pop rock (genre)


Handguns Rise Above Genre Trends With “Disenchanted”

As much as Handguns have been considered a part of the current pop-punk movement, I have always thought of them as something of an outlier. Their music may play well alongside current alt-rock favorites, but the themes in their music and the way their fans engage with them is something wholly unique unto Handguns. What […]


Tonight Is Not The Final Fireworks Show

Tonight, after nearly a decade spent touring the world, Michigan pop rock outfit Fireworks are performing what will be their last show for the foreseeable future. This is not the same thing as their final show, and we felt it was important to remind you of the difference. 2015 has been a big year for […]

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Coming straight off the band’s latest EP, Dangerous Questions, is the energetic music video for “Shout Shout” from Chicago-based pop rockers AyOH. The video, coming in at exactly 3 minutes and 30 seconds, contains a montage of various live and behind-the-scenes footage of the band — a clever look into the lives of this fast-moving […]

Quiet Out Loud

LYRIC VIDEO/DOWNLOAD: Quiet Out Loud – “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus Cover)

Quiet Out Loud are an unsigned Chicago-based pop rock outfit, who recently released their debut EP, What I Really Meant To Say…. The group has seen quite a bit of success in their short time together already, and now they’ve premiered their take on insanely popular Miley Cyrus single, “Wrecking Ball.” The group also had […]


REVIEW: The Como Brothers – ‘Baby Steps’

Band: The Como Brothers Album: Baby Steps Genre: Pop rock Matt and Andrew Como probably know each other better than anyone and to some that may come across in their musical connection. Baby Steps, the debut full-length from the brothers, shows a certain confidence in their well-produced, radio-friendly pop rock variations. With some help from […]

The Rocket Summer

STREAM: The Rocket Summer – “Anna”

Dallas, TX’s The Rocket Summer (also known as the solo project of Bryce Avery) has released a new song this morning titled “Anna.” “Anna” was recorded during the Life Will Write The Words sessions, but is being released now in conjunction with other b-sides as a part of a singles series of sorts. The last […]


WATCH: No Doubt On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel has had two days of being on a new time slot on ABC, and on one of those days, he had No Doubt perform “Push And Shove” and “Hella Good”. The performance is pretty good, and Gwen Stefani looks amazing; unfortunately, it doesn’t change my overall opinion of their latest album. He also […]


LIVE REVIEW: The Bryan Stars Tour Ft. Rocky Loves Emily + Late Night Reading – Orlando, FL 11/3/2012

It’s very relieving to shake up your regular cycle of mostly going to (pop) punk/hardcore/metal shows by heading out to a pop rock show. With that mindset, I made my way out to the Orlando, FL stop of The Bryan Stars Tour to see a four-piece lineup that consisted of Catching Your Clouds, Farewell, My […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Rocky Loves Emily – “Dream”

Michigan natives and UTG favorites, Rocky Loves Emily released their latest music video for “Dream”, a track off of the band’s debut full length release, Secrets Don’t Make Friends. The video features a slew of fan contributions which really helps make for a great interactive and connectable experience. Look after the jump to find the […]

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Relient K Finishing Up New Album

Pop rockers Relient K have updated fans that they are close to finishing up work on their yet-to-be-titled album. Check out the official Tweet below and get ready for more information on the release in the weeks to come. Finally getting around to finishing our record with @paulmoak. The missing ingredient – more cowbell!!! instagr.am/p/QlFwtdqw1c/ […]


REVIEW: No Doubt – Push and Shove

Artist: No Doubt Album: Push and Shove Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop rock Label: Interscope Records No Doubt has always been hip to trends. Tragic Kingdom and the Beacon Street Collection were very 90s, and some fans will probably mistake that as being very No Doubt. Return to Saturn was very 2000, very much about rock […]

atlantic avenue

EXCLUSIVE: Atlantic Avenue “When The Lights Go Down” Album Stream & Track-By-Tack

Too much of a good thing is bad for everyone involved, and in many ways the age of social networking has had a similar impact on up and coming artists. Social networks and sites like ours have made it easier than ever for young talent to reach new eyes and ears, but that same simplicity […]