It’s Official: The Eras Tour is Coming to Theatres Near You

-by Vivian DiSalvo It’s no secret that fans worldwide were wholeheartedly disappointed when they didn’t get tickets to Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour. Well, there’s a quick fix – Swift just announced that Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film will be released in theaters on October 13. She also released a trailer for the film, writing on Instagram that “The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far, and I’m overjoyed to tell you that it’ll be coming to the big screen soon” [sic]. Fans suspected that a film would be coming once they … Continue reading It’s Official: The Eras Tour is Coming to Theatres Near You

How Country Music Lost Its Twang

In 2020, Loretta Lynn, perhaps one of country music’s greatest artists, sat down with fellow musician Martina McBride on her podcast, Vocal Point. Lynn commented on the poor state of country music today, and I wholeheartedly agree. Country music as a genre has lost its way. The industry has recentered its songs to pop and hip-hop in exchange for chart-toppers and awards. When you listen to these songs, it’s a mishmash of snappy beats and lyrics that sound more pop than country, and audiences love it. Soon, country music will no longer exist or may not be as unique as … Continue reading How Country Music Lost Its Twang

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is Changing the Future of Concerts

If there was any doubt that Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour would have a lasting impact on the music industry, it was squashed by the record-breaking number of fans lined up anxiously on Ticketmaster last November, hoping to get their hands on a highly sought-after ticket. Fans of country, pop, or indie alike can find something to love in Swift’s collection. The resulting battle for a limited number of tickets had eyes on her worldwide. Immediately, the tour impacted culture in a way no other tour possibly could. Ticket sales were the first of many records broken, as multiple stadiums saw … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is Changing the Future of Concerts

Taylor Swift May be “Cryptic and Machiavellian,” But the Swifties are Clever Too

by Vivian DiSalvo On August 9th, Taylor Swift announced that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) would be coming on October 27th, and many fans weren’t shocked to hear it. How did Swifties know Swift was going to announce her new re-recording? From new tour outfits to hidden music video Easter eggs, here’s how fans all over the country saw it coming. The Elevator Theory The clue that first got fans speculating was featured in Taylor Swift’s “Bejeweled” music video, which premiered in October 2022. The video features a scene in which Swift rides on an elevator – an elevator in which all … Continue reading Taylor Swift May be “Cryptic and Machiavellian,” But the Swifties are Clever Too

Taylor Swift Announces New Album, ‘Midnights’ During VMA Speech

Following her win for Video of the Year for “All Too Well: The Short Film,” pop queen Taylor Swift announced her upcoming album, Midnights, during her VMA speech Sunday night. She later revealed the album artwork via social media. T-Swift says that the album consists “of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout [her] life.”   On Instagram, Taylor Swift made this statement about Midnights:  “We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they speak back. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t—right this minute—about to make … Continue reading Taylor Swift Announces New Album, ‘Midnights’ During VMA Speech

Mistine Takes Us on a Drive with “Temporary Feeling”

by Amaris Pollinger Before Mistine chose music indefinitely, she considered studying biochemistry at the University of Vermont. Fascinated by having the ability to help people control their breathing and alter their state of mind, she planned on being an anesthesiologist. “I really just wanted to help people, to care for them,” Mistine says. Instead, the Vermont log-cabin-born musician chose music over medicine. She studied at USC’s Thorton School of Music and transferred that same empathy into her songs. Mistine has since toured with the likes of Conan Gray, WizTheMC, and ZEPH. At present, Mistine is experiencing a strange, chaotic shift in her world … Continue reading Mistine Takes Us on a Drive with “Temporary Feeling”

Getting to Know Ladi Rosa

by BLOCK THE NOISE! Staff Seventeen-year-old Latina singer, Ladi Rosa does not mince words. Her answers are direct and pointed. Hailing from Connecticut and raised in Florida, the Puerto Rican artist made waves in 2020 with her debut single, “I Ain’t No Taylor Swift.” The track topped the Billboard Breakout charts at #1, #49 for chart debut, and #21 for a record 19 weeks, a surprising event in the life of this blossoming Latin-pop singer.  “I Ain’t No Taylor Swift,” the message of which is less about dissin’ Taylor Swift and more about embracing yourself, was followed by “Dull” in … Continue reading Getting to Know Ladi Rosa

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