Weekendcore: Head Automatica – “Graduation Day”

The nostalgia is right in this screenshot!

Post-secondary schools are right in the thick of grad time, and the younger students in grade school aren’t far off.  So, here’s a little something for everyone that isn’t Eve 6 or Vitamin C (!) – not that there’s anything wrong with that, they’re fine!

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Profile: Reach for Neptune

We’ll call it promo.  (Pizza?)

I was on the ol’ Twitter the other day and randomly came across a band.  Upon seeing they’re called Reach for Neptune I went “Neptune is my favourite planet!”  Upon seeing they’re from San Jose, California I went “I love San Jose!”  Then I loved how they play pop-punk/easycore and went “I will immediately become a fan and then write about them!”

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Scenematography: Allie & Ivy – “Best Friends”

Allie & Ivy released “Best Friends” last fall, but now there’s also a video for it.  The song got an honourable mention in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition, and now gets an even bigger one with a feature on TP-…yeah yeah here’s the “Scenematography” for it whaaaatever!

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Weekendcore: Gob -“Soda”

“Weekendcore” on a Monday???  WTF???  Well, it’s the Victoria Day long weekend in Canada (where TPS is based, of course) so yeah!  Let’s celebrate the unofficial start of summer with some appropriate tunage.

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Track Listing: Chris Cornell

I had an entirely different post planned for tonight, but obviously this morning’s news preempted that.  Chris Cornell was found to have hanged himself after Soundgarden’s show last night in Detroit, and this will instead be a tribute to one of alt-rock’s most celebrated frontmen.

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Weekendcore: Smashing Pumpkins – “For Martha”

It’s Mother’s Day.  Some of us can see our mom in person, some have to simply call/Skype/FaceTime/whatever and some can’t get in touch at all.  For this edition of “Weekendcore”, we’re doing a hauntingly beautiful and sombre track that covers the latter.

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Liner Notes: Thursday, May 11th

Blink-182 have released “Wildfire”, which is described by the band as follows: “Think of your favorite song from Enema of the State.  Now think of your favorite song from California.  Now imagine them falling in love and starting a family of their own.  That’s what this song is.”  The deluxe version of California is out next Friday, which will maybe further make Matt Skiba consider leav-*jumps off cliff*

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I’m worried Matt Skiba will leave Alkaline Trio to focus on Blink-182


When Tom DeLonge officially departed from Blink-182 in 2015, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba filled in and ultimately became his official replacement.  I thought that was badass because Skiba is basically my favourite musician, but I won’t lie: I’m worried about the future of my favourite band.

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Weekendcore: Stone Temple Pilots – “Lady Picture Show”

As mentioned in Friday’s review, I finally read Scott Weiland’s 2011 autobiography Not Dead & Not for Sale last week.  In honour of that, why not have this “Weekendcore” look back at a single from the late frontman’s most well-known musical venture?

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Book Review: Scott Weiland – Not Dead & Not for Sale

Although it came out back in 2011, I only got around to reading Not Dead & Not for Sale this week.  The late Scott Weiland’s hard-lived life was a well-known one, and it was cool to really get into it all in his autobiography.

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