Punk band "Fall Out Boy" came to rock The Forum arena in Inglewood on Friday, Nov. 17. Opening acts Jaden Smith and Blackbear stirred up the crowd before the headlining band’s entrance. The arena opened its doors early enough for people to head over to their seats before the 7 p.m. showtime. Many attendees strolled in with enthusiastic vibes while showing off the band’s logo plastered on their shirts. There was an atmosphere of positivity because everyone was looking forward to an entertaining night. Fall Out Boy consists of lead vocalist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, lead guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley. The group was formed in Illinois, Chicago in 2001 … [Read more...] about Fall Out Boy Concert
By Jamey Johnson |Staff Writer| What goes around comes around and right now punk is making a comeback! The early '70s punk movement was born in London and was known as an anarchic and aggressive movement. To punk teens this meant freedom, they wore what they wanted disregarding the social norms. Forty-five years later we would have never guessed it would be making a comeback as big as it has. You can say that since birth, punk has had a great impact on fashion. Student Nicholas Bishop explains that where he comes from, it was either getting into hardcore drugs like meth or going to outrageous music festivals. For Bishop it was concerts, and that is when the punk scene kicked … [Read more...] about Punk isn’t dead!
By Dalal Museitef |Staff Writer| The ultra glam punk rock band, Ex Hex, have earned their name as the modern-day Ramones. Their latest album, Rips, has assured the punk rockers of our generation that rock ‘n’ roll is still a valuable genre in modern music. Mary Timony, lead vocalist and guitarist, is known for her short tenures with a variety of bands, in addition to creating her own content. Her exemplary songwriting skills are highlighted in three albums, “Autoclave,” “Helium,” and “Mind Science of the Mind.” After her most recent solo album, “Ex Hex,” she was inspired to form a band. Her new collaboration, Ex Hex, has caused a stir in the punk rock community. Guitarist Betsy … [Read more...] about The Ex Hex get some recognition
By Carmen Herrera |Staff Writer| Avril Lavigne, released her fourth studio album “Goodbye Lullaby” after a four-year hiatus. The new album includes the top 20 hit single “What the Hell.” Lavigne’s fourth effort heads a different direction than her previous multi-platinum album “The Best Damn Thing,” where fans experienced a more pop genre than her infamous punk-rock style. “The album is not as pop-rock as my previous stuff. All my records have been really diverse: You've got your mid-tempo and then your super pop song and then a more aggressive one and a ballad.” True to staying diverse, Lavigne has not completely shed her loud, upbeat, pop side. Fans of her previous pop album will … [Read more...] about Lavigne seeks to return to roots