Reviews

Concert Review

All Time Low

Only two days after their latest CD Nothing Personal hit stores, All Time Low hit the road, kicking off a mini tour at The National in Richmond. Along for the ride was Cartel, We The Kings, and Virginia Beach natives Days Difference. A very solid line up and in many ways a sneak peak to the Vans Warped Tour that both All Time Low and We The Kings will join in mid July...

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Posted by sinclair on 07/23 at 07:56 AM

Album Review

311 Uplifter

So I was told to write a album review for the new 96X website and James Steele asked me if I had listened to any new CD’s that had come out lately so I could write one. And I thought instantly “of course daddy! The new 311!” Thus I will write a quick review for the 9th major label studio album they have put out titled “Uplifter.” Now many of you probably know by now that I am one of the biggest 311 fans you will ever now. I have seen them countless times live, have all of their CD’s and DVD’s and have a whole wall of autographed and framed things from the band from the times I have met them. So with that being said you might think this review will be slanted and totally biased...

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Posted by sinclair on 06/25 at 01:37 PM

Album Review

Passion Pit - Manners

When an EP entitled Chunk of Change came through my record mail last year I was quick to dismiss its creator, a band called Passion Pit, as just another synth-pop, electronic band riding on the coat tails of MGMT, Justice, or even Bloc Party. Afterall, thats how the music is labeled when it reaches me - with tags like "synth-pop", "electro-rock", and so on and so on. After a while those labels begin to look awfully generic. By the point I had this band's debut EP in my lap I had already decided to push it aside for the moment. Since then I have listened to Chunk of Change only a handfull of times. The amount of praise that I've heard regarding this band, however, has outweighed every note on that EP ten-fold. Passion Pit has become a band that you can no longer ignore...

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Posted by sinclair on 06/24 at 07:54 AM

Concert Review

The Fray with Jack’s Mannequin

Even though I am a fan of The Fray, I had never seen them perform live before. I’ve seen their opener Jacks Mannequin a few times now, and they are never a let down. I got to my seat just in time to them take the stage...

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Posted by sinclair on 06/20 at 06:55 AM