Author: Alex Couts

Album: First Things First Artist: Hodera Label: Take This to the Heart Records Release Date: October 20th, 2017 Rating:     Header photo by Brian L. Tice Jr. Successfully transforming elements of post-country into emo-power anthems is the specialty of up-and-coming band Hodera. Hodera is spearheaded by Mathew Smith from New Brunswick, New Jersey and […]

  Album: You’re Not As ______ As You Think Artist: Sorority Noise Record Label: Triple Crown Records Release Date: March 17th, 2017 Rating: When Cam Boucher began writing for his side project Sorority Noise, he did not know that he would be simultaneously creating a strong platform for the open discussion of mental health issues […]

Before Expire’s Sunday, Oct. 23 matinee show at Sure Man House in Akron, guitarist Zach Dear sat down with BSR’s Alex Couts and Evan Harms to talk house shows, the end of Expire, and next steps for the band. Read some excerpts from the interview below and listen to the full audio. Evan Harms: What […]

Photo courtesy of  slaughterbeach.bandcamp.com It was absolutely no mystery that Modern Baseball’s Holy Ghost was a wash of heavy and heartfelt emotions, in comparison to their prior releases which focused mostly on girls, drinks and awkward situations. This year’s release saw songwriters Brennan Lukens and Jake Ewald focusing more on their battle with mental illness […]

photo courtesy of altpress.com Scribed by: Alex Couts Album: ‘Mothership’ Artist: Dance Gavin Dance Record Label: Rise Records Rating:  The realm of Post-whatever-you-want-to-call-it-Core has become a really weird place to try to explore, rather to have grown up with. It’s tough to pick a place to start; some may want to start back in the […]

Scribed by: Alexander Couts photo courtesy of kroq.com I want to start this off by stating something VERY important: I am about to make some very positive remarks about Brand New, The Front Bottoms, and Modern Baseball, and some very negative remarks about the crowd. With this being said, I want to make it VERY […]


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