Lucky 7: In Defense of Metal

The intention of this article is to serve as an Op Ed to Ethan Fixell’s article on MTV’s Guy Code. Just kidding. I’m looking to shred this misogynistic, piece of shit, piece of “writing” like John Petrucci shreds a the end of To Live Forever live. I don’t know what’s been in the water lately, but…

Wreaking HAVOK at B.B. King’s

As many of you may not know, this writer is a metalhead at heart. Born and raised in the southland, I was bred by rock, and music with that base will always be my first love. Eccentric and slightly off-key as I am, it should be no surprise that from southern rock I drifted seamlessly…

Recap: AFROPUNK FEST

This past weekend marked the yearly performance of a plethora of artists at the annual Afropunk Fest in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. For nearly a decade, producers of the festival have been working their assess off to bring the best of the afro punk world to New York (someone this year said they started in Webster…

Sevendust Still Rocking

Last weekend I saw Sevendust with a few other bands in New Jersey at Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony. Don’t let the time lapse fool you, that shit was awesome. I’m just now recovering! I actually saw Sevendust earlier in the week at Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater as well, but The Stone Pony was a…

Earthling: Redefining What It Means To Shred

Alright ladies and gents, practice your headbanging this week because Virginia’s very own Earthling is coming to Brooklyn this Saturday, April 27th. Who is this headbanging worthy band you ask? Earthling is the crusty heaviness that defines classic black metal but with a healthy mix of doom and thrash. Your mother would definitely not approve…

Sevendust Takes the Tri-State Area

Every once in a while I’ll drop a band name that no one remembers and feel old as hell. Unfortunately, that keeps happening with Sevendust due to their upcoming shows in my area; however, I feel less like an old lady and more like one of the fortunate few who still remembers awesome music without an…

NYC Area Bands Invade MACRoCk!

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing on the East Coast: it’s MACRoCk time! The Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference is celebrating its sweet 16 this year on the weekend of April 5th. What is MACRoCk, you ask? It’s a music festival held in Harrisonburg, Virginia that includes bands from all…

Music: Proof that 2012 Didn’t Totally Suck

Some parts of 2012 definitely weren’t awesome. Hurricane Sandy blew. Literally. Recent school shootings have the entire nation up in arms about whether we should be up in arms. On a personal level, I almost died in New Jersey via sun poisoning, and I learned the hard way that OKCupid isn’t the greatest idea. But…