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Casualties of the Chicago scene

February 2, 2008 by  
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Why don’t they all cover “Another One Bites the Dust?” Chicago rock band June have called it quits after six years of melodic barnburners. The split was amicable, and the band has implied that economic factors led to the breakup. “It really does make us sad when we start sitting and reminiscing about all of […]

Out with the old, in with the new.

January 1, 2008 by  
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The end of 2007 brought about the end of two great bands. Spitalfield and The Junior Varsity, both of Illinois and Victory Records, called it quits towards the latter half of the year, each after releasing their best, most mature work to date. While that does indeed suck, and while I did indeed pout quite […]

Whooooooooa (NO!)

November 15, 2007 by  
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I really want to know what the big friggin’ deal is about Paramore. To me, they sound like Panic! At the Disco with a girl singer, and I think Panic! are grossly overrated as is. Frankly, if you have a punctuation mark in your band name (and are not a member of !!!, who are […]

Help our friends out!

September 18, 2007 by  
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Help The Junior Varsity get played on MTVu! They’re at #2 now, and we all know what #2 is. Go here and please vote for TJV – You can do it as many times as you want. And you know you want to do it a lot. *By Jess, who is newly addicted to […]

A few reasons why I want to move to Illinois

September 12, 2007 by  
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I just love their music scene so much better than the shitty, cookie cutter hardcore bands New Jersey spits out every ten minutes. Seriously, I don’t care about how loud you can scream, about how many times your girlfriend makes you cry, or how many carbon copy breakdowns you can insert into a song to […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

August 8, 2007 by  
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The Good: – The new Rooney album, Calling The World; especially “Believe In Me,” “Love Me or Leave Me,” the title track… Well, darn it, the whole thing with the exception of “Are You Afraid Of Me,” which is too slow for an upbeat band and sounds out of place on this record. – The […]

What to buy on June 19th

April 28, 2007 by  
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The Junior Varsity’s new album, Cinematographic (“sinn-uh-matt-o-graphic”). They played some new songs from it at their show in Middletown last night, and they were pretty amazing. Asa Dawson’s live vocals have improved tremendously (not that they were anything less than wondrous before), Chris Birch’s beats were stomp- and danceable (I did a bit of shaking, […]

Need something to do while you await an update from OUR blog?

March 15, 2007 by  
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The Junior Varsity are in the process of recording what will undoubtedly be a killer new album, and they’ve been keeping a studio blog of their own, which is more than worth checking out. Read about their encounters with rappers, their fascination with Nirvana’s Nevermind, and more here. And leave them comments telling how much […]

Wide eyed, alive

December 10, 2006 by  
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I really, really, really love The Junior Varsity. Their keyboardist, Nick Dodson, may very well be the sweetest guy in the world. So sweet, in fact, that my cohort Ashley and I took it literally and made the band brownies for their show tonight: Aren’t they festive and scrumptious looking? And check out my girl’s […]