With Time, Best Coast Show Their True Selves

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Stef Preston

  Music        After almost a month of listening to Best Coast's third full-length album, California Nights, I've come to this crazy realization... I totally love it! When I first heard it, I was very disappointed. Most of the record is very slow paced and I thought the lyrics didn't have a lot of variety or substance. As I kept playing the songs on my iTunes shuffle or in the car, I discovered the album's vivid, idealistic... READ MORE

Top 10 Pop Punk Songs of the Early 2000s

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:55 AM
Stef Preston

  Music   The early aughts were pop punk's prime. Sure, there were Blink-182, Green Day and the Get Up Kids before this era, but it wasn't until teenagers listening to those bands in the late '90s grew up and formed bands of their own that pop punk really took off and had many different interpretations. In honor of one of the most important pop punk album's 10th anniversary, (Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree, of... READ MORE

Interview - Nikki O'Neill and the Rockin' Road of Women Guitarists

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Stef Preston

  Music   For Nikki O’Neill, playing guitar on and off the stage is her passion and something that comes naturally for her. Even though lately a buzz has been around her due to her new book, Women’s Road to Rock Guitar, where she explains the ins and outs of becoming a rock goddess like herself, O’Neill also still gravitates towards the art of live performing. “I would have gone to Woodstock,” O’Neill says when asked what concert... READ MORE

Album Review: Fall Out Boy - "American Beauty/American Psycho"

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Stef Preston

  Music      In “This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race,” Patrick Stump starts off with, “I am an arms dealer/Fitting you with weapons in the form of words/And don't really care which side wins/As long as the room keeps singing/That's just the business I'm in." And for Fall Out Boy, for a while, that was true. It didn't really matter what they did; they were Fall Out freakin' Boy, gods of “the scene,” and they could... READ MORE

Top 10 Cartoon Soundtracks

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:48 PM
Stef Preston

  Music     For the first time since 2010, N.E.R.D. is finally releasing new material. They're on the soundtrack for the upcoming The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in theatres February 6. Pharrell Williams and his partners, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley, are releasing three songs for the album, including “Squeeze Me,” which can be heard here. N.E.R.D. hasn't been the only band to lend their voices to an animated movie. Let's take a trip down Space... READ MORE 1