Melissa Harrison

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  • 6 years ago | Music

    The Get Up Kids' front man, Matt Pryor, admits this year's reunion wasn't supposed to happen. When infighting drove the band to split up in 2005, it was—as far as Pryor was concerned—the end. "I had no intention of ever going back to t...

  • 6 years ago | Music

    Shortly before the release of their latest album, Canadian indie pop band Stars decided to test-drive their new material with a mini-jaunt. At each tour stop, they’d play the album from beginning to end—to audiences who didn’t kn...

  • 6 years ago | Interviews

    When Orange County alt-pop darlings Something Corporate dismantled in 2004--fresh off major-label success, a whirlwind tour schedule, and a spot on the list of Local Bands That Mattered--bassist Kevin "Clutch" Page had a hunch the quintet would hi...

  • 6 years ago | Music

    Ask Taylor Momsen how her newfound gig fronting a rock band on the Vans Warped Tour compares to her time on Gossip Girl (read: the hit show that made her famous), and the charcoal-eyed blonde will answer without missing a beat.“It’s li...

  • 6 years ago | Music

    About three minutes into “The Story,” the single that launched Brandi Carlile onto the national charts, the singer/songwriter goes for the high note. The orchestrations build, then filter out, allowing Carlile to be front and center fo...

  • 6 years ago | Music

    In the months leading up to the release of Miike Snow’s debut album last year, indie-pop fans weren’t quite sure who was behind the music. Up until then, the band had banked on anonymity. They’d garnered a slice of Internet buzz ...

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