Maria Sherman

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  • 26 days ago | Concert Reviews

    A few weeks ago, One Direction's Harry Styles received death threats. They were false ones, the result of internet idiocy, but fans came out in droves to show their support for the de facto frontman. The murderous claims targeted th...

  • 9 months ago | Concert Reviews

    Better Than: Dave Grohl The Smashing Pumpkins need no introduction. When they hit the stage, it's because it's time to hit the stage. There's no banter, no countdown, no pyrotechnics. Billy Corgan and his band of merry men, sans James Iha and any ...

  • 12 months ago

    For every avid music fan, the John Cusakc film High Fidelity, (or I should say, the Nick Hornby book) is a turning point. Dysfunctional dudes and their broken hearts have been the topic of indie rock forever, this narrative humanizing the experien...

  • 12 months ago

    American girl groups are hard to come by, but Fifth Harmony are holding it down. After winning the much coveted Artist to Watch VMA—they even beat Aussie boy band heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer, but we'll let that one slide—they have ...

  • 12 months ago

    How many times can we talk about that dang emo revival? If it is real, Joyce Manor pre-date it, making them the godfathers of your beloved movement. The California band are equal parts punk and melancholy, marrying nasally shouts with melodic song...

  • 1 year ago | Concert Reviews

    Better Than: Those summer nostalgia tours featuring the d-list pop rock bands of yesteryear. (Do we really need you, Spacehog?) When asked to list the loudest sounds on earth, most people have similar answers: explosions at wartime, the constant a...

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