March 12, 2020

While many of us may find comfort in sticking to just one or two genres of music, there is nothing like cleansing your palate with something new. Here at Us For Once, we are always searching for unique music that will inspire us and change our perspective of certain genres, so we could not be more e...

February 4, 2020

If you haven’t heard of Belmont by now, we’d have to ask where you’ve been for the past couple of months. After touring with Grayscale on Part 1 of the Nella Vita Tour last year, this Chicago born band has now hit the road with Sleeping With Sirens on the Medicine Tour, which began in early January....

December 26, 2019

There is nothing like being home for the holidays. And thanks to State Champs, Upstate New York served as home or many people who were far from it. 2019’s Frozen Fest was held in a venue called Upstate Concert Hall in the beloved band’s hometown of Albany, New York. Along with a small stage and conc...

December 15, 2019

This is not a drill: alternative rock has a new leading lady on the rise and she goes by the name of Eliza. She and her band, The Delusionals, are making their way onto charts outside of their native country of Australia, and there is no doubt that greatness is on the horizon for them. Following the...

November 18, 2019

On December 14, 2018, legendary band Taking Back Sunday graced the stage at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, adorned in suits printed with loud Christmas tree patterns to play their 5th Annual Holiday Spectacular. But this time was different. They had just recently announced that they would be celeb...

November 8, 2019

Before the wildly loved band called The Maine graced the stage at Webster Hall in New York City,  another group jammed out for the already-packed venue. The concept of having opening bands started with the idea that they would get the crowd excited and hyped up for the main act. While there is absol...

October 20, 2019

In a packed out room in The Bowery Ballroom, located in Manhattan, I was sure there would be no room for any mosh pits at the Enter: Shikari show. But unlike any crowd I had ever seen before, those fans found away. Starting off the setlist with their first single since joining the SO Recordings team...

September 22, 2019

Following their latest release, entitled ‘Morbid Stuff,’ Canadian punk rock band PUP set out for a North American tour mid-April of 2019. In New York City, they played at the very compact Brooklyn Steel. With no barricade and limited side-stage space, it was a night PUP was used to: sweaty, intimate...

September 19, 2019

     Traveling for concerts is the dream. But sometimes you don’t have the time or money to spend on plane tickets and hotels and, frankly, on feeding yourself. Especially when you’re a college student. But there are ways to start.

     I’ve been listening to Hoodie Allen for years now. Eve...

August 29, 2019

     On April 10th, 2012, an EP by the name of All American debuted at number one on the iTunes ‘Top Albums’ chart. The artist behind the album was an independent rapper known as Hoodie Allen. Having created this album at the age of 22, his lyrics were about living carefree and captured th...

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