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The Front Bottoms: Back on Top, for the First Time

Photos by Katherine Alex Beaven It’s a little after 5 PM in New York City and The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella is sitting upstairs in Irving Plaza. It’s the first of two sold-out shows the band is playing here and, if the line of waiting fans that has stretched around the corner for the last hour is any indicator, things are about to get crazy. Later, during the show, the inside of the venue will be heaving, full of sweaty bodies desperate to get closer to the stage and have their voices heard by the New Jersey band.
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A Guide To the Yucatan Peninsula

If you’re going to celebrate anything this Cinco de Mayo, it should be that Mexican is a seriously gluten-free-friendly cuisine. With core ingredients like corn, meats, vegetables, and flourless sauces, we’ve finally got a solid selection to pick through on the menu! So, pack your sunglasses and SPF, and let’s head down to the Yucatan Peninsula where you can find your perfect party, swim with sea turtles, climb ancient ruins, and restore your mind, body, and tan. Photos and words by Katherine Alex Beaven

The Front Bottoms: Back on Top, for the First Time

Photos by Katherine Alex Beaven It’s a little after 5 PM in New York City and The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella is sitting upstairs in Irving Plaza. It’s the first of two sold-out shows the band is playing here and, if the line of waiting fans that has stretched around the corner for the last hour is any indicator, things are about to get crazy. Later, during the show, the inside of the venue will be heaving, full of sweaty bodies desperate to get closer to the stage and have their voices heard by the New Jersey band.

Taking Back Sunday perform on auto-pilot in New York City

Photos by: Katherine Alex Beaven // This Times Square location has become something of a staple venue for Taking Back Sunday in the past couple of years. They were here for three nights in April 2014, on their tour with The Used, and before that also played one date of their ‘Tell All Your Friends’ tenth anniversary tour right here. Both times, the Long Island emo/rock band have been full of vitality and fire, yet tonight, the band seem kind of lacklustre.

Jeremy and the Harlequins Resurrect ‘You’re My Halo’ For New Album (Exclusive Song)

Photo by: Katherine Alex Beaven // When Jeremy Fury recorded “You’re My Halo” with his old band, they subtitled it “Prom Song.” His new group, Jeremy and the Harlequins, sharpened the tune into something more suited to a delinquents’ ball. The new version premieres today on Speakeasy. It’s a vintage-style rock ’n’ roll song powered by trebly guitar, Fury’s impassioned, reverb-soaked vocals and backing shoo-wops. The song comes from the group’s upcoming debut, “American Dreamer,” which comprises songs Fury and his drummer brother