Mary’s May 2017 Playlist

Hey everyone! I thought for this month I would put a short playlist together with songs I haven’t been able to stop listening to for a few months.

I first heard the song “Afterlife” by XYLØ on one of my favourite TV shows “The Originals” and instantly fell in love with the band.  I really recommend listening to them, especially their other songs “Bang Bang,” “BLK CLD” (Black Cloud), and “Fools Paradise.”  This playlist is more on the relaxing, melodic side, so it’s perfect for pre-finals stress.  Enjoy 🙂

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Real Friends Concert May 2017

Here are some photos I took at the Real Friends concert at The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, California.

This show was completely unexpected for me. When I was told that I had to purchase a ticket in order to get a photo pass, I decided not to go. But then, I won two free tickets from Oh My Rockness. So of course, I had to go.

Unfortunately, they approved way too many photographers for how small the pit was, so I got better photos of the opening acts, Broadside, Tiny Moving Parts, and Have Mercy than Real Friends (I missed Nothing, Nowhere because I was busy eating chicken nuggets).

So without further ado, here are the pictures.

Broadside-

 

 

Tiny Moving Parts-

 

 

Have Mercy-

 

 

Real Friends-

Album Review – “Graveyard Shift” by Motionless In White

It has felt like ages since Motionless In White released new music.  Yet here we are, over two and a half years later.  Reincarnate, released back in September of 2014, did not impress me at first.  I was just simply not excited over what they had put out.  Currently, it is my favourite album of all time without a doubt.  Each song on the album has a different meaning to me, and I see it as a distinct masterpiece created by one of the very best bands in any subgenre of rock music.

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Tiny Animals – Band Review

It’s not often that I really like the bands that make use of our music submission page, but Tiny Animals definitely falls into that category.  The band started in 2007, has some really good songs.  My favourite is one of their most current ones “Up, up, and away,” which has just enough of an old school pop punk vibe for me to really get into, yet at the same time, it’s renovating enough not to sound like something I’ve heard a thousand times before.

The band consists of Chris Howerton on guitar, his sister Rita on drums, and  Anton Kreisl on bass, with all of the band members contributing to the vocals. Chris did not feel that the band members of his previous band, Fighterpilot, were on the same wavelength as him. Fighterpilot broke up when he realised that his sister, Rita Howerton, would be the only person he could trust to start a new band with. (more…)

Sumin’s April 2017 Playlist

I can’t believe it’s April already! 2017 is flying by… Anyway, so many of my favorite bands have been releasing new music, thus I am a happy child. And of course, I’m still discovering “new” music released years ago too. So here it is- my April playlist:

 

  1. Misery – Blink 182
  2. Tell Me I’m A Wreck – Every Avenue
  3. Oh No – Bring Me The Horizon
  4. Slow Burn – State Champs
  5. Bad Habits – FIDLAR
  6. If You’re Thinking of Leaving, You Should – Social Repose
  7. Voldemort – With Confidence

 

Song Review – “Silence Speaks” by While She Sleeps

Upon the first thirty seconds of my initial listen, frankly, I disliked the song.  “Silence Speaks” by English metalcore band While She Sleeps sounded like your typical hardcore band’s average song.  At the thirty second mark begins these soft, catchy vocals and I had a feeling that part would be stuck in my head for a while.  After a few more seconds, I skip to Oli Sykes’ share of the song, exactly three minutes in.  Having been a fan of his vocals for several years, he was the reason why I had known about “Silence Speaks” in the first place.  Feeling slightly disappointed with both While She Sleeps’ and Sykes’ performances, I closed out of the tab and forgot about it.

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