LIVE: Mayday Parade at the 02 Institute, Birmingham

As the name of the tour suggests, it’s been 10 years since Mayday Parade’s hit debut album A Lesson in Romantics, which has since sold over 200,000 copies and been listed as one of Rock Sound‘s “The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time”. If you listened to pop punk as a teenager, you’ve almost definitely heard this album.…
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LIVE Streetlight Society – Whistler Village Beer Festival

Streetlight Society had already won a few points with me by the time they arrived on stage, since there are few more pleasant ways to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon than being surrounded by dozens of beer kiosks in Whistler Village’s Olympic Plaza. I got to try pumpkin beer, turns out I’m easily amused by shit like that.…
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Suicide Squad (2016) and it’s Ridiculous Soundtrack – Film-a-Day 223

When any film begins by playing the song ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by the Animals my internal alarm bells start to ring. When the next five minutes of the soundtrack contains both ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ and ‘Super Freak’ I’m ready to evacuate the building. These are songs which, whilst great, are over-used in cinema and watching a big-budget film like Suicide Squad I expect more.…
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