The Uneasy Gets Real About Overcoming Addiction & Healing Through Music

By Amaris Pollinger East coast progressive rock band, The Uneasy, has a logo that might look familiar to some. It’s a clash of three swords stabbed into a heart and sporting an eye. The Three of Swords is a tarot card whose symbology resonated with The Uneasy’s singer/songwriter/ founding member, Emily Jean. Like all tarot cards, The Three of Swords has a double meaning. Right side up, it represents heartache, loneliness, depression, separation, confusion, ill-health, trauma, and alienation. Reversed, the card is representative of compromise, forgiveness, overcoming grief and sorrow, and reconciliation. The card inspired Emily Jean to press on … Continue reading The Uneasy Gets Real About Overcoming Addiction & Healing Through Music

nothing, nowhere Handles Anxiety with Grace in “MEMORY_FRACTURE”

By Amaris Pollinger Joseph Mulherin, better known by his stage name, nothing, nowhere, started as all good things do; in the shadows. Blending elements of pop, hip hop, rap, emo, and trap beats, Mulherin sparked the hearts of fans before he ever made it into the mainstream. He released his first album as nothing, nowhere, The Nothing in 2015 on Bandcamp. By 2017, The New York Times had hailed his mainstream debut, Reaper, “the most promising album of the year,” and in 2018, Mulherin officially signed with the label Fueled By Ramen.   Released on April 19th, “MEMORY_FRACTURE” is the latest … Continue reading nothing, nowhere Handles Anxiety with Grace in “MEMORY_FRACTURE”

Radkey: A Whole New Class of Modern Rock

by Amaris Pollinger No one has executed modern rock as flawlessly as Dee, Isaiah, and Solomon Radke of Kansas City rock band, Radkey. They emerged from a literal green room and propelled themselves onto the big stage, performing with Fishbone, Foo Fighters, and Local H. Currently, they’re on the “Let the Bad Times Roll” tour with 90’s punk legends, The Offspring.  Just days before hitting the pavement with The Offspring, the Radkey team arranged an interview, for which I am eternally grateful. Isaiah Radke, the bass master, and usual Radkey spokesman joined me on 4/20 (make all the jokes you … Continue reading Radkey: A Whole New Class of Modern Rock

Radkey Hits the Pavement with The Offspring

Missouri rock band Radkey, consisting of brothers Dee, Isaiah, and Soloman Radke, have officially set off on the “Let the Bad Times Roll” tour with The Offspring. The tour opened on April 26th in San Diego at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. Radkey will be rocking with The Offspring until May 18th, wrapping up in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE. The brothers will then head to Daytona Beach for Welcome To Rockville, performing with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, and Jane’s Addiction. Blame My Youth will fill Radkey’s spot on The Offspring’s “Let The … Continue reading Radkey Hits the Pavement with The Offspring

Sharon Van Etten Releases New Single, “Used To It”

Indie-folk singer Sharon Van Etten released her second single of 2022, “Used To It” following the emblematic synth-pop track, “Porta.”   “Used To It” was initially drafted as a part of a score for the HBO documentary Baby God, about Dr. Quincy Fortier who used his own sperm to inseminate his fertility patients. When HBO chose to go in a different direction musically, Van Etten was left in a position that challenged her to “write a song about the concept of family, connection through blood, nature vs nurture, while attempting to incorporate ideas of love and the complexities of science and … Continue reading Sharon Van Etten Releases New Single, “Used To It”

Sharon Van Etten Announces New Album, ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ 

Indie-folk musician Sharon Van Etten has announced a new album, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, set to release on May 6th. The album will be Van Etten’s sixth studio album, following the successful Remind Me Tomorrow (2019). The new album will not contain her latest singles, “Porta” or “Used To It.”   According to a press statement, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong highlights the questions that arise within us when we think the world—especially our personal one—is ending. Much of the new album was strung together from experiences of loss, growth, and transformation, and the terror that those experiences ignite … Continue reading Sharon Van Etten Announces New Album, ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’