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Band To Watch: Glass Beach

For the sake of technical accuracy on their Bandcamp tags, Glass Beach identifies as a Los Angeles "post-emo" group. But ask the infectiously gleeful quartet…
Ian Cohen | November 13, 2019 - 10:50 am

The Anniversary

Something To Write Home About Turns 20

There is no statistical database that will inform me how many albums have begun with a pick slide, but I have an ironclad certainty that…
Ian Cohen | September 30, 2019 - 10:45 am

Sounding Board

At Pasadena Daydream, The Cure Showed Why Their Legacy May Never Disintegrate

Used to be there was an unwritten rule in music criticism: Only employ "Beatles-esque" as a last resort. I mean, this band virtually created pop…
Ian Cohen | September 2, 2019 - 2:55 pm

The Anniversary

Hospice Turns 10

"In 2009, you kind of need to know some C++ just to talk about bands," Brian Howe wrote in the Pitchfork review for Antlers' breakthrough…
Ian Cohen | August 16, 2019 - 10:44 am


Slaughter Beach, Dog Or: How Jake Ewald Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Wilco

Over the past year, Jake Ewald's tastes have evolved, man. The Slaughter Beach, Dog mastermind has found himself drawn towards music with nuance and a…
Ian Cohen | July 31, 2019 - 10:45 am

Ultimate Playlist

Chillwave At 10: The Essential Tracks

I honestly thought "glo-fi" was gonna stick, y'all.
Ian Cohen | June 25, 2019 - 11:37 am

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Just Like Heaven: Thoughts From The Ground At The Blog-Rock Nostalgia Festival

Woodstock 50 is imploding before our eyes, but the latest attempt to harvest summer of '69 nostalgia was always going to be a gamble. Obtaining…
Ian Cohen | May 8, 2019 - 12:20 pm


The Get Up Kids And Their Adult Problems

The Get Up Kids were looking for a job and then they found some jobs. After the beloved Kansas punk band went on hiatus in…
Ian Cohen | April 30, 2019 - 10:59 am

The Anniversary

Post-Nothing Turns 10

The drive to turn every element of sports' human drama into a quantifiable, predictable metric has resulted in Win Probability Charts becoming a mainstay of…
Ian Cohen | April 26, 2019 - 12:51 pm


Caracara Keep Getting Better

When William Lindsay arrived at Drexel University in 2010, Philadelphia still lagged behind his hometown of Columbus as far as music scene credibility went. The…
Ian Cohen | March 27, 2019 - 10:59 am

The Anniversary

Clarity Turns 20

There have been many ways to hear Jimmy Eat World's Clarity: your favorite streaming service; the 2007 reissue that included the original demo of "Sweetness";…
Ian Cohen | February 22, 2019 - 11:03 am


Balance And Composure’s Jon Simmons On The Long Road That Led To Their Farewell Tour

Jon Simmons admits he's trying to be more direct in 2019, but it doesn't come naturally. The Balance And Composure frontman carefully admits to the…
Ian Cohen | February 4, 2019 - 2:22 pm


Mineral’s Chris Simpson On His Band’s New Book, New Music, Ancient Memories, & Enduring Legacy

Chris Simpson doesn't think he's ever met a casual Mineral fan, but the potential for millions of them briefly existed in the minds of people…
Ian Cohen | January 10, 2019 - 10:58 am


Emo Revival Heroes Algernon Cadwallader Are Back (In Print)

The most influential emo bands are almost invariably mourned using the lexicon of incompletion and imperfection - they break up on the precipice of something…
Ian Cohen | November 13, 2018 - 9:31 am

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Dawn Of The Def: Our Trip To The Inaugural Día De Los Deftones

When I ask people what they think about San Diego, I mostly find out that they don’t. Unlike Los Angeles and the Bay Area, there’s…
Ian Cohen | November 6, 2018 - 12:47 pm

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