August 1, 2016 5:21 pm

All good things must come to an end as all people know. Be it the final climax of your favorite summer movie, the ultimate ladling of icy green summer gazpacho, or even the sunset on the last day of your final real summer vacation, time has a cruel habit of overstaying its welcome and continuing to exist well beyond our capacity to enjoy it.

Truly, we must savor these dwindling summer days. There is only ever today, always and forever, presented as future but turned present upon confrontation and then past as it disappears into memory. Hauntingly beautiful, terrifyingly predictable, waveringly consistent; the end of summer has been staring us down since the end of spring. Despite my best effort to avoid eye-contact, it is time to acknowledge its mystery and gear up for September.

So with that in mind, we’ve assembled a few songs you might enjoy to help get you there. Don’t think of it as goodbye summer but as hello autumn. It is the most thoughtful of seasons, chilly and colorful, waiting in the wings, eager to take its place as the metaphysical envelope in which we live our daily lives.

April 29, 2016 10:00 am

Finish Ticket is a California band who has opened for notable names such as Twenty One Pilots, The Black Keys and Ed Sheeran. With exceptional vocals similar to that of Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Brendan Haye’s vocals are taking over the West Coast and has already started to permeate ear drums all across the country. To top it off, his identical twin Michael is a bassist in the band. But it doesn’t stop there! The Alameda, CA band also includes Alex DiDonato and yet another set of twin brothers Gabe and Nick Stein.

Finish Ticket started the band in their high school years. Once high school graduation rolled around they left for their universities but realized after a year what their souls truly yearned for. After coming back together they went on to independently release their records Shake a Symphony and Tears You Apart. These sounds caught the attention of Atlantic Records with whom Finish Ticket is now signed.

In September 2015 they released their E.P When Night Becomes Day. Each song on this E.P is raw, relatable and fun. “Color” sounds like the film score that comes on after the protagonist has beat his inner antagonist and is finally free and “Never Alone will give you some serious chills!

Check out their E.P and upcoming tour dates here.