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Joyce Manor Is Excited to Be Bored

Tattoos snake down Barry Johnson’s right arm, coming just short of gripping his beer. His left arm, at least the part of it that isn’t…
Brad Nelson / October 23, 2018

Remembering Chester Bennington Through His Most Important Musical Moments

From the beginning, Linkin Park were collagists. The title of their debut album, Hybrid Theory, not only described the synthesis of rap, funk, and metal…
Brad Nelson / July 26, 2017

Paramore’s Excellent After Laughter Is All Emo Bleakness Under Its New Wave Brightness

Paramore are a new band—again. With their fifth line-up change in as many albums, they have lost bassist Jeremy Davis and restored founding…
Brad Nelson / May 12, 2017

The 15 Best Things We Saw at Maryland Deathfest 2014

The blasting of beats vibrated through the air as we approached the line outside of downtown Baltimore's Edison Lot on Friday. It was the first…
Brad Nelson / May 29, 2014