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Author Archives: D. Gabrielle Jensen

D. Gabrielle Jensen is a writer, cosmetologist and amateur photographer - not always in that order - who wants to live in several major cities, feels most at home in general admission at a small concert venue, and dreams of touring with a band as their private stylist and tour blogger and of honing her photography skills. She has tattoos handwritten by two of her music idols and hopes to continue the collection.

Music Review: Awaken the Empire – ‘Aurora’

Album cover art for Aurora, the debut full-length album from Awaken the Empire.

The debut full-length release from Awaken the Empire, Aurora, has finally dropped. And it has been considerably well worth the wait. Read More »

Music Interview: Ten Questions with Awaken the Empire

Awaken the Empire promotional photo

In part two of my three-part piece on Seattle-based quartet, Awaken the Empire, I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with the band members to get to know them all a little better. Read More »

Music Feature: Wake Up to Awaken the Empire

2015 promotional photo Awaken the Empire

Meet your new favorite band, Awaken the Empire, a Seattle-based rock four-piece. Read More »

Music Review: All Time Low – ‘Future Hearts’

All Time Low - Future Hearts album art

'Future Hearts' offers little that stands out or which exhibits any signs of risk. Which is, let’s be honest, the inherent appeal of the pop punk genre. Read More »

Music Review: Fall Out Boy – ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’

Fall Out Boy - American Beauty American Pyscho

Gone are the days of the teen angst prevalent in their early offerings, replaced by an impressively mature, commanding sound that solidifies Fall Out Boy’s place in musical history. Read More »

Music Review: Wrongchilde – Gold Blooded

Wrongchilde-Gold Blooded

As side projects go, this isn't one for which I can fault the artist. He recognized he had created something that didn’t fit his previously constructed pigeonhole and gave it a voice anyway. Read More »

Music Review: XTRMST – ‘XTRMST’

XTRMST album art

Davey Havok and Jade Puget have made strides with XTRMST to revitalize the mid-era of punk, the era of early- to mid-'90s punk, the era of Green Day, of Rage Against the Machine, of the Offspring, full force into the 2010s. Read More »

Concert Review: New Heart for Christmas 9 featuring Kill Hannah in Chicago, IL December 20-22, 2012

After nine years, Kill Hannah shows no signs of slowing down their annual New Heart for Christmas celebration. Read More »

Music Review: Kris Allen – Waiting for Christmas

Kris Allen successfully applies his unique style to five holiday favorites. Read More »

Kill Hannah Open Contest for New Heart for Christmas 9 Supporting Act

Kill Hannah and have opened a contest for one lucky band to open for the annual New Heart for Christmas event. Read More »