Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tag: op-ed

Op-Ed: Tom DeLonge is a musical genius — let me explain

“Genius” is a term that’s often thrown around for no reason. Very rarely is it applied to the right person, someone who’s earned the...

Op-Ed: Should you use your phone and record at shows?

In March, I stood in a packed stadium—the Verizon Center in Washington, DC—as Green Day rang out their hit “21 Guns.” Had this been...

Members of the music industry open up about their mental health: “We’ve got each...

*This article contains discussion about depression and suicide. Like it did for music fans the world over, the tragic passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington...

From Trophy Eyes’ John Floreani’s POV: What you miss when you’re wishing for something...

The same way we sat as children staring at the playground from inside the classroom while Mrs. Maxwell droned on about trigonometry or something...

Op-Ed: Hundredth’s new album ‘RARE’ is exactly what the scene needs

Are you the same person you were two years ago? Five years ago? Seven? As we’re all well aware by now—or at least should...

Is Donald Trump the political Sex Pistol? Let’s take a look

Political pundits from Amy Goodman to David Brooks claim they have never before seen the likes of President Trump. Fans of popular music know...

Op-Ed: No djent band will ever top Meshuggah—let me explain why

Few bands can legitimately claim to have spearheaded an entire movement in music, let alone a genre all its own. Meshuggah can. Read more: Megadeth announce...

Op-ed: Why I’d rather watch ‘Attack On Titan’ than suffer through ‘Breaking Bad’

In the age of Netflix, Hulu and HBO, there are millions of genres of television. From well-intentioned drug crafters locked in a laundry facility...

Op-ed—LeFou: Disney’s “first” gay character

Disney’s latest live action adaption, Beauty And The Beast, is finally here. After months of fantastic promotional material and some heavily Auto-Tuned singing from...

Heavy band seeking fans: Elitists need not apply—an op-ed

At the heart of punk ethos is a hatred for elitism. Punk music started out as an attempt to defy the so-called “rules of...