Chris Payne


Chris Payne joined the editorial team in January 2013 after breaking in as an intern with both Billboard and Pitchfork, and freelancing for outlets like Paste,, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

Jack Lowden

Here's the Actor Playing Young Morrissey in Forthcoming Biopic

The jury is still out on when and if we’ll ever hear new Morrissey music, but fans of the enigmatic British singer have another big-ticket event to look forward to: a Moz biopic, focused on his younger years spent growing up in Manchester, England. The film is called Steven and it’s tapped British actor Jack Lowden to play the leading role.
The Alt in Our Stars Podcast featuring: PVRIS

Pvris Talks Fall Out Boy Tour & New Music: Alt In Our Stars Podcast

Pvris is destined for big things. The Massachusetts-based rock band built a formidable grassroots following behind its 2014 debut album "White Noise," which put them on the 2015 Warped Tour and nabbed them an opening slot on Fall Out Boy’s current arena tour.
Blink 182

Blink-182 Shares New Music Clips, Denies Rumored SXSW Show

Blink-182 has played a small handful of shows since Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba replaced Tom DeLonge in its lineup approximately a year ago. Lately, they’ve been sharing clips of new music and rumors have been spreading of a show at SXSW. The tunes are for real, but according to the band, the Austin gig simply is not.