March 22, 2020

     This February, I was lucky enough to photograph a headline set that can only be described as electric. Cage The Elephant exploded onto the stage with unmissable energy and a vibrant stage aesthetic to match. From the moment he steps foot on stage, Matt Shultz bounces around the stage with limit...

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...

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...

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...

June 19, 2019

     Back with her brand new single “Woman on the Prowl”, the devilishly confident, Oregon-raised Courtney Noe continues to flawlessly express herself as a transparent, body-positive, sex-driven artist. As the lyrics state, Courtney ‘knows what she wants and she has no doubts’, and that has always b...

July 28, 2018

     Many current indie music lovers once went through a punk phase. Occasionally, those indie lovers would like to once again feel as if they're in a '90s teen angst movie, looking out their window in the suburbs as the perfect background music plays from their speakers. As strangely specific as th...

July 25, 2018

     A lot of my pieces on Us For Once are about punk rock. I believe in the scene wholeheartedly and find myself always looking for new subgenres of it to immerse myself in. I will admit, however, that it is my biggest fear that the scene will one day soon die out. It takes a band such as Project R...

July 15, 2018

     Life is nothing more than a series of moments that piece themselves together to create our own individual journeys. Us For Once was created on the basis of music to capture incredible moments that take our breath away and inspire you to make your own.

     On that note, here’s a story...

July 12, 2018

     When Us For Once first stumbled across the Whining Pussys, we expected to hear some solid, no-frills, good rock music. However, it’s always important to search deeper than first impressions, because what we found was- indeed, good music… but with a huge twist that left us smiling, thinking, and...

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