All posts tagged in rock

  • April 11, 2018By Martina Rexrode

    It’s no secret that pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer have been working on new music for a while now. After opening for One Direction in 2013 and 2014, headlining their first world tour, releasing two full length albums and touring again in 2016, the boys decided to take a much needed hiatus. On that

  • March 6, 2018By Ariel Zedric

    Ever since she was little, Abigail Rose knew she was destined to be a musician. It’s no surprise the Nashville native was entertaining crowds before she could walk, and now, at 21-years-old, the artist is at the forefront of Music City’s pop scene. The perfect mix of pop and modern hip-hop, Rose’s music is making

  • February 23, 2018By Fatima Fernandez

    Almost everything I write for Affinity is about good ol’ rock and roll. I believe everybody can appreciate the clear sound of a guitar during a solo and appreciate the amount of skill it takes to produce those sounds. I’m also a huge fan of making lists. So, without further ado, my favorite guitar solos: All Along

  • January 11, 2018By Fatima Fernandez

    A few days before 2017 ended, Bono, the lead singer for the band U2 was on the cover of and gave an interview to Rolling Stones Magazine in which he said, and I quote (because I literally cannot make this stuff up), “I think music has gotten very girly”. He did say that “there are

  • December 17, 2017By Ella Jones

    Streaming music has become a social norm recently. Playlists override albums and Spotify has taken over the music industry and CDs are becoming an object of the past. However, is the streaming of music instead of physically purchasing the music better or worse for the thousands of musicians who want their music to be heard?

  • November 30, 2017By Ariel Zedric

    Native Run is a band consisting of Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley: best friends who double as extremely talented musicians. They’ve opened for both Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt and were featured in Rolling Stones. Their brand new single, “Sleeping in the Bed I Made”, is a soulful rendition that explores the process of loss

  • September 1, 2017By Daryl Perry

    There I was, scrolling through various apps on my phone when I got a notification from a group chat I was in. My cousin Kayla gave me a song recommendation. It was “Jaspar Wildlife Assoc.” by a band named Bay Faction. Ever since I heard that song, I’ve been hooked to the band. Bay Faction

  • August 23, 2017By Noelle Hendrickson

    Mashrou’ Leila, the alternative rock band currently in the news for its recent music video “Roman”, is set on creating an ideal world – one where “struggle and conflict can be used as a starting place for progress.” Known for its controversial songs and lead singer, the band has quickly become popular since forming in

  • August 4, 2017By Paola Fernandez

    Don’t expect M A  N   I    A, Fall Out Boy’s sixth studio album, to be stocked up at your local Target or BestBuy on September 15. Patrick Stump, frontman of the pop punk group, publicized a Twitter statement announcing its postponed release date (January 19) and the reason behind it. “The album just

  • July 24, 2017By Gabrielle Drolet

    If you live outside of Canada, take a minute to think about Canadian music. What exactly comes to mind? I’d like to imagine that you’re picturing Drake sitting atop the CN tower, singing about his home in the 6ix. Who knows, maybe you were even reminded of Alessia Cara or The Weeknd. The point is

  • May 23, 2017By Kaylin Cull

    The singer of Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, died suddenly on May 17, 2017 in Detroit after performing a show. The police ruled his death a suicide, however, his wife, Vicky, speculated that his anxiety medicine (Ativan) had something to do with it. His family also noted that he would never “intentionally end his own life”. “When

  • May 15, 2017By Franziska Lee

    PWR BTTM, widely known among the queer rock scene, consists of nonbinary artists Liv Bruce (who uses she/her pronouns) and Ben Hopkins (who uses they/them pronouns). The duo formed their group in 2013, and their album Pageant was released on May 12. One day before, allegations of sexual assault arose against Hopkins. In a closed