Cute Is What We Aim For

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Five Band Name Trends That Totally Suck

    In our day, you had to walk 15 goddamn miles in the snow to name your band. ​We'd say kids these don't know how to name their bands properly, but kids (and, really, we mean grown men, sometimes zillionaires) have been coming up with crappy band names for quite some time now. And it's only going t ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    February 19, 2009

    Meg & Dia Among Highlights of Take Action Tour, at Revolution Mar. 1

    Hopeless Records and nonprofit organization Sub City have joined forces with music chain F.Y.E. to put on the eighth annual Take Action Tour. To date, this tour has raised over $550,000 for, a nonprofit focused not on one particular charity, but rather on providing tools, resources a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Q&A with Secondhand Serenade, Performing Tonight at Revolution

    The obvious similarities between Secondhand Serenade, hailing from the suburbs of California's Bay Area, and homegrown sensation Dashboard Confessional are impossible to ignore. Like Dashboard Confessional, the name is a framework for a shifting project led by a singular talent; John Vesely is to Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Cute is What We Aim For Tonight at the Culture Room

    Based on looks, I think they failed. Cute Is What We Aim For is likely the perfect 21st-century pop band. Almost purpose built for short-attention-span marketing campaigns, the four gents in CIWWAF focus so heavily on pop sheen, hooks, and scenester touchstones that it's often difficult to figure o ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    The Name Game

    Twenty years of identity crisis.

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    January 16, 2008

    Envy on the Coast, Live This Saturday at Culture Room

    Long Island emo-prog-rockers Envy On the Coast are trying hard to stand out in a world of Saves the Day and Brand New wannabes. It’s no easy task, and on the band’s 2007 debut full-length Lucy Gray, this quintet reminds us just how hard it can be. With melodic choruses, often answered by vulnera ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Warped Weekend

    Our suggestions for navigating the 13th installment of the Vans Warped Tour