Who To See At Punk Rock Bowling

Who To See At Punk Rock Bowling

Punk Rock Bowling is this weekend and you might be feeling overwhelmed, well have no fear Ali is here! Here are bands you HAVE to see this weekend! 

PHOTOS: Real Friends, Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy Broadside, Nothing,Nowhere @ The Stony Pony

PHOTOS: Real Friends, Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy Broadside, Nothing,Nowhere @ The Stony Pony

Last Wednesday was lucky enough to check out one HECK of a bill at The Stone Pony. To say it was stacked is an understatement. It was my first time seeing the first time seeing Nothing,Nowhere and Broadside. I was really blown away by Nothing,Nowhere, they have a really emotional sound and frick fracking shred. Broadside I've always known as that band that had a music video that was a Youtube AD. The crowd seemed to be most stocked for them besides Real Friends. It is no secret that I love Tiny Moving Parts, they never cease to get me boogieing. Real Friends is a band that I've seen more times than I can count but can never really figure out how I feel about. I really admire how passionate their fans are. They range across ages and aren't afaird to get to some finger pointing when it comes to boney knees and sleepy eyes. Real Friends is doing some international touring this summer but you can catch them with me in September at Riot Fest in Chicago! In the meantime, check out my photos below! 

FESTS: The First Annual Karoondinha Festival 2017

FESTS: The First Annual Karoondinha Festival 2017

Paramore. Chance the Rapper. John Legend.

These are just some of the names on the bill for the first annual Karoondinha Festival this summer, a weekend long, must-attend event. In addition to the chart-topping performers mentioned above, other acts in line with WMCX’s style include Coin, PVRIS, Young the Giant, The Revivalists, and DNCE. In a previous feature, one of our very own discussed experiencing DNCE live in Montclair, NJ and expressed a desire to see the band take their already high energy performance to an even larger stage. What better place to delve into this than a huge summer festival? With over 80 performers in the lineup, gourmet food, and campgrounds offering endless opportunities to explore, this is one festival you do not want to miss. Karoondinha translates to “The Land of Shining Waters,” and provides an accurate description of its campgrounds and surrounding area, which are filled with chances to view wildlife and explore, making sure the adventure doesn’t stop when the music does. Over the 1600 acres of Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park, festival-goers are able to participate in scenic off-roading tours, wildlife tours, and cave explorations, as well as view art installations or take part in daily workshops. The festival takes place in Centre Hall, PA Friday, July 21st through Saturday, July 23rd, with a kick-off party at Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park Thursday the 20th

PHOTOS: Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, and Emarosa @ Starland Ballroom

PHOTOS: Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, and Emarosa @ Starland Ballroom

This past Wednesdays I've got a blast to the past with 3 bands from 3 different parts of my life. I haven't thought about Emarosa since the Marlboro Rec Center stopped having shows, but I was incredibly taken aback by this band I had locked away with all my Hot Topic shits. Singer Bradley Walden spent more time in the crowd than on the stage, a little annoying for the security guards but the crowd couldn't get enough. If you had 50 bucks on hand you could get a private singing lesson with Bradly at the gig! That's wild! If you haven't listened to them since 2010 like me, I recommend Sure off of their latest record 131. 

WMCX's 24 hour fest RECAP

WMCX's 24 hour fest RECAP

Here at the X were all finally waking up from our post 24 hour music fest hibernation. We're obliviously a little biased but can safely say it was a major success! We had a great turn out, all the bands showed up and played incredible sets, and we had a load of fun.  Stay tuned for all the sets and interviews, till then check out these SICK photos from our Social Media Director, Linda Pluhar

Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dies On Stage

Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dies On Stage

Bad events happen in threes and we have seen the second death of a rock and roll legend in less than a week. Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian tragically passed away after collapsing on stage during a performance at the Legends of Rock Cruise on Wednesday Night. He was 67 years old.

Sib Hashian joined Boston in 1975 and played on the band’s 1976 self-titled debut album. Included on the album is possibly their best-known song, “More Than a Feeling.” Rolling Stone praised Hashian’s “climatic drums fills in the final fade-out” on “More than a Feeling.”

The leader of Boston hired Hashian during sessions for the group’s first LP, firing their original drummer Jim Masdea. Ironically Sib Hashian was later replaced in the late 80’s by Boston’s original drummer.

Though best known for his time with classic rock band Boston, his accolades stretch far beyond. He played on bandmate Barry Goudreau’s self-titled album as well as singing backup vocals on Sammy Hagar’s cover of “Sittin On (The Dock of the Bay).

It has been reported other musicians will perform tributes to the late Sib Hashian and his wife insisted the cruise not come to a premature end. The cruise began March 18th in Florida making stops in Peurto Rico and the Bahamas.

On The Passing Of Chuck Berry

On The Passing Of Chuck Berry

The legendary Chuck Berry passed away at the age of 90 this March in his home outside of St. Charles, Missouri. It was reported he died of natural causes. Death cannot stop a master musician considering his next and final album will be released in June featuring Nathaniel Rateliff. The influential musician who was born in 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri has been considered the father of rock n’ roll but is constantly compared to Elvis Presley, another founding father of rock n’ roll. There has been a long history of black people being compared to their white counterparts instead of being allowed to represent themselves. A major difference is as such, Chuck Berry is also known as a pioneer performer for rhythm and blues. Over the decades copious amounts of arguments have taken place about who is the founder of rock and roll, Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley. As music does not evolve in a linear fashion there is no way to definitely say which one was the “first” or most influential.

Death comes for us all but just like Presley and all those before him, Chuck Berry will be forever immortalized in his musical influence on all forms of music and musicians.

Freelance Whales' Diluvia Album Review

Freelance Whales' Diluvia Album Review

From the subways of Queens to somewhere in outer space, experimental indie folk band Freelance Whales showcases their ethereal sound with their newest album (released back in 2012), Diluvia, that “Absolute Punk” raves is “a celestial and cinematic tour-de-force” that “cements [the band’s] status as one of New York City's most creative and rewarding indie” groups. Once again travelling down the rocky path of a concept album, the band’s sophomore story this time focuses on space travel – which was inspired by movies and TV shows such as The NeverEnding Story and Battlestar Galactia.