Shift Breaks – Ticker Tape

Brooklyn and Queens have always been the heart of the New York punk scene. The Ramones, The Dictators, and Blondie all found their audience and sound among the garages, basements, and dive bars of the sister boroughs. Recently, newer bands have been tearing through the scene by blending the punk roots of the area with more pop-heavy melodies and harmonies. Ticker Tape, comprised of Andrew … Continue reading Shift Breaks – Ticker Tape

Nevermind – Nirvana

For today’s Flashback Friday, we’re going back to check out an album that helped define an emerging genre known as “Grunge Rock.” Grunge is a sound that mixes hard rock and heavy metal with punk music. The genre is synonymous with Seattle band Nirvana, a three-piece group that all but invented this new sound. Son put on your flannels and ripped jeans as we take … Continue reading Nevermind – Nirvana

No Road Leads There – Table Talk

The Long Island music scene has always been comprised of outcasts and afterthoughts making awesome music. Growing up in Long Island, I have always related to the ragtag identity of the local music scene ever since my first show when I was twelve. Over the past decade following the scene, I have followed a good amount of bands that associate with the misfit outlook of … Continue reading No Road Leads There – Table Talk

Grave Dancers Union – Soul Asylum

This review is part of the Colossus Guest Time Series. Some weeks will have one, some will have two, others will have none. At Colossus we are committed to be for the people and by the people! If you are interested in writing a review of your favorite album, DM us on Twitter at @music_colossus! The Nineties’ rock sound pulled together elements of hard rock, punk, … Continue reading Grave Dancers Union – Soul Asylum