How does a band keep its own identity when every media outlet pushes them as a comparison to their surroundings? For Philadelphia band Swearin’, it’s comparisons to Waxahatchee, which shares both members and bloodlines. For Potty Mouth, it is riot grrrl, “all chick bands,” and the exploding Western Massachusetts music scene. How is a band to set itself apart from these factors while remaining unscathed and unshaped by the press? I discussed these topics and more with Allison and Jeff from Swearin’, Abby and Ally from Potty Mouth, and Potty Mouth’s tour friend Sam, on Saturday evening at their show at Great Scott. More
Daylight savings time is perhaps the greatest holiday of the year because it provides more inspiration for late-night rocking. No longer will you suffer from cabin fever and continue having to live life as a shut-in square. Embrace the daylight, open up to the world, and rock! More
The Music Video Roundup brings you a handful of the most memorable videos to hit the web. Included this week are new videos from Swearin’, Arctic Monkeys, and Arcade Fire.