Concert reviews, interviews, album reviews, and more written for various online publications.
Thirty Seconds to Mars --photo+review for Melodic magazine
The usually-quiet town of Mansfield, MA, was rocked to the core on Sunday night with Thirty Seconds To Mars’s performance at the Xfinity Center. However, the crowd started rocking long before Jared and Shannon Leto took the stage, thanks to the three incredible openers.
Frank Turner — Portraits+Interview for Melodic Magazine
I got to sit down and chat with British singer-songwriter Frank Turner before his set at Sea Hear Now Festival in Asbury Park, NJ, this past weekend. In addition to talking about performing on the first day of the festival, we also got to chat about his most recent album, touring, synthesizers, and writing processes.
The Wonder years--Photo+Review for savvage media
As all good things must end, the Wonder Years’ Sister Cities tour has come to a close. With support from Worriers, Tiny Moving Parts, and Tiger’s Jaw, the Wonder Years headlined an incredibly successful tour to celebrate the release of their newest album, Sister Cities. On June 7th, I was fortunate enough to catch this killer lineup out in Worcester, MA, on one of the last shows of the tour.
Frank Turner's "Be More Kind"-- album Review for savvage media
"Let's make America great again, by making racists ashamed again," sings Frank Turner on his politically-charged album, Be More Kind. Turner's never been one to shy away from current events, but it has been a few albums since he has acknowledged the current political state of the world. While 2013's Tape Deck Heart and 2015's Positive Songs for Negative People are full of self-reflection and incredibly strong albums, it is refreshing to once again hear Frank's political side. (After all, who doesn't love "Thatcher Fucked the Kids"?).
Weezer-- Photo+ Review for Savvage Media
Weezer— or as one fan was overheard referring to them, “The Greatest Toto Cover Band of The Century”— certainly blessed the rains in Mansfield, MA on Tuesday evening. Numerous torrential downpours, rumbles of thunder, and bursts of lightning didn’t stop fans from braving the elements for this killer show. Who can blame them? With Pixies and Sleigh Bells opening for such a legendary band, getting drenched was worth it.
Sea Hear Now Festival—Photo+Review for melodic magazine
Danny Clinch knocked our socks off. As always. Clinch masterminded the inaugural Sea Hear Now Festival in Asbury Park in the last weekend in September. The rockstar photographer was the driving force behind the festival, and anybody who’s remotely familiar with his work knows he doesn’t half-ass his projects. Sea Hear Now was another fine example of that.