St. Albans, UK genre-benders Enter Shikari released their newest album, Nothing is True & Everything is Possible, on April 17 via SO Recordings. The album is a follow up to 2017’s The Spark and the summer 2019 single Stop the Clocks. Now that Nothing is True is in the hands (or ears, rather) of listeners all over the globe, one might speculate that Enter Shikari did just that; for the most part, anyway.
After COVID-19 put a temporary end to their live events, an up-and-coming Toms River music venue has moved their operations completely to social media, in cooperation with Governor Phil Murphy’s social distancing executive order. Jimmy Mura, Director of The Clubhouse of Toms River, has gone to great lengths to produce online content for the community during a time where live music events pose a public health concern.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the dastardly COVID-19 virus has impacted countless lives and businesses all over the world. The music industry is no exception; musical artists big and small have been forced to cancel shows, postpone tours, or even reschedule studio time. If you’re in a band, chances are the novel coronavirus has brought whatever activities you’ve had planned to a screeching halt, regardless if you’re packing arenas or struggling to fill basements.
Newly-formed Ocean Country melodic hardcore band About a Year Ago independently released their debut EP Borrowed Time on Feb. 4. Rising from the ashes of the now-defunct Toms River-based easycore band Sick on Sunday, About a Year Ago pushes into the new decade with a sound that embodies the raw D.I.Y. essence of the New Jersey local music scene.
St. Albans, U.K. rock giants Enter Shikari premiered their latest single, ‘The Dreamer’s Hotel,’ with BBC Radio host Annie Mac on Feb. 10. The track comes with the announcement of their sixth studio album, Nothing is True & Everything is Possible, which is due out April 17. ‘The Dreamer’s Hotel’ is a furious track that, […]
Ontario-born pop icon Justin Bieber graced the world on Valentine’s Day with his newest record, Changes. The Canadian singer has come a long way from the days of sideswept hair and My World 2.0. Back in the days of songs like ‘Baby’ and ‘One Time,’ I was a simple middle schooler fiending on the likes of Green Day and Blink-182; so Bieber wasn’t my scene. To me, he was another teen icon pumping out generically catchy pop songs to a mainstream audience. That Justin is no longer the Justin we see on Changes. “People change. Circumstances change. But God always remains the same,” says the now 25-year-old singer in the closing measures of the new album’s title track.
Canadian-American artist Aurora Robson gave a lecture on her experiences cultivating works for her exhibit Inquire Within at the Wilson Hall Auditorium last Friday night, Feb. 7. The exhibit is being hosted at DiMattio Gallery in Rechnitz Hall until March 13.
Massachusetts melodic hardcore punkers Four Year Strong have released two singles from their new album Brain Pain which is due out Feb. 28 via Pure Noise Records. The singles, ‘Talking Myself in Circles,’ and the title track ‘Brain Pain,’ are the first new songs to be released by the band since their 2015 self-titled release.
Adjunct Art Professor Gina Torello, M.F.A., gave a captivating lecture to a packed Bey Hall Auditorium in support of her art exhibition Lightscapes.
As students and staff settle into their respective classrooms and offices on a typical school day, one may pull out their smartphone to peruse their social media feeds, check their emails, or text a friend.