Watch The Cast of Saturday Night Live Skewer 1990s Pop Punk and Emo

Actress Kristin Stewart (Twilight, The Runaways) hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend. One of the sketches featured Stewart and castmates Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney and Mikey Day in a parody of 1990s Pop Punk bands gone corporate, and selling out to the man. It might hit you a little too close to home if you lived this lifestyle as a fan back then. Continue reading

The Punk Rock MBA Analyzes How My Chemical Romance Got So Big?

It’s time for another video by ” The Punk Rock MBA” Finn McKenty, YouTuber, music marketing expert, music critic, and fan. He’s back with a new video analyzing how My Chemical Romance went from unknown, to a dominant force in popular music, and then disbanded. Check it out! Continue reading

Motionless In White – Disguise

Ask any Metal music lover that has attended any of the big music festivals in the past nine or so years, and they will most likely tell you they have seen a set or two of Motionless in White. It is safe to say that even most fans of modern Metal at least know the name Motionless in White. Since the band’s initial inception in 2005, the music world has witnessed the metamorphosis of MIW from a raw, unbridled, raging embryo to the cataclysmic musical force evident on the band’s latest album, Disguise (Roadrunner Records). Continue reading

Taking Back Sunday – Live at Hollywood Palladium

 

 

This year marks the 20th anniversaries for a lot of bands. And it’s a special celebration for those in the melodramatic tales of the emo explosion of 1999 and early 2000s.  One of those bands is the always electrifying, Taking Back Sunday. In those 20 years, TBS has grown into an arena rock band of their own. With the neon panther in the background, TBS have killed it on this 20th-anniversary tour—especially at their stop at the legendary Hollywood Palladium for two sold-out shows last month. Expectations always run high, as the band has been thriving and this celebration of their career did not disappoint. Continue reading

The Damned Things – High Crimes

I’d love to travel back in time and run into a much slimmer and naïve high school version of myself and let him know that we screwed the pooch and elected an asshole as president (worse than Bush) and that a member of Anthrax would collaborate with some of the dudes in Fall Out Boy. Then I’d leave him alone because all of that would likely give him some sort of brain aneurysm. But hey it’s 2019 and here’s The Damned Things‘ sophomore effort, High Crimes (Nuclear Blast). Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 11- John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday Talks 20 Years as a Band And More

Ghost Cult caught up with Taking Back Sunday guitarist John Nolan about the bands’ twenty-plus years in music, celebrated by their new album Twenty (Craft, Concord). John reflected on the bands’ roots in Long Island, some of their peers they came up within the metalcore scene, playing Warped Tour, their current tour, and the importance of making new music from the band rather than relying on the “hits”.  Continue reading

Thousand Thoughts – Thousand Thoughts EP

Making it in Hollywood hardly seems realistic but if you were to look closely the story of a Thousand Thoughts, is a Hollywood story. In just a year Ethan Smith, Jack Botterill, Matt Morrell, and Jed Johnson have made their mark the music scene in North London. And now, the quartet is ready to conquer the emo/Alternative world with their self-titled four-song EP on Marshall Records. Continue reading