Jason Sloan

I was brought up on a crazy combination of the Spice Girls and Bruce Springsteen... 17 years later, I've shed my Spice Girls roots and grown to love pretty much everything musical under the sun. I got into punk rock when I was 9 and my mom watched Green Day perform "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" on the Grammy's. When I was 12 my mom bought me a book called "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," and as she puts it, "the monster was born." I got into rap in middle school hearing Eminem's "Lose Yourself," and I got into EDM this year when I head the Albin Myers remix of Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness." I try and go to concerts when I have sufficient time and funds, some of my favorites having been Rise Against and Springsteen (who I've seen three times each). Hope you all enjoy my music as much as I do.

Woolfy – “City Lights”

Dear YesGoodMusic, I’m afraid it’s been a little too long since we’ve had the pleasure of working together. I hope to be better about posting in the near future. With that being said, I’d like to direct your attention to this gem I found on SoundCloud. I usually write about indie/rock or punk here, but…

32 Songs You May Have Missed in 2013

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“Music is totally dead these days… take me back to the 60s…” Haven’t we all been at so-called “adult” parties where the grown-ups try to tell us how music is dead now? Well I say that music is very much alive today. Maybe nobody will ever evict The Beatles from their widely-recognized status as the…

Manchester Orchestra – “Top Notch”

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I was scrolling through my Facebook feed today during lunch when I noticed that Manchester Orchestra had released a song off of their upcoming album COPE, coming April 1st. The song, “Top Notch,” showcases the harsher side of Manchester Orchestra’s sound. Andy Hull’s distinctive voice is howling and frantic over the chunky guitar parts and steady…

The Front Bottoms @ The Bowery Ballroom 12/27/13

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A funny thing about mosh pits: the people in the middle of them are the nicest people you’ll ever meet in your life. I bent down to tie my shoe, and people made sure I wasn’t trampled and then applauded my freshly-tied sneakers. The only downside is that I was unable to take any videos,…

Childish Gambino/Grouplove Northwestern Concert Review

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I apologize that I’m a little late in actually posting this, but I’ve had a lot of homework (NOTE: I’m debunking the myth that high school is easier than college… It’s not). But since I realized that’s never going to change, I’m taking a momentary break from studying to post this review. On October 11th,…

Indie Bands You Should Know About: The 1975

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It’s been far too long since I’ve posted on this website. I gotta tell you YGM: it feels damn good to be back. Today I’m gonna reprise the “Indie Bands You Should Know About” segment of the site (which hasn’t really been used recently). Now I’m sure many of you lovely readers are thinking to…

State Lines Concert Review

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Last Friday night, YGM schlepped out East on Long Island to go see one of our favorite punk bands, State Lines. After seeing lead singer Jonathan DiMitri play an acoustic set to open for Company of Thieves, we did some research and realized we had found one of our favorite punk albums ever in the band’s…

The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation: Album Review

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“See people say the greatest generation has come and gone but they’re wrong… They haven’t seen what we’re capable of.” Everyone, bear with me. This is an album I’ve been waiting months for, and one which I really care about. This is going to be a long article. I’ve been hyping this album up on…

Childish Gambino – “Think of Me”

So here I am doing homework and drinking orange juice when this pops up on my Facebook news feed. It’s been a long time since we heard from Donald Glover (unless, like me, you’re an avid Community watcher). “Think of Me” is going to appear on the upcoming Funkmaster Flex mixtape. Gambino does his usual…