Author Archives: Emily Toomey

The Dangerous Summer stays true to their roots

The Dangerous Summer stays true to their roots

The Dangerous Summer band formed in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Hopeless Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff The Dangerous Summer have finally released their fourth studio album after being broken up for nearly four years. The album, self-titled “The Dangerous Summer,” is one of their most creative works to date. The album has a perfect blend

‘The Chi’ attempts to defy racial stereotypes

“The Chi” has been renewed for a second season. (Photo courtesy of Showtime Networks) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Showtime’s breakthrough series “The Chi” is working to defy the typical stereotypes associated with Chicago’s South Side neighborhood and show a more humane side instead.  The riveting cast allows the show to standout and hold its ground.

Hail The Sun’s ‘Secret Wars’ should not be a secret

Hail the Sun first formed in 2009. (Courtesy of Equal Vision Records) Emily Toomey Connector Editor Hail The Sun just released a surprise five track EP titled “Secret Wars,” and it is no surprise that the best things in life are kept a secret. Their latest release is definitely their best to date, as they

Sleep On It’s debut album is anything but ‘Overexposed’

Formed in 2012, Sleep On It is a band based in Chicago, Illinois. (Courtesy of Equal Vision Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Sleep On It finally released their first studio album, “Overexposed.” Their first album is definitely a success as they stick to their traditional pop-punk roots and even have a song featuring the lead

The Used Release Emotional Album ‘The Canyon’

(Courtesy of Hopeless Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff The Used have just released their seventh studio album “The Canyon.” Their latest release is one of their most emotional to date. The first track sets the overall tone of disparity and darkness for the album. The first track focuses on Bert McCracken, the front man, losing

I the Mighty Release Third Studio Album

Emily Toomey Connector Staff I the Mighty have just released their third studio album titled “Where the Mind Wants to Go/ Where You Let It Go.” This album closely resembles their first album, “Satori,” with its progressive style riffs and clean vocals. This album has experimented with their traditional sound by trying to slow things

Third Time’s The Charm with Citizen’s ‘As You Please’

“As You Please” was first announced by Citizen’s Instagram page in early 2017. (Courtesy of Run For Cover Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Citizen have just released their third studio album, “As You Please.” Citizen have managed to stick to their punk roots while also experimenting with a new style. They have included piano along

The Killers’ new album brings synth-pop back

The Killers’ new album was released on Sept. 22. (Courtesy of Stereogum) Emily Toomey Connector Staff The Killers have just released their fifth studio album, “Wonderful Wonderful.” The band played on more emotional lyrics while using an electronic vibe to help lighten the mood. This album digs deeper than their other work by experimenting with

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