Below are Samantha's Articles:
What do you get when you combine a drummer from Craigslist, music tech nerds, and the ability to get you off your seat? An extremely talented band called June Divided. The chemistry that blossomed between Melissa Menago (Vocals/Guitar), Chris Kissel (Guitar), Keith Gill (Drums), and Lenny Sasso (Bass) has created a tidal wave of success that the band has built on through 2012...
The land of Italy has delivered a gift to the United States in the form of a band called Upon This Dawning
. Recently signed to Fearless Records, UTD has made a name for themselves over the course of a few years. Our staff writer Samantha Purcell-Musgrave caught up with the Italian sextet to discuss their new beginnings in the states.
What started as a passion for a 13 year old boy soon turned into a profession for musician Kurt Travis. He has made his mark in bands such as Dance Gavin Dance, Five Minute Ride, and O! The Joy. Now, he is on the next chapter in his life juggling a solo career and a spot as lead singer in the band, A Lot Like Birds.
The competitive music scene of the northeast has posed no threat to Newburgh, NY pop-punkers With The Punches. The band has made an impression on their ever-growing fan base and don’t plan on stopping their reign anytime soon. Our staff member, Samantha Purcell-Musgrave, caught up with Jesse to discuss WTP’s upcoming album, tour plans, and how they have a “Doctor” in the band.
Victory Records band The Royalty
formed in 2005, but they harness the ability to take listeners back to the ‘60s with their throwback sound. Our staff member, Samantha Purcell-Musgrave, was able to have a quick chat with vocalist Nicole Boudreau as the band approached their gig for the night at Pianos in downtown NYC. Check out the interview
to learn about the band’s latest release.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania band The Composure is taking the world by storm. Since the band’s formation in 2007, members Paul Menotiades (vocals/guitar), Seth Milly (guitar/vocals), Johnny Grushecky (bass), and Cory Muro (drums/vocals) have never stopped working. Day jobs are a thing of the past for this band and they dedicate every waking moment to what they love the most – making music.
The Composure has done it once again. From their town in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they have won the hearts of punk-rockers across the country with their recently released EP, Stay The Course. From their debut LP, Strings Attached, to their recent EP, The Composure has traveled the country from town to town dedicating twenty-four hours of their day to their music and fans.
What happens when you combine vocals that rival Hayley Williams, a Circa Survive influence, and tons of ambition? A band named Carson
. Forming back in October 2009, the group got together to play music with influences from bands such as Thrice and The Starting Line. Even with the busy schedule, Carson was able to answer Samantha Purcell-Musgrave’s questions about the band. Read more!
Not too long ago a new band broke into the New Jersey music scene, Glory Days
. Forming back in January 2011, the band obtained a following of over 8,000 Facebook "likes" plus over 19,000 followers on Twitter in only five months! Our staff member, Samantha Purcell-Musgrave, was able to talk to Andy Tongren (vocals) about the story behind the formation of Glory Days and much more. Read the interview