Staff

Steven Pongrac
Editor-in-Chief
Location: London, ON
Favorite bands: Say Anything, Parkway Drive, The Wonder Years, Counterparts, The Ghost Inside, Heart to Heart
Favorite albums: Parkway Drive - Horizons, Say Anything - ...is a Real Boy, Counterparts - The Current Will Carry Us, The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation, The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There, Counterparts - Prophets, Parkway Drive - Killing with a Smile, The Ghost Inside - Returners, Heart to Heart - Heart to Heart, Balance and Composure - Separation
About me: I was born in November 1993. I started this site in December 2011 because I love writing, but even more so, music. When I'm not listening to music or writing, I like to go to shows, play guitar and lounge around and play video games (Final Fantasy and Pokémon are still my favorites).
Random fact: Austin and myself plan to start a pop punk band at some time in the future.

Location: Charlotte, NC
Favorite bands: The Wonder Years, Defeater, Brand New, The Gaslight Anthem, Citizen, Title Fight, Volumes
Favorite albums: The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, Brand New - Deja Entendu, The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound, Handguns - Angst, The Amity Affliction - Youngbloods, Fireworks - Gospel
About me: Currently residing in the queen city of Northern Carolina, I am a full time student and amateur reviewer. Sleeping, jamming out to some tunes, and criticizing the conventions of modern horror movies are what I do best. I enjoy dabbling in the dark arts on the weekends and spend my free time crafting sculptures of rhinos with fine oak.
Random fact: Best known for not answering my phone and drinking Arizona.

Alex Lee
Senior Contributor
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Favorite bands: And Hell Followed With, I Declare War, King Conquer, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Counterparts, Dr. Acula, Parkway Drive, Beneath the Sky, For Today
Favorite albums: For Today - Breaker, Dr. Acula - Slander, And Hell Followed With - Domain and Proprioception, Thy Art Is Murder - Infinite Death, I Declare War - Amidst the Bloodshed, Parkway Drive - Killing with a Smile, King Conquer - America's Most Haunted
About me: My name’s Alex, and I was born on February 10th, 1993. I've been into metal/'core for the past six years and deathcore and death metal are easily my favorite genres with melodic hardcore close behind. Despite my love of metal & 'core I am indeed a big fan of rap and hip hop, but mostly underground lyrical stuff. I've always had a passion for writing and mixing my passion for writing and my love of music has been a great experience. I'm also a huge gamer, Gears of War and the Halo franchises stole my heart years ago and always will have a piece of it.
Random fact: My baby toe didn't have a toenail on it until my teenage years.

Zack Lloyd
Senior Contributor
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite bands: Counterparts, Title Fight, The Swellers, Basement, Taking Back Sunday
Favorite albums: The Starting Line - Say It Like You Mean It, No Use for a Name - Hard Rock Bottom, The Swellers - My Everest, Basement - Colourmeinkindness, Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
About me: Graduated college for graphic design. Music is the only thing constant in my life. Snowboarding in my free time.
Random fact: Related to Drake Bell through marriage.

Andrew Cherrey
Contributor
Location: McKinney, TX
Favorite bands: Cattle Decapitation, The Bunny the Bear, Death Grips, Slipknot, The Black Dahlia Murder, Rammstein, BadBadNotGood, Nails, Whitechapel, Napalm Death, Swans
Favorite albums: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Let's Face It, Slipknot - Iowa, Death Grips - The Money Store, Swans - The Seer, The Bunny the Bear - If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Tyler, the Creator - Bastard, Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity, Nails - Unsilent Death, Cradle of Filth - Cruelty and the Beast
About me: I'm just a dude that listens to every single type of music. I'm very open-minded to all genres and I'm always willing to give anything a listen. I'm straight edge and love pizza. I do vocals and keyboards for an experimental/dance-punk outfit called It Was On Retail, Bro.
Random fact: I have the biggest crush on Grimes.

Caitlin Soard
Contributor
Location: Louisville, KY
Favorite bands: The Wonder Years, The Gaslight Anthem, On My Honor, Transit, Bayside, Fireworks, Pentimento
Favorite albums: The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, Pentimento - Pentimento, Fireworks - Gospel, Transit - Listen & Forgive, The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound, Paramore - All We Know is Falling
About me: I'm a journalism major at Franklin College in Franklin, IN. I spend an unhealthy amount of time in downtown Louisville (Specifically, a pizza parlor called Spinelli’s where shows are held,) for a person that spends half of their year by Indianapolis. When I'm not at shows, I enjoy reading, Pokemon, and petting animals.
Random fact: I'm so pop punk it hurts.

Christopher Urban
Contributor
Location: Scranton, PA
Favorite bands: UnderOath, Between the Buried and Me, Darkest Hour, Thursday, Rolo Tomassi, Alkaline Trio, The Locust, Last Chance to Reason, HORSE the Band, Funeral for a Friend
Favorite albums: Between the Buried and Me - Colors, Darkest Hour - Deliver Us, Follow the White Rabbit - Endorphinia, The Bunny the Bear - If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say..., Fear Before the March of Flames - The Always Open Mouth, HORSE the Band - Desperate Living, UnderOath - Define the Great Line, Funeral for a Friend - Hours, Protest the Hero - Fortress
About me: I'm a junior at Penn State University, majoring in Print Journalism, but music has always been my passion. I've been drumming for about ten years total now, screaming for six years, and I love to write, play and listen to pretty much all forms of music. I'm also a huge competitive gamer, dealing in the Halo and Super Smash Bros series.
Random fact: I'm the washboard player for the bluegrass band Children with Parkinson's, the only bluegrass band ever to have a screamer.

Erin Conway
Contributor
Location: Erie, PA
Favorite bands: Brand New, The Gaslight Anthem, Blacklisted, Modern Life is War
Favorite albums: Blacklisted - Heavier than Heaven Lonelier than God, Modern Life is War - Witness, Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run, Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside of Me, Seahaven - Winter Forever
About me: I am currently studying English writing with a focus in Journalism and Non-Fiction writing at Edinboro University in Edinboro Pennsylvania. I’ve been writing since I first learned how to string words together to make a sentence and the only other thing I’ve held that close to me in my twenty three years of life has been music. In my free time I enjoy hanging out on porches with my homies, biking or boarding, and checking out local shows. I constantly have an Arizona ice tea can in one hand and an iPod in the other.
Random fact: I am double jointed in all ten fingers, it’s actually pretty gross.

Keith Murray
Contributor
Location: Boston, MA
Favorite bands: The Story So Far, The Workout, Turnover, The Ghost Inside, Blink-182, Transit, Basement, Counterparts, Title Fight
Favorite albums: The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt, The Workout - Sounds Like a Blast, blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Counterparts - The Current Will Carry Us, The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, Man Overboard - Real Talk
About me: Judging that most of my favorite bands are pop punk, I may seem like a generic pop punk kid, but I love hardcore a lot as well. I'm into all different types of music: indie, alternative, metal. I frequently go to shows (probably 5-6 a month). I love to skateboard as well. I'm a sophomore in college and just trying to figure out my life. I'm 20 years old and straight edge.
Random fact: I have the same name as an American rapper.

Liam McInerney
Contributor
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite bands: Mixtapes, Banner Pilot, Hostage Calm, Converge, The Wonder Years, Lifetime, Masked Intruder
Favorite albums: Direct Hit! - Brainless God, Tigers Jaw - Tigers Jaw, Vanna - Curses, The Wonder Years - The Upsides, Propagandhi - Supporting Caste, Red City Radio - Titles, Green Day - Insomniac
About me: I'm a sophomore at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD., with an interdisciplinary major spanning creative writing, women, gender, and sexuality studies, and cultural anthropology. I sing and play bass in a terrible skate/pop punk band called Smacks Of Summer that literally has no music recorded and practices never. Maybe that'll change soon. My interests include writing speculative science fiction, tattoos, and my girlfriend's eyebrows.
Random fact: Justin Sane's dad helped build my deck. It was as rad as you would expect.

Michelle Soto Gonzalez
Contributor
Location: Garfield, NJ
Favorite bands: Jimmy Eat World, La Dispute
Favorite albums: Norma Jean - Bless the Martyr, Kiss the Child, Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, Underoath - They're Only Chasing Safety, Haste the Day - Pressure the Hinges
About me: I am but another part of the multitude of college grads looking for fulfilling work while still trying to be a little practical. Musically, I still like going to shows as much as I did when I went to my first Norma Jean show at age 13. Also, I am probably the only full blown Latina on this website.
Random fact: I have never snapped my fingers, blown a bubble with gum or whistled in my entire life. Basically, I am quite useless.
Tommy Yeager
Contributor
Location: Denver, CO
Favorite bands: Title Fight, Pity Sex, Citizen, Whirr, Backtrack, Code Orange Kids, Basement, Modern Baseball, Daylight
Favorite albums: Title Fight - Floral Green, Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour, The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt, Turnover - Magnolia, Daylight - Jar
About me: I like ninja turtles and cartoons. I work at Vans. I'm almost always listening to music.
Random fact: I have 7 cats.

Tyler Savoy
Contributor
Location: Orlando, FL
Favorite bands: Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, The Wonder Years, Stick to Your Guns, Turnstile, Underoath
Favorite albums:Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High, The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, Set Your Goals - This Will Be the Death of Us, Four Year Strong - Rise or Die Trying
About me: I'm a 20-year-old college student born and raised in Florida. I'm extremely into music, reviewing and booking shows. I've been sober for two years (as of April 2014) and I was recently graced with a baby sister, whom I share a ridiculous age gap with.
Random fact: I really like pancakes and sweet tea.

Cory Kozesky
Photographer/Contributor
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite bands: A Day to Remember, Memphis May Fire, Of Mice and Men, We Came As Romans
Favorite albums: A Day to Remember - Homesick, A Day to Remember - For Those Who Have Heart, We Came As Romans - To Plant a Seed, Memphis May Fire - The Hollow
About me: Born and raised in Pittsburgh. Started photography as a hobby, looking to make a job out of it some day. Full time student at the moment. I work for my schools newspaper as a photographer as well.
Random fact: I am OBSESSED with Instagram. Follow me @cory_kozesky!

Dieter Unrath
Photographer/Contributor
Location: Lafayette, NJ
Favorite bands: A Day to Remember, Fall Out Boy, From First to Last, Streetlight Manifesto, Enter Shikari, We Came As Romans, Of Mice & Men, With the Punches, My Aim Is True
Favorite albums: Fall Out Boy - Take This to Your Grave, From First to Last - Dear Diary, My Teenage Angst Has A Body Count, Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb, Attack Attack! - Someday Came Suddenly, The Contortionist - Exoplanet
About me: I'm 20 years old and currently attend Sussex County Community College where I’m finishing up a communications degree. I have a wonderful girlfriend named Alexis and I play drums in a pop punk band called Losing Streak. I attend anywhere from 5-10 shows a month and have been shooting pictures at these shows since February 2014. I'd love to tour at some point whether it be for my band or for my photography. I am a Mets fan and I love to golf even though I’m terrible at it.
Random fact: I can lick my elbow.