it’s often hard for the members to pick up the pieces and start again. The wounds might be fresh, but the art charges on. Here are five groups that formed out of the ashes of others.   No Devotion (above)   When Welsh cyber-rock outfit Lostprophets fell apart due to singer Ian Watkins’ pleading guilty to child sex offenses, they vowed never to play... READ MORE