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Capital X - Xombie

Artist - XombieAlbum - Capital XXombie was part of my mission to explore new music genres. As five piece "hood metal" band from NYC, Xombie already has a loyal following that resulted in performances at Bamboozle and other festivals.What is "hood metal"? Well, the best comparison I can make of Xombi...
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Fun Times with Shitty People - EndAnd

Artist – EndAndAlbum – Fun Times with Shitty PeopleI've been attempting this thing lately where I listen to music outside my comfort zone of pop punk, post-hardcore, and country. This has led me to punk rock – after all, I listen to its watered-down pop counterpart, I might as well experi...
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Cease and Desist - Manilow

Band – ManilowAlbum – Cease and Desist EPThough Manilow have apparently gathered quite a following in London for their great live show, Cease and Desist is the first opportunity the rest of us have had to listen to this post punk band.The EP consists of only five songs and nothing is held back. ...
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The Hardest Things to Say - Everlost

Band – EverlostAlbum – The Hardest Things to Say EPRelease Date – September 16, 2014The Hardest Things to Say is the debut EP from Everlost, a solo alternative rock project from Jared Kay. It tells a clear story of love, loss, letting go, and getting through the hard times. Though there is cer...
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Self-Titled EP - The Slang

Band – The SlangAlbum – Self-titled EPRelease Date – September 2nd, 2014The Slang, hailing from Columbus, OH, released their self-titled EP on September 2nd. From the first song, the EP is unexpectedly addictive – it's easy to see why The Slang have already appeared at several music fes...
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V-Maroon 5

Album Title: VArtist/Band: Maroon 5Contributing Artists: Gwen StefaniRelease Date: August 29, 2014 Label: Interscope RecordsRating: 8.8/10V, is the fifth studio album released by Interscope Records on August 29, 2014. The deluxe version, which I acquired is comprised of 14 tracks, lasting rou...
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Tyler Boone

Challenge: Find a more genuine, harder working musician than Tyler Boone. Actually, just go ahead and give up because it is not going to happen. Growing up in the Lowcountry, Boone first became enamored with the subculture of Charleston's punk/metal scene, before eventually expanding his musica...
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Borderline Symphony new video

Hello allBorderline Symphony has got a new video of the song Zündel Se Ne Va. Davv-Video-Producer D.Bellmonte made it. It's one more time a funny one, enjoy!Borderline Symphony is going to play at the 10years-Ikarus-Records-Night on April 12th at the Provitreff, Zürich.Kind regardsManu:::::::...
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Bristol to Memory

Bristol to Memory (BTM), started by singer/front man Rory O’Connell and childhood friends, is establishing itself as one of the hardest working and most promising bands to emerge from Orange County. The band received some local attention after releasing their 2005 EP, The Killer is the Muse, but w...
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FLINTFACE’s HOPE OUT JULY 22

“We can't stop listening to it“-- Artist Direct “This record is about having faith in where we are headed” says Joe Scorsone, aka FLINTFACE explaining the reason that his upcoming album is titled Hope. That message comes through loud and clear on Hope which will be released on July 22 o...
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Thrash Legends EXODUS Issue First Studio Update!

On Tour with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in May 2014 + Rock On The Range + Heavy Montreal San Francisco's veteran thrashers EXODUS have entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap to record their eleventh studio album. Guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt has issued the f...
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Margaret Cho Collaborates with World-Renowned Surrealist

...VINCENT CASTIGLIA to Create Portrait of Comedian with Her Own Blood New York City’s resident blood-wielding surrealist, VINCENT CASTIGLIA, is honored to announce that he will be creating a personally commissioned portrait of world-famous comedian Margaret Cho, exclusively in her own blood. La...
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BLACK NUMBERS To Release New LP from The Hunters

• Art Electric LP out in May on Black Numbers • Album Teaser Released• RIYL: Rise Against, Foo Fighters, Anberlin, Daytrader------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Black Numbers is excited to announce they will release the new full...
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PHILLIP PHILLIPS RELEASE “BEHIND THE LIGHT” MAY 19TH

PHILLIPS TO PERFORM “RAGING FIRE” ON CONAN APRIL 1ST Santa Monica, California, March 28, 2014 – Platinum-selling recording artist and AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will release his sop#re album, Behind The Light, May 19th on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records. Recorded in New ...
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Self Titled Album, Ray Gun Solace

Title: Ray Gun Solace (Self-titled)Artist: Ray Gun SolaceRelease Date: April 30, 2013Rating: 7 ½ of 10 Ray Gun Solace is a solo project from an extraordinary artist, named Dan Howe. This isn't the first musical endeavor from Dan. Some other projects include Saving Gracie, and The Lyrics...
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Charm & Chain

The Pittsburgh based rock band Charm & Chain began as singer/songwriter Laurie Kudis's (vocals/keys) solo project in 2011. Soon after the release of "Heliacal Rise" in 2012, she was joined by bassist Eric Koester, guitarist Ryan Roseborough, and drummer Ben Sukenik to form the band's curre...
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Viv and the Revival

Philly based rockers, Viv and the Revival are really feeling the brotherly love from the city that gives it best. The 4-piece rock bands newest single, “I Want It” is currently being featured in Verizon’s 2014 New Years “Faces” campaign (bit.ly/KzwInK.), and were recently added in rotation...
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HER BRIGHT SKIES VIDEO FOR BONNIE & CLYDE (THE REVOLUTION)

HER BRIGHT SKIES PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “BONNIE & CLYDE (THE REVOLUTION)” AT ALTPRESS.COM March 13, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Swedish rock band Her Bright Skies has premiered a new video for their single, “Bonnie & Clyde (The Revolution),” today at AltPress.com. The track is featured on the b...
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“METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA

Now Available on Limited Edition Vinyl: “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” Soundtrack Get it NOW via www.BrendonSmall.com and Amazon.com Not only is the official score soundtrack for 2013’s metal television event of the year, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA,...
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AUDIO PUSH HITS THE ROAD WITH SCHOOLBOY Q

Fresh off of the heels of the Come As You Are Tour, lyrical rap duo Audio Push is set to showcase their new material and sound all week with performances at SXSW in Austin, TX. Shortly after, the group will hit the road to join ScHoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” World Tour beginning Monday, March 17 in ...
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OLD LINES ENTERS THE STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM

Baltimore based punk band Old Lines has announced they’ve entered the studio to record a full-length album that’s scheduled for release later this year via No Sleep Records. The band is currently recording in their hometown with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations Studios (Mutilation Rites, Ful...
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MC Lars: Kickstarter for next album "Dinosaur Zombie"

Hi friends!I come to you today with some very joyful news. I am currently working on a new album called the Dinosaur Zombie LP and have recently launched a Kickstarter to help fund its independent completion and distribution. There are many exciting exclusive bonus rewards available only through th...
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TAKING BACK SUNDAY Tour + Video for "Stood A Chance"

TAKING BACK SUNDAY Release New Single & Video for "Stood A Chance" Watch The Official Music Video Here: bit.ly/1gapY8R Purchase "Stood A Chance" On iTunes Now: bit.ly/1or65yS Pre-Order New Album Happiness Is (Out March 18th) here: hopelessrecords.com/happinessis March 5th, 2014 - Taking Back Sund...
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POP EVIL + ESCAPE THE FATE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING TOUR

POP EVIL + ESCAPE THE FATE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING TOURPop Evil, DMC, + Raycom Sports Team Up for2014 ACC Men’s Basketball TournamentPop Evil’s hit single “Trenches,” remixed byDMC, Will Open ACC Network TelecastsCLICK HERE FOR TOUR DATES (NEW YORK, NY) - With a third single about to go Top T...
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Swedish Industrial Rock Band DEATHSTARS “The Perfect Cult”

Swedish Industrial Rock Band DEATHSTARS Reveal Details About Upcoming New Album “The Perfect Cult” The Swedish industrial rock band DEATHSTARS returns with a blast when they release their long anticipated fourth studio album The Perfect Cult, on June 24th. While their predecessor, 2009's N...
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BARREN WOMB RELEASES THE SUN’S NOT YELLOW IT’S CHICKEN TODAY

BARREN WOMB RELEASES ‘THE SUN’S NOT YELLOW, IT’S CHICKEN’ TODAY! March 11, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Norwegian hardcore band Barren Womb has officially released their buzzed about debut album, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, today via Spartan Records. Barren Womb is currently str...
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MOTÖRHEAD’S MOTÖRBOAT FEAT. MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX

MOTÖRHEAD’S MOTÖRBOATFEATURING MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD,ANTHRAX, ZAKK WYLDE & MORE ‘The Loudest Boat In The World’ Sails from Miami to Key West and CozumelSeptember 22-26 – Onboard Carnival Ecstasy Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax - three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world - wil...
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NO SLEEP RECORDS INSIDE LOOK ON BANDS “HUMBLE BEGINNINGS”

March 13, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Huntington Beach indie record label No Sleep Records has debuted a new video series titled “Humble Beginnings,” which will feature intimate, honest and often hilarious conversations with musicians from the label’s family of bands. The first video in the ...
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ELDER BROTHER RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM!

After much fanfare and anticipation, indie-rock duo Elder Brother has released their debut record, Heavy Head, today via Pure Noise Records. The album is currently available for purchase digitally via iTunes and Amazon and available on limited edition vinyl (200 Mint Green w/white, orange and yellow...
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Dollyrots - Video + Album + Tour

PURE VOLUME PREMIERES DOLLYROTS LYRIC VIDEO FOR STUPIDLY IN LOVE NEW ALBUM BAREFOOT AND PREGNANT CURRENTLY #7 ONBILLBOARDS HEATSEEKERS CHART BAND TO RELEASE LYRIC VIDEOS FOR ALL ALBUM TRACKSSXSW Showcase on March 15 at Headhunter’s Patio As the Dollyrots head to SXSW to showcase songs from their l...
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7HORSE TO RELEASE SONGS FOR A VOODOO WEDDING ON JUNE 10

FULL US TOUR KICKING OFF LATE SPRING BAND PLAYS LIQUID SOL MUSIC FESTIVAL ON MARCH 15 With over 500,000 streams of 7Horse music already in 2014, Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt are gearing up to release their new album Songs For A Voodoo Wedding on June 10; coinciding with The Holy Day of Voodoo: St. Jo...
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Nicole Moudaber & Carl Cox Release New Single

"See You Next Tuesday"on MOOD RecordsFirst Collaboration Between Nicole Moudaber & Carl Cox [SoundCloud] Nicole Moudaber & Carl Cox - See You Next Tuesday *not for posting, review only* Special Guest Carl Cox Joins 'In the MOOD' Miami Music Week Line-upMarch 27 Miami, FL @ The Raleigh Hote...
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Spades and Blades

Although formed in 2006 as Spades And Blades, the founding members, Jason, Justin, and Josiah have been playing together since 2001 after they formed Hardcore Punk act The Havoc. The current lineup for SAB was completed in 2010, as was their debut album “Blood of the Innocent”. The album’s r...
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The Deal

Original founding members, Tom Clark (bass), Collin Cuevas (vocals), Derek Wilson (guitar / vocals), are joined with new drummer Dave Edmunds to bring music with high energy, rockin riffs and melodies that get stuck in your head for the rest of the week. Reunited in 2009, after a short US Tour, they...
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Aspiga new album "Every Last Piece"

Aspiga new album "Every Last Piece"New Jersey punk rockers Aspiga have entered the studio with producer Dave Downham to record the follow-up to 2012's Every Last Piece. The band is recording at The Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, NJ, the same location where Every Last Piece was recorded. Ever...
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Terror / H2O at the Roxy in Los Angeles, 02/14/13

Thence to the Roxy on Valentine’s day for a show of good old-fashioned Hardcore east coast style even though not all the bands were from the east coast. It was an early show – earlier than I was told. I arrived around 8 PM and found the second band already finishing up! Oh well. Fortunately the ...
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MXPX announce European tour dates

MXPX announce European tour datesPop-Punk legends MXPX have confirmed a set of European/UK dates. The European dates will be supported by Kris Roe of The Ataris. Some dates include also Bodyjar, Get Dead and The Murderburgers. Their latest album "Plans Within Plans" was released April 2012 on Flix R...
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Black Numbers Now Exclusively Distributed By Revelation

Black Numbers Now Exclusively Distributed By Revelation / New Webstore via No Sleep• Black Numbers welcomes Northcote + Tour Dates• Label unveils new logo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Black Numbers is excited to announce they have joined Revel...
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The Shell Corporation -Mandrake new music video + Tour dates

The Shell Corporation - MandrakeBand releases music video for "Maguire's Plea" The Shell Corporation is excited for the release today of its new album, Mandrake. It's out now via Paper + Plastick Records and can be purchased in the label's webstore for $7! Also, the entire album is st...
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SXSW Takeover - MAC MILLER, WIZ KHALIFA, B.O.B....

NAS, MAC MILLER, WIZ KHALIFA WITH HIS TAYLOR GANG,STEVE AOKI, B.O.B, FLYING LOTUS AND MORE CONFIRM SIXTH ANNUAL "SXSW TAKEOVER"SIXTH ANNUAL "SXSW TAKEOVER" DNES MARKETING PARTNERS WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST BRANDS AND TALENTS TO PRESENT THE THREE DAY LINEUP DAY 1, THURSDAY, 3/13 PINK DOLPHIN WITH THIS...
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Somos to release "Temple Of Plenty" LP 3/25/14 + Tour

The debut LP from Boston, MA's Somos is available for Pre-Order now. Temple Of Plenty is set for a March 25th release on Tiny Engines. You can also digitally pre-order the album on Bandcamp for just $6 and get downloads for the first two singles. The band recorded Temple Of Plenty with Jesse Ca...
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THE EXPLOITED Releases Live Video for 'Beat The Bast*rds'

UK Punk legends THE EXPLOITED are set to release the Special Editions of Beat The STICKS, STICK The System and The Massacre on March 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The releases are being re-issued with a raft of bonus content, including a bonus DVD of live footage (Beat The STICKS) and bonus tracks (ST...
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Pentimento Unleashes Repress of Self-Titled LP

Buffalo punk-rock act Pentimento has announced the repressing of its self-titled full-length album. The album is available on Gold, Silver and Bronze vinyl via Paper + Plastick Records and will begin shipping immediately. Additionally, Pentimento is happy to team up with Little Elephant for the rele...
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Swedish Heavy Metal Band SABATON "Heroes" + Tour 2014

Swedish Heavy Metal Band SABATON Release First Album Trailer for New Album “Heroes”, Hitting North America in Spring 2014 Avid war historians and Swedish heavy metallers SABATON have released the first album trailer to their upcoming seventh studio release, Heroes, due out in North America in S...
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Banquets & Nightmares For A Week - New Split LP Available

Banquets & Nightmares For A Week - New Split LP Available For Pre-Order From Black Numbers• Split LP out 3/18/14 on Black Numbers-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The long-awaited split release between Banquets and Nightmares For A Week is now availab...
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Ray Gun Solace

Mar 2, 2014 0:00:06 GMT -5 Jonny Havoc said:Hey Dan, long time fan of your music all the way from the beginning and now it's cool to see you doing a solo project. Music runs through your veins and that's awesome. Keep up the good work. How long have you been working on this solo projec...
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AFFIANCE Announce US Tour with I The Breather

AFFIANCE Announce US Tour with I The BreatherAs seen on tour with Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire, Protest The Hero, and more!New Music Videos available for "Kings Of Deceit", "The Cynic" and "We The Machines" Cleveland's Affiance are excited to continue to tour the US, this time with I The...
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Hands Like Houses - Music Video + Tour w/ Memphis May Fire

HANDS LIKE HOUSES TO PERFORM AT SELF HELP FEST MARCH 22Band On Tour Now With Memphis May FireNew Live Video “Introduced Species” Out Now Australia’s sonically adventuresome six piece, Hands Like Houses, are set to perform at the first-ever Self Help Festival alongside A Day To Remember, Bring...
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Highasakite to release "Hiroshima" + Tour

Highasakite Announce US Tour with London Grammar Debut New Track 'Hiroshima' with Noisey Full-length album Silent Treatment out April 8 Norwegian quintet Highasakite are gearing up for their return to the states for performances at SXSW and a tour out to the west coast with UK-based indie ...
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Hardline Ent. Spring Music Comp.

HARDLINE ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES FREE SPRING MUSIC COMPILATION Download Free Music From Authority Zero, Hoist The Colors, The Darlings,The Bunny Gang, Nations Afire, Versus The World, Neo Geo and more! March 7, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Burgeoning Hermosa Beach independent record label Hardline En...
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OLD LINES JOIN NO SLEEP RECORDS

OLD LINES JOIN NO SLEEP RECORDS February 12, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Baltimore based D-beat punks Old Lines have officially announced they’ve signed with Huntington Beach independent label No Sleep Records. The band is currently writing their next record, which should be out later this year....
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GREY GORDON HEADED IN THE STUDIO TO RECORD FULL LENGTH ALBUM

GREY GORDON HEADED FOR THE STUDIO TO RECORD DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM February 13, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Singer-songwriter Grey Gordon has announced plans to enter the studio this month to record his first full-length album for No Sleep Records. The release follows Gordon’s 2013 EP, Still At...
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ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FEST Official 2014 tour dates

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Cities and Venues Official Artist Line-Up Announcement Coming in March The world's biggest heavy music touring music festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, is pleased to announce the official venues and cities h...
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A-F Records - Volume 4 of Anti-Flag's “20 Years of Hell"

A-F Records Announce One If By Land For Volume 4 of Anti-Flag's “20 Years of Hell” Split 7-inch Series / Anti Flag's "The WTO Kills Farmers" Re-Recording Premiere On PureVolume------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Anti-Fl...
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New video DUARA these are no strangers

Hello allOur labelband DUARA made a video of the first single THESE ARE NO STRANGERS from their new album LAETTEN HABITS. Check it out!These Are No Strangers:The whole new album can be listened and bought here:ikarusrecords.bandcamp.com/album/laetten-habitsKind regards from SwitzerlandManu::::::::::...
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Teen Agers Record New Songs With Roger Lima (Less Than Jake)

TEEN AGERS Record New Songs for Split w/ Rehasher• Four new tracks recorded w/ Roger Lima (Less Than Jake) / mixed by Stephen Egerton (Descendents) • Debut full-length I HATE IT out now from Anchorless Records• Digital Promo: full download, bio + additional media below • Band confirmed for P...
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Alexz Johnson

Jonny Havoc said: Out of both your music career and TV & Movie career, which one do you enjoy doing more? Alexz Johnson Said: Music is definitely my first passion.. I've been focusing more on live touring this past two years and I don'y see myself slowing down anytime soon! AJFan said: When did t...
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FIREWORKS Single, "Glowing Crosses" & Tour Dates Announced

FIREWORKS Premiere First Single, "Glowing Crosses" From Upcoming Album, "Oh, Common Life"with Pitchfork.com Listen to "Glowing Crosses" here: bit.ly/1eSOBvq Album Out March 25th via Triple Crown Records Join The Wonder Years, Citizen, Real Friends and Modern Baseball On Upcoming Spring Tour F...
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Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes LAMB OF GODs As The Palaces Burn

Watch It Now: Metal Injection’s Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look atLAMB OF GOD’s “As The Palaces Burn” Philadelphia Premiere On Sunday, February 16th, LAMB OF GOD premiered their feature documentary film, “As The Palaces Burn”, to a packed house at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia,...
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Jesse Denaro - to release "Dear, Love" 5/13 + Tour

SINGER-SONGWRITER JESSE DENARO TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ‘DEAR, LOVE,’ ON MAY 13TH This spring, rising singer-songwriter Jesse Denaro will make his soulful debut with his first full-length album, Dear, Love, due out on May 13th. In anticipation, he’s partnered with AVClub.com to premiere the reco...
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Donald Spence EP+Tour w/ Authority Zero & Ataris

Versus the World frontman Donald Spence to Release Solo EP “The Late Shift” via Hardline Entertainment Hermosa Beach eclectic imprint Hardline Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of “The Late Shift”, the debut solo EP from Versus the World frontman Donald Spence. Out March 4th...
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Untitled Demo By Ryan Ross

UntitledRyan RossOctober 20, 2013Rating:  10 out of 10I remember sitting in my homeroom in the eighth grade, watching that stupid television program, when suddenly they introduced a new segment. They started interviewing musicians. In front of me, I watched the 'reporter' sitting with f...
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iMatter Festival - Sept 2013 - Eldridge Park, Elmira, NY

iMatter Festival 2013 - Eldridge Park, Elmira, NYThe iMatter Festival is an annual festival held in the small city of Elmira, New York. The festival began after a realization that the city had an unusually high rate of suicide. It was created as a way to bring people together with others who were li...
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Deafheaven - Sunbather

When it came to what music has been produced, and released within the past year, there is one album that stands out more than the rest. Hailing from San Francisco, Deafheaven’s Sunbather embodies just about every emotion in the musical spectrum with their ability to bridge the gap between doom and...
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Buho - Self-Titled out now!

BuhoSelf-Titled On Crowquill RecordsRIYL: Sparta, Failure, Japandroids, At The Drive-In Búho is a three piece, Indie/Shoegaze/Post-Punk band out of San Antonio, Texas. Current members include Mauri Gudiño (Yoshimoto), Brad Angotti (MASSIVER, The Ground, Perpetual Heat), and Andy Elizalde. Hailing ...
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SIIINES

Feb 16, 2014 12:56:05 GMT -5 Josh Snider said:How was the response you've gotten from the album release?Great! We're getting a lot of positive feedback on the new EP! People seem to like the lyrical direction we're exploring....
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Birth Of Joy to release "Prisoner" 3/7/14 + Tour

BIRTH OF JOYPrisoner Long Branch Records / SPV 7 March 2014BIRTH OF JOY "Prisoner"SIXTIES ON STEROIDS – PSYCHEDELIC ORGAN ROCK&ROLLRelease Dates:Mar 4 - N. AmericaMar 7 - Germany / Austria / SwitzerlandMar 10 - UK & EuropeTerritory: World excl. BeNeLux, France & Japan.Available as CD Digipak, colo...
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SIIINES to be 1st LIVE INTERVIEW 2/16/14 on Big Smile

SIIINES to premier as firstLIVE OPEN FORUM INTERVIEWexclusively on www.BigSmileMagazine.comSunday, February 16th, 2014From 1pm - 2pm (EST) / 4pm - 5pm (PST)After SIIINES just released their new EP Fukushimarama! February 11th along with their latest Music Video!"God I Hate Clubs"Which was produced b...
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DAVV - 3rd Music Video for "Thrillow"

Bellmonte Pictures presents the third DAVV video: THRILLOW of the albumTechnique Magique.Are you kidding me? Already the third video. Yes. And there are three more to come. Don't care if you like it or not. You will watch them cause we say so! .....sorry.Every Friday in February there will be a...
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A Piece Of The Action to release new ep "All For A Snake"

Hello Everyone, we are the metal band A Piece Of The Action from Los Angeles CA. We are proud to announce that we will be releasing our new EP, "All For A Snake", on April 20th 2014.      "All For A Snake" has been in the works for the past 2 years.  There has been nothing but uphill battles fo...
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Ray Gun Solace Releases Self-Titled Debut

Since the crumbling demise of SoCal's The Lyrics Game, Dan Howe has been working on a solo album and it is finally here! The world can at last see what happens when this guy puts down the whiskey bottle and picks up every instrument within reach. More information available at www.facebook.com/...
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A-F Records Announces Anti-Flag Cover Contest

A-F Records Announces Anti-Flag Cover Contest 2013 marked the 20th year of Anti-Flag and also the beginning of a new chapter in the history of A-F Records. To commemorate this, the label/band unveiled the “20 Years of Hell” 7” vinyl/online subscription series. These special one of a kind rec...
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New EP Borderline Symphony_EP1

Hello allWe’ve got another release for you: Borderline SymphonyBorderline Symphony ist the project of Luca Pollioni. He was a one of the founder of Ikarus Records, played in different bands (The Haddocks, The Pilot..) and still plays guitar in our labelband The Circle Brothers.The first EP of Bor...
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Wayfarer - New EP

WAYFARER ANNOUNCES NEW EP OUT FEB 18; DEBUTS NEW SONG AT PUREVOLUME.COM Rising alt-folk act Wayfarer has announced plans to release a new EP titled The Albatross We Keep on February 18th. The one-man-band, consisting solely of Nik Piscitello, has debuted the first new song, “Best and Worst,” to...
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Elder Brother - In My Bones (single)

ELDER BROTHER DEBUT NEW SONG, “IN MY BONES,” AT FUSE.TV Indie-rock band Elder Brother has premiered a new song called “In My Bones” from their upcoming full-length album, Heavy Head, today at Fuse.tv. The new record will be released on March 11th via Pure Noise Records and will be available ...
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The Moms - New EP & Tour with A a Loss For Words

The Moms Release New EP; Supporting A Loss For Words on Tour this SpringNew Jersey punk trio The Moms has announced the release of a brand-new four-song EP via Paper + Plastick Records. The digital EP, titled Blow Me, can now be downloaded for $3 from the Paper + Plastick webstore: bit.ly/blow_meThe...
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Ages And Ages - Single & Tour

AGES AND AGES SHARE NEW SINGLE "I SEE MORE"TOURING WITH MIRAH AND LAKE STREET DIVE + SASQUATH CONFIRMEDSOP#RE ALBUM DIVISIONARY OUT MARCH 25 ON PARTISAN. Ages and Ages are excited to share the second single off their forthcoming sop#re album Divisionary, premiering "I See More" today with TIME Magaz...
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Musical Dreams Coming True! Travis Bowlin Releases Long Awai

From the Cincinnati, Ohio Boys Choir to a Rock n Roll Musicvox Guitar endorsement, Artist and Singer/Songwriter, Travis Bowlin, is ready to take career to the next level. Nashville, TN (Feb 9, 2014) – Travis Bowlin, is pleased to announce the releasing of his musical single “Bad, Bad Man”, whi...
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HUMANITY’S LAST BREATH Reveal New Video for “Human Swarm"

Swedish Progressive Death Metallers HUMANITY’S LAST BREATH Reveal New Lyric Video for “Human Swarm” via Revolver Magazine #4 on Got-Djent.com’s Top 20 of 2013 Sweden’s HUMANITY’S LAST BREATH released their self-titled full-length album in late September via Rogue Records America. Today,...
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KIRK VON HAMMETT’S INAUGURAL FEAR FESTEVIL IN S.F. 2/7-8/14

KIRK VON HAMMETT’S INAUGURAL FEAR FESTEVIL TO TAKE PLACE AT REGENCY BALLROOM IN SAN FRANCISCO FEBRUARY 7TH AND 8TH HORROR AND MUSIC FESTIVAL HOSTED BY METALLICA GUITARIST TO FEATURE HAMMETT’S WORLD FAMOUS CRYPT COLLECTION, PANELS, LIVE MUSIC, SPECIAL GUESTS, AND PLENTY OF SCARESWHO: World-renow...
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Before You Exit - Announce The Dangerous Tour

BEFORE YOU EXIT Announce The Dangerous Tour! Purchase I Like That on iTunes today, here: bit.ly/1lyBRhn Featured on Teen.com, here: bit.ly/11kGH2p Featured on Seventeen.com, here: bit.ly/17snSCH Featured on GirlsLife.com, here: bit.ly/S6SZNn Orlando, FL - February 4th, 2014 - The pop tri...
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Ireland’s Steafán Hanvey Tours w/ Look Behind You!

Ireland’s Steafán Hanvey Tours the US with Look Behind You!A Father and Son's Impressions of The Troubles inNorthern Ireland through Photograph and Song As seen on NPR's Morning Edition “Steafán Hanvey is thoughtful, intelligent and reflective about the culture and family that shaped...
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Hanson -Anthem Tour 2013 @ Carnegie Music Hall 11/8 Pitt, PA

Hanson - Anthem Tour 2013@ Carnegie Music Hall November 8th 2013 Pittsburgh, PA Hanson was hitting the road with the new album "Anthem" and one little dot on the map was Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Music Hall. For my wife and I, it was our first time visiting this venue (up until this show we have ...
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Avenged Sevenfold: Hail to the King

Artist: Avenged SevenfoldTitle: Hail to the KingLabel: Warner BrothersI guess Rob Flynn didn’t get it. It’s right there in the title and everything. Hail to the King; the phrase itself denotes paying homage to the royal ones. Did Mr. Flynn expect Avenged Sevenfold to create an album that a...
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Unvarnished

Artist: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Title: UnvarnishedLabel: Blackheart RecordsThe name Joan Jett is synonymous with the word Attitude and that’s fine, I guess. But too often, the words class, charm, and consistency are left out of the critical lexicon. While everyone knows who Joan Jett is...
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Ghost Sector - "Shooting Blanks"

Chicago-based punk band Ghost Sector released their first studio EP on Halloween of 2013 entitled "Shooting Blanks". The album features 5 songs, each different from each other in style, but offer a subtle change going from track to track.   The album kicks off with a fast guitar riff building up...
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Face To Face - Three Chords And A Half Truth

"Three Chords And A Half Truth" is Face To Face's 9th studio full length album, released in April of 2013 by Rise Records.  The band comes back with a unique and dynamic sound with their second post-reunion album. A little off from a classic So-Cal pop punk style, Face To Face introduced a ne...
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SPARTAN RECORDS SIGNS NORWEGIAN HC BAND BARREN WOMB

SPARTAN RECORDS SIGNS NORWEGIAN HARDCORE BAND BARREN WOMB; NEW ALBUM OUT MARCH 11TH Stream Barren Womb’s Hard Hitting New Track “Kill Hicks” Today At BrooklynVegan.com January 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Seattle based indie label Spartan Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegi...
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CHIMAIRA DEBUT NEW 'WRAPPED IN VIOLENCE' MUSIC VIDEO

CHIMAIRA DEBUT NEW 'WRAPPED IN VIOLENCE' MUSIC VIDEO"CROWN OF PHANTOMS" OUT NOW | ON TOUR NOW!(New York, NY) - CHIMAIRA have debuted a brand new music video for their track, "Wrapped In Violence" surrounding the kick off of the "Celebrate The Chaos" tour this weekend. The tour will feature...
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A Day to Remember - Common Courtesy

A Day to Remember - Common Courtesy (2013)After 3 years with no new music, A Day to Remember made their comeback in 2013. And, of course, being A Day to Remember, they had to come back with a bang. They started the year off with the Right Back at It Again Tour and then headlined the House Party Tour...
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EVENT! PITTSBURGH'S OMG TALENT SHOWCASE @ HARDROCK CAFE!!!

Hey! I have all Big Smiles today! For one, it's sunny out. Two, I just listened to a beautiful, sunny song and I'm gonna be happy all day long. All day. If you are in a bad mood either turn the switch or leave it to yourself! Not gonna knock me down! Lastly there is so much going down in...
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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY HEADLINE THE REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS TOUR

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY TO HEADLINE THEREVOLVER GOLDEN GODS TOUR"Catacombs of the Black Vatican" Available 4/8/14New Single "My Dying Time" Available Now!Wed/Apr-16 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo Thu/Apr-17 Portland, OR @ Roseland Fri/Apr-18 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House Sat/Apr-19 Misso...
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THE USED Release New Song + Music Video "Cry"

THE USED Release New Song + Music Video "Cry"Watch The Music Video Here: Imaginary Enemy To Release on April 1st Pre-Orders Now Available on iTunes: bit.ly/1lhbv3c Los Angeles, CA - January 27, 2014 -The Used has released a new single and music video for "Cry" off their upcoming album, "Imaginary E...
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Fireworks - Touring with The Wonder Years & New Album 3/25

FIREWORKSAnnounce New Album"Oh, Common Life" To Be Released March 25On Triple Crown Records Join The Wonder Years, Citizen,Real Friends + Modern BaseballOn Upcoming Spring Tour JANUARY 29, 2014 - DETROIT, MI - Fireworks, the five-piece band from Detroit, MI are thrilled to announce their upcomi...
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Oh, Be Clever - Release EP & Western U.S. Tour

OH, BE CLEVER PREMIERE NEW SINGLE "NEXT TO YOU" BAND WILL EMBARK ON WESTERN U.S. TOUR, RELEASE NEW EP AND PLAY SXSWJanuary 29, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Alternative electronic duo Oh, Be Clever have premiered their new single "Next To You" www.myoldkentuckyblog.com/?p=44768. Here is the direct SoundC...
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80's Pop inspired Colleen D'Agostino to release "The Wolves"

Colleen D'Agostino's WITH BEATING HEARTSRelease New Song "Drag Me Down" off upcoming EP"The Wolves" "The Wolves" EP to Release on February 4thPre-Order Deluxe Package + Receive EP Download Here: bit.ly/1b6s4Fn January 29, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA -- Colleen D'Agostino has released a new...
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Animali to release EP 3/14 & Music Video

Animali just released the music video for their single « The Alchemists », and the EP is coming out on March 3.Put together in Lyon in 2013, Animali rises as a newcomer on the Indie Rock scene. Inspired by the psychedelic rock bands from the 70's, they will be releasing their first EP comes M...
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SCHOOLBOY Q MAJOR LABEL DEBUT & HIT ROAD FOR 3-MONTH TOUR

TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT’S SCHOOLBOY Q SET TO RELEASE MAJOR LABEL DEBUT, HIT ROAD FOR THREE-MONTH TOUR Nationwide Tour Begins March 1 and Includes Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples, Heads to Europe in May New Interscope Album, Oxymoron, Comes Out Feb. 25 LOS ANGELES, CA, January xx, 2014—Are you rea...
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Paper + Plastick Records Signs The Shell Corporation

Paper + Plastick Records Signs The Shell Corporation; Band to Release Mandrake February 25Paper + Plastick Records is kicking off 2014 with the signing of California-based punk outfit The Shell Corporation. The group will release its sop#re full-length, Mandrake, via Paper + Plastick Records on Feb...
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TONIGHT ALIVE TO SUPPORT TAKING BACK SUNDAY ON TOUR

TONIGHT ALIVE TO SUPPORT TAKING BACK SUNDAY & THE USED ON SPRING TOUR January 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Rising Australian rock band Tonight Alive has announced today that they will be returning to the U.S. this Spring as direct support for legendary bands Taking Back Sunday and The Used on th...
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X Ambassadors tour w/ Panic! At The Disco & Imagine Dragons

X AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCE EAST COAST HEADLINE TOUR BAND TO RELEASE THE REASON EP JANUARY 28TH Following support dates with both Panic! At The Disco and Imagine Dragons, Brooklyn indie rockers X Ambassadors will headline an east coast tour in April. Kicking off April 8th in Rochester, NY at Bug Jar the...
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Buho (indie/punk) to release 7" 2/4/14 on Crowquill Records

Buho - Song Premiere On Noisey / New 7" Available For Order From Crowquill Records. Crowquill Records is excited to announce the label's newest release, the Self-Titled 7" from San Antonio, TX band, Buho. The label has announced that Orders for the 7" record are now available and shipping.You c...
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Direct Effect to release "Sunburn" on Tiny Engines

The debut full-length from Direct Effect, Sunburn, is now available for Pre-Order from Tiny Engines. All vinyl pre-orders will receive an instant album download. Additionally, digital copies are available for just $5 on Bandcamp. The LP will follow up the band's 2011 debut 7", Forget The Rest.T...
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Vinyl Theif "Stop Motion" out 2/4/14 & Tour

Nashville, TN - Electro-rock outfit, Vinyl Thief, have announced that they will be releasing a new EP, "Stop Motion," on February 4th, 2014 - a preview to their upcoming full-length, set to release in Spring 2014. You can stream the title-track exclusively on Noisey here: bit.ly/noisey-vice. "Stop M...
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SIIINES To Release "Fukushimarama!" February 11th

MSIIINES, the Los Angeles based electro-rock band, is pleased to announce the release of their new EP, Fukushimarama! The album, which was produced by veteran electronic producer Ari Rhodes of Hands Up!, will be released on February 11th. With equal parts eclectic EDM and in your face rock, SIIIN...
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Suicidal Tendencies, Slayer & Exodus Tour 5/14

Bay Area Thrash Legends EXODUS Hit the Road with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in May 2014 Trek Includes EXODUS’ First Stop at the 2014 "Rock On The Range" in Columbus, OH If you’ve ever wanted a lesson in true thrash-punk-metal, the wait is over. Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS are proud to ann...
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PUT UP OR SHUT UP 2: EMCEE ROYAL FEB. 8TH!!!!!

Hey, it's Lele letting you all know that the second PUT UP OR SHUT UP: EMCEE ROYAL RUMBLE presented by 90s Era and Statement Records is coming up soon..... FEBRUARY 8TH! Local artists first took the ring this past January 4th and with a big crowd turn out. There will be guest performances from ...
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Skateboarding X Music - Element X Fender Collab: 46/92

To me skateboarding and music go hand in hand and I can't have one without the other. cruising down the Huntington Beach board walk with some tunes completes everything. Well It's about time to see some real collaboration between a major skateboarding maker like Element Skateboards and a l...
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New video DAVV_gain brain

Hello their³Gain Brain² is the second video of the new album :Technique Magique:.It was filmed with a Kodak Tri-X Black & White in Super 8. Pretty dark!Order the album (Vinyl or Download) on these links:Vinyl: www.ikarusrecords.ch/cms/index.php?shop&lang=deDownload: itunes.apple.com/de/album/techn...
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Semi Precious Weapons to release "Aviation" April 2014

SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM AVIATIONPRODUCED BY MULTI-PLATINUM HITMAKER TRICKY STEWARTTHIS APRIL VIA REDZONE RECORDSITUNES ALBUM PRE-ORDER BEGINS TODAYDOWNLOAD THE FOUR-SONG EP INSTANTLYFEATURING THE DEBUT SINGLE "AVIATION HIGH" FIRST LOOK: VIEW THE "AVIATION HIGH" BEHIND-THE-SCENES V...
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Rose Savage - Singer-songwriter/SAG-AFTRA Actress

Hello Rose, It's been a while since our last interview in 2008. I think it's finally time for an update to let our readers know what you have been up to lately. How are you doing today?-I’m doing great! Thank you so much for having me back JWhen we did our last interview you were in the ...
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GRIMEY CLICK #northside, pittsburgh "Livin' Average" video

Grimey Click is a group of rappers from the Burgh's NORTHSIDE!!! Here is their music video for their latest hit "Livin Average"As a group they can turn up any crowd, whether you like rap or not. Sometimes we all just gotta "turn up!" here and there to feel that you are alive. I've been to ...
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The Used to release "Imaginary Enemy" 4/1/14

THE USEDTo Release New AlbumImaginary Enemy on April 1st Pre-Orders Now Available: theused.net/preorder Los Angeles, CA - January 20, 2014 -The Used has announced that they will be releasing a new album titled Imaginary Enemy on April 1st, 2014. Album pre-orders are now available here: theused.ne...
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Suicidal Angels - Divide and Conquer (out now)

SUICIDAL ANGELSDivide And Conquer NoiseArt Records 10 January 2014If SUICIDAL ANGELS taught us anything over the past couple of years, it`s gotta be that fine thrash metal doesn`t have to stem from the Bay Area or the Ruhr area / Germany in order to damage your neck muscles!!! Since their debut “E...
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SKULL FIST - Chasing the Dream (new release)

SKULL FISTChasing the Dream NoiseArt Records 10 January 2014DARKTHRONE knew very well what they were talking about when the composed the anthem „Canadian metal“ a few years back – pure steel grows in the land of maple syrup and racSTICKs!!! SKULL FIST give us proof for that theory with their u...
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Roman Remains Tour + Album "Zeal" out 3/4/14

Sayers Club LA Residency and National Tour through SXSW with Gary Numan and Big Black Delta Announced New Single 'This Stone is Starting to Bleed' Out Now Roman Remains, the duo comprised of The Duke Spirit's Liela Moss and Toby Butler, will release their album Zeal on H.O.T Records L...
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DIRECT HIT! West Coast Tour w/ Red City Radio & Elway

DIRECT HIT!: West Coast Tour w/ Red City Radio + Elway Begins Today• CD / Digital out now from Red Scare Industries / Vinyl coming soon Beginning today, DIRECT HIT! will join Red City Radio and Elway for a three-week tour of the West Coast in support of its newest full-length, Brainless God. The M...
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You Me At Six (UK) release "Cavalier Youth" 1/28/14

YOU ME AT SIX SIGNS TO PROSPECT PARK North American "Cavalier Youth" Pre-OrdersAvailable Here: amzn.to/1a34rCx Go Behind-The-Scenes at the "Fresh Start Fever"Music Video Shoot Here: "Fresh Start Fever" Music Video: "Lived A Lie" Music Video: January 15, 2014 - Surrey, UK - UK rockers You Me at...
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SoCal Hardcore THROWDOWN to release "Intolerance" 1/21/14

THROWDOWN DEBUT NEW SONG"DEFEND WITH VIOLENCE""INTOLERANCE" AVAILABLE JANUARY 21, 2014(NEW YORK, NY) - THROWDOWN has released another new track titled "Defend With Violence" from their upcoming LP, "Intolerance," due out next week.The band recently released "Avow," which is available for purchase vi...
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The Hotelier (formally The Hotel Year) to release on 2/18/14

The Hotelier (The Hotel Year) - Song Premiere On AV Club / New LP Available For Pre-Order From Tiny Engines• Home, Like Noplace Is There out 2/18/14 on Tiny Engines• Digital Pre-Order on Bandcamp For Only $6• Download the band's 2011 debut full-length, It Never Goes Out, for free on Bandc...
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I Am The Avalanche to release "Wolverines 3/18/14

I AM THE AVALANCHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, WOLVERINES, OUT MARCH 18 ON I SURRENDER RECORDS I Surrender Records is excited to announce the new album from New York City-based rock band I Am The Avalanche. Titled Wolverines, the new full-length was produced and engineered by the band's drummer Brett...
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DAVV of Zürich releases Technique Magique on Ikarus Records

DAVV (from Zürich, Switzerland) proudly presents the first single ::Low Tune:: of the upcoming album ::Technique Magique::, which will be released on January 17th, 2014 on Ikarus Records.Oppligallo and Bellmonte have produced this video in collaboration with Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. It&apo...
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NECK DEEP (UK) streams full album week before released!

NECK DEEP have announced that their debut full length, 'Wishful Thinking', is streaming in its entirety via the HOPELESS RECORDS YouTube channel today! The album is to be released January 14, 2014 and is now available for pre-order; fans can view bundles, including some limited collector&a...
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Monte Pittman to release The Power of Three 1/21/14

Monte PittmanThe Power of Three Metal Blade Records Release date: 21 January 2014A year after Monte Pittman (guitars & vocals), Kane Ritchotte (drums), and Max Whipple (bass) boarded a plane to Copenhagen, Denmark to begin recordingThe Power of Three—the upcoming full-length album from award winni...
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MOTÖRHEAD to Perform at COACHELLA 2014

MOTÖRHEAD to Perform at COACHELLA 2014 on Sunday, April 13th and Sunday, April 20th The world’s biggest and baddest Rock and Roll band of all time comes to COACHELLA in 2014! MOTÖRHEAD is excited and getting ready to go back out on the road! MOTÖRHEAD’s new album Aftershock can be ordered now...
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Snoop Dogg's take on BR4SS Fitted Boxers (sponsored)

It's a New Year! If your Top Drawer is still filled with Underwear you or your lady bought last year, it's time to Freshen Up...If you haven't tried "Fitted Boxers" by BR4SS, your missing out...There is nothing on the market like them, as they custom developed them working alongside a...
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We Are The Union - B-Sides from You Can't Hide The Sun

Detroit ska-punk act We Are The Union, who announced an indefinite hiatus in February 2013, released today two B-sides that come from the recording sessions for the band's most recent full-length album, You Can't Hide The Sun. Released via Paper + Plastick Records in October 2012, You Can&...
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Avant-Rockers release Twin Peaks inspired video

HECTORINA A THOUSAND JACKALS AVAILABLE NOW!Charlotte., NC avant-rockers HECTORINA celebrate the release of their sop#re album A THOUSAND JACKALS with a Twin Peaks inspired music video for their song "This Must Be Where Pies Go When They Die". A THOUSAND JACKALS is available at Hectorin...
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Brooklyn Quintet The Skins Support Jake Bugg On Tour

Brooklyn Quintet The Skins Support Jake Bugg On North American TourIn the Studio Working On New EP Watch The Skins Perform 'Surf' at Wreckroom Records + mp3 Download Stream Single 'Dead Hands' (mp3) Brooklyn-based rock ...
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TEEN AGERS: Winter Tour 1/02 - 12 To Support New Album

• In support of debut full-length I HATE IT • LP / CD / Digital out now from Anchorless Records • RIYL: The Menzingers, Hot Water Music, Dag Nasty, Lifetime Beginning on Thursday, TEEN AGERS (Orlando, FL) will embark on a 10-day tour of the East Coast in support of its debut full-length, I Ha...
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Bands V.S. Social Networking w/ Robby Friend of Hideouts

The difference between Facebook and MySpace is like night and day when it comes to bands and promoting their music. I looked to a friend who has been on the scene for the past decade. Playing guitar both in Eudora, which was around at the height of MySpace. While now on Facebook in Hideouts, Robby F...
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TECH N9NE Releases New Hard Rock/Rap Fusion EP “Therapy”

Currently #4 on the Amazon Top 100 Rap & Hip-Hop Album Best Sellers & #5 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap Charts Aggressive, Instrument-Driven New EP Features the Musical Talents of WES BORLAND and GLASSJAW’s SAMMY SIEGLER Produced by Legendary Rock Producer Ross Robinson (KORN, SLIPKNOT) The wait is ove...
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DIAMONDS UNDER FIRE

PREMIERE "EVERYTHING FADES TO RED (KIDFORCE EDIT)" MUSIC VIDEO Los Angeles, CA - December 20, 2013 - Los Angeles female rock trio Diamonds Under Fire have premiered a new music video for "Everything Fades To Red (Kidforce Edit)" exclusively on LA Music Blog. The track is the first single off of thei...
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Anchorman 2

If you loved the first anchorman and wanted it to continue for hours longer, your prayers have been answered. It picks up right where it left off, but maybe a decade into the future. After things get shaken up, the gang gets back together to join the team of news teams that broadcast the first eve...
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Childish Gambino - Camp

Donald Glover (no relation to the Lethal Weapon actor) is an actor and rapper. He may do some glove modeling on the side too, but I'm not sure. His beats are catchy, his rhymes are dirty, and his voice has a sweet rasp to it. As underground as you can be being on the selective record shelf at U...
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The Wild Feathers Announced a Winter Headline Tour

The Wild Feathers have announced a winter headline tour presented by Filter. The North American run kicks off January 22nd in Austin, TX, and runs through SXSW. Full tour dates are below; ticket on-sales begin Friday. Saints of Valory and Jamestown Revival will support.TUE 12/31/13 Nashville, ...
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist

I first heard Macklemore's groundbreaking hit "Thrift Shop" only weeks before it started getting radio play on every major channel I could turn the dial to. My friend Tyler showed me the video on YouTube and I fell in love with it. The album features cool-catchy beats with keyboard and synthesi...
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Better Air, Pilot For A Day

Album:  Better AirArtist:  Pilot For A DayContributing Artists:  Andrew VolpeRelease Date:  January 26, 2013Every year, I go to an awesome day long event entitled Warped Tour. Now, I'm sure that everyone that looks at this piece will know what Warped Tour is. If you happen not to, dear go...
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Pretty Sweet

Title: Pretty Sweet Runtime: 01:18Company: Girl/Chocolate Produced by: Ty Evans                 Pretty SweetSkaters: Alex Olson, Brandon Biebel, Brian Anderson, Chico Brenes, Chris Roberts, Cory Kennedy, Daniel Castillo, Elijah Berle, Eric Koston, Gino Iannucci, Guy Mariano, Jeron Wilson,J...
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The Winery Dogs

Artist: The Winery DogsTitle: The Winery DogsLabel: Loud & Proud RecordsRelease Date: July 23, 2013Your mom was right, first impressions really do count. And your first impression of the self titled release from The Winery Dogs should be ‘Wow! These are some great songs’ followed by the alm...
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Selena Gomez- Stars Dance

Musically, the new Selena Gomez album Stars Dance does not matter. It doesn't matter because if you're over the age of 13 you're probably not listening to this album for the music. You, dear reader, like me, are listening to this album because it answers one if the Great Questions of ...
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fun. With Special Guest Tegan and Sara, Stage AE, 7/18

Upbeat indie rockers fun. seemed to burst onto the scene out of nowhere.  I wondered how, with only one album of material, they would pull off a sold-out headlining concert.  The answer is that they played virtually every single song from Some Nights, and the crowd certainly didn't seem to mi...
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Ronnie Dobbs- Everyone Is Not Attractive

Released: available now online, physical formats to be released later this monthFor fans of: mewithoutYou, The Offspring, Sunny Day Real EstatePittsburgh mathy punks Ronnie Dobbs have been cooking this album for a while, and patience definitely paid off. Finally getting released in it’s physical ...
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The World is a Beautiful Place & Friends Indie Supershow

The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid To Die, Pity Sex, Adventures, Dads, Brightside & Sup, Muscles @ The Roboto Project, Pittsburgh PA, 7/16Sit down and prepare your earholes, friends. This show was filled to absolute capacity- and then some- with amazing bands. Just like ...
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mewithoutYou w/ Rocky Votolato & Auctioneer, Mr Small's 7/5

I never know what to expect at mewithoutYou shows, but I always know it’s going to be awesome. This show certainly lived up to that expectation. Touring to support their first independently released full length album Ten Stories, mewithoutYou are joined by Auctioneer and singer-songwriter Rocky ...
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La Fraction- The Shop, Pittsburgh PA, 7/3

Hailing from France, La Fraction were a long way from home at this show, but you wouldn’t have known it based on the size or enthusiasm of the audience. Known for their fast, driving punk rock sound, La Fraction put on a rowdy, enthusiastic show that I was glad fell the day before a holiday. Sin...
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Taylor Swift, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh PA 7/6

It may seem impossible that an international superstar like Taylor Swift could have an intimate moment with all 57,000 people attending a concert, but somehow she managed to do just that. Being a long time Swiftie I knew she puts a herculean amount of effort and planning into every single detail of...
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Damn by Blind

Title: DamnCompany: BlindProduced by:Mike Manzoori Bill WeissRuntime: 35 MinutesDamn To me the new Blind video sums it all up in the name. I’m not going to make this a Lengthy review, because the title serves the video well as its own review. Damn from the first part comes out swinging with huge...
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Martin Bowes of ATTRITION

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Martin Bowes. Martin is the headmaster of the gothic/dark wave/industrial band, ATTRITION as well as the wearer of many, many other hats. Check out the interview and links below.BIGSMILE: You are thirty odd years into your musical career with Attri...
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Meet the Neighbor: Race, Class and Magna Carta… Holy Grail

Here are some things we know for sure about Sean Carter, aka Jay-Z: he grew up in some of the toughest projects of one of New York City’s toughest neighborhoods, has been shot multiple times, used to sell crack cocaine, is a high school drop-out, and is now, according to Forbes Magazine, the 32nd ...
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Strange Fruit: How Yeezus Broke My Heart

In a world where Disney stars like Demi Lovatto are in and out of rehab and Michael Jackson is put on trial for child molestation, I am not by any measure naieve enough to believe my celebrities should be held to a higher moral standard that the rest of us. That is a recipe for disappointment. You...
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Alesana with The Color Morale 6/26 Mr. Small’s Pittsburgh PA

If you’ve ever been to a show at Mr. Small’s in Millvale, PA you know how tricky it can be to get there. Millvale isn’t on any public transportation routes that run late enough to be of any use after the show is over. Parking isn’t awesome. There aren’t many good options for places to g...
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Marilyn Manson @ Stage AE 6/23 Pittsburgh, PA

When I was 10 my older cousin, Mitch, was absolutely the coolest kid I knew. At the ripe old age of 13 he had mad rebellious swagger and I wanted to be just like him. His favorite band became my favorite band, and that band was Marilyn Manson.I have to confess, I didn’t actually listen to Manson...
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Le Sacre Du Travail by The Tangent

Artist: The TangentTitle: Le Sacre Du TravailLabel: InsideOut MusicRelease Date: June 24, 2013What if someone wanted to set your life to music? Who would you trust to score your typical Tuesday? Who would lend dignity and insight to the mundane, the minutia, and the micro miracles that begins ...
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Weird Al Yankovic @ The Meadows Racetrack

Weird Al Yankovic, Jun 1, 2013 Saturday @ 8:00PM EDT The Meadows Racetrack & Casino Washington, PA Weird Al Yonkavic started the show off weird for most of us but normal for him with a large according strapped to his chest and his lose fit Hawaiian shirt that we ave come to know and love. The sta...
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Storyline, Jocelyn

EP: StorylineBand: Jocelyn Release Date: February 8, 2013Rating:  8/10Everything we've ever done is because of a decision we've made.  Every decision has a story, and it's not often enough that we really think about those stories.  For instance, before this band started following...
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Battle Scars & Broken Hearts, Darling Parade

Album Title: Battle Scars & Broken Hearts Artist: Darling ParadeRelease Date: April 2, 2013Released With: Page 2 MusicGenre:  Pop/RockRating:  10/10Now, in 2013, it's so hard to make music without selling your soul to the devil.  Back in the day it was joked that even bands like Metallica...
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The MOBBN DEEP Movie Review

Title:The MOBBN DEEP VideoProduced/Created by: Stuart Fogarty Camera:Sony VX 1000Run Time: 52:29 (image credit to If you are looking for some raw street skating, and no company gimmicks then I've got a video for you . The MOBBN DEEP Video from the streets of Australia will hit you with 5...
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A Moments Notice Sampler

A Moment’s Notice is a post-hardcore band out of Orange County, CA. I recently obtained a copy of their sampler with 2 songs, “B.F.F.O. (Best Friend Fall Out)” & “You and I (Were Meant To Scream).” I didn’t have any opinions of it beforehand as I was new to this band’s music. From the...
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Biffy Clyro (supporting Muse) North American Tour Cut Short

BIFFY CLYRO FORCED TO CANCEL REMAINING NORTH AMERICAN SHOWSBiffy Clyro have been forced to cut short their North American tour and return to the UK immediately! Simon Neil has been struggling with a serious respiratory problem on the past few North American tour dates, including two nights supportin...
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Save Rock and Roll, Fall Out Boy

Album: Save Rock and RollArtist: Fall Out BoyRelease Date: April 16, 2013Released By: Island RecordsFeatured Artists:  Foxes, Big Sean, Courtney Love, and Elton JohnIn 2001, two friends, and previous bandmates decided that they wanted to create a band inspired by the very people that got them i...
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Atlas Genius "When It Was Now"

If you're looking for the same old pop dance songs, with the over played artist that says the same chorus over and over, then you're looking for the wrong band. Atlas Genius isn't anything that's on your local pop radio, This electro-pop-dance-something-else-to-hyphen-band lets y...
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Triple Hex E.P.

This E.P. is full of raw rock and roll music. I can’t help my feet tapping and body moving to the beat. The vocals are something different from the normal mainstream we usually hear in today’s music. It is not a bad thing. Each instrument is clearly featured and celebrated in each song. The voc...
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Take Me Home, by One Direction

Take Me HomeOne DirectionNovember 9, 2012Power Pop9.5/10Everyone in life has a few bands or artists whose music just doesn't fit in with their style.  It's called a guilty pleasure.  For some people it's a band no one has ever heard of, and they still play shows in broken-down VFW&a...
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All Time Low - Don't Panic

Don't PanicAll Time LowOctober 9, 2012Pop Punk Never forget where you've come from, what you've done, and never, whatever happens in the world, let anything hold you back. That's what the fifth studio album, Don't Panic by the pop-punk band All Time Low screams.With amazing ...
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Davey Suicide CD review

Title: Davey SuicideArtist: Davey SuicideGenre: Hard Rock/Industrial/Sleeze Label: Standby RecordsCareer suicide this is not. It takes some pretty big stones to reference your own songwriting just four tracks into your first full-length album but Davey Suicide is all about the grand gestures. ...
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The Wonder Years - March 12th 2013

March 12th 2013A&R Music BarColumbus, OHWonder Years, Fireworks, Hostage Calm, MisserIf you ever drive more than an hour for a show it had better be worth it. My three and a half hour trip from Pittsburgh to Columbus, OH to see The Wonder Years was clearly a great investment and worth all of the 5 h...
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Review: Of An Empire EP

Artist: Of An EmpireTitle: Self Titled EPGenre: Rock/Pop/IndieIt’s a post modern world. It would be easy to assert that, musically at least, nothing new and interesting has or will be created. Of An Empire would beg to differ with that thinking and the Pittsburgh group’s EP is sonic validat...
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Red Bull Perspective (Skate Video)

Title: Red Bull PerspectiveRun Time: 16:27 First off I would like to say I did enjoy this skateboard film Red Bull made. You'll see a lot of big names in skateboarding in this video. Also a lot of money put into it. Something like this normally wouldn't be my slice of cake, but Red Bul...
album-review

Growing Pains, Trees Above Mandalay

 Album:  Growing Pains Artist:  Trees Above MandalayRelease Date:  February 19, 2013Released Under:  Big Picture MediaGenre:  Alternative RockRecently, Trees Above Mandalay, a five piece band from New Jersey, released Growing Pains, a twenty five minute LP.  This EP is released with Big Pict...
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The Merciless Book of Metal Lists

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013. Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed p...
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The Braces, signed to Paper + Plastick Records

The Braces, a pop-punk band from California, was recently signed to Paper + Plastick Records. Their latest single, Vandal, off of their new album, Two Years, out April 9th is posted above. Recommended If You Like: Early Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids, the Fat Wreck Chords catalog from the 1990s; a ...
concert-review

The Used

What started as a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco, quickly turned into a chilly evening. Young teenagers wearing their converse shoes, tights, and neon colored hair lined up outside The Fillmore on Feb. 26th for the Take Action Tour. Including bands like Mindflow, Crown The Empire, We Came As R...
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Bleach Blonde Self Titled EP

Bleach BlondeBleach BlondeJanuary 22, 2013Rise Records Genre:  Punk RockNo Featured ArtistsRating 8.5-10Track Listing1.  Sea Mint Pastel2.  Play Catch Up3.  This Is InstrumentalEvery band is about progression andputting your music out there. With Bleach Blondes', self-titled,three track EP...
concert-review

Hell Or Highwater Stage AE

Artists: Hell Or Highwater & The DarknessGenre: Rock N Roll/Glam RockNever in all my years of attending concerts have I ever had this much fun. Let me give you the basic run-down. Doors open at 7 p.m. on the dot at Stage AE. From there on, me and my best friend Shannon go to scope out the venue...
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Farewell, My Love - Mirror Mirror

Mirror MirrorFarewell, My LoveFebruary 19, 2013Standby RecordsTrack Listing 1. Mirror Mirror2. My Perfect Thing3. Skip The Memories4. It's My Life5. Just Another Soul (Acoustic) Mirror Mirror, the debut EP by Farewell, My Love drops on February 19, and the day won't come soon enough. This...
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All Time Low - Don't Panic

Don't PanicAll Time LowOctober 9, 2012Hopeless RecordsNever forget where you've come from, what you've done, and never, whatever happens in the world, let anything hold you back. That's what the fifth studio album, Don't Panic by the pop-punk band All Time Low screams.With a...
interview

Cristofer Drew of Never Shout Never

On November 13, the trio Never Shout Never, dropped their latest album Indigo. I got a chance to talk with Cristofer Drew while he was at home, to talk about the album, some upcoming projects, and holiday plans. Now a days, it's much more easier to see an artist and think that they are selling ...
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Never Shout Never - Indigo

IndigoNever Shout NeverNovember 13, 2012Sire Records“Indigo,” the latest album by Never Shout Never, is the perfect 1960's party album. The trio, consisting of Cristofer Drew Ingle, Taylor MacFee, and Hayden Kaiser, decided to drop the record with Sire Records November 13, and not a day too...
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My Thoughts In Color - My Thoughts In Color

Genre: Punk RockFeatured Artist: Luke OxendaleRelease Date: December 12, 2012My Thoughts In Color, a self titled EP dropped on December 12, 2012 with Hence the Scar Records. With two current members, this band is anything but dropping away anytime soon. The Grove City natives plan on releasing a new...
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Hell Or Highwater - Begin Again

Artist: Hell or Highwater Features: M. Shadows Release Date: February 5th Released with: Pavement Entertainment Hell or Highwater is from Orange County, California, and lead by Brandon Saller, drummer of Atreyu. Currently about to start on a tour with The Darkness, Hell or Highwater is amping up fan...
concert-review

Walk off the Earth - Mr Smalls Oct 30th

Featured Artists: Julia Nunes; The Mowglis; Walk off the Earth; Genre: Indie; Pop;Walk off the EarthPittsburgh, PAMr. SmallsOct 30th, 2012 There is definitely a trend in the Pittsburgh area of taking old churches and making them into kick *ss venues! I’ve been to Mr. Smalls a few times and it has ...
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Motion City Soundtrack @ Mr.Smalls November 11, 2012

Featured Artists: I Was Totally Destroying It; Jukebox the Ghost; Motion City Soundtrack; Now Now; Genre: Electronica; Pop; Punk; Motion City SoundtrackPittsburgh, PAMr SmallsNovember 11, 2012 What better place to be than at a church on Sunday? How about at Mr. Smalls Funhouse on the Sunday of a sup...
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Say Anything - Say Anarchy 2012

Featured Artists: Murder By Death; Say Anything; Sidekicks; Tallhart; Genre: Rock;Say AnythingColumbus OHNewport Music HallOctober 14th A cold and windy day in Columbus Ohio couldn’t stop a slew of kids from piling outside the entrance of Newport Music hall to see a once in a lifetime show – Say...
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Lowtalker - Marathon EP

Lowtalker - The Marathon EPlowtalker - the marathon epPosted 4 months ago, Oct 22, 2012, by Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Pageand Alyssa Hawley.Featured Artists: Lowtalker; Genre: Hardcore;Right away when I heard the first song and listened to the chorus ring out “So meet me out behind the pa...
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Support on Kickstarter! - Who Killed (Or Saved!) The Music Industry

Support on Kickstarter! - Who Killed (Or Saved!) The Music Industrysupport on kickstarter! - who killed (or saved!) the music industryPosted 4 months ago, Nov 8, 2012, by Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Pageand Alyssa Hawley.Featured Artists: D.R.U.G.S.; Greek Fire; Story of the Year; Genre: Alte...
concert-review

COP, Dogends, Tipper's Gore, 5-19-07

COP, Dogends, Tipper's Gore, 5-19-07 at Mike's HousePosted May 22, 2007, by I Shot Chad. For those who believe punk rock is dead, I bring great news…It is ALIVE!! Sure, the golden age of hardcore punk of the early 80’s is dead and will never come back, but if you are wi...
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No One Goes Home, Automatic Loveletter...

No One Goes Home, Automatic Loveletter, The Outline, We Are The Fury @ The Alley, 4-25-07Posted Apr 29, 2007, by I Shot Chad. I went to this show basically because I had heard of We Are The Fury. Not sure that I had heard them, I just heard of them. Plus it was on a Wednesday night and what bette...
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Mikoto @ The Alley

Posted Apr 22, 2007, by I Shot Chad.I wasn’t planning on going to this show because it would have been my third show in a row, but I didn’t make it to my show on Friday due to a wrong address, so I figured I would go checkout Mikoto on Sunday. I only went to go see Mikoto because I wasn’t rea...
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A Static Lullaby, Hope Departed...

A Static Lullaby, Hope Departed, A Thorn For Every Heart @ The AlleyPosted Apr 21, 2007, by I Shot Chad.This was a special night at the Alley in Fullerton. This night, A Static Lullaby, was filming their set for a live DVD and CD. You can tell it was a special night as the Alley filled to capacity t...
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Alesana, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster...

Alesana, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, From Autumn to Ashes, Haste the Day, & The Sleeping @ The Glass HousePosted Mar 28, 2007, by I Shot Chad. Wednesday March 28th 2007, Hot Topic and Purevolume.com brought Haste the Day. From Autumn to Ashes, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, the Sleeping an...
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Photos from the Warped Tour, 6-29-07 at the Pomona

Posted Jul 12, 2007, by I Shot Chad.It was an amazing day. Go see what you missed! Take care and God Bless! -Chad "the Flash" Sengstock www.ishotphotography.com www.myspace.com/ishotchad...
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Hopefield, Over It, Rufio (last show)...

Hopefield, Over It, Rufio (last show), June 1, 2007 at the Glass HousePosted Jul 12, 2007, by I Shot Chad. Obviously I am a little late on writing this review, so it may be pretty brief. At least I got some good photos to go along with it. I went to this show mainly to hangout with my friends fr...
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Manchester Orchestra, Piebald, Mewithoutyou...

Manchester Orchestra, Piebald, Mewithoutyou, 6-6-07 at the Glass HousePosted Jul 12, 2007, by I Shot Chad.I was really late to this show because I had to watch the Ducks and the Sens play game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Ducks had a commanding 3 to 1 lead in the series and just needed one more...
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Sweet Hello, Satisfaction, Ronnie Day, Melee...

Sweet Hello, Satisfaction, Ronnie Day, Melee, 6-7-07 at the RoxyPosted Jul 12, 2007, by I Shot Chad. I know Chris from Melee, so I begged him to get me into this show, so I figured the least I could was write a review for it. This was Melee’s first legit headlining show at the Roxy, or...
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The Actual, Everybody Else, Over It...

The Actual, Everybody Else, Over It, Self Against City, 5-4-07 at Chain ReactionPosted May 22, 2007, by I Shot Chad. I wanted to go to this show because I know the guys in The Actual and Over It. And both of those bands are a lot of fun live. Everyone else in attendance was there to...
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Blackmarket, Delta Spirit, Vedera, 5-15-07

Blackmarket, Delta Spirit, Vedera, 5-15-07 at Chain ReactionPosted May 22, 2007, by I Shot Chad. I went to this show because Dear and the Headlights were supposed to play and they are amazing. Needless to say, I was really bummed when I got to Chain Reaction and found out that the si...
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Inhale Exhale, Showbread, Project 86, 7-6-07

Inhale Exhale, Showbread, Project 86, 7-6-07 at the HOB in AnaheimPosted Aug 7, 2007, by I Shot Chad.I went to see Showbread because I have been going to their shows pretty much ever since they started venturing out here. Plus, I know them and they got me into the show. I was also excited to see I...
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Modern Life is War, MATSOD, He is Legend, 6-30-07

Modern Life is War, MATSOD, He is Legend, 6-30-07 at the Glass HousePosted Aug 3, 2007, by I Shot Chad.I hung out with the boys from Maylene and the Sons of Disaster the last time they rolled through the area, so I didn’t want to miss a chance to see them again. I got there about the time Modern ...
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Mayday Parade, 6-8-07 at the Alley

Posted Jul 23, 2007, by I Shot Chad.I almost didn’t go to this show just because it would have been my third concert in a row, but then I said, “How is that a bad thing?” So I found myself at the Alley in time to watch Mayday Parade, a band on Fearless Records. I had never heard them before,...
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The Stitches, US Bombs, 6-12-07 at the Alley

Posted Jul 23, 2007, by I Shot Chad.I wasn’t doing anything this night and how could I pass up a chance to see the legendary Duane Peters and the US Bombs? The Stitches opened for them and they were everything you want a punk band to be. Fast, loud and angry. Loved it!I was really excited to se...
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Hope Departed, Over It, Tim Pagnotta, Chuck Ragan

Hope Departed, Over It, Tim Pagnotta, Chuck Ragan, 6-21-07 at the AlleyPosted Jul 23, 2007, by I Shot Chad.This was basically a big birthday party for DJ Brawner, the music promoter, videographer, etc, etc, etc. He basically does a bit of everything. He got some bands to play acoustic sets at the ...
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Friendly Neighbors, Audacity, Tipper's Gore...

Friendly Neighbors, Audacity, Tipper's Gore, 6-26-07 at the ClinicPosted Jul 23, 2007, by I Shot Chad.Unbelievable! That is all I really need to say. Davey from Tipper’s Gore had told me that the Clinic was an awesome place, so I had to go there to see for myself when Tipper’s Gore played...
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Dear and the Headlights, As Tall As Lions, and Mae

Dear and the Headlights, As Tall As Lions, and Mae, 8-28-07 at Chain Reaction:Posted Nov 19, 2007, by I Shot Chad. Un-Freakin’-Believable… I went to this show because I really, really, really wanted to see Dear and the Headlights. I got their CD, Small Steps, Heavy Hooves, a few months ago ...
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Dear Hunter, Boys Night Out, Scary Kids, Scaring K

Dear Hunter, Boys Night Out, Scary Kids, Scaring Kids, 9-14-07 at the Glass HousePosted Nov 19, 2007, by I Shot Chad. Something happened to Dear Hunter’s band or something, so only one band member showed up. He didn’t want to disappoint the fans, so he did a solo acoustic performance of some...
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Mayday Parade, Alesana, 9-18-07, at Chain Reaction

Posted Nov 19, 2007, by I Shot Chad.Genre: Pop; Punk; I went to go see Mayday Parade because I enjoyed their show at the Alley a month or so ago. Once again they were a lot of fun to watch and I was glad I went out to see them again. The headliners were Alesana. I remember seeing a part of the...
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The Dear and Departed, 9-22-07 at the Avalon

Posted Nov 19, 2007, by I Shot Chad. The opening band was My Evolution. They were what I would consider a typical LA heavy rock band. They played a good set and the crowd seemed into them, but it’s just not my cup-o-tea. The next band was The Dear and Departed. I really didn’t know much a...
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Warped Tour, Home Depot Center, LA, 8-25-07

Posted Oct 9, 2007, by I Shot Chad. This day just started out bad. I was tired from shooting the Sleeping Giant Live video shoot show the night before, plus, I had been sick all week after my trip to Mexico the previous weekend. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to spending all day...
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Bad Antics, Broken Needle, Bad Reaction...

Bad Antics, Broken Needle, Bad Reaction, Wasted Time, Tipper's Gore, Government Issue, 8-23-07 at the ClinicPosted Oct 9, 2007, by I Shot Chad. UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE! I don’t know what else to say. I have yet to be disappointed with a show at the Clinic. Every show I have been to h...
interview

Agnes: Interviewing from Augusta

Posted Sep 18, 2007, by Cristal <3.Big Smile Magazine: Alright, lets start off by introducing yourselves and what part you take in the band.Michael: Me first!Taylor: HahaEvan: Evan Grantski, DrumsMichael: I&apos;m Michael, I play bass. I said METaylor: Taylor Beatty, VocalsBig Smile Magazine: Hello ...
interview

Andy The Doorbum

Posted Nov 16, 2007, by Cristal <3.Big Smile Magazine: What&apos;s your name and describe your musical talents in Andy The Doorbum.My name is Andy Fenstermaker. I write and record the material myself on either 4-track cassette recorders or outdated, hand-me-down digital consoles and then perform th...
interview

The Measure!!!

Posted Sep 23, 2007, by Cristal <3.Big Smile Magazine: So please introduce yourselves and what part you take in THE MEASURE.THE MEASURE: I&apos;m Lauren. I play guitar and I sing. Fid plays drums and sings. Mike plays guitar and sings as well. Andrew just plays bass but we&apos;re trying to get him ...
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Warped Tour 2007: Chiodos, TheMatches, Bayside...

Warped Tour 2007: Chiodos, TheMatches, Bayside, TheAlmost, HasteTheDay, Throwdown, & EudoraPosted Jun 30, 2007, by Cristal <3.This was my first time attending Warped Tour and what an amazing expierence it was. Kids were lined up for a mile to get in to see their favorite band play on one of the seve...
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Mike's Benefit Show: A Tear Sheds Reunite

Posted Jul 8, 2007, by Cristal <3.On July 5th, a Benefit show was hosted at Long Beach&apos;s Di Piazza&apos;s for a young man that was tragically killed by a driver that was racing down in Downey, CA. For the love and rememberance of Mike Barajas, his great friends decided to throw a benefit show. ...
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TheTokyoBroadcast, EarthFromAbove, BellePorte...

TheTokyoBroadcast, EarthFromAbove, BellePorte, OneFinalTranslationPosted Jul 15, 2007, by Cristal <3.This show was being put on at Veterans Park in Carson, CA directly on a skate park. This was something I had to see for myself. As the countdown began, a crowd started to form around the skate park. ...
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EVERGREEN TERRACE, AugstBurnsRed, TheWarriors...

EVERGREEN TERRACE, AugstBurnsRed, TheWarriors, CaseyJones & UndermindedPosted Aug 2, 2007, by Cristal <3.On July 28th an amazing line up was being held at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA. This show was a Hardcore/Metal/Punk genre with the headliners being Evergreen Terrace. With three of the band...
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ForeverWingsFold, HopeDeparted, TheGentlemen...

ForeverWingsFold, HopeDeparted, TheGentlemen, TheGoGettas, GirlsAtWarPosted Aug 6, 2007, by Cristal <3.On August 1st, 2007, a Battle Of The Bands was held at the Fullerton, CA venue The Alley. Becoming more well known again to the music scene, The Alley was the place to be for a great varity of musi...
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Frantic Taste

Posted Aug 15, 2007, by Cristal <3.On Sunday, June 12th a friend of mine suggested that I go and see one of his friends bands called Frantic Taste from LA county. He wasn&apos;t sure if I&apos;d like the style of music, yet he was wrong <3. This show took place a local East Los Angeles, CA house whi...
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FromTheRuins, WindsOfPlague, xAFBx, DarknessAwaits

FromTheRuins, WindsOfPlague, xAFBx, DarknessAwaits, HappyHannah, EyesofaMartyr, ABE @ Chain ReactionPosted Jun 15, 2007, by Cristal <3."Pig Squealing, breakdowns and dancing shoes? Check!"Famous for their unlimited talent, Chain Reaction held an unforgettable line up with a few of the best "Hardcore...
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The Daily Chorus Tour: Anarbor,Venus Infers...

The Daily Chorus Tour: Anarbor,Venus Infers, Brave Citizens, OverviewPosted Mar 27, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Indie;A tour that I have been looking forward to had to be The Daily Chorus Tour across the West Coast passing through Anaheim, CA at the Chain Reaction venue. This tour feature&apos;s band...
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Silverstein @ The Avalon

Posted Mar 17, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Hardcore;The Avalon in Hollywood looked to be prepared and filled with eger fans of the Screamo/Hardcore scene on this Saturday night. As fans packed in across this genuine venue&apos;s floor and even the top portion where they held seating, everyone was exc...
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ENTER SHIKARI, Blessed By A Broken Heart...

ENTER SHIKARI, Blessed By A Broken Heart, Don The Reader, Astraya FallsPosted Dec 17, 2007, by Cristal <3.Genre: Alternative;Arriving at Chain Reaction on December 6th, you could already feel the colorful energy in the air inside the very popular venue of Anaheim. This was a very special night to no...
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Bayside w/The Sleeping, June, A Day To Remember...

Bayside w/The Sleeping, June, A Day To Remember & Driver Side ImpactPosted Nov 18, 2007, by Cristal <3.Genre: Indie;If you were looking for a tour with several amazing bands to start your fall season off with a bang, you had to be at Victory Records THE UNITED STATES TOUR which featured one of the t...
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Nevea Tears, Mikoto, Odd Project...

Nevea Tears, Mikoto, Odd Project, Forever Wings Fold, Divided The Day, Broadway CallsPosted Sep 18, 2007, by Cristal <3.A great venue to be at on September 14th was Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California for Nevea Tears long awaited CD release "Run With The Hunted". This show had a serious line up th...
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Family Force 5, Jonezetta, The Secret Handshake

Posted Nov 2, 2007, by Cristal <3.Genre: Indie; Pop; Punk; Rock;Instead of witnessing the usual hardcore dancing, circle pits and moshing, I decided to take a night away from my stomping shoes and put on my clubbing shoes. On October 20th, Chain Reaction was hosting three amazing bands that are infl...
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SPARE THE AIR '08 - Lit, The Used, Sugarcult...

Posted Aug 31, 2008, by Cristal <3.This years Spare The Air concert took place behind Down Town Fullerton&apos;s The Slide Bar, a very popular hang out for college students of Fullerton College and also any person who lives in the Orange County area that&apos;s 21+. This benefit, Spare The Air, has ...
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CRY HAVOC (Harcore/Punk/Pop)

Posted Jul 20, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Metal;Appearing at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA were locals Cry Havoc opening up for Ignite, a local Orange County band. Not only was this was the first time watching Cry Havoc perform live, it also was the first time I&apos;ve heard any of their mu...
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STREETS OF RAGE and Brave Citizens (Pop/Electro)

STREETS OF RAGE and Brave Citizens (Pop/Electro/Indie)Posted Jul 9, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Alternative;On Saturday July 5th, up and coming Indie Rockers, Brave Citizens, took stage at the Pomona, CA venue, The Glass House, one of their stops on their first summer tour up and down the West Coast....
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FOREVER WINGS FOLD (Screamo/Hardcore)

Posted Jun 23, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Alternative; Hardcore;It was a great night for members of Forever Wings Fold, not only because a good amount of fans came out to see them despite that this show landed on the same day as Van&apos;s Warped Tour, but also because they were opening up for genui...
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EUDORA

Posted Jun 1, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Pop;"This isn&apos;t goodnight, this is goodbye" is the lyric that has been burnt into my memory from the show at Chain Reaction on Saturday night with a little band called Eudora. The last time I had seen these guys was before their CD, The Silent Years, had...
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Venus Infers

Posted May 25, 2008, by Cristal <3.What could be better then having a nice steak dinner, mashed potatoes and live music? Having Indie Rockers, Venus Infers, take the stage at The Coach House opening up for Transfer, The Japanese Motors, and The Shys. On this chilly night, Venus Infers brought enough...
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Broadway Calls - Self Titled

Posted May 12, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Alternative;Broadway Calls re-release of their self titled CD coming out on Adeline Records, definitely brought back memories of the pop punk phase that went through my High School years which still lingers freshly in my mind. Once you hear the voice of Ty V...
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Punk Goes Crunk

Posted May 12, 2008, by Cristal <3.Genre: Punk;Two of my favorite things in the world: Pop Punk and Crunk! This CD has popular bands that are setting the bar as of right now and also up and coming bands like The Secret Handshake and Hot Rod Circuit. These bands picked songs from famous Hip Hop/ Rap ...
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Cut The Blue Wire -We Are Wolves, We Are Not Loved

Posted Sep 9, 2007, by Cristal <3.Coming across from Portsmouth, United Kingdom is an amazing up and coming band called Cut The Blue Wire. I came apon this group over Myspace when they sent a friend request and an e-mail from the band asking me to check them out. I took no hesistation to take a good...
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Evergreen Terrace - Wolfbiker

Posted Aug 2, 2007, by Cristal <3.What can I say about this Hardcore/Metal/Punk band springing out from Jacksonville, FL new CD? Evergreen Terrace debuted their 2007 CD Wolfbiker on July 24th with an outstanding outcome. The comments coming from Evergreen Terrace&apos;s fans have been nothing more t...
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Hanging On Halos Demo 2007

Posted Jul 15, 2007, by Cristal <3.Coming from Redondo Beach, CA, an Alternative/Rock/Post Punk band called Hanging On Halos are debuting their very first demo CD. Joey, their bassist approached me online not too long ago informing me of their first show on May 31st at a blood drive. Even though I w...
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Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell

Posted Jul 13, 2007, by ME.Bad Religion&apos;s latest release is entitled "New Maps of Hell." It consists of 16 tracks with 2 singles already on the radio. I love the CD of course. I think it&apos;s better than their last CD "The Empire Strikes First." The tempo of the CD is really up beat, but like...
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Bullet Treatment / It's Casual 7" Split

Posted Jun 16, 2008, by ME.Featured Artists: Bullet Treatment; It&apos;s Casual; Genre: Punk;This is the first time I have heard Bullet Treatment and they’re not my favorite hardcore/punk band, but they are pretty good. Apparently they are formed from members of Vultures United & The Icarus Line. ...
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The Painted Quench - When I was a Goon

Posted Aug 28, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: The Painted Quench; Genre: Hip Hop;One day a friend hit me up saying he had a co-worker that makes beats, he asked me if I would be willing to review the CD. So I said “Yeah, sure no problem.” So I picked the CD “When I was a Goon” and popped it ...
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C l i t 45 - Self-Hate Crimes

Posted Jul 24, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Clit 45; Genre: Punk;Self-Hate Crimes is Clit 45s second album, released on BYO Records in 2005. This album is about as raw and truthful as it gets. The majority of the album is the musical background of the people I used to hang around. Of course, I was ...
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Monster Squad - Strength Through Pain

Posted Jul 21, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Monster Squad; Genre: Hardcore;When I first heard Monster Squad&apos;s &apos;Strength through Pain&apos;, it did take some time to get used to because their sound was different from what I was used to. I am so glad that I took the time to pay close attent...
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Eminem - Recovery

Posted Jun 29, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Eminem; Genre: Rap;Finally! The album I’ve been waiting for since last year. Originally “Relapse” now renamed “Recovery” leaked two full weeks before its release on June 22, 2010. Once I heard the album leaked my main mission that day was to obt...
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Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

Posted Jun 29, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Michael Jackson; Genre: Pop;When I was seven years old my aunt gave me my first cassette tape ever. Yes! I said tape. My aunt gave me Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall. All I can remember as a kid is wanting to play it everywhere I went. I’m pretty sure ...
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Game - The Red Room (Mixtape)

Posted May 21, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Game; Genre: Hip Hop;On April 26, 2010 Compton, CA rapper GAME of The Black Wall Street Records/ Aftermath Entertainment/ Interscope Records dropped "The Red Room" mixtape. The Red Room is sure to start a buzz in the streets for Game&apos;s fourth-coming ...
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The Grouch - Making Perfect Sense

Posted Dec 29, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Grouch; Genre: Hip Hop;The Grouch&apos;s Making Perfect Sense release in 1999 in Legendary Music was my introduction to underground hip-hop, which was in 2000 and I&apos;ve been stuck since. Honesty and thought provoking lyrics are what The Grouch brings ...
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Eligh - Grey Crow

Posted Dec 28, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Eligh; Genre: Hip Hop;In November of 2010, Eligh, an emcee from LA and also a member of the Living Legends released his latest album Greycrow on Legendary Music. This is Elighs first solo album In more than 5 years. All the research and reviews I did on t...
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The Distillers - Coral Fang

Posted Oct 23, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: The Distillers; Genre: Punk;In 2003 The Distillers released their third album Coral Fang. This album does have a noticeable change in sound which results in Coral Fang being more musical and lyrical than their previous releases. Even though it&apos;s not ...
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Narcoleptic Youth "Something Old, Something New...

Narcoleptic Youth "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed"Posted Oct 21, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Narcoleptic Youth; Genre: Punk;Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed by Narcoleptic Youth was released in 2004 on Galeforce Records. This is a 4 song EP which also contains 2 c...
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Monster Squad/Obtrusive - Kill the Silence

Posted Aug 28, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Monster Squad; Obtrusive; Genre: Punk;Usually when you here a split, there’s a band that you tend to skip through, but not on the Monster Squad/Obtrusive Kill the Silence split. Released in 2006 on T.S.O.R Records, Monster Squad introduced the American ...
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Taking Back Sunday S/T

Posted Oct 12, 2011, by ME.Featured Artists: Taking Back Sunday; Genre: Alternative; Indie; One day I was testing my friend Wendy and she was telling me how excited she was to hear the new Taking Back Sunday album. So I asked her what she thought of it and of course she said she loved it. She then...
concert-review

Warped Tour/Ventura

Posted Jun 30, 2007, by ME.When we arrived our mission was to pass out our flyers & stickers. Also as the day progressed we infected Warped Tour stands, bathrooms, signs, and even an overpass. I&apos;m only gonna comment on the bands that switched it up. All the bands were split up, so that was good...
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Warped Tour/Pomona

Posted Jun 29, 2007, by ME.Well, thankfully it wasn&apos;t as hot that day as other warped tours that I&apos;ve been to. 35 dollars what&apos;s with the inflation? Anyways, when I entered I heard the Unseen. I missed like 15 minutes of their set. Like always they play great, it&apos;s just their son...
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Cheap Sex (The Final Shows) June 23 & 24

Cheap Sex (The Final Shows) June 23 & 24 @ The AlleyPosted Jun 28, 2007, by ME.I&apos;ve never been to the Alley in Fullerton. It seems like an ok place to have shows. I missed most of the opening bands. On Saturday I heard 46 Short, but I didn&apos;t see them. If you haven&apos;t heard Career Soldi...
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Pogofest June 3, 2007

Posted Jun 8, 2007, by ME.A punk matinee. WTF? I missed half the show because we were drinking in the parking lot. It&apos;s awkward trying to get drunk while the sun is still out. Parked next to us was Narcoleptic Youth. How awesome!!! got to chat with some of the members. We finally made it in. U...
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Varukers/Monster Squad @ Showcase Theatre

Posted Jun 8, 2007, by ME.I really don&apos;t listen to the Varukers, but they ripped it. I went really just to see Monster Squad, but I left wanting more. I missed the first band, don&apos;t remember who they were. Bad Reaction came on and I expected some lame opening band, but was I wrong. If you ...
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The Adicts | D.I. | Bang Sugar Bang | the Diffs

The Adicts | D.I. | Bang Sugar Bang | the Diffs @ the Knitting FactoryPosted Apr 12, 2007, by ME.First off, let me say that the Adicts are one of the best punk bands playing today. When I walked in the Diffs were playing. I swore it was Darby while I was walking through the entrance. I wouldn&apos;t...
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TKO 10 Year Anniversary / July 21, 2007 @ TheVault

Posted Jul 31, 2007, by ME.I almost missed the show cus I forgot about it. They started promoting this show like 2 months ago. I only remembered the day for some reason. I got there around 7pm and I think Broken Bottles were playing. I’m going on the band list on my ticket stub, so I think it was ...
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Warped Tour @ Home Depot Center

Posted Aug 25, 2007, by ME.What a way to end up the tour. The best Warped Tour I’ve ever been to. First of all the traffic off the exit was bad and then to find out the show was sold out. Anyway, we got in and first up on the day was Agent Orange. I prefer to hear Agent Orange on CD, but who can d...
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Monster Squad, Whiskey Rebels, DCOI!, Pullout...

Monster Squad, Whiskey Rebels, DCOI!, Pullout, Urban Decay @ Gilman Jan/11/08Posted Feb 7, 2008, by ME.Genre: Punk;So we started the day driving to Berkely in a van for 6 1/2 hours. We found a dingy jacked up motel for $60 a night. We found Gilman and checked out the scene for a bit. Their scene rem...
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Bad Religion @ HOB Sunset

Genre: Punk;March 12, 2008I know this show was a week ago, but I almost feel compelled to write this review on Good Friday. I remember last year on Good Friday I saw Bad Religion and Tiger Army at the Santa Monica Civic Center. This is probably like the 20th time I&apos;ve seen Bad Religion and you&...
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The Unseen/ A Wilhelm Scream/ Viva Hate/ Civet

he Unseen/ A Wilhelm Scream/ Viva Hate/ Civet @ The Showcase Theatre/ Key Club 4/4-4/5/08Posted Apr 15, 2008, by ME.Genre: Punk;I&apos;m going to intermingle the two shows because I was really late for the Key Club show. When we arrived at the showcase I was expecting a lot more people and maybe eve...
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Subhumans / Ciril @ The Echo April 15, 2008

Posted Apr 18, 2008, by ME.Genre: Punk;I actually didn&apos;t find out about this show until last week. My friends and I wanted to go see the Subhumans in Corona on Saturday but it was sold out. Maybe it was because the show was on a Tuesday, but I wasn&apos;t really into it. When we arrived everybo...
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The Grouch and Eligh

Posted Oct 12, 2011, by ME.Genre: Hip Hop; Hip Hop; On July 6, 2011 The Grouch and Eligh performed in Thousand Oaks, CA at Open Borders. Open Borders is a closed book store turned venue. Honestly this place is one of the best venues I&apos;ve been to. Inside they have an art exhibit, a chess board t...
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Murder City Devils at The Henry Fonda Theatre

Posted May 21, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Murder City Devils; Genre: Rock;On the windy and some what chilly day of April 30, 2010, my friend Alex and I drove all of 10 miles to see The Murder City Devils and Constant Lovers at the newly remodeled Henry Fonda Theatre. After being tripple checked b...
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Bouncing Souls / Youth Brigade @ HOB Anaheim

Bouncing Souls / Youth Brigade @ HOB Anaheim 11/7/08Posted Nov 8, 2008, by ME.Genre: Punk;We arrived at the House of Blues just in time for Youth Brigade. The first song which I believe was “fight to united”, I lost my phone in the pit, which sucked really bad. Youth Brigade played the usual set...
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Youth Brigade, Guttermouth @ Safari Sams

Posted Oct 7, 2008, by ME.Genre: Punk;First off, what a random show. I mean, two totally different styles of punk rock. Usually at Guttermouth shows there’s a fight, so I was looking forward to getting’ into a rumble. There were a couple of altercations, but nothing too serious. The first band t...
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Dead Kennedys / JFA / Union 13 @ HOB Sunset 6/6/08

Posted Jun 16, 2008, by ME.Genre: Punk;East Los Presents… Union 13. I don’t know why but I wanted to see them. Maybe it’s because they’ve been around so long and went through so many changes, but nonetheless they were good. I never really listened to them, but I do remember listening to some...
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Ink-n-Iron @ Queen Mary 6/8/08

Posted Jun 16, 2008, by ME.I’ve never been to the Queen Mary, so it was pretty cool that I got to see the Queen Mary. Pretty dope cars, great bands, and the highlight of Ink-n-Iron was all the girls. If you don’t know what Ink-n-Iron is, it’s a car show/tattoo convention/concert. Ink n Iron is...
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Wednesday Night Heroes

Posted May 3, 2008, by ME.Genre: Punk;This interview was taken with Graeme from Wednesday Night Heroes after their set at Safari Sam&apos;s in Hollywood, CA. Headlining the show were the Lower Class Brats. It&apos;s very refreshing seeing punk at full force with the impact and energy that Wednesday ...
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The New West Coast: Ya Boy, Nipsey Hussle, and Jay

The New West Coast: Ya Boy, Nipsey Hussle, and Jay RockPosted Aug 26, 2010, by ME.Featured Artists: Jay Rock; Nipsey Hussle; Ya Boy; Genre: Hip Hop;The west coast is always brewing with new talent ready to break through. The possibilities are endless in the record business if you make it, but also t...
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Blood For Blood - Outlaw Anthems

Posted Mar 10, 2011, by ME. Outlaw Anthems is the 6th album from the Boston hardcore/punk band Blood For Blood. The one word that comes to mind when describing this band and this album is just "Brutal." What compelled me to Blood For Blood was their lack of complexity and their sheer anger toward...
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Pure Punk Rock DVD

Posted Sep 21, 2010, by ME.Genre: Punk;In 2006 Punkcore Records put out a live DVD which consists of all the bands on their label. Lewis Smithingham, the director of this DVD gives the punk public an in depth look into a scene I had the privilege to be apart of. This DVD contains a lot of live foota...
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My Thanks

my thanksPosted Mar 10, 2011, by ME. First I would like to express that this is not an article. This is just me expressing my gratitude to the one thing that has never let me down, MUSIC. Everyone on this site loves music in some form or another. Some of us even go as far as creating our own music....
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Substance Abuse

Posted Sep 23, 2010, by ME.Genre: Hip Hop;About a week ago I was watching old music videos from like ’96-’02 and I thought to myself,”What happened?”I remember turning on the radio and liking what I heard. Now I don’t know if it was because I didn’t understand the lyrics or topic, but it...
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The Fray - Scars & Stories

Posted Feb 10, 2012.Featured Artists: The Fray; Genre: Alternative; Rock; Scars & Stories A review of the new album from The Fray Written by Joe Juliano It’s December 2011 and for the first time I hear this new song come on the radio bynone-other than The Fray. The song “Heartbreak”. It’s am...
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Tonight Alive - What Are You So Scare Of?

Posted Feb 10, 2012.Featured Artists: Tonight Alive; Genre: Punk; Rock; What Are You So Scare Of?A review of the album from Tonight AlivebyJoe Juliano As a journalist, sometimes you get really excited about new albums and other times,something comes across your desk you just aren’t quite sure what...
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Namesake - Borders & Fences

Posted May 4, 2012.Featured Artists: Namesake;Album Review: Borders & FencesBand: Namesakeby: Joe JulianoAre you familiar with the song “World’s Away”? If you don’t have satellite radio, chances are you haven’t. The song is by Namesake - a band from Atlanta, Georgia getting recognition for...
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Whitechapel - Whitechapel (Metal Blade)

Posted Jun 15, 2012.Featured Artists: Whitechapel; Genre: Metal;With all its anticipation this album may be a tad bit short, but it sure does pack a big punch. Ive seen some pretty heavy riffs, but this one takes the cake in all their albums. Kudos to Phil and the boys for a k i c k - a s s releas...
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Flagship - BlackBush

Posted Jul 16, 2012.Featured Artists: Flagship&apos;; Genre: Indie; I gave Flagship&apos;s, BlackBush, a listen and I couldn&apos;t help but love the melodic and mellow vocals, which blend in perfectly in the alternative folk, indie, and instrumental parts of the songs. The whole EP was 5 songs of p...
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Project 86 - Wait For The Siren

Posted Aug 21, 2012.Featured Artists: Project 86; Genre: Rock;Project 86&apos;s latest release in Wait For The Siren is a record that reminds you why you liked Project 86 in the first place. Having followed this band from Drawing Black Lines, this is easily the best album they have ever released. Fr...
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Shonen Knife - Pop Tune

Posted Sep 5, 2012.Featured Artists: Shonen Knife; Genre: Punk;The highly prolific pop-punk band Shonen Knife released their new album Pop Tune this June. It’s their 18th studio offering and their third with the Good Charamel Records label. The opening three tracks show off their love for the Ramo...
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Coffee Project - Leftovers

Featured Artists: Coffee Project; Genre: Folk;Coffee Project is a definite change of pace, as far as acoustic music goes. Buddy Schaub and Jake Crown make the simplest of acoustic songs. You may recognize the name Buddy Schaub, yes he is also from the band Less Than Jake. But this Florida-based, tro...
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Mason Jennings @ The El Ray Theater, Los Angeles

Mason Jennings @ The El Ray Theater, Los Angeles October 21, 2011Mason Jennings has more talent in one song than any well-known solo artist’s entire album, and his voice just keeps getting better. With the debut of “Minnesota”, his 15th CD since hitting the scene in 1997 and a recent show at t...
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Tiger Army, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio + more

Tiger Army, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio + more @ MusInk Orange County, CA By: Melissa MontanezPosted Mar 19, 2012Featured Artists: Tiger Army; Genre: Folk;Review by: Melissa Montanez.Friday, March 2, 2012 Musink at Orange County Fairgrounds Tattoos and rock ‘n’ roll! Perfect combination at the Or...
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Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads @ Pittsburgh

Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads @ The Carnegie Music Hall of HomesteadPosted Sep 20, 2012, by Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Featured Artists: Matisyahu; The Dirty Heads; Genre: Hip Hop; Reggae; An eclectic mix of fans breathed balmy summer air and waited on the front stone wall and ledge...
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Lerix

Posted Nov 15, 2011, by Jonny Havoc! and Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Featured Artists: Lerix; Genre: Hip Hop; Rap;I love underground hip hop and it seems like you have a lot of drive and self motivation, were you always like that was or was it something that has grown with your music?"It...
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Wachichoo

Posted Nov 27, 2011, by Jonny Havoc! and Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Featured Artists: Wachichoo; Genre: Hip Hop; Rock;When did you guys start? Mid-2009 Where are you guys from? Kinda all over the city; Dom the drummer & Jamie the bassist live in Brooklyn, Chris on keyboards is in the Br...
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Cathy Richardson

Posted Nov 27, 2011, by Jonny Havoc! and Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Featured Artists: Cathy Richardson; Genre: Rock;Hey Cathy, when did you start becoming a musician/artist? I&apos;ve been singing as long as I can remember. There was a lot of music in the house growing up. Where are you...
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Ellis Ashbrook

Posted Nov 27, 2011, by Jonny Havoc! and Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Featured Artists: Ellis Ashbrook; Genre: Rock;When did you guys start? John (guitar, vocals) and Alex (drums) started as kids in 1995 playing Nirvana covers and writing originals that sounded like Nirvana covers. Jonath...
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Twenty30

Posted Nov 27, 2011, by Jonny Havoc!and Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Featured Artists: Twenty30; Genre: Alternative; Rock;When did you guys start? Early winter of 2008 is when we first got together as a four piece; we went on to add Nick on keys and backing vocals in winter of 2009. Where...
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Tonight Alive

Posted Mar 28, 2012Featured Artists: Tonight Alive; Genre: Pop; Punk;Interview questions by: Joe Juliano.Answers by: Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive .When I first heard the album "What Are You So Scared Of?" I thought, &apos;Wow, the sky is the limit for these guys.&apos; What are your thoughts o...
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Flagship

Posted Jul 19, 2012Featured Artists: Flagship&apos;; Genre: Indie; Questions by Zoey RoundyAwswers by Matthew Padgett(Guitarist for Flagship)1. First off, we know you are touring the east coast so, how&apos;s the tour going?The tour is great. We love being on the road. There are always ups and downs...
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All American Rejects - Someday's Gone

A review of the first single “Someday’s Gone” off the new album from The All-American Rejects.Posted Dec 30, 2011, by Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Genre: Pop; Rock; A review of the first single off the new album from The All-American RejectsbyJoe Juliano. It was the year 2003 and th...
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UK Country Folk Band Have A Dream

Posted Dec 6, 2011, by Big Smile Magazine Official Writer Page.Nottingham (UK) based Folk / Country band &apos;The King Will Dream&apos; are quickly starting to make a name for themselves not only in their home country but internationally too. Made up of 13 different musicians all playing different ...
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Crown Point - Curtains

Artist: Crown PointAlbum: Curtains EPGenre: Pop/RockLabel: In Music We TrustProducers: Self Produced Put a handful of focused young men in a room with guitars, guts, and a burning intensity to be heard, and you will get something worth listening to. Crown Point brings the passion and the pain ...
movie-review

True East Zoo York's East Coast Movement

Title:TRUE EASTRun Time:8:50 It seems that lately it&apos;s been a trend to put out short all skating videos with no filler. . Well I&apos;m not complaining, and I don&apos;t think you will either . Zoo York&apos;s True East comes at you with some fast paced skateboarding perfection. ...
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The Vines Melodia

Posted Jul 22, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Alternative;THE VINES MELODIA This entire album contains fourteen tracks with a full time of only a little over thirty minutes, but it&apos;s definitely going to be a favorite of all Vines fans I&apos;m sure. This album is also full of lots of beautiful harmoniz...
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The Hives - Black and White Album

Posted Feb 6, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Alternative;The Hives new album, "The Black and White Album," is full of many different guitar dynamics as well as many diverse tracks. One minute it&apos;s "Tick Tick Boom," a song exploding with energy with a title that really speaks for itself, and then it&apo...
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Sketches - Burr Settles

Posted Sep 8, 2007, by Meesh!.Sketches- Burr Settles www.burrsettles.com1."Sketches"- There&apos;s a great feeling of rock here with a little taste of western music, just a real all around good sounding vibe. "I find it as hard to be myself as it is to be someone else."2."Sugar in The Raw"- This s...
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Miss Leota - If Your Life Was an Abacus...

Miss Leota - If Your Life Was an Abacus, I Wouldn&apos;t Count on itPosted Sep 1, 2007, by Meesh!.I strongly reccomend getting a hold of this album or going to one of Miss Leota&apos;s Shows.One word. Vigorous. 1. "Indirectly Direct"- Already in its intro, the song starts off powerful and picks up ...
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Children of Bodom - Are You Dead Yet?

Posted Jun 30, 2007, by Meesh!.In my full opinion, this album has a cool few songs that are fun to listen to, but I wouldnt say it&apos;s Bodom&apos;s greatest album of all time1."are you dead yet?" into is solid and powerful and full of pure grindage. yelling comes in with a fast paced guitar riff ...
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Feel the Fall

Posted Jun 17, 2007, by Meesh!.Feel the FallJerry: Lead guitar & bg voxBrandon: Second guitar & bg voxDave: Main vox & guitarMike: BassJamin: BeatsThis album is basically filled with songs about a few things a guy goes through with a girl. It has its moment of softness and yet moments of a bit heavi...
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The Warned

Posted Jun 17, 2007, by Meesh!.This CD I was given was really cool to listen to. It has a mix of both clean and some yelling/screaming vocals in the backgrounds of the songs. The band is full of emotion and energy.The first song titled "Let Me See You Again" has a really interesting intro, probably ...
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Electric Six - Fire

Posted Mar 19, 2007, by Meesh!.Beginning with a song titled, "Dance Commander," this band really knows how to speed things up with a experimental/rock themed sound that brings its listeners great vibrant sounds and wanting more. The chorus is full of energy and gives a feeling of wanting to get up a...
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Eagles of Death Metal - Peace Love Death Metal

Posted Mar 19, 2007, by Meesh!.This band is full of energy, spunk, and just about amazing clever-ness. Its first song titled, "I Only Want You" has a great intro that gets your head and body moving to the beat. Its chorus carries itself wonderfully and flows so well that it truly completes the song....
concert-review

Jimmy Eat World @ The US Open 8/23/11

Posted Aug 23, 2011, by Meesh!.Featured Artists: Jimmy Eat World; Jimmy Eat World; Genre: Alternative; Rock;Alright so hey readers! I know this is a bit late but I was asked to write about my experience at the show that took place at the US Open in Huntington Beach, CA on Friday, August 5th. As a co...
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The Faint at the Glass House

Posted Aug 8, 2008, by Meesh!.A few words can describe the evening show at The Glass House in Pomona: sweaty, packed, and intense. Before The Faint took the stage at 10pm, there was a DJ playing some electronica, and then a band called Jaguar Love( included the same lead singer as The Blood Brothers...
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So Cal Rock Revolution @ The Queen Mary 9/29/07

Posted Oct 23, 2007, by Meesh!.Saturday September 29th at the Queen Mary was an early to late evening show filled with a huge variety of different types of music with good quality sound and stage performances. With a total of 7 stages, each holding a different music genre, people were able to go fro...
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The Caps @ Hogue Barmichaels

Posted Aug 13, 2007, by Meesh!.The Caps were the final band to hit the stage last night at Hogue Barmichaels and it definately showed that they had the audience&apos;s full attention. Even though they hadn&apos;t played infront of a real crowd at a venue in years, their sound was pure, energetic, ...
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Miss Leota at the Alley

Posted Jul 21, 2007, by Meesh!.Miss Leota, a powerful and energy-filled band that really sets itself aside to stand out infront of other bands. Every show they play, they are up, they are down, they are all around. Using wireless gear, Miss Leota&apos;s band members are able to move all thorughout t...
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Vans Warped Tour 2007 06/30/07

Posted Jun 30, 2007, by Meesh!.All I can say about this years Warped Tour, while having this year being my first, is it was a long day, it was hot, the crowds were huge, the energy was strong, and the music ranged in all different varities and sound. The sun just kept laughing in our face telling us...
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So Cal Rock @ The Queen Mary 06/17/07

Posted Jun 17, 2007, by Meesh!.This show had a great turnout and was very successful. There was tons of people, all kinds dressed to fit their style or to show off their spunk and personality. The were tons of bands including the headliners: Unwritten Law, Zebrahead, and Mickey Avalon. The crowds we...
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Electric Six @ The Coach House 4/20/07

Posted Apr 20, 2007, by Meesh!.The show began for Electric Six around 10PM on a Thursday night. They were amazing. The crowd cheered and dance and even the band members had fun doing what they do best. Songs like "Dance Commander," "Improper Dancing," "Evil Generation," and "Bite Me" were played. Th...
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So Cal Rock @ Khourys 3/16/07

Posted Mar 17, 2007, by Meesh!.Last night&apos;s chain-full of events including thrity-four different bands set the scene for an amazingly good time. Hitting it off at 5:00pm until early morning at 2:00am, three stages were set for each different genre of music: funk/rock, metal/hardocre, and rock/a...
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Fun Tree!

Posted Aug 17, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Indie;Who are you and where are you all from? We&apos;re Fun Tree and we&apos;re all from Orange County When and how was your band formed? All of our dads worked for NASA and we all went to school together. We formed about a year and a half ago.What inspires you...
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Your Majesty

Posted May 29, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Alternative;What&apos;s your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?myspace. com/theyourmajesty Who are you and where are you all from?We are David Allee, Joshua Mervin, Sam Carsley, and Joe Blodgett. Joe and I were born and raised in Whittier, CA, a...
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The Vow

Posted May 18, 2008, by Meesh!.What&apos;s your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/thevowarebackWho are you and where are you all from?Paul Cummins - vocals/guitar, Rich Mackman - bass/vocals, Steve Farmer - drums/vocals. We&apos;re all kinda spread out. The band is b...
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This Present Darkness

Posted May 17, 2008, by Meesh!.Whats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/xxxthispresentdarknessxxx Who are you and where are you all from?Trevor Zack - VocalsDavid Taylor - DrumsAndrew Michel - Lead GuitarSam Snell - Rhythm Guitar / VocalsDerrick MacDougall - Bass...
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Like a Movie

Posted May 14, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Indie; Pop;What&apos;s your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?Our myspace link is www.myspace.com/likeamoviemusic. Also make sure you check out . It&apos;s a good time.Who are you and where are you all from?Jimmy Mowery, Jeff Wendle (That&apos;s...
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Arms Like Yours

Posted May 14, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Hardcore;ARMS LIKE YOURS is:Bobby - VocalsAnthony - GuitarEric - GuitarMarc - MasterbasserKevin - DrumsWhat&apos;s your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/armslikeyours www.purevolume.com/armslikeyours Who are you and where are yo...
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The Jakes

Posted May 13, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Rock;What is your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/thejakes, also live videos at www.youtube.com/thejakesliveWho are you and where are you all from?We are Sameer, Jake, Eric, Ehson, Francois, and Jason. We are all from Irvine ex...
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Patent Pending

Posted Apr 9, 2008, by Meesh!.Genre: Alternative;What&apos;s your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?myspace. com/patentpending and youtube. com/patentpendingtv There are some funny home movies we made on our patentpendingtv page on youtube. It&apos;s good times fo&apos; sho!Who are...
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Myriad

Posted Oct 11, 2007, by Meesh!.Who are you and where are you all from? We are Myriad and we are from the outskirts of London England, a place called Surrey. (I&apos;m Stephan the drummer/backing vocalist)How long have you been together? Myriad as a project has been around for about 8 years, but as a...
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AM Session

Posted Oct 10, 2007, by Meesh!.Who are you and where are you all from? A.M. Session is Garett Sakahara ..from Yorba Linda, California, Grady Hutt on Bass from Chicago, Dana Deignan on Drums from Boston, Bobby Greiert on Guitar and Lead Vocals from Snohomish, Washington How long have you been togeth...
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Social Scientist

Posted Oct 10, 2007, by Meesh!.Whats your band name and who are you all?we are Social Scientist from Fullerton, CA. We&apos;re a unique group of individualsHow would you describe your music?the music that cheers you up on a cloudy dayHow was your band formed?a friend of a friend told a friend, and h...
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Jesse and Nathan From Band Marino

Posted Sep 24, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name?(Jesse) We were star-gazing one day and came accross the star-cluster"Bandus Marnesius", I guess it just clicked from there!Whats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?myspace.com/bandmarino, or bandmarino.n...
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Early Bird Special

Posted Sep 22, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name? Who knows. Alex said it. Something about the idea of entertaining old people.Whats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/earlybirdspecial Who are you and where are you all from?I be Adrian S...
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Off Target

Posted Sep 21, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name? The band name was honestly just a spur of the moment kind of thing. We had narrowed it down to a few names and that&apos;s the one we liked best.-Whats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?Our myspace link...
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Shmoe

Posted Sep 21, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name? It was pretty much a nickname given to me in Middle School, It stuck and I decided to use it as my nameWhats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?I do have a myspace page, and its www.myspace.com/shmoe Who...
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Bio-Feedback

Posted Sep 15, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name?Ryan: I was falling asleep in health class in high school one day when we were learning about this biofeedback method of relieving stress. Just hearing about it subconsciously made me have this dream that we were playing live...
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Danielle Oliver

Posted Sep 14, 2007, by Meesh!.Whats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/danielleoliver my EPK is at www.sonicbids.com/danielleoliverWho are you and where are you all from? Currently, I am playing solo acoustic shows and writing more originals! I am from Whitefish...
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Katie Chappell from Clairas Daze

Posted Sep 13, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name? EVERYONE asks this question. It&apos;s a secret. Not even the rest of the band knows.Whats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/clairasdaze www.clairasdaze.comWho are you and where are you ...
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Panic Movement

Posted Sep 10, 2007, by Meesh!.Interview done with Benjamin.How did you get the idea for your band name?One night, I saw a movie from Alejandro Jodorowsky called “The Holy Mountain.” I saw that movie and I was immediately intrigued with Jodorowsky, so I decided to see all of his movies and learn...
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Truckeebrothers

Posted Sep 9, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name?Truckee, California.Whats your myspace link or any other links you want to give us?www.myspace.com/truckeebrotherswww.truckeebrothers.comwww.populuxerecords.comWho are you and where are you all from?I&apos;m from Memphis, TN. ...
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The End of Detroit

Posted Sep 3, 2007, by Meesh!.How did you get the idea for your band name? I found the idea for the band name from a novel that came out about 7 years ago that was about the decline of the American Auto Industry...it seemed so ominous that I instantly fell in love with it.Who are you and where are y...
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In Defense of the Kids - The Digital Society

Posted Nov 30, 2010, by The Bear.(This article was begun as a response to Rick Murder&apos;s "Kids These Days" article, but in I got involved in other projects before finishing it, so it was left unfinished until I saw the comment by Angy Ruin the other day, and I thought, “what the hell?” So I ...
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No Use For a Name's Tony Sly

Posted Aug 1, 2012, by The Bear.Genre: Punk;Image Credit: J. Shearer/WireImage First broadcast on KSCR Los Angeles on October 25, 2005 In the more than 15 years since I started The Bear’s Den I have had over 150 different artists / bands / guests on the show. Some of these interviews have been...
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Fugazi's Ian MacKaye

Posted Jul 13, 2010, by The Bear.Featured Artists: IAN MACKAYE; Genre: Hardcore; Punk;FIRST AIRED BY KSCR LOS ANGELES ON 03/05/1999NEW INTRODUCTION: LOOKING BACK ON THIS INTERVIEW FROM 2010: This is an interview with Ian Mackaye, member of Fugazi (at that time) and many other bands. I taped this ...
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Teenage Bottlerocket

Posted Jun 28, 2010, by The Bear.Featured Artists: Teenage Bottle Rocket; Genre: Punk;FIRST BROADCAST LIVE ON THE AIR ON KSCR, LOS ANGELES ON NOV. 4, 2009 Teenage Bottlerocket come from Laramie, Wyoming, and they were on my show while on tour in late fall, 2009. Their album, They Came From the S...
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Kevin Lyman - Founder of the Warped Tour

Posted Oct 7, 2007, by The Bear.First broadcast on KSCR on September 18, 2007INTRODUCTION: I first met Kevin Lyman, the founder and head of the Warped Tour, in May of 2002 when, on behalf of KSCR I was attending the Eat’M Conference in Las Vegas and he was on one of the panels there. That year the...
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Helmet

Posted May 14, 2007, by The Bear.First broadcast on KSCR on October 31, 2006INTRODUCTION: This interview is dedicated to my friend Jay, the biggest Helmet fan I know. I taped it at the Warped Tour in San Diego on July 6, 2006, where I met Page Hamilton, the founder of Helmet, backstage in the press ...
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Youth Brigade (IV)

Posted Apr 1, 2007, by The Bear.First broadcast on KSCR on January 31, 2007INTRODUCTION: I label this interview “Youth Brigade IV” because it’s a transcript of the fourth time that Shawn Stern, Youth Brigade’s leader, has been a guest on my show. He visited us at KSCR in the spring of 1998, ...
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Sheer Terror @ Highline Ballroom 12/30/12

Posted Jan 4, 2013, by The Bear.Featured Artists: Born Annoying; Brain Slug; Cro-Mags; Rude Awakening; Sheer Terror; Genre: Hardcore; Punk; Rock;My End of the Year New York Hardcore Holiday continued on Sunday, December 30th, with a trip to the Highline Ballroom on west 16th Street in Manhattan for ...
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Breakdown @ Public Assembly 12/22/12

Posted Dec 26, 2012, by The Bear.Featured Artists: Breakdown; Get Involved; Incendiary; Shell Shock; The Last Stand; Genre: Hardcore; Punk; Rock;In any branch of popular music there are not many groups that manage to stay together for many years; this is even more true in the music underground where...
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Zombie Fight @ ABC No Rio 12/22/12

Posted Dec 25, 2012, by The Bear.Featured Artists: Capacities; Coma Regalia; We Were Skeletons; Zombie Fight; Genre: Hardcore; Punk; Rock;ABC No Rio, located on Rivington Street on the lower east side of Manhattan, is, with the closures of places like CBGBs, Coney Island High, The Wetlands, The Knit...
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Behind the Facade @ Webster Hall 12/20/11

Posted Dec 21, 2011, by The Bear.Featured Artists: ; Genre: Rock; Been a while since I’ve gone to a club just for the hell of it, even though I knew in advance that I didn’t know any of the bands performing. I’d almost forgotten that local shows of local acts have their own pleasures, espec...
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GWAR @ Best Buy Theater 12/6/10

Posted Dec 27, 2010, by The Bear.Featured Artists: GWAR; The Casualties; Genre: Hardcore; Metal; Punk;Okay so yesterday 20 inches of snow was dumped on New York City throughout the day and late into the night. The airports were brought to a standstill, cars got stuck in the streets, the Long Island ...
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Daedelus @ USC's Tommy's Place 8/18/10

Posted Aug 20, 2010, by The Bear.Genre: Electronica; The University of Southern California finished building a new campus center complex a short time ago and on this night it opened up its new performance space / bar with a free show by Electronica DJs Daedelus and Shlohmo to coincide with studen...
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MDC @ The Parkside 5/12/10

Posted Jun 1, 2010, by The Bear.Featured Artists: Dopecharge; La Plebe; MDC; The Restarts; Genre: Punk; Whenever U. K. Punk band The Restarts come over to tour the U.S., I always seem to be out of town when they come through Los Angeles, meaning that if I want to see them I have to add extra details...
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The Germs at Warped Tour @ Los Angeles 8/17/08

Posted Aug 18, 2008, by The Bear.Featured Artists: The Germs; Genre: Punk; Punk;The 2008 Warped Tour finished up in Carson, CA, on Sunday, August 17, 2008, the same place that it ended last year. The tour contained a return of last year’s well-received Old-School Stage which featured bands from ea...
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The Restarts @ East Side Joe's 6/12/08

Posted Jul 10, 2008, by The Bear.Featured Artists: The Restarts; Genre: Punk;The Restarts are one of my favorite Punk bands from the U.K. I first saw them at CBGB’s in March of 2004 and have liked them ever since. But they rarely come to the U.S. Since forming in 1995 they’d only been over here ...
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New York Report 3 @ Sidewalk Cafe 01/01/08

Posted Jan 5, 2008, by The Bear.PART 3 of 3: New Year&apos;s Eve Anti-Hoot Spectacular @ The Sidewalk CafeOn New Year&apos;s Eve I went down to Alphabet City (avenue A specifically) on Manhattan&apos;s east side to the Sidewalk Cafe for the New Year&apos;s Eve Anti-Hoot Spectacular. The Sidewalk Caf...
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New York Report 2 @ The Trash Bar 12/28/07

Posted Dec 28, 2007, by The Bear.PART 2 of 3: No Redeeming Social Value, Norman Bates and the Showerheads, Last Call Brawl, Run Like Hell, and Dealin&apos; With It @ The Trash BarGenre: Alternative;On Saturday, December 22nd, I went across the East River to see No Redeeming Social Value perform at t...
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New York Report 1 @ Knitting Factory 12/22/07

Posted Dec 22, 2007, by The Bear.PART 1 of 3: Street Dogs, Darkbuster, One Short Fall, Males Noches @ Knitting FactoryGenre: Punk; Rock;I landed at New York&apos;s La Guardia airport on the evening of December 18th for a two and a half week stay for the holidays, something I do every year, staying w...
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Warped Tour @ Los Angeles 8/25/07

Posted Aug 26, 2007, by The Bear.The Warped Tour finished up its 2007 run on Saturday, August 25th with its final show at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. And for once the weather was perfect in all ways; it actually wasn’t that hot, which was a big plus and made the day a lot more pleasant ev...
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So Cal Rock Revolution @ The Queen Mary 6/19/07

Posted Jun 19, 2007, by The Bear.So this past Saturday (the 16th) I went down to Long Beach to see AHL’s So-Cal Rock Revolution at the Queen Mary, and I have to say it was quite an event. Even permanently moored and set up in an enclosed moat, the Queen Mary is still an impressive ship, and still ...
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Bad Religion @ SantaMonica Civic Auditorium 4/6/07

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by The Bear. If you live in Los Angeles and don’t own a car getting around can be a huge hassle, and places that would take only 20 minutes to reach with a car can take more than an hour if you have to rely on public transportation. My current intern on my show at KSCR and I ...
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The New Rochelles - It's New

Posted Aug 19, 2011, by The Bear.Genre: Punk;I’m going to try to keep this review short because it seems rude to write a review of an album that takes more time to read than it does to actually listen to the record itself.The New Rochelles’ album, It’s New, now available from Bright and Barrow...
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Screeching Weasel - First World Manifesto

Posted May 20, 2011, by The Bear.Featured Artists: Screeching Weasel; Genre: Punk;In light of Screeching Weasel’s sudden implosion two months ago at South By Southwest (SXSW) it can be a bit difficult to give their new record, First World Manifesto, their first album in over 10 years, an objective...
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Iron Cross - Live For Now

Posted Jan 31, 2011, by The Bear.Genre: Punk;Forming in Washington D.C. in 1981, not long after Minor Threat, Iron Cross is often considered the first American Oi! Punk band. Certainly some years ago when a tribute compilation album came out where a lot of American bands paid tribute to a lot of the...
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Pinhead Gunpowder - Shoot the Moon

Posted Jan 31, 2011, by The Bear.Genre: Punk;Pinhead Gunpowder is what might be termed a “Punk Supergroup” containing members of other bands, most notably Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day who sings lead on most (but not all) of the songs. However this assessment isn’t entirely fair because un...
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Two Man Advantage - Drafted

Posted Dec 31, 2010, by The Bear.Genre: Hardcore; PunkWhen I first showed this album to a friend of mine he looked at the track listing and the liner notes and said "all these guys sing about are hockey and beer!" and my reaction was "so?" That&apos;s Two Man Advantage&apos;s things. They&apos;re on...
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Devil's Brigade - Devil's Brigade

Posted Nov 29, 2010 by The Bear.Genre: Blues; Punk;Devil’s Brigade is a solo project from Rancid’s Matt Freeman, although Tim Armstrong was heavily involved as both producer and co-songwriter, as well as playing guitar, and also singing on a couple of the tracks. Lars Frederiksen also appears on...
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The Pocket Rockets - Golden Gloves 1902 EP

The Pocket Rockets - Golden Gloves 1902 EPPosted Aug 30, 2011, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: The Pocket Rockets; Genre: Indie;The Pocket Rockets are a 3-piece indie band from East Los Angeles, CA consisting of Ralph Blanco on vocals and bass, Lyndon Miller on guitar, and Chris Magallon on d...
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Spades & Blades - Blood of the Innocent

Spades & Blades - Blood of the InnocentPosted Oct 17, 2010, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: Spades & Blades; Genre: Hardcore; Metal; Rock;Spades & Blades debut album, "Blood of the Innocent", can only be described as an epic synthesis of hardcore, metalcore, and hard rock. Averaging in at abou...
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Victorian Halls - Springteen

Victorian Halls - SpringteenPosted Sep 28, 2009, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: Victorian Halls; Genre: Indie;The Victorian Halls ‘Springteen’ album features 6 upbeat, theatrical tracks. Each song projects sporadic vocals intertwined with melodic choruses. The vocals altogether are dynami...
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B a s t a r d - Demo

B a s t a r d - DemoPosted Jul 16, 2009, by Matthew Montanez.Genre: Metal;STICK is a hard rock band from Rosemead, CA. Each track on their five song demo explodes with energy. Heavy guitar licks alternate with commanding vocals throughout. Each fast paced verse, maintained by bassist Dana and drumme...
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Vultures United - Dirt Hearts

Vultures United - Dirt HeartsPosted Jul 17, 2008, by Matthew Montanez.Genre: Punk; Rock;Vulture&apos;s United is a punk/hardcore band out of Orange County. Their CD, Dirt Hearts, is 8 tracks full of fast-paced solid punk rock. Of the most interesting elements on the album are the intense guitar lead...
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Operation Ivy - Seedy

Operation Ivy - SeedyPosted May 18, 2008, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: Operation Ivy; Genre: Ska;Operation Ivy was a 4 piece ska/punk band active from about 1987 to 1989. Op Ivy consisted of Jesse Michaels on vocals, Tim Armstrong (at that time known as “Lint”) on vocals and guitar, Mat...
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Wu-Tang - 8-Diagrams

Wu-Tang "8-Diagrams"Posted 5 years ago, Dec 20, 2007, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: Wu-Tang; Genre: Hip Hop; Rap;Wu-Tang&apos;s new album "8 Diagrams", released December 11, 2007, displays a large sense of musical growth and maturation in the essence of the underground clan&apos;s music. Wu...
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The New Hotness - S/T

The New Hotness - The New HotnessPosted Jul 21, 2007, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: The New Hotness; Genre: Rock; The New Hotness is a three piece rock band with a retro style out of Arcadia, California. The band consists of Erik Newton on guitar and vocals, John K on bass, and Jared Summere...
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Tiger Army - Music from Regions Beyond

Tiger Army "Music from Regions Beyond"Posted Jul 9, 2007, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: Tiger Army; Genre: Rock; Tiger Army’s latest album Music from Regions Beyond is rhythmically and lyrically powerful. Tiger Army is self proclaimed to “always have been and always will be a Psychobilly...
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Modest Mouse - We Were Dead B4 the Ship Even Sank

Modest Mouse "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank"Posted Apr 23, 2007, by Matthew Montanez.Featured Artists: Modest Mouse; Genre: Alternative;Modest Mouse&apos;s latest album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank displays an awesome sense of progression in style and lyrical content in comparison...
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The Illuminati @ B.B. Kings 2/4/08

The Illuminati @ B.B. Kings Blues Club City Walk Feb. 4 2008Featured Artists: The Illuminati; Genre: Metal;The February 4th show was a battle of the bands show. Unfortunately I arrived just as the Illuminati started playing and couldn&apos;t hang out long after so I was unable to catch any other ban...
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Rock the Bells @ Hyundai Pavilion 8/11/07

Rock the Bells @ Hyundai Pavilion San Bernardino, August 11, 2007Rock the Bells was one of the most amazing concerts I have ever been lucky enough to witness. Rock the Bells is rap/hip-hop festival that comes around every year, similar to Warped Tour except that Warped Tour focuses more around rock ...
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The New Hotness @ Key Club 6/13/07 Emergenza Final

The New Hotness @ The Key Club July 13, Emergenza FinalsThe New Hotness, out of Arcadia, California, was entered into this year’s Emergenza battle of the bands contest (www.emergenza.net). The contest was broken up into smaller competitions throughout the world taking place in the globe’s larges...
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Quinto Sol, Pachamama @ Cal State L.A. 5/4/07

Quinto Sol, Pachamama, Olmeca, Cihualtl Tonali @ Cal State L.A. 5/4/07Featured Artists: Cihualtl Tonali; Olmeca; Pachamama (Estela); Quinto Sol; Genre: Hip Hop; Reggae Brought together by Cal State L.A.&apos;s Cross Cultural Center, the night&apos;s performance was dedicated towards celebrating Cinc...
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The Kooks Live @ the Jimmy Kimmel Show 3/22/07

The Kooks Live at the Jimmy Kimmel Show 3/22/07 At 7:15, Victoria and I found our place in line behind an anxious group of teenagers. We were in line to see the Kooks play on the stage behind the Jimmy Kimmel show. Since the Kooks, out of the UK, were relatively new to me, I was surprised to notic...
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Big Smile Magazine Pres. Aztlan Underground @ Space2710 - 11/6/10

Big Smile Magazine Presents ECEK, Aztlan Underground, El Haru Kuroi, and Aftergloam @ Space 2710, November 6thFeatured Artists: Aftergloam; Aztlan Underground; E.C.E.K.; El-Haru Kuroi;The Big Smile show, November 6th at Space 2710, was complete with a variety of musical styles and artwork. 2710 prov...
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E.C.E.K., Knight Stalker @ Space 2710, 9/24/10

E.C.E.K., Knight Stalker, Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! @ Space 2710, 9/24/10Featured Artists: E.C.E.K.; Knight Stalker; Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!; Genre: Electronica; Indie; Rock;Friday night&apos;s Big Smile show at Space 2710, Eagle Rock was complete with solid performances by three unique bands. E.C.E.K., Knight S...
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The Belts - EP

Posted Feb 20, 2009, by Mary Dean.As I sit here in my kitchen, my stereo blasting, The Belts raw, rough, real punk rock music fills my whole apartment. When they say "Ep" they aren&apos;t kidding. This 5 song CD is so roughly recorded that I can hear the feedback go in one ear & out the other. But...
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The Histrioniks - Thin

Posted Feb 20, 2009, by Mary Dean.Genre: Alternative;Sometimes I wonder to myself: where did good music go?Let me explain myself. I am talking about music that makes me close my eyes & I feel each note flow smoothly through my body. Music with lyrics that really reach out to me. I am also talking ...
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District Divided EP 2009

Posted Feb 20, 2009, by Mary Dean.Genre: Punk;I can&apos;t even find the words to explain how excited I am about this band. District Divided break down the stereotype that punk bands can&apos;t play their instruments. They smash down the assumption that punk is dead. They aren&apos;t a band to be...
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Dale Turner - Mannerisms Magnified

Posted Oct 23, 2011, by Mary Dean.Genre: Alternative;I must be honest when I first saw this record, I thought this was going to be an acoustic album with heart felt songs about life and what not. As I pressed play for the first track, I was blown away. I was totally wrong. This isn&apos;t an album I...
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We Are/She Is - Young and Pretty Clean

Posted Jun 17, 2011, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: We Are/She Is; Genre: Indie;First I must tell you all that I was big fan of He&apos;s Not Gay, this bands former group. They had such an energy on stage & their music was just pure fun. I was very sad to hear that they disbanded. But then I heard a...
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Moonshine And The Drugs (Self Titled)

Posted May 28, 2010, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: Moonshine And The Drugs; Genre: Rock;Have you ever heard an album and fell in love with the vocals, the music, the lyrics, & the feeling all of it combines gives you? Well that’s what you’ll experience when you hear Moonshine And The Drugs late...
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Bekker - First Things to Come

Posted Nov 15, 2009, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: Bekker; Genre: Alternative;It is very rare in all the music that we hear each day that it effects us in a major way. I would like to introduce everyone to the new album from Bekker "First Things To Come." It has such a great feeling to it. Each son...
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Chris Cruz - In My Heart

Posted Jul 26, 2009, by Mary Dean.Genre: Pop;When the word beautiful comes to mind I have to just think of first album by the solo artist Chris Cruz. This album, In My Heart, is a feel good album. It’s full of love songs & positive vibes. It takes any listener back to that first love, warm feeling...
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Chris Cruz - On My Mind

Posted Jul 26, 2009, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: Chris Cruz; Genre: Pop;The solo artist Chris Cruz, known for his feel good album In My Heart, second album On My Mind is nothing like the love anthem that was his first album. This album is full of raw opinion on the path our world is headed in. Th...
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NOFX @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA on 12/14/12

NOFX @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA on 12/14/12 with Teenage Bottle Rocket, Elway, G.F.P., Wrong Beach & The Unwanted GuestsPosted Dec 26, 2012, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: NOFX, Teenage Bottlerocket, Wrong Beach, GFP, Elway; Genre: Punk; It was a rainy night in Santa Ana, CA. We were waiting ...
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The Agonist @ Scene Bar in Glendale, CA

The Agonist @ Scene Bar in Glendale, CA July 30, 2009Posted Aug 2, 2009, by Mary Dean.Genre: Metal;We were really stoked to be seeing this Canadian Death Metal band play a show. The bar was so hot once we walked in. We were inside for about 10 minutes and already our faces were sweating. We had show...
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Beyondeath

Posted Jul 12, 2007, by Mary Dean.So, Beyondeath, who are each of you and what do you do in the band?Bryan: I’m Brian and I play bass.Mike: I’m Mike and I do vocals and rhythm guitar.Lupe: I’m Lupe and I play guitar.Jesse: I’m Jesse and I play drumsHow did you guys form together?Mike: Me and...
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Putnam Hall

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Mary Dean.Genre: Rock;What’s your name and what do you play? I’m Lillard. I play guitar, sing and am responsible for most of the stage antics. Kris “the Jazz Hand” Wismer plays drums for us. I call him “the Jazz Hand” because if he was a GI JOE, the trigger on the ...
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Boris Smile

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Mary Dean.Genre: Alternative;www.myspace.com/borissmileWho are you? Who does what? A. Wesley Chung: lead singer and songwriter, also acoustic guitar and keys. Jon Palsgrove: drums/djimba/beat machine. Jason Chung: electric bass. Heather Robertson: vocals/tambour-ine/midi keybo...
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Henceforth

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Mary Dean.Genre: Rock;www.HenceforthMusic.com www.myspace.com/HenceforthWhat are your names and what are your positions in the band? Justin: I play bass Ryan: I play guitar for Henceforth What is your music? Since there&apos;s so many different genres out there we like to cons...
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Adalade

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Mary Dean.Genre: Metal;Matt Carmichael - Vocals & Guitar Jason Y - Guitar & KeyboardChase Whitney - DrumsJason Jepsen - BassWhen & how did you form? Chase: Jason Y. and I, after a local show at Rush Park, were hanging out with a bunch of friends at Taco Bell. We got to discuss...
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Koffin Kats @ Jukejoint in Anaheim, CA

Koffin Kats @ Jukejoint in Anaheim, CA November 2011Posted Feb 5, 2012, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: Koffin Kats; Koffin Kats; Genre: Punk;Part 1Part 2...
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Sexocide on June 18, 2010 outside of The Whiskey

Sexocide on June 18, 2010 outside of The Whiskey in Hollywood, CAPosted Aug 6, 2010, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: Sexocide; Genre: Metal;OKAY HERE I AM WITH SEXOCIDE. WHAT IS EVERYONE’S NAME AND WHAT DO THEY DO IN THE BAND?Lauren: Lauren, Bass.David: My name is David. I sing & play rhythm guitar...
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Pepper

Posted May 25, 2008, by Mary Dean.Featured Artists: Pepper; Genre: Reggae; Rock;My friend Kaylee and I got the chance to sit down with Kaleo from Pepper. All the members wish they could have joined us, but they were busy getting things set up for their performance.Kaylee: First off let’s start wit...
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The Expendables

Posted May 24, 2008, by Mary Dean.Genre: Reggae;My friend Kaylee and I got a chance to sit down with all the members of The Expendables together. Here is what they had to say as a band.Kaylee: First off we are going to start off with your names.Raul: I’m Raul Bianchi and I play lead guitar.Adam: H...
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He's Not Gay

Posted Dec 16, 2007, by Mary Dean.Genre: Indie; Pop;Hi! Thanks so much for doing this interview! Let&apos;s start this off.So who are you and what do you play in the band?Merilou Salazar: For the most part guitar, vocals and synth.Jessie Meehan: Bass, vocals, synth.Hanse Von Muller: Drums.Aleck Von ...
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Postmark Twain

Posted Dec 15, 2007, by Mary Dean.Hi! Thanks for doing this interview with Big Smile Magazine. Let&apos;s start this off. =] Who are you and what do you play in Postmark Twain? My name is Jim Gaven and I co-write the songs with Dave. I play acoustic guitar and I sing!! How did you form together?...
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Villians - Vol I

Posted Jan 22, 2008, by MELODY.Villians smash it up with this bangin&apos; mix of Electro beats that will have every Electro-kid one click away from the download! This L.A. trio makes every night a Friday night dance club when they hit the decks. Throwin down everything that made 2007 electro hot, t...
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Club Reak @ Leonardo's

Posted Oct 16, 2007, by MELODY.Hip Hop is not dead! It is alive and kickin with some fat beats and crazy rhymes at Club Reak @ Leonardo&apos;s. Thursday night brought out the best local MC&apos;s spittin original rhymes from a variety of MC crews. When I arrived MC artist Moses pumped up the crowd a...
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B2B Sessions @RESPECT (Drum & Bass)

Posted Nov 10, 2007, by MELODY.There is a reason that RESPECT is L.A.&apos;s longest running Drum and Bass weekly, and it&apos;s not because they have the best drink prices in town. RESPECT tears it up every Thursday night with the sickest line-up of talented Drum and Bass DJ&apos;s and producers fr...
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Taxman, Sam XL, and Breakage @ Samurai Sundaze

Posted Nov 14, 2007, by MELODY.Genre: Electronica;The ceiling crumbs were falling down on us Sunday night at Samurai Sundaze with the Pure Filth crew&apos;s grimy sounds of Dubstep. The Professionals were bringing it down with some sick Dubstep at their new spot Nacional in Hollywood. Nothing like a...
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The Misfits @ The Galaxy

Posted Nov 17, 2007, by MELODY.Genre: Punk;Crazy music, moshing, Mohawks, and oh yeah a little band called The Misfits that nobody has probably ever heard of <---insert sarcastic tone here. On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of seeing the Misfits at The Galaxy. mosquito biteie Trap and DI also ki...
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MC Collab Vol. II @ UPGRADE

Posted Nov 18, 2007, by MELODY.Upgrade is back bigger, and better than ever after a two month hiatus. In their new location JC Fandango in Anaheim, kids from all over LA and OC waited in line to hear those crazy sounds from the underground. Friday night at Upgrade featured some of the best MC&apos;s...
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LADIES NIGHT @ UPGRADE (DRUM AND BASS)

Posted Sep 22, 2007, by MELODY.One word to describe Ladies night at Upgrade; Wicked! Upgrade showcased the talents of an all female entertainment line-up. The nights bill was packed full of beautiful, talented, and crazy female DJ&apos;s and MC. Although the night started with Jane Doe going back to...
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HIVE, Daddy Kev & APX-1 @ RESPECT

Posted Dec 3, 2007, by MELODY.Hive and the rest of the crew rinsed it out proper Thursday night at RESPECT. The Junglist Platoon brought out some top notch talent for L.A. Bassheads with APX-1, Daddy Kev, and Hive on the decks. The dirt and grime spewing from those speakers had every Junglist filthy...
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Dieselboy @ Adrenaline

Posted Jun 4, 2008, by MELODY.Genre: Electronica; Techno;He&apos;s been labeled by some as one of the founding fathers of Drum and Bass in the United States scene, and has been the iconic symbol for DNB since the turn of the 21st Century. If you ask anybody who listens to DNB if they have heard of D...
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The LBC Gets dirty w/Sex N Vilolence @ Alex's Bar

Posted May 12, 2008, by MELODY.Tattoos, men in tight pants, and loud music that makes your ears bleed...I can&apos;t think of a better way to have spent my Thursday night! Alex&apos;s Bar is notorious for bringing out some of the best talent to the popular Long Beach scene, and Thursday night had mu...
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ALL IS VANITY

Posted Feb 22, 2008, by MELODY.Charisma, good-looks, and a killer sound are the reasons why All is Vanity is my new favorite band! This Trio rocked it out on stage at Hoggie Barmichaels on Tuesday night to adoring fans. It seems as though most of the crowd made their way out to Newport, to scream fo...
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BATTLE OF THE SEXES @ UPGRADE

Posted Dec 13, 2007, by MELODY.Genre: Electronica;Anything you can do, I can do better! I can do anything better than you. Man: "No, you can&apos;t" Woman: "Yes, I can!" It was a battle of the sexes at UPGRADE this week, and it was vicious! Eight DJ&apos;s battled it out back to back, man against wo...
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Josh Mayhem, The Clique, Whizard, APX-1 @ Splice

Posted Dec 5, 2007, by MELODY.Fun, funky make you want to wiggle what your momma gave you; Top 40 Electro remixes are blowing up in the underground scene. Every Friday night Splice showcases DJ&apos;s that spin a variety of Electronic music, including this new Electro crowd pleaser. If you are looki...
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From First To Last (Live Video)

Posted Aug 11, 2008, by MELODY.Genre: Alternative; Rock;From First To Last by Melody live at Vans Warped Tour 2008 in Pomona.Filmed by Carlos....
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Sinking Ships - Disconnected

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Revelation Records)From the same scene that brought the underground world such legendary hardcore mainstays as Champion, Stay Gold, and Blue Monday comes the new blood of the Pacific Northwest: Sinking Ships. Although the band has been together only a couple years the...
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A Static Lullaby + @ Knitting Factory 4/23/07

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Fearless Records)One can already guess that times have changed since A Static Lullaby&apos;s 2002 debut "And don&apos;t forget to Breathe" was released, "screamo" and "post-hardcore" have since become household names and band after band hashing the same sound has turn...
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Gatsby's American Dream - S/T

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Fearless Records)There&apos;s not much that can be said about Gatsby&apos;s American Dream, you either love them or you hate them, they have that polarized sense to them and a unique style that promotes either adoration or contempt. However, on this release (their fou...
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The Matches - Decomposer

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Epitaph Records)For a band that claimed to "Stretch The Boundaries of Rock Music" with their second Epitaph Records album "Decomposer," The Matches seem to have missed the mark a little bit with such a bold statement. Although still retaining many of their catchy hook...
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Mercy Killers - Bloodlove

Posted 6 years ago, Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Hellcat Records)Mercy Killers play well rounded, poppy street punk that&apos;s sure to ignite circle pits nationwide. With plenty of hoarse Tim Armstrong-esque vocals (minus the fake British accent.) Each 2 minute song is chock full of fist pumping anthem...
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On The Last Day - Meaning In The Static

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Victory Records)Victory Records must really be too busy counting their money to actually pay attention to who it is they&apos;re signing these days. OTLD play the same formulaic Screamo/Pop Punk/Rock that is garnering the attention of legions of gloom and doom, pseudo...
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Unearth - III: Through The Eyes Of Fire

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Metalblade Records)With "Through The Eyes Of Fire" Unearth have stepped up their riffy, breakdown-heavy, assailing metalcore formula into something entirely new and refreshing in a genre that&apos;s unfortunately suffering from not being very fresh. With double the th...
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The Draft - In A Million Pieces

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Epitaph Records)Being comprised 75% of seminal beard-rock legends Hot Water Music, The Draft have come from the ashes of greatness, with big shoes and even bigger beards to fill. Although there is no doubt they haven&apos;t really tried stepping out of the HWM songwri...
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RX Bandits - And The Battle Begun

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Mash Down Babylon Records)If you&apos;re one of the few and unfortunate that have never heard The RX Bandits and therefore dismiss them as a mere "Drive Thru Records" band or even worse, as "just another ska band that missed their time" you are very much mistaken. Thi...
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Escape The Fate - Dying Is Your Latest Fashion

Posted Apr 6, 2007, by Smeagol.(Epitaph Records)After releasing the largest selling debut EP in Epitaph Records history (that&apos;s a big history!) with "There&apos;s No Sympathy For The Dead" Escape The Fate undoubtedly had a lot of pressure to follow up that success with something huge for their ...
concert-review

Alesana, Mayday Parade & A Heartwell Ending

Alesana, Mayday Parade & A Heartwell Ending @ Chain ReactionPosted Sep 18, 2007, by tim .Jonzetta and Dance Gavin Dance did not play as planned due to illness in both bands. I arrived to see the lineup lsit to only be 3 bands: A Heartwell Ending, Mayday Parade and Alesana. I was quite disapointed ...
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Motion City Soundtrack @ Chain

Posted Jul 10, 2007, by tim .If you have ever seen popular bands in small and very intinmate venues you know just how special and memoerable it can be. Motion City Soundtrack at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California was a perfect example of a big band playing a small venue. I came across a presale...
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Underoath - Define The Great Line

Posted Mar 28, 2007, by tim . Underoath broke out in the music scene with the very successful release of "They&apos;re Only Chasing Safety" on Tooth And Nail records, Underoath&apos;s popularity has grown massively in what is now referred to as the "scene" and among many Christian music lo...
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The Higher - On Fire

Posted Mar 31, 2007, by tim .Epitaph’s The Higher’s On Fire pushes the boundaries of the rock meeting the world of pop-techno. Maroon 5 meets The Postal Service would be the best of way combining two bands to make one sound. The Higher have catchy verses that remind you of the dance side of Pan...
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Hidden In Plain View

Posted Mar 31, 2007, by tim .Hidden In Plain View’s self-titled EP was released in 2003, Hidden In Plain View’s final EP before they came out with their full-length Life In Dreaming. A product of Drive Thru Records. Along with bands like Something Corporate, Hellogoodbye, Steel Train, The Early ...
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Third Eye Blind

Posted Oct 19, 2007, by tim .Third Eye Blind&apos;s self titled first album hit the shelves of stores everywhere on April 8, 1997 on Elektra Records. It&apos;s been over a decade since there first hit played on radio stations across the United States. Many first heard Semi-Charmed Life on local ra...
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The Rocket Summer - Do You Feel

Posted Oct 22, 2007, by tim .AR149.bmp (113.13 KB)Genre: Indie;I have always had a interest in The Rocket Summer even back to the time before Calendar Days. I was so intrigued when I found out Bryce Avery played a part in every part of his albums. The talented Avery plays every instrument and sing...
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Hey Mercedes - Everynight Fire Works

Posted Oct 11, 2007, by Rybread.Hey Mercedes is band hailing from Wisconsin. They unfortunately broke up back in 2005, but I decided to let ya&apos;ll know a little bit about them. On vocals we have Bob Nanna of one of the greatest bands of that time, Braid. They were signed to a great label, Vagran...
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DJ NuMark & Pomo - Blendcrafters

Posted Oct 10, 2007, by Rybread. I was handed a promo called "Up Above Records Sampler" as I left a Shapeshifters show that featured 3 tracks off of DJ NuMark and Pomo’s Album "Blendcrafters". It was only a 4 minute sample of 3 songs, so I rushed out and grabbed the album from the closest...
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DangerDoom - The Mouse and The Mask

Posted Oct 9, 2007, by Rybread. The mouse and the mask, combines the likes of artist/producer Danger Mouse and everyone’s favorite superhero and mc, MF Doom. If you watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network, you may have been lucky enough to hear a few beats produced by Mouse and Doom. Because...
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Typical Cats - Typical Cats

Posted Oct 16, 2007, by Rybread.A jazzy/hip hop production featuring Qwel, Qwaazar and Denizen Kane, who each in there own literally annihilate the mic! All tracks, except for track 9 are beats produced and created by DJ Natural. If I were in a hip hop group, this would probably be the one I&apos;d ...
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Steven "Jesse" Bernstein - Prison

Posted Dec 20, 2007, by Richard . Steven Jesse Bernstein was a drug addled mentally ill monster of a poet, channeling his rage and pain into word to feel okay in his day to day life. His poetry, though often very grim and vulgar, was Bernstein&apos;s way of confronting the reality of his situatio...
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Defiance - Rise or Fall

Posted Jul 1, 2006, by Nathan Gilman.Featured Artists: Defiance; Genre: Punk;As excited to review the latest shredsmanship crafted by one of portland&apos;s, finest punk rock bands, I can honestly and regretfully inform you all that I was ill-impressed. Rise or Fall, recorded in April & may of 2004 ...
concert-review

They Might Be Giants @ House Of Blues Anaheim

They Might Be Giants @ House Of Blues Anaheim October 5thPosted Oct 24, 2007, by sarah tea.My friends and I got to the House of Blues of Anaheim early to try to see if we could get in before the doors opened. We got our drinks and beers while our designated drivers had their free cherry cokes and fo...
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British Invasion 2006

Posted Mar 4, 2006, by Toby Mayhem.Featured Artists: Naked Aggression; Ryan Mudd and the Stuff; Genre: Punk; Rock; British Invasion claims to be the largest punk rock festival in the U.S. Hosting some 3000 concert-attenders, the venue, Orange Pavilion was fairly full. There was an outdoor stage ...
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Vans Warped Tour 2008 @ The Home Depot Center

Vans Warped Tour 2008 @ The Home Depot Center, Carson, CAPosted Aug 24, 2008, by Victoria.Genre: Punk; Rock; Ska;Written by Matthew and Victoria.Evergreen Terrace Evergreen Terrace was the first band that we saw. They played on the Hurley.com stage. I had never previously heard of or seen Evergreen ...
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Foreigner At Alhambra Jubilee

Posted Aug 6, 2008, by Victoria.On Saturday, August 2nd, Alhambra California hosted one of its summer Jubilees. The Jubilee has become quite popular with the kids, featuring bands such as The Beach Boys, Joan Jett, War, The Bangles, Pat Benatar and Sheila E. On Saturday, when I heard Foreigner was p...
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Party at the Moon Tower & Resa @ No Future Cafe

Party at the Moon Tower & Resa @ No Future Cafe, Pasadena, CAPosted May 10, 2008, by Victoria.Featured Artists: Resa; Genre: Indie;I stopped by to check out Party at the Moon Tower’s first show. They are a new band from the West Covina area. Lead guitarist, Xavier, used to be in a band called The ...
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The Taliesin At The Wire October 7, 2007

Posted Oct 7, 2007, by Victoria. A friend of mine told me some good things about a band called The Taliesin, so Matthew and I decided to check them out. I heard they were playing at a venue called The Wire in Upland; CA. We drove the half hour to The Wire, which turned out to be a really ...
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Black Party Politics @ Safari Sam's

Posted Aug 4, 2007, by Victoria.Featured Artists: Black Party Politics; Genre: Indie;I have never heard of Safari Sam’s prior to this event. To my surprise it was pretty big inside and was said to be rated the top venue for all ages in Los Angeles. Matthew and I arrived just as Fim was setting up....
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**"Art for Nips" Art Benefit @ Space 2710, 9/11/10

"Art for Nips" Art Benefit @ Space 2710, September 11, 2010Posted Sep 12, 2010.The "Art for Nips" gallery was the premiere art gallery for Space 2710: a brand new, intimate art gallerly in Eagle Rock. The event was a complete success.Over 15 artists displayed unique, exciting artwork with media rang...
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Tongues Bloody Tongues by Killsonic @ RedCat 2010

"Tongues Bloody Tongues" by Killsonic @ L.A.&apos;s RedcatPosted Jul 29, 2010.Featured Artists: Killsonic; Genre: Jazz; Punk;From explosive entry to solemn exit, Killsonic’s debut opera “Tongues Bloody Tongues” captivates audiences with a menacing portrayal of Gertrude Bell’s story in Iraq. ...
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Pachamama, Dub 8 @ House of Blues Sunset 2/21/08

Pachamama, Dub 8 @ House of Blues Sunset Feb. 21, 2008Posted Mar 2, 2008.Featured Artists: Dub 8; Pachamama (Estela); Genre: Reggae; Ska;February 21st’s show at the House of Blues was titled ‘Latin Fusion’ presented by Rick Ortiz. A number of bands played throughout the night however I was onl...
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The New Hotness @ The Roxy 2/19/08

The New Hotness, The Dirty Kings, and Ambrose @ The Roxy February 19, 2008Posted Feb 26, 2008February 19, 2008 was a night of full on rock ‘n roll. With the combination of the New Hotness, the Dirty Kings, and Ambrose I was surprised that the walls of the Roxy were still standing after the show. T...
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My Thoughts In Color - Self Titled EP

Genre: Punk RockFeatured Artist: Luke OxendaleRelease Date: December 12, 2012My Thoughts In Color, a self titled EP dropped on December 12, 2012 with Hence the Scar Records. With two current members, this band is anything but dropping away anytime soon. The Grove City natives plan on releasing ...
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Cinematic Sunrise May 29th @ Chain Reaction

Posted Jun 8, 2008, by Will Gabriel.Most people know Craig Owens from the hardcore/screamo band Chiodos, but he also has another band that in no way shape or form is a side project. This band is called Cinematic Sunrise. When watching interviews you can tell that Craig holds this band very close to ...
interview

Aztlan Underground: 20 Years Strong

Featured Artists: Aztlan Underground; Genre: Hip Hop; Jazz; Punk; Rap; Rock;Aztlan Underground discusses their career over the past 20 years including their beginnings, influences, and career achievements. Catch Aztlan Underground&apos;s performance and nominations at the 12th annual Native American...
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Eudora, Scarlet Grey, A Thorn For Every Heart

Posted May 20, 2008, by Will Gabriel.Genre: Pop; Punk;Saturday May 10th was the Eudora CD release show! This was by far their funniest show lately. They let the crowd go a little while before entering, building up the tension for the band to enter the stage. They have grown and come together so much...
interview

Aftergloam - Video Interview @ Space 2710

Posted Nov 8, 2010Featured Artists: Aftergloam; Genre: Indie; Rock;This interview was co-hosted by Kris from ECEK before Aftergloam&apos;s epic set at Space 2710. Find out more about this 3-piece experimental/garage/rock band from the San Fernando Valley on their MySpace and Facebook pages. Contact ...
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Smokin Mirrors 12/8/07

Posted Dec 8, 2007, by Will Gabriel.Smokin Mirrors is a psychedelic rock band from local Santa Ana. Their style is something you would not expect to hear now a days and it sound good. They express a very exciting amount of energy in their music, to connect with people. I hate bands that take themsel...
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Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! - Video Interview

Posted Sep 27, 2010Featured Artists: Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!; Genre: Electronica; Techno; Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! was interviewed after his commanding set at Space 2710! Check out the review of Saturday night&apos;s Big Smile show to view live footage of his performance. Also, check out Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!&apos;s...
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Kinky Method - Video Interview

Posted Sep 12, 2010Featured Artists: Kinky Method; Genre: Electronica; Punk;This live interview was filmed September 12, 2010 after a recording session by Neighborhood Watch: Southern California Art, Music, Culture, and Community.Check out Kinky Method at the following web pages:1. Kinky Method&apos...
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A.N.S., Tipper's Gore, La Piovra, The crawlers, C.

Posted Aug 2, 2007, by Will Gabriel.This show was incredible. Most of the shows that I shot are at THE CLINIC but have never been this intense.The show opened up with a band called Critical Picnic. Theses guys weren&apos;t that great but had a very alive stage presence. Their basist would jump and r...
interview

Erik Newton of the New Hotness

Featured Artists: The New Hotness; Genre: Rock;The New Hotness is an upcoming, three-piece rock and roll band from Arcadia, CA. I met up with Erik Newton, the band’s vocalist and guitarist, at his family owned and operated trading card shop. We got ourselves some lunch across the street at Zelo’...
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GOONDOCKS

Posted Jun 23, 2007, by Mr. Ralston.GOONDOCKS: Purveyors of Seattle&apos;s Funk“Funk meets hip-hop meets wicked grooves meets Barbara Streisand, wait…I meant everything but the funk part” explains lyricist Chas “Cmez” Messmer of Goondocks’ music. Goondocks, having pulled the name from th...
interview

Theory Of Hate

<p>Posted Apr 18, 2008Victoria and I met up with Theory of Hate after their set at the Taste of Chaos show on April 10th at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, CA. Theory of Hate is a four-piece metal band from Wasilla, Alaska. Band Members include Dave Johnson on Vocals, Bryan Earl on Drums, Josh H...
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Goodfellas Mixtape by Indigenous Roots

Posted Sep 19, 2007, by Miss Bianca.This is the first album I’ve heard from Indigenous Roots and being mega honest, I’m not disappointed. With track names like “It’s War” and “Revolutionary Matanza” I was ultra excited to hear what it was all about. The Goodfellas Mix tape starts off w...
interview

The Naturals

Posted Oct 3, 2007Q) First off, what are each of your names and what instruments do you play?Nick Biddle: vocalsSean O’Brien: Guitar, KeyboardsRhea Fowler: Bass, ViolinParker Higgins: Guitar, Keyboards Q) How long have The Naturals been together and how did each of you meet?Sean: Our current lineu...
interview

Fim

Posted Aug 23, 2007www.myspace.com/fimmusicFirst off, what are each of your names and what instruments do you play?Brandon, I play bass, keys, vocals, guitar. Tj. – drums Willem – vocals, guitar, bass, keysHow long have you guys been playing each instrument and what influenced you to play those ...
news

Red Light District Art Show @ Azusa Pacific Univ.

Featured Artists: Beard of Zeus; Elle D; Jeremy Agers; Melanie Weaver;The Red Light District Art Show took place Friday, August 13, 2010 at Duke Art Gallery and Foyer at Azusa Pacific University.The event was produced by Artist Melanie Weaver in partnership with Worldteam: transforming societies by ...
movie-review

Skateboarding: Darkstar Presents Forward Slash

Company: DarkstarTitle:Forward SlashRun Time: 8:25The first thing you should know is Forward Slash a no filler video by Darkstar. This is one of the few videos that I&apos;ve seen in a long time that&apos;s under an hour long, but leaves you feeling like you&apos;ve watched a full length skate video...
concert-review

AWOLNATION show review

I feel bad that it has taken me so long to finally finish this show review. Part of the problem is that I am an expert procrastinator; the other part was that it was such an amazing show that every time I wrote something down it seemed incredibly lame compared the experience.The first act was an up ...
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Davenport Cabinet - Our Machine

Artist: Davenport CabinetTitle: Our MachineGenre: Rock/Folk Rock/Classic RockLabel: Evil InkI get a little case of the pre-disappointments whenever I hear a band described as being in the ‘Folk Rock’ genre. Often times, for my tastes anyway, there’s too much folk and not enough rock. No...
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Davenport Cabinet

Artist: Davenport CabinetTitle: Our MachineGenre: Rock/Folk Rock/Classic RockLabel: Evil InkI get a little case of the pre-disappointments whenever I hear a band described as being in the ‘Folk Rock’ genre. Often times, for my tastes anyway, there’s too much folk and not enough rock. No...
concert-review

Static X/Prong @ Mr. Smalls Theatre 8/15/12

Concert ReviewAugust 15, 2012Noise Revolution Tour featuring: Static X, Davey Suicide, and Nine ElectricMr. Smalls Theater, Millvale PAEvery time I think I’m going to hang up the black t-shirt and earplugs and officially retire from concert going, something comes loudly along and keeps me in the g...
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Black Light Burns - The Moment You Realize You're

Artist: Black Light BurnsTitle: The Moment You Realize You’re Going to Fall Genre: Rock/Industrial/AmbientLabel: Rocket ScienceRelease Date: 8-14-2012 Ok, when I first heard that Limp Bizkit guitar player, Wes Borland had a solo thing (or three) going I was less than excited about it. But hey, a ...
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Dead Sara

Artist: Dead SaraTitle: Dead SaraGenre: Rock/Hard RockProducer: Noah ShainA friend of mine sent me a link to the Dead Sara song, ‘Weatherman’ (yeah, I have kick GRASS HOLE friends like that) off of the band’s self titled release. ‘Weatherman’ kicks in musically like U2 and The Beastie...
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Carina Round - Tigermending

Artist: Carina RoundTitle: TigermendingProducers: Carina Round and Dan BurnsLabel: Dehisce RecordsGenre: Pop/RockEven if lyrics aren’t your thing, the first line of the first song, ‘Pick Up the Phone’, will have you hooked for the rest of the album. Prepare to settle in and take the trip. I...
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Cloudscape - New Era

Artist: CloudscapeTitle: New EraGenre: Melodic Metal/Progressive MetalProducer: Micko TheanderLabel: Nightmare RecordsOk. I get it now. The joke was on me the whole time and the joke was that there is no joke. When I think of heavy music from Sweden, I think of Viking Metal or brain eating Black ...
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Danko Jones - Rock and Roll is Black and Blue

Artist: Danko JonesTitle: Rock and Roll is Black and BlueGenre: Hard RockLabel: Bad Taste RecordsRelease Date: 10/9/2012Danko Jones scares the hell out of me. I’m not intimidated by their huge riffs, pummeling beats or, mega machismo. I’m not put off by the trio’s bawdy imagery and abse...
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Red Painted Red - Preach EP

Posted Sep 22, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Featured Artists: Red Painted Red; Genre: Indie;Immediately before I started playing this cd, I assumed Red Painted Red was some kind of indie band by the art work and name (goes to show: you can&apos;t judge a book by it&apos;s cover) and before I played it I ...
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The Casualties - Under Attack

Posted Sep 18, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Featured Artists: The Casualties; Genre: Punk;This CD definitely has the Casualties sound to it, Great punk! Itsfull of chants and catch breakdowns and those punk beats that justmake you want to move no matter what you&apos;re doing. This CD is very wellrecorde...
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Chumbawamba - Ready Mades and Then Some

Posted Sep 18, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Genre: Alternative; Rock; I know you all remember Tubthumper from a few years ago but Ifinally got ahold of this cd now knowing what to expect but it&apos;sgreat. The songs are a little but more out their and a l more spaceythan Tubthumper. The songs are more ...
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Crass - Best Before 1984

Posted Sep 18, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Featured Artists: Crass; Genre: Punk; Crass oh Crass, probably one of the weirdest punk bands I&apos;ve everheard. They have an old school punk sound, and intros to their songsare so obscure and off the wall. They remind be a little bit of theAdicts meet the Ca...
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Justin Sane

Posted Sep 18, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Featured Artists: Anti-Flag; Justin Sane; Genre: Punk;Justin Sane is the lead singer for the world famous Anti-Flag andJustin Sane is just Justin on his guitar singing his heartout. His songs are a little bit on the political side but he sings a lot about lifea...
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Bad astronaut - Houston We Have A Drinking Problem

Posted Sep 16, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Featured Artists: Bad astronaut; Genre: Alternative;Bad astronaut "Houston We Have A Drinking Problem"Bad Astronaut is a killer band, they sound a lot like LagWagon. Withtheir rock hard hitting drum beats and catchy lyrics it&apos;s a no brainierthat this band ...
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The Bigfellas - Chubbed Up

Posted Apr 1, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Genre: Folk;where oh where do I start. As you can see the CD cover is a big cookie with a cigarette butt, basically giving you no idea what to think about this band. You can not judge this CD by its cover. ha! Well with keeping an open mind when popping this cd ...
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Blink 182 - The Mark, Tom and Travis Show

Posted Sep 16, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Featured Artists: Blink 182; Genre: Pop; Punk;Blink 182 "The Mark, Tom and Travis Show" This CD has all your favorite blink songs all live with the crowedgoing nuts in between each song. You&apos;ll also get to enjoy all the blinkbanter in between each song. ...
interview

The Riot

Posted Jul 25, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Genre: Indie;Hey guys hows everything going?Couldn&apos;t be better!So, your name The Riot, where did you get that from?It actually came from our lead singer/songwriters solo project, Ryan Riot. The band was formed in order to play those songs live.We have a lo...
concert-review

DragonForce (Drachekraft) HOB-ANA 4/15/09

Posted Apr 15, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Genre: Metal;DragonForce (Drachekraft) House of Blues 4/15/09 Once again a nother kick *** show at The would famous House Of Blues in Anaheim Ca.I arived late to the show so i missed the first two opening acts, can&apos;t even tell you who they were. But arriv...
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Astronaut Love Triangle @DiPiazzas 3/7/09

Posted Mar 7, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Genre: Rock;I walked in right as the first band was finishing up their last song. They were a girl fronted rock band from LA, (or atleast sounded like it) need I say more? 2nd band was Bert Susanka and the Astronaut Love Triangle. They were a fantastisch band,...
concert-review

Filmspeed, Call The Cops +@ Chain Reaction 2/13/09

Vogue in the Movement, Call The Cops, FilmSpeed @chain Reaction 2/13/09Posted Feb 13, 2009, by Mc Monte Carlo.Genre: Pop; Vogue in the Movement. I have a lot to say about these guys, some good some bad. These guys had a lot of energy and moved around a lot, had great guitar riffs and the singer sung...
album-review

Career Suicide - Self Titled Album

Posted May 11, 2008, by MARCADOR.Genre: Punk; The album says released 2003, but I took a listen, and I say…its more like 1983, Hermosa Beach California, Circle Jerks and Bad Religion rocking out before a classic Cali circle pit. But sorrrrry! These boys are from Canada, but that classic California...
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Vader - De Profundis

Posted Aug 27, 2010, by Litany.Featured Artists: Vader; Genre: Metal;Artist: VaderAlbum Name: De ProfundisRelease Date: 1995Record Label: Impact Records/Conquest MusicTo newbies when it comes to Vader, you can surely expect relentless blasting, complex yet simple riffs, audible, original vocals,...
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Vader - Litany

Posted Aug 27, 2010, by Litany.Featured Artists: Vader; Genre: Metal;Artist: VaderAlbum: LitanyRecord Label: Metal Blade RecordsYear of Release: 2000Yes indeed...this is Vader&apos;s most brutal album. Litany speaks to many in different forms. Extremely heavy production, tight and commanding dru...
album-review

Suffocation - Blood Oath

Posted Aug 22, 2010, by Litany.Featured Artists: Suffocation; Genre: Metal;Record Label: Nuclear BlastYear of Release: 2009In 1989, Suffocation came to fruition. Spawning from New York and debuting such Death Metal greats as Immolation, Baphomet and Brutal Truth, they were the first innovators of...
concert-review

Summer Slaughter 2010 - 7/18/10 House Of Blues LA

Summer Slaughter 2010. Sunday, July 18th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CaliforniaPosted Aug 22, 2010, by Litany.Genre: Metal;Lineup - Decapitated (Headliners), The Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, Veil of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnivex, Animals as Leaders, Vital R...
interview

A Dying Dream

Posted Mar 23, 2007, by JT Colvin.What is the best thing about music? The best thing about music, and being able to play music is being very creative. Just the fun of writing songs and then playing them live, and having kids respond to your songs in a positive way. It&apos;s an awesome feeling. Why ...
interview

Sing of the End

Posted Mar 23, 2007, by JT Colvin.How did you come up with your band name? we got it out of the bible What does your band name mean? we basically chose it because we&apos;re all christian and we all aren&apos;t afraid to die. everyone knows exactly where they are going. What are your names and what ...
interview

Zao

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by JT Colvin.Genre: Hardcore;Jeff Gretz - DrumsScott Mellinger - Guitar/ Vocals Marty Lunn - Bass Russ Cogdell - Guitar Dan Weyandt - Vocalswww.zaoonline.comwww.myspace.com/zao www.purevolume.com/zaoWhat religion are you? Personally, I don&apos;t have one. I&apos;m fairly agnost...
concert-review

The Briggs, Angel City Outcasts, The Forgotten, +

The Briggs, Angel City Outcasts, The Forgotten, Broke &apos;Til Thursday @ The Knitting FactoryPosted Apr 6, 2008, by JoeZilch.Genre: Punk; Rock;The Knitting FactoryLos Angeles, CaFriday, 21 March 2008A few years ago I was in an Irish/Scottish-Punk phase when I couldn&apos;t get enough of bands, unt...
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Eye Alaska, Cosmonaut at The Glasshouse

Posted Sep 1, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.This is a show review for Eye Alaska and Cosmonaut from a show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on 9/1/07. Show review by James Greenwood. There were 3 other bands that played that night but I was most interested in Eye Alaska and Cosmonaut. I had heard of Eye Alas...
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Every Time I Die, Dear Life, and Take The Crown

Posted Sep 29, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.Band: Every Time I DieAbout: A hard-hitting hardcore/metal band from Buffalo, New York that know how to bring the rock.Members: Keith Buckley - VocalsAndrew Williams - GuitarJordan Buckley - GuitarMichael Novak - DrumsReview of Performance: I got to be on the sta...
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Saosin, Norma Jean, Alexisonfire, +

Posted Oct 5, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.This is a show review for The Dear and Departed, Alexisonfire, Norma Jean and Saosin at The Grove in Anaheim Ca on 10-04-07. Band: The Dear and Departed Bio: Like a mournful violin melody cutting through a chaotic symphony, the band&apos;s dark aesthetic and esot...
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GREELEY ESTATES @ Chain Reaction 8/10/07

Posted Nov 12, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.This is a show review for Greeley Estates at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA that took place on 8/10/2007. Written by James Greenwood.GREELEY ESTATES Discography: Far From The Lies, Caveat Emptor, Outside Of ThisWebsites: www.myspace.com/greeleyestates www.greeley...
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FINCH @ The Glasshouse

Posted Nov 23, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.Discography: Falling Into Place, What It Is To Burn, Say Hello To Sunshine, Bitemarks And BloodstainsWebsite: www.myspace.com/finchmusic Show Review: This show was absolutely amazing. This was Finch’s first show back, since breaking up more than 2 years ago. Th...
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Another Day Late, Building Rome In A Day, +

Another Day Late, Building Rome In A Day, and Eye AlaskaPosted Dec 11, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.This is a show review for Another Day Late, Building Rome In A Day, and Eye Alaska at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA that took place on 12/01/2007. Written by James Greenwood.Building Rome In A Day(Photo Abov...
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Dear Hearts, The Dear And Departed, Alexisonfire +

Posted Jun 26, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.This is a show review for The Dear Hearts, The Dear and Departed, Alexisonfire and Saosin at Chain Reaction in Anaheim Ca on 6-25-07.Band: Dear HeartsBio: Gritty punk rock band that will melt your face with their raw riffs and crazy live show.Sound: Gritty punk r...
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FALL OUT BOY/ THE CAB @ Chain Reaction

Posted May 4, 2007, by JAMES RANSOM.This is a show review for Fall Out Boy&apos;s "SECRET SHOW" at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Ca on May 4th, 2007. The first band to play was a pop/rock band from Nevada called The Cab. About The Cab: "We Want Top of the Line, We&apos;re From Vegas." In July of 2005, ...
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Odd Project

Posted Dec 8, 2006, by Greg Favello.Greg - Guitar Scott - Guitar/Vox Eric - Bass/Back-up Vox Christian - drummer Matt - GrowlerYou&apos;re coming out with a new cd. How was it making your 2nd full-length cd?We haven&apos;t recorded it yet. Just writing a crap load and playing a few shows and testing...
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Le Face - 1/4/2008 live @ the clinic

Le Face, Shoot it Up, straight forward, The Contaminators @ The ClinicPosted Jan 6, 2008, by Erik.Genre: Punk; Punk; Punk;I saw a couple songs from Shoot it Up, straight forward, two piece punk rock, fun show. Didn&apos;t catch enough to really say.. Then was the Contaminators, probably my favori...
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Aiden @ Chain Reaction

Posted Sep 17, 2005, by E-GAD.Featured Artists: Aiden; Genre: Hardcore;www.allages.comIt is about 9:00 pm and the Victory Records band Aiden is setting up for their show. Quick and professional is the only way I can describe their set up...they quite obviously knew what they where doing, which led m...
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The Offspring- Chain Reaction- 8-3-08

Posted Aug 15, 2008, by Danielle Lehman.Genre: Punk;Take a small venue like Chain Reaction. Capacity: 250, one of Orange County’s most popular concert venues. Book the Offspring, one of Orange County’s biggest musical outputs. What do you get? A hell of an awesome show that’s what! The show th...
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BANE /OUTBREAK / TRASHTALK @ Chain Reaction

Posted Jan 18, 2008, by dani.Genre: Hardcore;So the show was as expected, amazing! This was the first time BANE has played Chain Reaction since 1998 so everyone was stoked to be there, myself especially. Trash Talk came on and killed it as usual. They were running around on stage, kicking kids in th...
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Warped Tour 2007

Posted Aug 6, 2007, by dani.The past couple of weeks I have been on Warped Tour... and it has been awesome. I got to hang out with a bunch of friends who I don&apos;t get to see that often and I was given the opportunity to take a lot pictures.I didn&apos;t get a chance to see every band play but I ...
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Four Year Strong - Rise or Die Trying

Posted Aug 16, 2007, by dani.Straight out of Massachusetts comes a band that contains catchy pop punk melodies, chugging hardcore breakdowns and synthesizer overlays that defines it owns genre. The first time I listened to this album I was hooked. It instantly became one of my favorite albums of the...
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Tegan & Sara - The Con

Posted Aug 8, 2007, by dani.Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin were barely out of high school when Neil Young and Ryan Adams began singing their praises. With their highly appreciated third release "So Jealous", I was anxious to see what their fourth full album release would entail. Would the...
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Was the Pizza better then the Perfomer???

Posted Aug 1, 2007, by Boogie Man.I rarely go to shows during the week, to top it off a show at a pizza joint.Well I had heard big things about the pizza at Di Piazza&apos;s in Long Beach andcould only hope that the band of the hour was as good as the bar b quechicken pizza that i was about to enjoy...
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Son of Adam - Cloud Factory

Posted Apr 30, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Indie;Son of Adams new 6 track EP "Cloud Factory" is one of the best things to come out of Texas since Teenage Prayers. His empyreal voice is just enhanced with the rhythmic backing of guitar, accordion, and percussions. Son of Adam seems to reverberate t...
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Riff Raff Dub - Bad Nation

Posted May 15, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Reggae;Riff Raff Dub newest CD "Bad Nation" leaves me confused but smiling as there name does, I&apos;m not quite sure it is what I have heard but I know I like it, it&apos;s a mix of reggie, rock ,and something that had to be spawn at the beach that blend...
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Sun Doominal - Seventeen Revelations

Posted May 15, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Rock; Ska;Sun Doominal newest EP "Seventeen Revelations" is too hard and fast to be called pop punk but to catchy to not be called it, while throwing in some ska and reggie in the mix that they make it a sound and genre of there own. This fun loving punk b...
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Leerone - Imaginary Biographies

Posted May 15, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Indie;Leerone&apos;s Imaginary Biographies is a musical cauldron of emotions, instruments, divine vocals that only she can stur to such a amazing mix that created this CD. Leerone&apos;s musical experimentation and soul rattling is truly shown in this CD....
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Deviants of Reality- Love Sex and Situation

Posted May 15, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Hip Hop;Deviants of Reality is truly a tao of rap music. there beats and mixing is a tribute to late 80&apos;s southern California rap; while lyrically they are poster boys for the modern day rap movement. There 17 track CD "Love Sex and Situation" is trul...
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Power Up Mutations and Mutilations of 8-bit Hits

Posted May 19, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.All Nerds, Techno fans, Power Metal heads, Fantasy lovers (let&apos;s not kid are selves, it&apos;s all the same group) come and check out Power Up Mutations and Mutilations of 8-bit Hits, the 13 track CD is basically a bunch of bands who are also lovers of the c...
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Dylan Gilbert- The Quite Life

Posted Apr 29, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Indie;Dylan Gilbert is a one man army here to declare war on genres and this is one white flag ill gladly throw down. His 14 track cd "The Quiet Life" is exactly the flag ship that is needed, he blends genres and sounds so smoothly and naturally you can no...
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The Lives Of Famous Men - Modern Love, The Wooden

Posted Apr 2, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Alternative; The Lives of Famous Men new EP “Modern Love, The Wooden Vehicle” is an instant flash back to early 2000’s pop rock scene, the singers voice echoes of Antonio Longo of Taking Back Sunday without the lyrically genius to back it up. The 3 s...
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Yellow Red Sparks

Posted Feb 21, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Indie;Driving down a rain soaked PCH in middle of the night, with a lover or maybe even alone there is few cds I would want playing in my Zune than the new 8 track E.P. from the band Yellow Red Sparks. A band that shows that the stand up bass is not restri...
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The Boxing Lesson - Wild Steraks & Windy Days

Posted Apr 7, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Truly love the new Boxing Lessons CD, all 12 tracks are amazing, you cant help but fall in a hypnotic state of bliss with his opiate like voice and transcending lyrics. Its really hard to describe this bands sound, its like they took every generation of music and ...
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Lives of Famous Men - Rehearsal

Posted Apr 17, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Genre: Indie;The new 4 track EP from The Lives of Famous Men “Rehearsal” is 4 tracks of catchy foot tapping music. Rehearsal is a great fusion of acoustic and electric pop rock, the random anthem like choruses shows the bands willingness to experiment and try...
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Rose Walker - Rose

Posted Apr 29, 2008, by Bobby Bowers.Rose Walkers 6 track EP "Rose" is a piano driven pop that is sure to ease a sad soul. Her voice is voicing her personality and soul into a happy and at times melancholy that echoes of early eisley back in her melodic indie-rock days. This 16 year old truly has...
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Deadline

Posted Mar 23, 2007, by Andrew Ridley.me - what is the name of the band and where are you guys from? Liz - The bands called Deadline, my names Liz, Im the singer and we are from London England. me - what kind of music do you play? Liz - we consider it to be punk rock, but you can call it whatever yo...
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MDC

Posted Mar 23, 2007, by Andrew Ridley.BS - what&apos;s your name and what do you do? Dave - my names dave dictor and I am the singer of MDC, ive always been the singer of MDC and im on the only singer of MDC, i write all of the songs, words mostly, but some of the music as well. I have been doing th...
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Partisans - Neon Maniacs & Skulls @ Showcase

Posted Jul 23, 2005, by Andrew Ridley.Featured Artists: Neon Maniacs; Partisans; Skulls; Genre: Rock;www.showcasetheatre.com I got inside in time to see the Neon Maniacs setting up. I maneuvered around to be somewhat in the front. The venue was packed already, and I’m sure it sold out by the e...
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46 Short & Naked Agression @ Chain Reaction

Posted Jul 16, 2005, by Andrew Ridley.Featured Artists: 46 Short; Genre: Punk;www.allages.com 46 Short played a very energetic set. They are a punk rock band from Long Beach, and have been around for some time; ten years now. They play a very fast ‘80s style of punk, and put on a good show. Unf...
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Dinah Cancer & the 45 Grave Robbers @ Showcase

DINAH CANCER AND THE 45 GRAVE ROBBERS, The Voids, Dragstrip Demons & Threatening Verse @ Showcase Theatredinah cancer and the 45 grave robbers, the voids, dragstrip demons & threatening verse @ showcase theatrePosted 8 years ago, May 13, 2005, by Andrew Ridley.Genre: Punk;At The Showcase Theatre, in...
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MDC - Magnus Dominus Corpus

Posted Jun 1, 2008, by Andrew Ridley.Genre: Hardcore; Punk; This is mdc&apos;s first studio release in 11 years, making this the twelfth album they have released since 1979 (counting the submissives). Mdc is a hardcore punk band originally from austin texas. Lyrically they draw influences from bands...
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Naked Aggression - Heard It All Before

Posted Jul 1, 2006, by Andrew Ridley.Genre: Punk;The name says it all. Heard it all before is a compilation album covering the bands entire existence, beginning with tracks off their last album from 98, and ending with their original demos from 91. Heard it all before is 27 tracks in length and cons...
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By All Means - What You Make Of It

Posted Oct 19, 2007, by Big Hoss.Genre: Punk; Do you guy have a web site? Brandon: We have two and one is in the works and its www.byallmeansmusic.com and we are getting ready to put up a new one with all the flash animation and stuff, and of course we have the myspace its www.myspace.com/meansmusic...
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Emanuel

Posted May 25, 2007, by Big Hoss.Interview with Matt Breen of Emanuel by Big Hoss & James Ransom Big Hoss: Names and Positions in the band?My name is Matt Breen I am the vocalist and songwriter for the band Emanuel Big Hoss: What genre is your music? Matt: We are somewhere between indie rock and al...
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As Blood Runs Black

Posted May 21, 2007, by Big Hoss.Interview with Chris and Ernie of As Blood Runs Black by Big Hoss Big Hoss: do you guys have a myspace?Ernie: Of course we do, its www.myspace.com/asbloodrunsblackBig Hoss: What are your names and positions in the band?Ernie: I play guitarChris: I singBig Hoss: What...
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At Battles End

Interview with At Battles End with Big Hoss At Chain Reaction 5/18/07 Big Hoss: Do you guys have a myspace?Matt: Yes we do its www.myspace.com/atbattlesendBig Hoss: What are your names and positions in the band? Jon: I’m a guitarist.Josh: Guitar.Matt: Vocals.James: I’m the drummer.Big Hoss: How ...
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Another Day Late

Posted May 13, 2007, by Big Hoss.Josh Hubberman - DrumsScott Kircher - GuitarJustin Talbott - GuitarMarc Calderaro - Bass guitar, Backup vocalsKohl Hegmann - VocalsWhat genre is your music? Voted-#1-World&apos;s-Favorite rock. How did you come up with your band name? The name came from a Brand New l...
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Poison The Well

Posted May 9, 2007, by Big Hoss.Interview with Big Hoss and Guitarist Ryan Primack of Poison The WellWhat is your name a Position in the band? I play guitarWhat genre is your music? I think on our myspace it says crunk right now and folkHow did you come up with your band name? With my ex girlfriend...
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MxPx (Part 2)

Posted May 8, 2007, by Big Hoss.Interview with Josh Snider, Big Hoss and Guitarist Tom Wisniewski of MxPxJosh: Originally how did you guys all meet?Tom: Originally it started out as friends in high school thing you know like Oh that guy plays drums and that guy plays bass you know?Big Hoss: How has ...
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Portugal The Man

Posted May 8, 2007, by Big Hoss.www.portugaltheman.netwww.myspace.com/portugalthemanBig Hoss: What are your names and positions in the band?John: I sing and play guitar.Zack: I play the bass.Jason: I play drums.Big Hoss: How did you guys come up with your band name?John: Well… the band some what s...
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As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse

Posted Apr 16, 2007, by Big Hoss.“Frail Words Collapse” contains everything a great metal record should have. A lot of the songs have a very big dramatic/epic feel to them and it keeps the disc pretty riveting from start to finish. Immediately you can tell these guys listen to a lot of In Flames...
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Senses Fail - Still Searching

Posted Apr 16, 2007, by Big Hoss.I&apos;ve always liked senses fail, from the EP to let it enfold you to now. Buddy&apos;s voice is unique and all the musicians in the band are very skilled. I&apos;ve always loved the intensity of the band, especially in from the depths of dreams. This album is cert...
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Alesana - On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax

Posted Apr 22, 2007, by Big Hoss.Alesana isDennis - VocalsShawn - Vocals/Guitar/PianoPatrick - GuitarAdam - Vocals/GuitarSteven - BassJeremy - DrumsIf you like Norma Jean then you are going to like this band it&apos;s like Norma Jean with a Twist you can say. Metal and hardcore fans were drawn to a...
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Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache

Posted Apr 22, 2007, by Big Hoss.Killswitch Engage has become a major contributor to the Metalcore genre with their hit "Alive or Just Breathing?". After losing their vocalist Jesse Leach after their first major release, the band picked up vocalist Howard Jones from &apos;Blood Has Been Shed&apos;. ...
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Another Day Late - Ambers and Embers

Posted May 6, 2007, by Big Hoss.Ambers and Embers came out last year in 2006 and it was recorded at pyramid sound studios in NY it was produced by Mike parker and Alex Perialas and mixed and mastered by Alex Perialas. Iv listened to this cd so many times now and it never gets old. There unique sound...
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Emanuel - Soundtrack To A Headrush

Posted May 16, 2007, by Big Hoss. let&apos;s face it... today the emo/screamo/hardcore trend is so terribly milked out that it makes me forget what an actual "good" band is in this genre. sure you have your great bands like taking back sunday, thursday, thrice, brandnew, armor for sleep, the used...
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Circa Survive - On Letting Go

Posted Sep 22, 2007, by Big Hoss.So here we are. 25 months after Juturna&apos;s debut, an album that most would consider a gift-wrapped surprise to the "experimental/prog rock" genre, an album, no matter the measure of its atmospherics, screamed potential and even more so a sense of modesty. Well at...
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National Product - Luna

Posted Jun 2, 2007, by Big Hoss. This cd opens up with a fast paced beat, catchy guitar riff and some fancy lead to go along with it and it continues through out the song. I thought it was a great way to start the cd out. On the second song it starts out with some mellow guitar and bass that fall...
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Plain White T's - Every Second Counts

Posted May 31, 2007, by Big Hoss.Featured Artists: Plain White T&apos;s; Genre: Pop; They are not like ordinary bands out there but that is what makes them so great. I kind of see it as them starting their own kind of genre. To me they are a mix between Panic! At the Disco and Snow Patrol. They aren...
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Chase Long Beach - LeBeC

Posted May 30, 2007, by Big Hoss.Formed in 2002, Chase Long Beach has risen quickly through the ranks of the Southern California Ska movement trying to revive the scene. Packing their energetic live shows full of kids, CLB are creating a solid name for themselves. Chase Long Beach started out as mos...
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By All Means - What You Make Of It

Posted May 21, 2007, by Big Hoss.This is a band I can see playing at warp tour and having people crowd surf and circle piting to their songs and there cd “What You Make of it” brings that right to your stereo. By All Means comes from Southern California and these guys have been around for seven ...
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Through Blunt Castration - ISHA

Posted May 17, 2007, by Big Hoss.If you like grind core and metal then this is a band you want to listen to, iv seen these guys live there music is fast, powerful and intense the crowd goes nuts and they get the mosh going. This cd is only 5 tracks long and you can only get it at there shows so get ...
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Another Day Late + @ Chain Reaction 5/2/07

Another Day Late, 80 Proof, Fighting Chance, Immune, Anti Fun Society, Jack the Brave At Chain Reaction 05/02/07Posted May 5, 2007, by Big Hoss.All right so this was a great show if you missed it you missed out. The night started off with Jonny Havoc, Rick Murder, my friend James and I all rolling u...
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Portugal The Man + @ The Glass House 5/5/07

Poison The Well, Portugal The Man, Fear Before The March Of Flames, Heavy Heavy Low Low At The Glass House, Pomona, CA 5/5/07Posted May 5, 2007, by Big Hoss.It was just another day in lovely Pomona, James Ransom and I rolled up to the glass house to meet with Portugal the man’s tour manager Ian Sh...
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Closed Heart Surgery & The Pack @ The Alley 5/2/07

Posted May 2, 2007, by Big Hoss.Josh, Johnny havoc, Rick Murder and I all came to the alley and we got there late, so we missed the first two rappers, but we did get to see Closed Heart Surgery, they were pretty rockin. I guess you can say they are emo rap but they put on a great show and we all had...
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Scars of Tomorrow @ Hogue Barmichael's 4/29/07

Scars of Tomorrow, Moria, The Keep, Run for Cover, Through Blunt Castration, Fight the Fall At Hogue Barmichael&apos;s 04/29/07Posted May 1, 2007, by Big Hoss.Featured Artists: Fight the Fall; Genre: Hardcore;Fight the Fall was the first to set foot on stage and these guys totally blew me away. If y...
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A Static Lullaby + @ Knitting Factory 4/23/07

A Static Lullaby, A Thorn For Every Heart, Kaddisfly, Minus Me, Stella Vicarious, No Bragging Rights, Catch The Fallen At The Knitting Factory in HollywoodPosted Apr 23, 2007, by Big Hoss.If you were not at this show you missed out on a lot of great bands and a great time, you also missed the live r...
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MxPx, Hawk Nelson +@ House Of Blues Anaheim 5/7/07

MxPx, Hawk Nelson, The Classic Crime, Sullivan and The Fold At House of Blues in Anaheim 5/7/07Posted May 8, 2007, by Big Hoss.Well the night started kind of good the guys at the box office were slow getting us our tickets off the guest list witch made us late for our interview with guitarist Tom Wi...
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Stick To Your Guns + @ Chain Reaction 5/12/07

Bury Your Dead, Stick To Your Guns, Suicide Silence, Since The Flood At Chain Reaction 5/12/07Posted May 15, 2007, by Big Hoss.This show was one of the best hardcore/metal shows I have been to in a while, it was just a great intense show hands down no questions asked, before the show I had to wait f...
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Animosity + @ Chain Reaction 5/18 & 19/07

Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, The Faceless, Beneath The Massacre, At Battles End, The Final Burden, The Keep, The Hack Saw Circumcision At Chain Reaction 5/18/07 - 5/19/07Posted May 24, 2007, by Big Hoss.This review is for both nights at Chain Reaction. Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, The Faceless...
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Indie Collision 6/3/07

Inde Collision Round 1 w/ Uptown hero, Skyline Drive, Jumping The Gun, Rozaline, Drop The Weapon, Curious Primate 6/3/07Posted Jun 7, 2007, by Big Hoss.Indie Collision Round 1 Presented by Ambiguous Clothing Uptown hero was alright, if you like blink 182 then you will like this band. I thought at fi...
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Throwdown, Cold War + @ Chain Reaction 6/13/07

Throwdown, Cold War, War Of Ages, Dear Hearts At Chain Reaction 6/13/07Posted Jun 16, 2007, by Big Hoss.Dear Hearts was on first. They are like a raw rock band with Punk influences. There sound was pretty fast and heavy I know most of the people there were there for Throwdown and Cold War, but these...
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Rusty Eye

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.Featured Artists: Rusty Eye; Genre: Rock;How long has Rusty Eye been rock&apos;n the world, and how did you begin? Mr. Rust started the band in 1995 after the previous band Poltergeist disbanded. Tell us how you met the Rev. Jonny D. Rev. Dee answered an ad placed online. ...
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Robyn Swank

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.What influences your images? History books and dreaming about the 1700&apos;s. At what point in life did you come across photography as your tool of expression? Since, I can remember. I&apos;ve had a camera all my life, but when I was about 17 I really started noticing how...
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Boys Night Out

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.Featured Artists: Boys Night Out; Genre: Alternative;with Kara Depuy (Keys)What has been your favorite venue to play at on warped tour? We’ve had really good shows the whole tour but I think that it has been the best here (at CSULB). There is a really good energy with th...
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Yael Meyer -Traveling At The Speed Of My Heartbeat

Traveling At The Speed Of My Heartbeat. Interview/Album review with Yael MeyerPosted May 31, 2010, by GG-.Featured Artists: Yael Meyer; Genre: Indie;Catching up with old friends is an amazing thing sometimes. I’ve been out of the loop for a while, being sucked in and tossed around by the teeth of ...
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The Lumineers - Self-Titled

The Lumineers have released their self titled debut album in April of this year. The folk-indie trio consists of Wesley, Jeremiah, and Neyla. Their sound has been compared to bands like Edward Sharpe and Mumford and Sons. I have a feeling you might also know them from their single, "Ho Hey". It&apos...
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Yael Meyer

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by GG-.Featured Artists: Yael Meyer; Genre: Indie;Attachments:...
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underoath

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.Genre: Hardcore;Spencer Chamberlain - vocalsAaron Gillespie - drums / vocalsTimothy McTague - guitarJames Smith - guitarGrant Brandell - bassChristopher Dudley - keyboardswww.underoath777.com www.myspace.com/underoath How did you guys get your name? The name was from a b...
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We Are The Union - Graveyard

We Are The Union is a ska-punk band from Detroit, Michigan. The band has variety of different genres in their music. Starting with the punk beats, horn riffs, pop punk voice, guitar solos, and ending with ska guitar. They hope to stop at nothing to be original and not being your typical ska band. Th...
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Mumford And Sons - Babel

Mumford and Sons have recently released their new debut album, &apos;Babel&apos;. So as a long time fan, I was stoked to hear it. Also, I was really hoping that they didn&apos;t changed their sound and/or style. I am happy to say, they did not disappoint. When I listened to the first track called, &...
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Gary Clark - Blak and Blu

Gary Clark is based in Austin, Texas and is signed to Warner Bros. Records. Gary, singer/guitarist, has a few types of genres in his music, mainly blues and rock n&apos; roll. After doing my research and visiting his website, I&apos;ve discovered that many other popular magazines and newspapers love...
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Smashing Pumpkins

Concert ReviewArtist: The Smashing PumpkinsVenue: Stage AE, PittsburghDate: December 6, 2012Fans who have stayed loyal to The Smashing Pumpkins this far into their evolution are pretty accepting of Billy Corgan’s eccentricities. To that end, The Pumpkins opened their show at Pittsburgh’s St...
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Thrice

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.Featured Artists: Thrice; Genre: Hardcore;Teppei Teranishi - GuitarEd Breckenridge - Bass Dustin Kensrue - Vocals/GuitarRiley Breckenridge - Drumswww.thrice.net www.myspace.com/thrice Your coming out with a new album in September, what can we look forward to? We are comin...
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Waking Ashland

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.Genre: Rock;Jonathan Jones - Vocals+PianoRyan Lallier - Guitar+VocalsThomas Lee - DrumsAndrew Grosse - Basswww.wakingashland.com www.myspace.com/wakingashland What are you trying to say to your fans through your music? Many things, like living live and finding true love. ...
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The Starting Line

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by GG-.Genre: Alternative;Matt, Tom, Mike and Kennywww.thestartnglinerock.comwww.myspace.com/thestartinglineDo you have any advice for starting bands? I&apos;d say, try to be really good. Practice; try to be as good as you can be. Hustle the Internet. Talk to people and communic...
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Never Shout Never

On November 13, the trio Never Shout Never, dropped their latest album Indigo. I got a chance to talk with Cristofer Drew while he was at home, to talk about the album, some upcoming projects, and holiday plans. Now a days, it&apos;s much more easier to see an artist and think that they are selling ...
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Frightened Rabbit "The Winter of Mixed Drinks"

Posted Jun 10, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: Frightened Rabbit; Genre: Indie;When Frightened Rabbit first announced the release of their third studio album from Fat Cat Records, "The Winter of Mixed Drinks," I am ashamed to say I immediately thought there was no way they could top...
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Brazos - Phosphorescent Blues

Posted Jun 17, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: Brazos; Genre: Indie;When listening to Brazos&apos; first full length, "Phosphorescent Blues" I always get that feeling of a lazy summer day. The kind of day where the sun is shining, the grass is green, sunglasses are worn, picnics and ...
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Miike Snow - Miike Snow

Posted Jul 3, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: The Ruby Suns, Empire of the Sun; Genre: Electronica;Miike Snow is a trio with two former members of the production team Bloodshy and Avant. Under this name, the duo worked with pop-stars like Britney Spears and Madonna. The duo and Andre...
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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin -Let it Sway

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin "Let it Sway"Posted Jul 26, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: Jimmy eat World, Handsome Furs, Death Cab for cutie; Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin; Genre: Indie;“From my mouth, we&apos;ve got the sound/ gonna give it out.” Back in the Sad...
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A Decade of Loving Boris Yeltsin

Posted Sep 1, 2012, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: Boris Yeltsin; Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin; Genre: Indie;10 years ago in Springfield Missouri, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin began writing, playing, and recording songs in member, Will Knauer’s house. Much of this earl...
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Rome (soundtrack)

Posted Sep 11, 2011, by Michelle Bettencourt.Genre: Alternative;Jack White and Norah Jones star in this soundtrack sans movie, produced by Danger Mouse and Danielle Luppi. Rome is another example of the range of Danger Mouse’s (Brian Burton’s) sundry styles and talents. Having worked with everyo...
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Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Posted May 21, 2011, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: The Shins, Beck, Gorillaz; Genre: Indie;With the collaboration of indie rock – king, James Mercer and well/known producer and artist Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) one might be expecting one of the greatest musical alliances of our ti...
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Miniature Tigers - FORTRESS

Posted Dec 31, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: Animal Collective, The Postal Service; Genre: Indie; Part of the fun of Miniature Tigers’ sop#re album is that is seems the band cannot decide exactly which genre they belong to. Instead of deciding they just blend them...
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Jack Johnson - En Concert

Posted Oct 28, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: Matt Costa, G-Love; Genre: Alternative; Folk;Jack Johnson displays his classic folksy, laid-back, and breezy songs best on 2009’s “En Concert.” The album is compiled of 20 Johnson favorites recorded during his “Sleep Through the ...
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The Ruby Suns - Fight Softly

Posted Aug 31, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.Featured Artists: Animal Collective, The Postal Service; Genre: Electronica;By now, we are used to the mix and blend of rock, pop, hip-hop, and techno that have been the token of bands like The Postal Service, Miike Snow, and Phoenix. This type of danceab...
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The Tangible Effect - KSPC's 32nd Annual Expo

The Tangible Effect - KSPC&apos;s 32nd Annual CD and Record ExpoPosted Sep 23, 2010, by Michelle Bettencourt.KSPC’s 32nd annual CD and Record Expo took place this Sunday in Claremont, California. The Smith Campus Center Ballroom was filled with music, movies, and collecting enthusiasts. “It’s...
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MC Lars Featuring KRS-One, Rittz, MC Chris, +

MC Lars Featuring KRS-One, Rittz, MC Chris, MC Frontalot, Weerd Science, Random, Mazeman, Sole, Nick Lavallee, Kosha Dillz, Geo, Homeboy Sandman, Akira the Don, Big Narstie, Eddie Argos, Scroobius Pop, Grieves, MC Bob Nielsen, and Sage FrancisPosted 1 year ago, Aug 17, 2011, by Tyler Cyphert.Feature...
concert-review

Young The Giant @ Stage AE with The Apache Relay

Posted Jul 1, 2012, by Tyler Cyphert.Featured Artists: The Apache Relay; Young The Giant;This was the first time I was at Stage AE while it was set up for an indoor show. It seemed more like a bar with huge dance floor than a concert venue, with booze and tvs showing playoff hockey included. However...
interview

Electric Touch (video)

Posted Nov 9, 2011, by Tyler Cyphert.Tyler Cyphert of Big Smile Magazine interviews lead singer, Shane Lawlor of Electric Touch at Vans Warped Tour 2011. Attachments:...
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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat & Bone

Artist: The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionTitle: Meat and BoneGenre: Low fi/ Blues Rock/ R&B Producer: Self ProducedLabel: Mom and Pop MusicThe world of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is a freaky, fuzzy, funky, place. It was seemingly created as the toxic byproduct of a shared acid experience be...
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The Devious Means

Posted Jul 13, 2011, by Josh Snider.From Southern California, these long time friends got together (after being in multiple other bands, some even touring in Europe) they decided to collaborate on a project for fun. The idea was to make the kind of music they would like to listen to themselves. Thei...
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The Maine - Can't Stop Won't Stop

Posted Jul 8, 2008, by Josh Snider.This album is the soundtrack to my summer. I can&apos;t wait for "Girls do what they want" to hit the radio! This album leaves a great flavor in my mouth, a good mix of Indie and somewhat Pop. But, without being over-produced. If you havn&apos;t heard The Maine yet...
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Eudora - The Silent Years

Posted Jun 9, 2008, by Josh Snider.It has been two years since Eudora&apos;s last album "And It Rained Machines" that still is today one of my favorite albums when I want to hear some classic screamo/pop punk. This new album is a little different. Like every band, you should progress on each next al...
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Attica Attica - Dead Skin, Dried Blood

Posted Dec 5, 2007, by Josh Snider.My brother did an interview with Attica Attica and I was setting up their music player for their interview, and I couldn&apos;t help but take a listen as I was working. I fell in love with it, and put it on repeat (about 15 times). That was about a week ago, and so...
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Tyler Boone - A New Start

Posted Sep 2, 2011, by Josh Snider.I could picture Tyler&apos;s music playing at a coffee shop, in a movie, or daily on my iPod. Tyler is smooth, and that transfers well into this acoustic rock/jazz style because it makes it both easy to listen to and easy to like. On the four song EP Tyler collabor...
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MxPx - Plans Within Plans

Posted Apr 3, 2012, by Josh Snider.I first heard of MxPx when I was 13 years old, I was into skateboarding and they were exactly what I was looking for at the time. MxPx is fast paced sing-a-long positive punk rock. Now after being together for twenty years "Plans Within Plans" is the bands 9th stud...
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Aster - Some Things Seldom Heard Of

Posted Oct 19, 2007, by Josh Snider.When you listen to this album, it is like one smooth song the whole way through. With different aspects of their music, and a mixture of sweet melodys whispered in your ear. This whole album has an outer space feel to it, almost like something you would here with ...
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Doctor Octopus - This Time We Fight

Posted Sep 21, 2007, by Josh Snider.I saw Dr. Octopus at De Piazzas in Long Beach, CA along with The Guilty Parties, and Chase Long Beach, who I was at the show for. Dr. O kept me dancing thru their whole set weather it was stomping my feet, nodding my head, and patting drum beats on my legs.They pu...
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Dashboard Confessional - Dusk & Summer

Posted Sep 20, 2007, by Josh Snider.Yet another progression from the lovely tunes of Chris Carrabba and his band. I think he has stepped just far enough away for the original "You Broke My Heart" &apos;EMO&apos; music that got him where he is today, but at the same time staying just close enough to ...
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Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Bran

Posted Sep 19, 2007, by Josh Snider.I got this album a few days after it came out, and I have listened to it just about everyday since. If you remember one of his earlier albums &apos;The Swiss Army Romance&apos; (Released 2000) than you will notice the difference between the acoustic version of Das...
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Brett Schieber - Television & Trash

Posted Sep 18, 2007, by Josh Snider.A few years back my brother and I saw Brett at a small bar in Universal City, CA. This album is for the most part up-tempo, with a couple lovely twists and turns before it&apos;s over. I like listening to this album most when I am working. Brett has lead an intere...
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Brett Schieber - Life From Generation XS

Posted Sep 17, 2007, by Josh Snider.This album seems to just be an extension from the first album, with a little bit better recording, more experience, and more great stories. (Released 2005)Attachments:...
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Son of Adam - Dawn Treader

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.This record is full of reverb, most natural, some due to a low budget. While being on a business trip David wrote the four song EP. Guitar-less he went to Wal-Mart to pick up a cheep kids guitar to work out the melodies. Recording and mixing were done sporadically ...
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The Sixfifteens - Let's Not Think About It"

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: The Sixfifteens; Genre: Indie;With air play on college radio and being recognized by magazines such as The Metroland, The Big Takeover, and Rolling Stone, The Sixfifteens are getting some attention with their self-produced but high-quality indie/ ...
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Eudora "And It Rained Machines"

Posted Jul 1, 2006, by Josh Snider.This album displays the bands Rock / Screamo / Pop Punk sound perfectly. I love this band because they take their music so seriously, but are able to have so much fun on stage. I think that their stage presence carried over to this CD. This CD is being re-released ...
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Cleen - Winter

Posted May 28, 2007, by Josh Snider.16 Tracks and 999 of Cleen&apos;s songs are about hip hop, the last one is &apos;She Came with the Frame&apos; which is a song explaining how a 30 year old white rapper can&apos;t find himself a Bonney to his Clyde. So he goes to target and looks down the picture ...
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Backseat Goodbye - Good Morning, Sunshine

Posted Aug 8, 2007, by Josh Snider.Chad Sugg&apos;s Backseat Goodbye is brilliant upbeat acoustic folk you can sing along, and listen to all day. At over an hour of music, this album is worth it&apos;s going price of $12BG has done the best job with self-promotion and has gone the furthest I have ev...
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Ben Lee - Awake Is The New Sleep

Posted Sep 16, 2007, by Josh Snider.I saw Ben first at a Dashboard Confessional show and I bought the CD just after he ended his set. I was lucky to get one of the last ones. Although Ben sounded awesome live, he projects the same sound on his album, and some of the are even live recordings. With ta...
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All For Nothing - Creating a Downfall

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Working on the songs for this album for a year prior to recording helped for one day of recording and two of mixing/mastering. Andrew Keating (Engineer @ Laughing Tiger studios) did a great job on this record as it is getting reviews from magazines such as AMP! “...
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Genuine Imitations - 22 Songs About Hamsters

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.The Genuine Imitations new album “22 Songs About Hamsters.” is gaining much respect within their local music scene, as it is honestly music we wouldn’t mind waking up to every morning. With catchy songs, great solos, and a fun storyline of love, politics, and...
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The Swellers - Running Out Of Places To Go

When I think of The Swellers, I immediately think, "these guys define pop-punk music." They have been signed to labels like, Fueled By Ramen and Paper and Plastick Records. But, their album, "Running Out Of Places To Go", was recorded AND produced by themselves. How awesome is that? This five song E...
movie-review

5Boro's Join, Or Die (Skateboard Video)

Company: 5Boro Video: Join, or Die Run Time: 24 minutes To Start off the skateboard reviews I chose 5Boro&apos;s Join, Or Die video . This video truly takes the viewer into the east coast scene of skateboarding. Instead of just huge tricks throughout the whole video the 5Boro team shows skillfu...
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Tweaker - Call the Time Eternity

Artist: TweakerTitle: Call the Time EternityGenre: Pop/electronicProducer: Chris Vrenna, Jesse HallLabel: Metropolis RecordsBeing a fan of Tweaker, means allowing yourself to venture down the dark, often claustrophobic, rabbit hole that is Chris Vrenna’s musical persona. On Call the Time Eter...
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All-American Rejects - Move Along

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Being the first “Major Label” record to put out, the boys had an incredible, enjoyable, and enlightening experience working with Howard Benson (Producer) and his crew. They got all the prep work (to make a great album) done before going into the studio. When it...
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Dredg S/T

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Working with (Producer) Terry Date (who also recorded and mixed this album) the band put together an awesomely artistic album of alternative, progressive, and experimental music. With at times soft, smooth rhythms, and a soothing piano, while other times getting tr...
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JamisonParker - Sleepwalker

Posted Sep 1, 2005Jamison Covington and Parker Case out of Orange County, California are making some great music on their latest album, working with (Producer) Ken Andrews (of Failure, ON, and Year Of The Rabbit) at Morning View Studios, in Malibu, California. The boys put together a powerful and we...
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Pillow Fight-TOMORROW I'M BRINGIN' A GUN TO SCHOOL

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.For a garage recording in LA the band wrote, produced, and recorded everything themselfs, mixing and mastering was excellently done by Gabriel Heredia (Avilon Studios). This street punk rock band knows what they are doing and is doing it well. Doing what they do be...
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MxPx - Panic

Posted Sep 1, 2005Recording in their personal studio in Bremerton, Washington, with the legendary Gavin MacKillop, the boys put together yet another astonishing album. Being their eighth skate punk album in thirteen years, every album just gets better and better. Mike Herrera wrote a few songs with ...
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Mike Park - North Hangook Falling

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Recording with friends from the band Colossal as well as other talented friends, Mike recorded with (Engineer) Roger Tschann, at Epic Arts and 8 Houses Down. Mike is the founder of the Plea For Peace Foundation, A non-profit organization with goals to promote the i...
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MiGGs - insOmnia

Posted Jun 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Alternative;MiGGs (from San Francisco, CA) is a fortunate band, fortunate because they are making it to the top. Being on tours such as the “Virgin College Mega Tour” and opening for bands like Cake, Gomez, Kid Rock, and Aerosmith. Their first album sold...
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Power Movement Project - Belief Upon Arrival

Posted Jun 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.This group has been featured on MTV’s University (college MTV), FOX SPORTS 54321 (mobile skate park series). And have opened for Busta Rymes, Fishbone, Eek-A-Mouse, Bone Thugs, and many more. The CD took about three months to record. It was produced by Frank Marc...
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The Murdocks - Surenderender

Posted Jun 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Alternative;The Murdocks record in about three months. Well it took two months to recored, and in between they went on tour. They approached it with producer Tim Dittmar from the perspective that they would try to make each song sound different. On most reco...
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Lance Whalen - She's Not Coming Tonight

Posted Jun 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Alternative;Lance has been heard on a few radio stations on the east coast and also at CBGB’s NYC gallery. I think he has a great sound. His voice is warming, and his guitar is soothing, but being from Nashville he puts in a southern sound at the same time...
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Blood Redemption - live (Hardcore/Metal)

Blood Redemption - livePosted Jan 15, 2011. Well minus the graininess on the album it’s a relatively a good recording. The levels are off the only good sounding part was the guitar, vocals, and drums, kind of lost the bassist. But musically they were pretty decent. You can tell listening to the al...
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Situation Red - Three Locks On Every Door (HxC)

Situation Red - Three Locks On Every DoorPosted Jan 15, 2011. For the pop punk scene already bulging at the seams with music situation red does have the ability to stand out from the rest and take you back to your roots. Throughout the album they have solos that remind me of early social d and have ...
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My My Misfire - Sesso (Hardcore)

My My Misfire - SessoPosted Nov 28, 2010.Overall great album for traditional hardcore/ screamo. Each track had high energy and pretty decent breakdowns that could get a brutal pit going. The guitars in the album were pretty heavy but were lost under all the other instruments. I feel that they went b...
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Thunder Pistols - S/T (Rock)

Thunder Pistols - S/TPosted Nov 28, 2010.Sad to see bands be so generic that they portray no musical talent. This album is every stereotypical crotch rock band that is trying to be like ramones or twisted sister but completely lacking the originality to attempt to get fans by there own means of tal...
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12 Cents - For The Win (Pop/Punk)

12 Cents - For The WinPosted Nov 28, 2010.One of the better pop punk albums I have come across in years! 12 cents takes me back to early blink 182, green day, dogwood, mxpx. The guitar is poppy, the snare is crisp and the keyboard adds a great flavor to the entire album. The lyrics are relatively cl...
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I am Alpha & Omega - The Roar Of The Whisper (HxC)

I am Alpha and Omega - The Roar Of The WhisperPosted Sep 30, 2010.Great hardcore band, they bring me back to what I was listening to in 2003. Each track has awesome heavy guitars and double bass beats. They definitley remind me of old Underoath , early Atryeu, and from Autumn To Ashes. Throughout ea...
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Pickaxe - The Best Of Us Didn't Make It Out Alive

Pickaxe - The Best Of Us Didn&apos;t Make It Out AlivePosted Sep 16, 2010.I would call Pickaxe pure southern rock with that dirty south metal elements in it. The entire CD is extremely rhythmic and not very choppy like you would normally see in metal core or black metal. Each song is full of great r...
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Voices of the Mysterons - They Have Pulled Down..

Voices of the Mysterons "They Have Pulled Down Deep Heaven on their Heads"Posted Sep 6, 2010.This album had a solid opening that was punctual just like primus slipping and slappy bass lines and in your face guitars and vocals. I would say that they are defiantly experimental punk but at least to a s...
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Rise Against - Appeal to Reason (Punk)

Rise Against - Appeal to ReasonPosted Jul 22, 2010.Most of you know this band, and what they have brought to the table for the new punk nation. They still have the driving force and individualism through this album that stands out as much as a guy wearing a white shirt at a gothic concert does. As t...
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Aizen (Metal)

AizenPosted Jul 21, 2010.This metal band that isn&apos;t quite metal but is still metal if that makes any sense at all. Best way to put it, is that its reminiscent of metal that we saw in the early 2000&apos;s like trapt, incubus, tool, hoobastank. The cd does throw a different dynamic by sounding m...
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The Malheruex - S/T (Hardcore)

The MalheruexPosted Jul 1, 2010.The CDdoes start off to a mellower style of screamo that isn&apos;t seen too often in the current music industry so it made it pretty enjoyable. But the second song of the E.P. dives you right into the type of hardcore that you were seeing alot of in 2003 in the OC an...
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Wastey Face - Fast Effective Relief (Punk)

Wastey Face - Fast Effective ReliefPosted May 22, 2010.To put it simple: this is the band that is what punk is now, year 2010 and will be for the future. They bring to the table great sing along portions of songs, brutal circle pit worthy speedy sections of songs, and in your f@##ing face attitude n...
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She Wants Revenge - This is Forever (Pop)

She Wants Revenge - This is ForeverPosted May 22, 2010.The intro to me was a little lengthy; gives you the feel of "come on already!". But it does provide a guiding hand into there musical style. Once you push through that intro, it dumps you immediately into the next song which puts your mind into ...
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MC LARS - The Graduate (Indie/HipHop/Rap)

MC LARS - The GraduatePosted Dec 30, 2008.I know this cd has been out for a while but it still rules. Yeah he&apos;s white but does that matter, he still flows like a mad man. The songs are not about what is typicaly found in hip hop and or rap. It is geared to our genereation as he says "the I gene...
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Haivyn - S/T (Rock)

HaivynPosted Dec 30, 2008. I have actually had a chance to see these folks rock out, and wow they put on a rad live performance. so before i even get to the cd i thought i would mention to go see them for sure. Now down to work, the cd i very well mastered clean sounding not to scratchy like it was ...
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Monster Squad - fire the faith (Punk)

Monster Squad - fire the faithPosted Sep 12, 2007.Yes it&apos;s punk! Something that has never died it just in hiding just like ska. This band is definitely trying to bring it back in the spotlight. The cd has a mixture of Casualties, anti flag, and old afi. Good heavy bass lines throughout the cd a...
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Antagonist - An envy of innocence (Hardcore)

Antagonist - An envy of innocencePosted Aug 16, 2007.I have known about this band for a few years now and have had the pleasure to see them live a fewtimes. I have also had my lip split in one of their pitsEnough random jargin back to the music. I really enjoyed to listeningto this cd. It has the so...
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Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in Blood

Artist: Dropkick MurphysTitle: Signed and Sealed in BloodGenre: Celtic Punk/RockProducer: Ted HuttLabel: Born and Bred RecordsIt may only take you forty minutes to actually listen to Signed and Sealed in Blood but the experience feels like an all night, no regrets, no girls allowed, bender with...
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Aubrey Wood - Picking Petals EP

Artist: Aubrey WoodRelease: Picking Petals EPLabel: CD Baby Release date: November 13, 2012 Aubrey Wood really brings out the hopeless romantic out in me with her latest EP, Picking Petals. The stories that so closely chronicle this young artists life makes it both relatable and inspirational. ...
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Hell Or Highwater - Begin Again

Artist: Hell or HighwaterFeatures: M. ShadowsRelease Date: February 5thReleased with: Pavement EntertainmentHell or Highwater is from Orange County, California, and lead by Brandon Saller, drummer of Atreyu. Currently about to start on a tour with The Darkness, Hell or Highwater is amping up fans an...
concert-review

FIVE GOOD REASONS, HENCE FORTH, @ The Alley

five good reasons, hence forth, divine interventions, carry on polaroid, seenless & fairhope lane @ the alleyPosted Apr 4, 2007, by Josh Snider.www.thealleyclub.com My brother has enjoyed the music of Five Good Reasons for a little more than a year now since their crazy move from Washington to S...
concert-review

Warped Tour (LA) 2007

Posted Aug 25, 2007, by Josh Snider.Last night I had a friend Kurt call me, and he said "So Josh, are we going to go to Warped Tour?" So I had no time to plan for this. We had talked a couple weeks prior, but than I didn&apos;t think about it. A few hours before Kurt called, my friend from Fear To F...
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NightRev @ The Galaxy in Santa Ana

Posted Oct 25, 2007, by Josh Snider. My girlfriend and I arrive at the Galaxy in Santa Ana just before the show started. We hung out and saw some of the cars come in that were showing off their stuff for the car show they were doing out front. A lot of cars showed up that were cool, but they did...
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The Ready Set - Feel Good Now

Posted Sep 29, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Featured Artists: The Ready Set;This album is terrible. Don&apos;t buy it. On the basis just on the first song, which is a hilariously bad piece of crap, don&apos;t buy it. This rapping, yet incredibly white, lead singer is an embarassment to the human race. I...
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IAmDynamite - Super Mega Fantastic (alt)

Posted Oct 4, 2011, by Amanda Flores.Featured Artists: IAMDYNAMITE;Before taking a listen to the dynamic duo from North Carolina, IAMDYNAMITE, I did a quick research on just what consists of a band who declares itself as such. Would they be quirky and cute pop rockers as I had presumed? Or would the...
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Lydia - Paint it Golden (indie)

Posted Oct 10, 2011, by Amanda Flores.Featured Artists: Lydia;Genre: Indie; New beginnings start with absolution of the heart and a sentimental farewell to the past events in our lives that meant something to us. It is in Lydia’s newest album appropriately titled Paint it Golden, that the nostalgi...
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Green Day - Insomniac (punk)

Posted Jul 20, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Featured Artists: Green Day;Genre: Punk; Rock;Time to go back, kids, back to 95, the year of Green Day&apos;s wretched punk masterpiece Insomniac. A stewing hateful angry piece of work, it&apos;s designed perfectly for resentful STICKS such as myself. I got in...
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Sharks - Show of Hands (punk)

Posted Apr 21, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Genre: Punk;British punk has had a couple of interesting years; Gallows resurrected the bleeding maw of British hardcore, while The Libertines combined Rimbaud-style poetic decadence with the modish punk of The Jam. A new band, Sharks, is something different, ...
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Ceremony - Rohnert Park (punk)

Posted May 3, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Genre: Punk; Rohnert Park is one of the best hardcore punk albums of the new decade, a testament to punk&apos;s relevance in the American Apocalypse and to classic hardcore&apos;s endurance as a form of pop in it&apos;s own right. It screams with unhinged rage,...
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Against Me! - White Crosses (punk)

Posted Jun 10, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Genre: Punk; Against Me!, with their second major-label album, have turned their back on much of their past: their DIY ethics, genuine anarchist stance, and contempt for modern rock music has changed. Now, the name of the game is cooperation with major labels...
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Big Star - #1 Record (alt)

Posted Mar 9, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Genre: Alternative; The day after I first listened to Big Star, and realized I loved these strange, hooky records, Alex Chilton, the vocalist/songwriter for Big Star, died suddenly at fifty-eight years old. It was strange to know that for all of his genius, he ...
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Gaslight Anthem - Senor and the Queen (punk)

Posted Mar 13, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Genre: Punk;Drums, feedback, and an explosion of a voice and guitar: "Show me your hands!" This is the Gaslight Anthem&apos;s opening to the title song of their Sabot Productions EP "Senor and the Queen", a brilliant four-song compilation of pure joy, pure sou...
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B.o.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray (hiphop)

Posted Aug 4, 2010, by Jesus Rangel.Featured Artists: B.o.B.;Genre: Hip Hop;Signed to Atlanta rapper T.I.’s record label, Grand Hustle records, and also coming out of Georgia, you would expect B.o.B AKA Bobby Ray to be your usual southern rapper with the usual southern hip-hop beats; but this has ...
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Kanye West - Late Registration (hiphop)

Posted Aug 21, 2010, by Jesus Rangel.Featured Artists: Kanye West;Genre: Hip Hop;Late Registration, Kanye West&apos;s sop#re album released only a year after his successful debut album College Dropout (2004) doesn&apos;t disappoint with this release. One of my favorite Kanye album comes packed with ...
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Punk Goes Metal (various)

Posted Aug 25, 2010, by Sam Scollon.Featured Artists: Compolation;Genre: Punk;Punk Goes Metal is the first in the “Punk Goes…” compilation series created by Fearless Records in which various punk rock artists cover a variety of hit singles under a different genre in this case, clearly… metal...
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Hit Me Back - Life (hardcore)

Posted Aug 26, 2010, by Marc.Featured Artists: Hit Me Back;Genre: Hardcore; Punk;Hit Me Back comes strapped with 13 songs of positive Hardcore Punk in their 2005 release on Refuse Records entitled “Life”. This group from South Los Angeles thrashed the California Hardcore Punk scene from 2002 to ...
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No Comment - Downsided (hardcore)

Posted Jul 12, 2010, by Marc.Featured Artists: No Comment;Genre: Hardcore;No Comment is the quintessential representation of American Hardcore Punk during the early 1990’s. Their 1992 7” E.P. entitled “Downsided”, released by Slap A Ham Records, is a straight bullet to the brain, an 11 song ...
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Defied & Matamoska - Split EP (punk) (ska)

Posted Jul 17, 2010, by Marc.Featured Artists: Defied; Matamoska;Genre: Punk; Ska;In the summer of 2004 I picked up a great split E.P. at Trash City Records featuring Los Angeles locals Defied and Matamoska. These two groups were well established in their respective musical niche. Defied were all ou...
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Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons...(hiphop)

Posted Jun 22, 2010, by Jesus Rangel.Featured Artists: Atmosphere;Genre: Hip Hop;Hip-Hop Duo from Minneapolis, MN does it again with their latest full length studio album; When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that S*** Gold. A solid production job from Atmosphere&apos;s DJ and producer Ant; Contain...
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Dr Dre - 2001 (hip hop)

Posted Jun 23, 2010, by Jesus Rangel.Featured Artists: Dr. Dre;Genre: Hip Hop;After almost a decade since releasing his debut solo album The Chronic, fans and critics alike were doubting if Dr. Dre could produce and release another solid and classic album like The Chronic which was released in 1992...
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Stick to Your Guns - The Hope Division

Posted Jun 10, 2010, by Jesus Rangel.Featured Artists: Stick To Your Guns; Genre: Hardcore;Similar to their 2008 release Comes From the Heart; The Hope Division (2010) delivers a faster more hardcore-punk approach. Living up to their Melodic Hardcore genre; there are many songs with Harmony vocals i...
concert-review

Tom Lloyd 12/11/10

Posted Dec 11, 2010, by Dave Scotford.Many say that Johnny Cash will never be equalled, but that hasn’t stopped many en mass having one hell of a go. When songwriters take inspiration from their own personal lives all it too often produces results which don’t connect with listeners; Tom Lloyd on...
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Ceremony @ Gilman Street 5/28/11 (punk)

Posted Jul 4, 2011, by Conor Crockford.Ceremony was unstoppable that night, and so were a lot of the bands. This wasn&apos;t your average fun, fast pop punk night, kids - these were loud, angry, white noise hardcore bands - Punch, Nails, Iron Lung. The catharsis was gripping that night - It had been...
interview

1090 Club (video) (rock)

Posted Jul 26, 2009, by Carlos Moreno.Genre: Rock;I have just completed the new video interview with Billings, Montana&apos;s finest indie rock band, 1090 Club. They answers questions about recording their record, performing with mainstream bands, and the future goals....
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The Evnelope (video) (inde)

Posted Sep 18, 2008, by Carlos Moreno.Genre: Indie;By Carlos "The brother-sister combo of Michelle and Mike Tang are the The Envelope, moving from Kansas to California already displays the dedication and motive of how this band wants to impact the music scene. "big smile bigsmile acoustic rock girl ...
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The Color Fred (video) (inde)

Posted Aug 26, 2008, by Carlos Moreno.Genre: Indie;The Color Fred interview with Carlos @ Vans Warped Tour 2008 in Pomona.Filmed by Melody.thecolorfred vanswarpedtour vans shoes warpedtour 2008 punk rock indie hardcore big smile magazine bigsmilemagazine bigsmile....
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The Maine (video) (pop punk)

Posted Jul 10, 2008, by Carlos Moreno.Genre: Pop; Punk; Rock;Live at Vans Warped Tour 2008 in Pomona.nterview with John O&apos;Callaghan fromn The Maine @ warped tour 2008 in pomona CA.Filmed by Melody. Also don&apos;t forget to check out The Main "Can&apos;t Stop Wont Stop" Album Review.www.myspace...
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Reel Big Fish (video) (ska)

Posted Jul 21, 2008, by Carlos Moreno.Genre: Ska;Live Video Interview with Reel Big Fish At Vans Warped Tour in Pomona.Video by: MelodyRBF reelbigfish www.reelbigfish.com realbigfish real big fish vanswarpedtour vanswarped warpedtour big smile magazine bigsmilemagazine.com www.bigsmilemagazine.com 2...
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David Lake Making a Splash State Side (electronic)

Posted Mar 23, 2012, by Dave ScotfordGenre: Electronica;When David Lake packed his bags and left the glitz and glamour that comes with a childhood spent growing up in Hollywood it&apos;s probably safe to say that he wouldn&apos;t have assumed he&apos;d be embarking on his new project. The 21 year ol...
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Weak13 Looking to Retain London Award (alt)

Posted May 14, 2011, by Dave ScotfordGenre: Alternative;British and West Midland based grunge band WEAK13 have announced they hope to win the London Limelight Film & Arts awards for the 2nd year in a row with their latest music video titled "You Don&apos;t Love Me".The bands "Wake Down" music video ...
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Echoes, Leading the Hardcore Scene (hardcore)

Posted Apr 28, 2011, by Dave ScotfordGenre: Hardcore;Yet another band that are leading the way in the Hardcore world; Echoes formed in the late Summer of 2010 and since then have been making quite an impression. With most music I hear I worry about bands being able to match the recordings on a live ...
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Lofty Heights are Calling...

Posted Apr 13, 2011, by Dave ScotfordIt’s getting rarer and rarer to be able to come across anything new in music these days. Everything has all be done or tried before. Well isn’t that a depressing way to start an article? It gets better, I promise.Happily Loftbeat have crafted a sound similar ...
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Surrender the Coast... Best Band Around? (alt)

Posted Apr 6, 2011, by Dave ScotfordGenre: Alternative;I&apos;m not a fan of heavier music. All too often volumes go up higher than tolerable for most humans, the crowd are battered with a barrage of abuse from the drunken band members and everything just falls into chaos. I&apos;ve lost count of th...
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Emily & Simon Step In From the Shadows

Posted Dec 11, 2010, by Dave Scotford.Birmingham duo ‘Emily & Simon’ are just starting to make an impact on the Midlands music scene, even if they’re not quite yet aware of it. Looking back at the last year there’s plenty to add to the biography – landing a deal with a record label, featur...
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The Finest Hour is Upon Them... (inde)

Posted Nov 17, 2010, by Dave Scotford.Featured Artists: The Finest Hour;Genre: Indie;When you can say you&apos;ve played shows with the likes of &apos;The Mystery Jets&apos;, &apos;The Lights&apos; and &apos;Orphan Boy&apos; then you know you&apos;re probably doing something right with your music. G...
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Rou & Rory of Enter Shariki (Hardcore)

Posted Nov 9, 2011, by Josh Snider.This is an Interview with Rou Reynolds & Rory Clewlow of Enter Shariki at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour in Ohio. Rou and Rory talk about how the tour is going, how it is back home and where the name cam from "Enter Shariki". You would be suprised to find out how they c...
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Electric Touch (video)

Posted Nov 9, 2011, by Josh Snider and Tyler Cyphert.Tyler Cyphert of Big Smile Magazine interviews lead singer, Shane Lawlor of Electric Touch at Vans Warped Tour 2011. Check these guys out at www.electrictouch.com/ ...
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Family Force Five's Nathan Currin (Nadaddy) & Jaco

Interview with Family Force Five&apos;s Nathan Currin (Nadaddy) & Jacob Olds (Crouton)Posted Nov 9, 2011, by Josh Snider.Interview with Crouton (Jacob Olds) and Nadaddy (Nathan Currin) for Family Force Five at the Ohio Vans Warped Tour 2011. Video by Tyler Cyphert....
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Kelsey (Video) (Pop)

Posted Nov 1, 2011, by Josh Snider.This Video Interview is with Kelsey at Vans Warped Tour.You can check her out at www.facebook.com/kelseyofficial Attachments:...
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Gym Class Heroes (Pop/Rock)

Posted Sep 9, 2011, by Josh Snider.Disashi of Gym Class Heroes talks to us about growing up in New York, playing the best gigs, having their whole city shut down, the new record "Paper-cut Chronicles 2" which releases Fall of 2011. Disashi also talks about Travis&apos; side project with his single "...
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Drown The Witness (Metal)

Posted Jul 29, 2011, by Josh Snider. When did you guys start? We started playing music together in August 2006. It was just a bunch of dudes who wanted to freely write the music that they loved. It ultimately started as a small project and consequently turned into this huge obsession where we decide...
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Dance Gavin Dance (video) (Hardcore)

Posted Aug 10, 2011, by Josh Snider.Jonny Craig talks with us about their daily routine while on Warped Tour 2011, moving from Canada to join the band in Sacramento, early years of the band, taking the band to the next level, new album, kids singing along, and how it makes him feel, previous bands, ...
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Pepper (video) (Reggae)

Posted Aug 15, 2011, by Josh Snider. Yesod Willams -Drums/ Vocals talks with Big Smile Magazine&apos;s Josh Snider about... The early years coming out to Vans Warped Tour 2001 for their first year, playing on the Volcom Stage which the deal was they had to tear it down at the end of every show for t...
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MURDOCK (Ireland) (Metal-Core/Punk)

Posted Aug 23, 2011, by Josh Snider.What part of the Ireland are you from and what was it like growing up there? Growing up here was fine for all of us, but as you get older you start to realize some truths. Ireland has a fairly small population, and it feels like we are closed off from the rest of ...
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Shut Up And Deal (Rock)

Posted Sep 2, 2011, by Josh Snider.Jon and Jonathan talk to us about being on the Vans Warped Tour, the bands they play with, when they started, and what is going on next.Attachments:...
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The Hoodies (Rock/Alt)

Posted Nov 9, 2008, by Josh Snider.When did you guys start "The Hoodies?"We started jamming in my basement in high school, but the band really came together in 2004.How did you come up with your band name?We wanted to make the world warm and comfortable.What are some of the things you have gone thru...
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Phone Calls From Home (pop)

Posted Oct 25, 2008, by Josh Snider.I have been listeing to you daily for the last week after finding you guys on the front page of www.PureVolume.com do you notice a big difference when you do promotions with PV?Major. Its been awesome. Lot of more people reconized us.What else do you do to promote...
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Scarlet Grey (Video) (Pop Punk)

Posted Jan 11, 2011, by Josh Snider.This is a Video Interview with Ben Grey & Pete Grey of Scarley Grey. Scarlet Grey is from Los Angeles, California and has been making music for countless years and is finally getting some rays of sunshine. SG is currently being played on 106.7 KROQ Locals Only for...
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Aerias (Hip Hop)

Posted Jul 15, 2011, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: Aerias; Genre: Hip Hop;Hi Aerias, I am diggin your new single and I can&apos;t wait to keep listening to your music.1) I love underground hip hop and it seems like you have a lot of drive and self motivation, were you always like that was or was ...
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White House Band (Blues)

Posted Jul 18, 2011, by Josh Snider.July 21st, 2011 you are playing opening for Slum Village at the Knitting Factory, tell me about the gig and how it makes you feel to play with them. I will be directly supporting SV, and its very interesting because I am a huge fan of theirs. I used to listen to t...
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The Confession (Metal)

Posted Sep 6, 2007, by Josh Snider.Taylor Holland Armstrong: Vocals Kevin Fyfe: Guitar Justin Norman: Guitar Matt Pauling: Bass Jeff Veta: Drumswww.myspace.com/theconfessionHow did you get interested in playing Metal? It &apos; s the best music hands down.What is your deepest Confession? A member pe...
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Thieves And Villains

Posted Sep 2, 2007, by Josh Snider.JOHN - DRUMS SERGIO - VOCALS/GUITAR CHRIS - GUITAR/VOCALS ROBERT - BASSwww.myspace.com/thievesandvillains www.purevolume.com/thievesandvillains What bands have influinced you guys for your style of music?The Graduate, NFG, Alkaline Trio, All time Low and a lot of...
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S3RRA SCARS (HMT-VJ)

Posted Sep 1, 2007, by Josh Snider.www.reverbnation.com/s3rrascarsinterviewThis interview was done with Jonny Havoc, on the side of the Key Club in Hollywood, just after we all saw Purity playing at the Whisky a Go Go 8/19/07.Serra Scars (S3RRA SCARS) is a Video Jockey for the online streaming telev...
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The Dear & Departed (LIVE)

Posted Aug 30, 2007, by Josh Snider.www.reverbnation.com/thedeardepartedinterviewThis Live Interview was done @ The So Cal Rock Revolution in Long Beach on the Queen Mary.Durration 19:51DAN UNDER- VoiceSIMON O&apos;GORMAN- The GuitarJOEL BOURNE- The DrumsDARREN PARKINSON- The GuitarDAVID WILLIAMS- T...
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Feel The Fall (LIVE)

Posted Aug 29, 2007, by Josh Snider.www.reverbnation.com/feelthefallinterviewThis Live Interview was done with The Bear @ The So Cal Rock Revolution in Long Beach on the Queen Mary.Durration 14:56 Dave -Rhythm Guitar/Main VoxBrandon -2nd Guitar/BG VoxJerry -Lead Guitar/BG VoxJamin -DrumsMike -Bassww...
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The Fugue State (live)

Posted Aug 28, 2007, by Josh Snider.www.reverbnation.com/thefuguestateinterviewThis Live Interview was done @ The So Cal Rock Revolution in Long Beach on the Queen Mary.Durration 5:47Roman Lorenzo | Vocals GuitarsJul | BassAntoine Brody | Drumswww.thefuguestate.com/www.myspace.com/thefuguestatemusic...
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The Heart Attacks - Hellbound and Heartless (Punk)

The Heart Attacks - Hellbound and HeartlessPosted Jun 14, 2007Who would have thought that you could mix really rock and roll beats with the hurtful brutality of early punk? I wouldn’t say that they resemble the ramones but I could say that they have found a bridge that isn’t traveled to often. T...
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OPM - For the Masses (Reggae/Hip-Hop)

OPM - For the MassesPosted Jun 14, 2007This cd is great. It has some of the older feel to the band but it still delivers true sound. it makes me wanna roll in a cadilac all over so cal, were the band is based out of. I would recomend this cd to anyone that enjoys to drop the top and just cruise by t...
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80 Proof - EP (Reggae/Punk)

80 ProofPosted May 9, 2007This cd only has five tracks that make you beg for more. They have a sublime feel mixed with swankiness of ska. But more on the reggae side of the spectrum. The cd makes you move around side to side put your lighters in the air and just make lean back and have another beer ...
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Purity - The Rise Of The Fallen (Metal/Hardcore)

Purity - The Rise Of The FallenPosted Apr 14, 2007Ok kids time for another lesson on metal core. Ok what happens when you put breakdowns, brutal riffs, melodic soft vocals, with the essence of black metal? you get a plethera of senses tinglying wall of music called Purity. I had the chance to see ...
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Stick To Your Guns - For What It's Worth (HxC)

Stick To Your Guns - For What It&apos;s Worth (STYG)Posted Apr 7, 2007This is Stick To Your Guns newest and debut album. These guys have come a long way, I heard about them years ago as an opening band I have since then seen them grow, going on national tours. This album shows how mature they are as...
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Triple Frown - Beautiful Anguish (Pop/Punk/Rock)

Triple Frown - Beautiful AnguishPosted Jul 1, 2006Awesome mix of both pop punk and rock an roll. This cd brings the feeling of bad religon and puddle of mudd, trapt. The album is just smooth well configured, and just fun to listen to. This band slips right in mainstream but still sticks out with its...
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Taste of Chaos - 2005 (Hardcore)

Taste of Chaos - 2005Posted Jul 1, 2006For a live album it wasn&apos;t all that bad. If you never had the chance to seeAny of these bands live or you just missed the tour, then this would catch you up. Its true live has a pretty raw sound to it but you do get the feel of being covered in sweat surro...
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Grave for the fireflies - Bitten (Hard Rock)

Grave for the fireflies - BittenPosted Jul 1This cd has a great commercial-punk sound to it with a little hardcore feel. Bitten, is their first full length release and has some of the most unique lyrics ive herd in a long time. They talk about war suicide, the scene..and ect.Attachments:...
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Trapt - Someone In Control (Rock)

Trapt - Someone In ControlPosted Jul 1, 2006A well put together cd, solid sound, well produced. This cd has the traditonal trapt sound from their first self titled album. Though not as hard this cd still makes you wana sing along tap your foot.Attachments:...
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Underoath - They're Only Chasing Safety (Rock/HxC)

Underoath - They&apos;re Only Chasing SafetyPosted Jul 1, 2006.This cd is has four new songs added onto the orginal album (they&apos;re only chasing safety). this cd displays wonderful amounts of harmonized singing with stylish two step beats. Not to many hard dreakdowns but still an amazing cd to l...
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Tribal Mentality - Woody Woodham (Rock)

Tribal Mentality - Woody WoodhamPosted Dec 1, 2004.Oooook were to start. I personally thought this cd was a joke when I got it, The musical part of it sounds as if that it was made on a mac computer, to fake sounding. After the fact that it sounds home made alot of the timing is off and solos are ju...
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The Warned (LIVE)

Posted Aug 3, 2007, by Josh Snider.This Live Interview was done @ The So Cal Rock Revolution in Long Beach on the Queen Mary. www.reverbnation.com/thewarnedinterviewDurration 15:46www.justinwarn.com www.myspace.com/thewarned www.cmtattoo.com/ www.IndieKazoo.com Photo by Kevin WarnAttachments:...
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MC Thespis (LIVE)

Posted Jul 4, 2007, by Josh Snider.This Live Interview was done @ The Five Good Reasons apt.Duration 14:22www.reverbnation.com/bigsmilemagazineinterviewwiththespisAttachments:...
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Uh Oh Explosion (LIVE)

Posted Jul 3, 2007, by Josh Snider.This Live Interview was done @ The So Cal Rock Revolution in Long Beach on the Queen Mary.Duration 10:06Attachments:...
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The InSouls (LIVE)

Posted Jul 2, 2007, by Josh Snider.This Live Interview was done with Meesh @ The So Cal Rock Revolution in Long Beach on the Queen Mary.Durration 18.10www.reverbnation.com/bigsmilemagazinetheinsoulsAttachments:...
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The Good Robot Us's (Live)

Posted Jun 16, 2007, by Josh Snider.This Live Interview was done @ The So Cal Rock Revolution in Long Beach on the Queen Mary.Durration 17:08www.reverbnation.com/bigsmilemaginterviewgruAttachments:...
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National Product

Posted Jun 2, 2007, by Josh Snider.Danny Casler- VocalsJeff Feuerhaken- GuitarStan Moniz- GuitarRob Caveney- DrumsNathan Elliott- The ThunderDan Niles- Keyswww.myspace.com/nationalproduct I first heard of you guys thru my friend Kevin from Eudora. That was yearsago, and I am glad I have the chance t...
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Roosterhead (Punk)

RoosterheadPosted Aug 17, 2010Guitarist: Shawn Manyhorses (la cota tribe) age 25Drummer: Luke Johnson age 25Original origin South DakotaCurrent location Huntington Beach CaliforniaSince the band has moved out here to California they have decide to sever musical ties to South Dakota and create Rooste...
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HAIVYN (Grassroots)

HAIVYNPosted Aug 14, 2007.what are your names and postions in the band? David: Guitar, Styx:Drums, Spade: Bass, Denise: vocals What is your myspace and website ? www.myspace.com/haivyn101 emailing list: haivyn@sbcglobal.net Where are you based out of? Los Angeles is our homebase and where our r...
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Death Scape (Metal)

Death ScapePosted Sep 1, 2005.Chase Perez-Vocals Gib Lopez-GuitaristAngel Martinez-GuitarEric Roberts-DrumsKyle Walsh-Bass/Bookingwww.deathscapemetal.tk www.myspace.com/deathscape www.purevolume.com/deathscape What is music? It’s a world within itself, in a language we all understand. What do...
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Bleed The Sky (Metal)

Bleed The SkyPosted Sep 1, 2005.Kyle -Guitar Wayne -Guitar Daylen -Bass Puck -KeyboardNoah -Vocals Austin -Drumswww.bleedthesky.com www.purevolume.com/bleedthesky How did you come up with your band name? Noah came up with it, and it just kind of stuck. What venue has been the best t...
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Invidious (Metal)

InvidiousPosted Sep 1, 2005.Alex-Vocals - Ray- Guitar Phil- Guitar - Jeremy-Bass David- Drums - Matt-Turntableswww.invidiousmusic.comwww.myspace.com/invidiousWhat is music to you? Music is life. If there was no music in the world, I think there would be total chaos. What does your band name mean? Te...
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LB Skate Shop co owner Tim Scanlan II (Other)

LB Skate Shop co owner Tim Scanlan IIPosted Feb 15, 2012.Hey Tim, How&apos;s everything going today?Super Busy...always have a task at hand to be working on. When did you start LB Skate? My wife Carrie and I started our shop in May of 2010. Her father has owned and operated LA Skate since 1978. So...
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Jump Start Your Heart (Rock)

Jump Start Your Heart (JSYH)Posted Dec 30, 2011. How is everything going today?We are doing great, how are you? Merry Christmas by the way. What are your names and what do you each play in the band?Matt Lloyd- guitar/vox, Lauren HanSTICK-vocals, Nic Byron-bass, Alex Horton-keys Do you have a CD o...
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Twenty30 (Rock)

Twenty30Posted Nov 27, 2011.When did you guys start? Early winter of 2008 is when we first got together as a four piece; we went on to add Nick on keys and backing vocals in winter of 2009. Where are you guys from? Vinny our drummer grew up in New Jersey, Chris our lead guitarist is originally from ...
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Ellis Ashbrook (Rock)

Ellis AshbrookPosted Nov 27, 2011.When did you guys start? John (guitar, vocals) and Alex (drums) started as kids in 1995 playing Nirvana covers and writing originals that sounded like Nirvana covers. Jonathan (bass) joined the band in 2003 and contributed a more squishy vibe to the music. Natalie j...
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Cathy Richardson (Rock)

Cathy RichardsonPosted Nov 27, 2011.Hey Cathy, when did you start becoming a musician/artist? I&apos;ve been singing as long as I can remember. There was a lot of music in the house growing up. Where are you from? I grew up in a town called Burr Ridge, IL which is a suburb of Chicago. How did you me...
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Wachichoo (Hip-Hop/Rock)

WachichooPosted Nov 27, 2011.When did you guys start? Mid-2009 Where are you guys from? Kinda all over the city; Dom the drummer & Jamie the bassist live in Brooklyn, Chris on keyboards is in the Bronx, while Ashanti (vocals) and Ilan (vocals) live in Queens. How did you meet each other? We all used...
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The Redd (Hip-Hop)

The Redd (Wuli Records)Posted Nov 21, 2011.I love underground hip hop and it seems like you have a lot of drive and self motivation, were you always like that was or was it something that has grown with your music?I&apos;ve always love the underground hip-hop scene. There is a lot more work involve...
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Kramies (Pt.2) (Indie/Folk)

Kramies (Pt.2)Posted Nov 21, 2011.-In this Interview with Kramies, we talk about his new E.P., "The European".In our last interview, the first question I had asked you was "How is everything going today?" and your reply was "Today is very well indeed thank you, I&apos;ve been packing for a tour wh...
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NEXTDOOR (Punk/Alt/Rock)

NEXTDOORPosted Nov 15, 2011.First off, I&apos;d like to thank you guys for being on the Big Smile Magazine Comp. I&apos;ve personally listened to your song a few hundred times. You guys fit perfectly on this CD. Thank You. Your welcome, thank you for having us on the comp! Who am I doing an intervie...
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Lerix (Hip-Hop/Rap)

LerixPosted Nov 15, 2011.I love underground hip hop and it seems like you have a lot of drive and self motivation, were you always like that was or was it something that has grown with your music?"It&apos;s just a trait ingrained in me. The truth is I&apos;m a sore loser, and that gives me the drive...
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Lerix (Hip-Hop/Rap)

LerixPosted Nov 15, 2011.I love underground hip hop and it seems like you have a lot of drive and self motivation, were you always like that was or was it something that has grown with your music?"It&apos;s just a trait ingrained in me. The truth is I&apos;m a sore loser, and that gives me the drive...
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Old Banners (Folk/Rock)

Old BannersPosted Nov 14, 2011.When did you guys start making music? I (Andrew Beilman) started playing and writing songs with Tanner Enloe and my brother Daniel Beilman in 2009. I would say the band formed and started playing together really earlier this year when we released our record in March. W...
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MyChildren MyBride (Hardcore)

MyChildren MyBridePosted Jun 3, 2011.Hello MyChildren MyBride, How are you guys doing today?Doing very well... Its been nice having a break before we take off for most of the summer! Are you stoked to be going on tour soon?VERY stoked... this tour has been in the works for years now... we&apos;re SO...
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Suavity's Mouthpiece (Punk)

Suavity&apos;s MouthpiecePosted Mar 23, 2011.Hello Readers, this is an interview with Suavity&apos;s Mouthpiece vocalist and writer, J. Trafford (J:) & Meredith Bigatel (M:) on bass guitar.Hello J. and the gang. How is everyone doing today?J: Hello, Jonny. We feel mysterious today.Who all is Suavit...
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Halle Ford (Indie/Folk/Rock)

Halle FordPosted Jan 31, 2011Hey readers! This is an interview with Halle Ford, how is everything going Halle? Things are going great – very busy, but great! We are in final preparations for the release of my upcoming album, Pretty Girl, on February 8th, and are very excited about the ...
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The Coastals (Indie/Pop/Punk)

The CoastalsPosted Jan 24, 2011.How are you guys doing today?We are doing pretty well today. There was a big ice storm in DC yesterday so Drew just stayed in the house playing with his toy poodle, and Will is in Australia where it’s summertime and the living’s easy.What is...
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The Greenery (Hardcore/Punk/Rock)

The GreeneryPosted Jan 21, 2011This is an interview with Matt Lanners of The Greenery, how is everything going guys? Things are really good, at home writing our first full length and getting quality hang time with all of our good buds. Your home town is Long Beach, CA, what are some of your favori...
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Adam Rebelius (Punk)

Adam RebeliusPosted Dec 7, 2010.Hello Adam Rebelius, How are you doing today?I woke up a little late today, so I didn&apos;t get some errands run. I&apos;m a little miffed about that, but otherwise I&apos;m in good spirits, and I hope the staff and readers of Big Smile are too. Thanx for asking.I re...
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Rocom (Indie/Emo/Hip-Hop)

RocomPosted Nov 16, 2010.Hows it going today Rocom?It&apos;s good. Keeping busy and its Tuesday, so that means cheap tacos.Can&apos;t really go wrong.We have been following your work for years now and want to take a stepback in time with you real quick... A while back you were in a hardcore band (wh...
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The Living Deadbeats (Punk/Rock)

The Living DeadbeatsPosted Nov 16, 2010.This is an interview with the Canadian punk rock band, The Living Deadbeats. Hello Deadbeats, how is everything going? The Living Deadbeats: &apos;ssup Jonny! We got Lindsay Kasting on the vocals, Dirty Swagger on guitar, Nadja on drums, and Pete Fiend on the ...
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Kramies (Folk/Indie/Rock)

KramiesPosted Oct 27, 2010.How is everything going today?Today is very well indeed thank you, I&apos;ve been packing for a tour which starts tomorrow - I&apos;m a bit of a silly mess getting ready, but I&apos;m excited.How long as Kramies been around and who&apos;s in it?Well, I&apos;m Kramies...I&a...
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The Good Listeners "Don't Quit Your Daydream" (Ind

The Good Listeners "Don&apos;t Quit Your Daydream"Posted Sep 15, 2010.This is an interview with The Good Listeners from right here in Los Angeles, California. Hello Clark & Nathan, thanks for doing an interview with Big Smile Magazine. How&apos;s everything going today?Well, thank you!Not to long ag...
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Tobacco Pat (Alt/Indie/Rock)

Tobacco PatPosted Aug 16, 2010.How is everything going lately, Patrick?Every thing&apos;s been great over here This will be our second interview, the last one was over 2 years ago and we&apos;re excited to finally be doing another one with you.My pleasure.You have a new CD out right now called "Talk...
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Believin Stephen (Hip-Hop/Rap)

Believin StephenPosted Jun 10, 2010.Hey Stephen how&apos;s everything going today? I&apos;m doing well Jonny Havoc! (Johnny is my first cousin for those that don&apos;t know!!) Regular work day for me at the University of Pittsburgh. Gonna throw some weights around pretty soon.I&apos;ve been foll...
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Trever Trent of 987FM (Punk/Rock)

Trever Trent of 987FMPosted May 24, 2010.How is everything going Trever?Things are good. Love the website.You seem to be very involved in music, before you got into the radio scene how were you involved in music or the music industry?I wasn’t in the industry at all. Just loved music, mo...
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The Lyrics Game (Indie/Rock)

The Lyrics GamePosted Mar 5, 2009.1) How are you today? Feeling like we&apos;re about to come out of a tunnel and see the sun for the first time in half a year!2) Who all is in The Lyrics Game? Brittany&apos;s on vocals, Dan on Guitar, Matt plays Bass, Brandon slams the drums, and Chris rocks the ce...
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Banter Biscuit (Other)

Banter BiscuitPosted Feb 5, 2009.When did Banter Biscuit start and how did you come up with the name?The idea for Banter Biscuit came to us one night while we were watching the Bourne Ultimatum. Someone brought up the fact that Batman could lay out Bourne, and the room just kinda erupted. After an h...
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FilmSpeed (Pop/Punk/Indie)

FilmSpeed (ex No One Goes Home)Posted Oct 21, 2008.Hello, how are you guys doing today?Absolutely fantastic, the stocks are looking great...So I heard you guys are changing your band name, What name did you guys choose?Filmspeed my good man, FilmspeedHow did you come up with the name Film Speed?Even...
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Death Con-5 (Metal)

Death Con-5Posted Oct 16, 2008Hello Justin how are you doing?I&apos;m doing good.what is the name of your band?My band is called Death Con-5What do you play in the band?For this project I play the drums, but I&apos;m a guitar player by nature.myspace. com/deathcon55555Do you guys have a CD our right...
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Mr. California and the State Police (Pop/Rock/Punk

Mr. California and the State PolicePosted Oct 14, 2008.Hello How are you doing today? Not bad. Tired. Sober.Where did you come up with the name Mr. California? Well, the full name is Mr. California and the State Police . . . the State Police is the name of the drum machine. I wanted to have a na...
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Schroder

SchroderPosted Oct 2, 2008.Big Smile Magazine: So, how&apos;s it going?Shröder: Its going real good dude. Just soakin up that sweet Cali sunBig Smile Magazine: What are your guys&apos; names and what do you play in the band?Shröder: My name is Keith Townsend and I play viola. Adam Ashe...
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Shining Through (Indie)

Shining ThroughPosted Aug 7, 2008.Hi James, how is everything going?Grrrrrrreat.You guys have a small tour coming up, where are you guys going to be going?All the cool places between san diego and san Francisco!What do you expect from this tour?To lose a solid amount of money.Any crazy stories from ...
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PERMANENT ABILITY (Rock)

PERMANENT ABILITY interview w/ Frontman Brian Lanese.Posted Jul 9, 2008.as Lige would say…the Funk was onI’m sure you get this a lot but what does Permanent Ability mean? Well I had this philosophy that a god given gift, straight out the womb when you are born, in our case b...
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Mariah Secrest (Pop)

Mariah SecrestPosted Jul 3, 2008.Hello, how are you doing? A little hot here in Arizona, but not too bad. Thanks.Who all is in the band? Well, I&apos;m Mariah and I sing and that pretty much takes care of that. I have a backing band called Bridgepoint Avenue. We&apos;ve had a bit of a revolving li...
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Primavera (Indie/Rock)

Posted 4 years ago, Jun 30, 2008, by Jonny Havoc!.Hello Primavera, How is everything going?Everything is going great. We are recording a new record at the moment which we are extremally proud of. Also we are getting ready to hit the road.What exactly does your band name mean? Our band is named after...
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Cameron Marion (Indie)

Cameron MarionPosted May 28, 2008.How did you get to where you are today with your music?Persistence and networking. I knew next to nothing about the business when I started out, and while my parents have always been very supportive, I knew it was up to me to gain every bit of knowledge I could abou...
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Tomorrow's Cry (Alt.)

Tomorrow&apos;s CryPosted Mar 4, 2008.Chris Fox-Vox/GuitarJamie Stephens-GuitarNick Bohun-BassRon Feroz-DrumsDo you guys have any shows coming up soon?Yes, and we are working on more. Contact us if you want us to play your club, party, wedding (just kidding), Living Room, or High School or College, ...
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NUGGET (Pop/Punk)

NUGGETPosted Mar 1, 2008.Hey guys my name is Jonny Havoc, how you doing today?Why we are just fabulous. And we hope that you are just the same.I&apos;m max and I play bass and sing.Vinny = drummer and other singerPat = fat guitar player and less-other singerSo you guys have just recently joined forc...
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PCB (Punk)

PCBPosted Feb 28, 2008.José Prada (Wamba) drumsDemian Boura guitar and vocalsDaniel Rivas (el fat) bass guitarRafael Montilla (el negro) guitar and vocalswww.myspace.com/pcbpunkDo you have any upcoming shows ? Not at the present time, we are in kind of like a break, composing for our new reco...
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The Lives of Famous Men (Alt.)

The Lives of Famous MenPosted Feb 18, 2008.Hello, my name is Jonny Havoc, how are you doing today?Doing well. The past couple [of] days have been sunny and clear here in Portland, which is abnormal for winter, but it looks like the rain is on its way back. The Lives of Famous Men could mean a lot o...
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Roselynn Savage (Indie)

Roselynn SavagePosted Jan 29, 2008.Hi Roselynn, my name is Jonny from Big Smile Magazine. How are you doing today? I&apos;m doing very well Jonny, thank you very much for asking. I&apos;m really excited to be chatting with you!I know you&apos;re young and already have lived a long life but what insp...
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Dylan Gilbert (Indie)

Dylan GilbertPosted Jan 14, 2008.Hi, My name is Jonny Havoc. What is your name and what do you play in the band?My name is Dylan Gilbert. It&apos;s a solo project so I play mostly everything, with the exception of a few friends sometimes.What are some of your up coming shows?Oh wow. I&apos;ve always...
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Once Nothing (Hardcore)

Once NothingPosted Jan 14, 2008.Hey guys, my name is Jonny. How are you guys doing today?Hey Jonny, this is Steve. I play bass in Once Nothing. It&apos;s currently 2:45 am and we&apos;re on tour right now in Mississippi. In the morning we&apos;ll head to Mobile, Alabama. We&apos;ve been out for 2...
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The Outtrap

The OuttrapPosted Jan 3, 2008.What are your names and what do you guys play in the band?Luke Hogfoss: Vocals, bassSteven Walker: Guitar, Vocals, SynthBrandon Jones: Drums, VocalsWhat is your website and myspace website?www.myspace.com/theouttrapWhere are you guys from and how is the music scene ther...
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FOREVER WINGS FOLD (Hardcore)

FOREVER WINGS FOLDPosted Dec 26, 2007.Hi, we&apos;re Forever Wings Fold. Mike: Operatic HymnsNick: Blooded AxeReilly: Non-Blooded AxeSteve: Baritone String ArrangmentsAric: Trance Back Beatwww.Myspace.com/foreverwingsfoldwww.purevolume.com/foreverwingsfoldWe&apos;re also on interpunk.Do you have any...
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Lucky Five

Lucky FivePosted Nov 23, 2007. Marques-Vocals, keys Shago- Lead guitarAndy-BassJesse-DrumsJon- guitar How are you guys doing today? All doing amazing thanks What is your website? still working on the website What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/LuckyfiveHow do you guys like working with Beartrap PR...
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Silent Sam (Indie/Rock)

Silent SamPosted Nov 15, 2007.Hi I&apos;m Silent Sam I pretty much its just me, so I do it all.What were some of your favorite bands growing up, and what band is the most influential to your music today? lol. umm thats a question you might not want me to answer...i was raised by my mother and she wa...
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Pretty In Stereo (Punk/Pop)

Pretty In StereoPosted Nov 5, 2007.Natalie Poole-vocals, guitarErin Cherozz1-guitarCassis Clawson-bass, backup vocalsJodi Joy-Drums How are all of you doing today?Great. Where was Pretty in Stereo born?Orange County What are some of your upcomming shows?Whisky-Nov. 3rd (Hollywood)Hogue Barmichaels-...
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REDcapricorn

REDcapricornPosted Oct 29, 2007.Kody Boyette-Lead Vocals/GuitarCasey Wagner-DrumsBJ Butler-Bass/VocalsWhat is or web site(s)?Actually we have a few, I would love everyone to check em out!- www.Myspace.com/theredcapricorn - www.Purevolume.com/redcapricorn - www.Vampirefreaks.com/redcapricorn - www.Dr...
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No One Goes Home (part 2) (Pop/Punk/Indie)

No One Goes Home (part 2)Posted Oct 28, 2007Since last year, up until this very day, could you tell me anything that has changed with NOGH?****2 U.S tours... that&apos;s kind of a big deal, lol! MANY more friends, and tons of new music! You said in your last interview that you were planning a nati...
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Giving Chase

Giving ChasePosted Oct 26, 2007.Mike – vocalsRyan - guitar/screamsBrian - guitar/vocalsCarlin – drumsJeremy - basswww.givingchase.com www.myspace.com/givingchase www.jumpstartrecords.com www.myspace.com/jumpstartrecords www.riseorrustrecords.com How do you guys like wor...
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Attica Attica (Indie/Punk)

Attica AtticaPosted Oct 24, 2007.My name is Aaron. I sing, play guitar and piano, and write all the music fror Attica! Attica! You could call it a solo project, but I like to think of it as an umbrella name for whenever my friends and I get together to play some songs I&apos;ve written. I play out...
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Paper Moons (Indie)

Paper MoonsPosted Oct 23, 2007.What is the title of your latest album? Its a self titled 7" EP actually put out by the fine folks at Team Science RecordsHow many songs are one it and how long did it take for you guys to finish the recording? Its got 4 songs on the vinyl version and a bonus track on ...
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Locked and Loaded (Punk/Rock)

Locked and LoadedPosted Oct 19, 2007.Hi, my name is Ryan and I play lead guitar and lead vocals, then there is my right hand man Christian who plays rythem and back up Vox, and my left hand man is Josh who plays bass and back up Vox, and then are new member Jinx and she plays rythem and sings some ...
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The C.I.G. (Punk)

The C.I.G.Posted Oct 19, 2007.Chad Sengstock-VocalsReuben Paul-GuitarJohn Mayberry-DrumsMatt Morey-Basswww.myspace.com/thecigwww.myspace.com/ishotchad Any shows coming up for you guys?Besides the Clinic on Oct. 19th? I think we are playing at a youth event in Pomona, but I am not sure when it is. Ma...
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O.C.A. (Punk/Rock)

O.C.A.Posted Oct 19, 2007.Lance Hendren- Rythm Guitar-lead vocsNic herring-Bass Guitar-vocsVince Morales-Drums-vocsJohnny Tischer-lead guitarmyspace.com/oca Do you have any shows coming up?Fitzgeralds Oct 12Clinic Oct 19Fern Dec.8How is the local HB scene treating you guys? Up and down How long hav...
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The Outskirts (Punk/Rock)

The OutskirtsPosted Oct 19, 2007Charlie DeKay on VocalsIll Will Bass & VocalsJustin Case Guitar & VocalsGobes on Drumswww.myspace.com/theoutskirtpunxwww.theoutskirts.orgwww.reverbnation/theoutskirtsDo you have any shows coming up? yea sure, The Big Smile Magazine Wesite Launch Show @ THE CLINIC!!AND...
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The Scarred (Punk/Rock)

The ScarredPosted Oct 19, 2007.Justin - I play guitarIsha plays DrumsMonkey plays Bass. We&apos;ve got a tour drummer right now named Ben9000 because Isha and I just had a kid.Myspace.com/Scarredthescarred.comDo you have any shows coming up?Tons. We&apos;re revving up to hit the road again in Novemb...
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The Ackleys (Indie/Punk)

The AckleysPosted Oct 8, 2007.Katie Crutchfield-guitar and vocalsAllison crutchfield-keysMichael mcClellan-bassCarter Wilson-drums myspace.com/ilikelikeliketheackleyscheck out cave9.com!How do you guys like working with Beartrap PR?we love it, chuck daley is a god among men. its such a great thing f...
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Alesana (Part 2) (LIVE)

bigsmilemagazine – interviews – alesana (part 2) (live)Posted Jun 2, 2007, by Josh Snider.www.reverbnation.com/alesanainterviewwithbigsmilemagazineThis Live interview was also done with Jonny Havoc.Please click Play above to listen to the interview.Attachments:...
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Clock Hands Strangle

Clock Hands StranglePosted Oct 2, 2007.Nick Hill | guitar Brian Bo | bass Adam Burguet | drums Todd Portnowitz | guitar & vocals Cristian Duran | keys, glockenspiel & trombone What are some shows coming up?Sep 25 2007 10:00P Common Grounds w. Do Make Say Think Gainesville, FloridaSep 26 2007 8:30...
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Side 8 (Rock/Metal)

Side 8 Posted Oct 1, 2007 GREG BROWN PLAYS THE DRUMSALEX PROMPONGSATORN HANDLES THE KEYS AND ELECTRONICSBENNY AMESQUITA PLAYS THE BASSI MYSELF, SOHEIL NAJJARAN, PLAY GUITAR AND HANDLE THE VOCALS. ## Where is your band from? WE PRACTICE IN FULLERTON, BUT OUR HOMES ARE SCATTERED FROM LOS ANGELES CO...
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The Devil Dolls Rock n Roll Street Gang

The Devil Dolls Rock n Roll Street GangPosted Sep 30, 2007.Billy Nowhere-vocalsEddie Tomecko-lead guitar/vocalsMike Andrews-guitar/vocalsJoey Cypher-drums/vocalsAre you guys on a record label? yep, we&apos;re signed to Not On Your Radio out of the UKDo you have any upcoming shows? Right now we&apos;...
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Wolverines (Punk)

WolverinesPosted Sep 28, 2007.I&apos;m Victor and i play guitar and do vocals. Brandon plays drums and sings as well.How do you guys like working with Beartrap PR? It&apos;s cool. chuck&apos;s a nice dude. we&apos;re one of his laziest clients though, but it seems to work. What give you the most ins...
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Bridge and Tunnel (Indie)

Bridge and TunnelPosted Sep 28, 2007.Pat- DrumsTia - BassJeff - GuitarRachel - GuitarHow do you guys like working with Beartrap PR?Chuck is amazing. He is one of the best people and works so hard for his friends. We are really happy to be working with him.Do you have any upcoming shows?Lots in octob...
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Opioneers (Indie)

OpioneersPosted Sep 26, 2007.Hi my name is Eric Solomon, i play guitar and sing. Chris ryan plays drums and generally looks good.How do you guys like working with Beartrap PR?Its pretty awesome. Chuck is an amazing guy. He bascially had this idea of doing a pr company and i think we were one of the ...
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MOLESTIA (Grunge/Punk)

MOLESTIAPosted Sep 25, 2007. After splitting his old band Uso y Abuso, Armando La Hoz (guitar, vocals) decided to go ahead with a new music project. John Bustamante (bassist) and Danny Da Silva (drums) started playing with him, just tired of their old bands. MOLESTIA is a mix of their influences, ...
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One Small Step For Landmines

One Small Step For LandminesPosted Sep 24, 2007.www.bigsmilemagazine.com/images/legacy/Interviews/Int198.jpgAuggie Hansen plays the drumsStephan LeaSTICK plays bass guitarKevin Allen plays guitar. (everyone sings) Do you have any upcoming shows? there is a tour that starts the last week in October a...
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Bodies

BodiesPosted Sep 19, 2007.BODIES are:Clint Hell (lead vox)Nick Cee (bass&apos;n&apos;backing vox)John L. Undell (guitar&apos;n&apos;backing vox)Hans Gee (drums)www.myspace.com/bodiessweden bodiessweden.proboards74.com We are also present on a few other communities in Sweden and the UK, such as www.a...
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Death and Revenge (Rock)

Death and RevengePosted Sep 19, 2007.Dusty Disaster=drums, percussion & vacalsDeadly Art=lead guitar and vocalsJuicy Julian Mendoza=Bass & vocalsShauny Darko=guitar and vacalswww.DNRrocks.net www.myspace.com/deathandrevengeDo you have any upcoming shows? yeahThur, Sept 6th The Boardwalk 9426 Greenba...
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The Groundbreaking Ceremony (Rock)

The Groundbreaking CeremonyPosted Sep 17, 2007.Brandon - Guitar/VocalsDirk - DrumsMike - Guitar/VocalsRyan - Basswww.myspace.com/gbcrockHow do you guys like being Sponsored by Code Blue?We feel that code blue is a great oppertunity for any band. They Do alot for all of there bands and there is no fa...
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Tsunami (Punk)

Tsunami (Venezuela Punk)Posted Sep 12, 2007.Tsunami are: Enrik Maldonado (guitar and Vocals)Luis Oropeza, (bass and support vocals)Luís Jose Garcia (Playing drums and support vocals) What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/tsunamipunkAny other websites?We have a site in this great pla...
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The Meanies (Punk)

The MeaniesPosted Sep 11, 2007Vocals: DanamiteGuitar: SceneBass: SnotDrums: MangeWhat is your website? We are also on www.Punrockers.com and www.Mohawkradio.comWhat does your band name mean, or what is it from? We got our name form our attitudes; which is what punk was originally about and not all t...
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PALM TREE DEATH INCIDENT (Metal/Punk)

PALM TREE DEATH INCIDENTPosted Sep 8, 2007Chris Mayo lead vocals, DrumsJ Phelps lead vocals,rythum guitarJustin Snead BassCaleb Mcmackin Lead Guitarwww.myspace.com/ptdiI love your guys music but what kind of music did you all grew up listening to? I would guess punk and I cant put my finger one ...
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PALM TREE DEATH INCIDENT (Metal/Punk)

PALM TREE DEATH INCIDENTPosted Sep 8, 2007Chris Mayo lead vocals, DrumsJ Phelps lead vocals,rythum guitarJustin Snead BassCaleb Mcmackin Lead Guitarwww.myspace.com/ptdiI love your guys music but what kind of music did you all grew up listening to? I would guess punk and I cant put my finger one ...
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PALM TREE DEATH INCIDENT (Metal/Punk)

PALM TREE DEATH INCIDENTPosted Sep 8, 2007Chris Mayo lead vocals, DrumsJ Phelps lead vocals,rythum guitarJustin Snead BassCaleb Mcmackin Lead Guitarwww.myspace.com/ptdiI love your guys music but what kind of music did you all grew up listening to? I would guess punk and I cant put my finger one ...
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Perestroyka (Indie)

PerestroykaPosted Sep 5, 2007.James Abbott- Guitar, Back-up VocalsCameron Fitzpatrick- Lead Vocals, BassVincent Russell- Drums, Back-up vocalswww.myspace.com/perestroykabandHow do you guys like working with Code Blue Media?We very much enjoy it. So far, it’s has been the best thing to e...
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Ruthie Bram (Indie/Rock)

Ruthie BramPosted Sep 4, 2007.Hi Ruthie Bram, my name is Jonny Havoc, how are you doing today?I am doing fantastic, and one of the reasons is because I’m being interviewed by you today!www.myspace.com/ruthiebram Where can we buy your music?You can buy my music in CD format on my MySpace...
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Cry Havoc (Hip-Hop/Punk)

Cry HavocPosted Aug 31, 2007.Hi, J. Boogie, your the Singer for Cry Havoc and what&apos;s the names of the other guys in the band and what do they do? Hey Jonny, the rest of my band mates are: Matty Grooves who plays guitar right, Feel Screams who plays guitar left and bg vox, Mikee STICKz on drums ...
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Bluemeridian

BluemeridianPosted Aug 27, 2007.Donovan Lyman - Singer/Songwriter & Guitar/Piano Chadwick Stienmetz - Lead Guitar & HarmoniesWalter Valdez - Drums, George Castells - Bass & Vocalswww.myspace.com/bluemeridianDo you have any upcoming shows?Sure, always. Sept 10th at the Hotel Cafe in HollywoodSept 22n...
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Rayah (Hardcore/Screamo)

RayahPosted Aug 21, 2007.BigSmileMagazine: hi my name is Jonny Havoc.Rayah: Hey, it&apos;s Jeremy Jones, from RayahBigSmileMagazine: hi Jeremy, nice to meet you, you are the singer, what are the names of the other guys in the band and what do they do?Rayah: Tim & Joel play guitar, Martin&apos;s the ...
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The Handbandits (Indie/HipHop)

The HandbanditsPosted Aug 17, 2007.We&apos;re Armani Adam and Kouture Kyle. Adam works the drum machines and the casio Kyle does samples and laptop work.www.myspace.com/thehandbandits . Check it!Do you guys have any other websites?No. We aren&apos;t cool enough to have any friend in web design. We ...
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Nicholas Gray (Acoustic/Rock)

Nicholas GrayPosted Aug 16, 2007.www.myspace.com/nicholasgray How do you like being Sponsored by Code Blue?I love it. I think Code Blue is a great outlet for bands. A lot of bands (when they are just starting out) don&apos;t have a lot of contacts or resources. Code Blue makes this easy already havi...
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Fusion Family (Fusion/Rock)

Fusion FamilyPosted Aug 2, 2007.Where did you get the name for your band FUSION FAMILY?Well we like to play Fusion music....like when you mix different genres together and we are like a family we are all very close.Brian Walton: Vocals/Guitars. Sam Arnold: Vocals/Guitars. Tim George: Bass/backing Vo...
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The Jackpot Golden Boys (Indie/Rock)

The Jackpot Golden BoysPosted Aug 1, 2007.Jackpot Alex - lead vocals and guitarJackpot Mike - Bass and vocalsJackpot Hat - keyboards, vocals and percussionJackpot Jim - Drums and vocals www.jackpotgoldenboys.com www.myspace.com/thejackpotgoldenboys How do you guys like working with duck maggot rec...
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24E (Rock)

24EPosted Jul 24, 2007.Hi this is cblime, I am a song and dance man. I stole that. Actually I am the singer, play back up guitar to Travis’ genius and am the writer of our songs beginnings. Travis: Lead guitar and texture for 24E Steve: I am the low end energy of the band on bass. Bryan...
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Blackout 101 (Pop/Punk)

Blackout 101Posted Jul 18, 2007.Big Smile Magazine:Hi my name is Jonny Havoc. what&apos;s yours?Chris BowmanBig Smile Magazine:you play guitar and are you lead vocals?Chris: I also write the songsBig Smile Magazine:What are the names of the other 2 guys in the band and what do they play?Chris: Our D...
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FORCE FED BROKEN GLASS (Death Metal/HxC)

FORCE FED BROKEN GLASSPosted Jul 16, 2007.Danny -vocalistIzzy-drumsJeff-guitarPat-guitarBarber-basswww.myspace.com/FFBGDo you have any upcoming shows?Yep, and you can always check them at our myspace.we always keep it updated, and promote it as much as possible, everyone make it out to a show when w...
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A Sinful Attraction (Hardcore)

A Sinful AttractionPosted Jul 16, 2007.www.myspace.com/asinfulattraction www.purevolume.com/asinfulattractionDo you have any upcoming shows?July 17th battle of the bands chain reaction, August 3rd at the Alley club, and more to come Tell me a little about the hardcore scene as it is today.the hardco...
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Valentine Suicide (Screamo/Hardcore)

Valentine SuicidePosted Jul 12, 2007.barry "pnut" garner : vocalsdamon "elmo" willison : vocalsshaun "slip" cotteril : basssteven roberts : lead guitarrob blackburn : 2nd guitarpatric "patty" boyd : drumswww.myspace.com/valentinesuicideDo you have any upcoming shows? friday 13th july @ the sun inn s...
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Ladybug Landslide (Indie/Emo/Rock)

Ladybug LandslidePosted Jul 12, 2007.Hi, My name is Marshall and well..I guess I do everything. ..........What is your website?I don&apos;t have an actual website, it just seems kinda pointless to have one with Myspace and Purevolume being as big as they are.............www.myspace.com/ladybuglandsl...
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Five Good Reasons (Part 2) (Punk/HxC)

Five Good Reasons (Part 2)Posted Jun 24, 2007.Matt ForbesChris Lane-Jason MillsChris Garcia-Marco ZambranoBig Smile Magazine: I heard something about a new website, what is that all about?Jason: Well right now we&apos;re working on a premiering a new website to go along with our new EP and that will...
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The Never (Indie/Rock)

The NeverPosted Jun 18, 2007.Jonny Tunnell: drums, vocals, Noah Smith: vocals, guitar, bass, keys Joah Tunnell: bass, vocals, guitar, keys www.thenever.org www.myspace.com/thenever www.reverbnation.com/thenever www.trekkyrecords.com How do you guys like working with Trekky Records? well, I&apos;m ac...
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Authority Zero (Punk)

Authority ZeroPosted Jun 13, 2007.Jason DeVore - VoxBill Marcks - Guitar/VoxJim Wilcox - DrumsBryan Sandell - GuitarPaul Fenix - BassWhat is your website?Jason-You can check us out at www.authorityzero.comWhat is your myspace?Jason- www.myspace.com/authorityzeroAny other websites?Jason- www.Billycyl...
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Donnie Darkhorse (Poetry/Spoken Word)

Donnie DarkhorsePosted Jun 11, 2007.What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/darkhorse1804 Do you have any upcoming shows? Yes, im touring the east coast and canada this summer, check my myspace for tour dates, i&apos;ll be stopping in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida,...
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The Unheard Poet (Poetry/Other)

The Unheard PoetPosted Jun 6, 2007.What is your website? www.Myspace.com/xtheunheardpoetx What inspires most of your lyrics? usually just situations from my life. whether or not a poem is directly about something, or abstract and portaining to something deeper, it all revolves around love and our ...
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Drysdale (Indie/Rock)

DrysdalePosted May 25, 2007.Doug-Vox Mike-Guitar Chris-Drums Eric-Bass What is your website? We will have one really soon….. with new band name. For now just the myspace. What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/drysdale Do you have any upcoming shows? 6/9 the Vault in Laguna ca. 6/23 the ...
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Make It Better Later (Ska)

Make It Better LaterPosted May 22, 2007.Aaron - Vocals/Guitar Steve - Vocals/Drums Fil - Vocals/Bass Amy - Vocals/Violin What is your website? www.makeitbetterlater.co.uk - although the myspace is generally more up to date! What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/makeitbetterlater Any other websites? ...
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Soulbleed (Metal)

SoulbleedPosted May 16, 2007.Dave Rubenhold (Vocals) Steve Marshall (Guitars) Elaina Bangma (Bass) Josh Kane (Drums)www.soulbleedarmy.comwww.myspace.com/soulbleedarmyIf you had to pick the best venue to play at, what would it be?Main Stage at OzzfestWhat was your best show of all time?The Whisky a g...
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HAZELDEN

HAZELDENPosted Apr 25, 2007.Mary Jane Snow:†im mary jane . singer, songwriter and guitaristMatt McJunkins:†matt . bassPete Vasquez: your momWhat is your myspace?MJS: its really cool actually. ive met a lot of super sweet people thru our page, and i cant wait to tour around th...
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The Slow Forward (Metal/Progressive Rock)

The Slow ForwardPosted Apr 25, 2007.Rob-Guitar, lead voxJay- Bass, voxSplinter-DrumsWhat is your website? www.theslowforward.comWhat is your myspace? www.myspace.com/theslowforwardWhat gave you the idea for your band name? Jay- “Well the name actually came to me in a dream.â€Â&...
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The Slow Forward (Metal/Progressive Rock)

The Slow ForwardPosted Apr 25, 2007.Rob-Guitar, lead voxJay- Bass, voxSplinter-DrumsWhat is your website? www.theslowforward.comWhat is your myspace? www.myspace.com/theslowforwardWhat gave you the idea for your band name? Jay- “Well the name actually came to me in a dream.â€Â&...
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Julia Dawn (Folk/Pop)

Julia DawnPosted Apr 21, 2007.Band name: Julia Dawn, I am a singer-songwriter. Every album differs. Common Band members include Jason Jurzak, Jeff Simpson, Eva Scow, Sam Rocha, Randy Stindt, Thomas Delgado.What is your MySpace?www.myspace.com/juliadawnmusic What genre is your music?Its really a mix ...
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Purity (Metal/Hardcore)

PurityPosted Apr 14, 2007. Jason Gallo-VoxNeil Ballard-GuitarHenry Guthrie-GuitarAndrew Santos-Bass & B/U VoxJon Lamers-Drums What is your website? www.puritymusic.com (under construction) What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/puritymusic What genre is your music? Metal/Hardcore What are some of the...
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Gentlemen and Scholars (Indie)

Gentlemen and ScholarsPosted Apr 11, 2007.Pat Brady: GuitarMatt Mitchell: DrumsMike White: Vocals/guitarJeremiah Galey: Bass/VocalsRyan Hills: Guitar/VocalsMike Brady: KeyboardsWhat is your website? our website is currently under construction, so we honestly do not have one right now. Sorry!What is ...
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EMYHR (Rap)

EMYHRPosted Mar 28, 2007.I Go By EMYHR..Which is pronouced e mear rhymes with beamer to simplify it lol. Also YA BOY EMYHR. Which im better known by cuz its the intro to most of my songs. What is your website EMYHR? I Have www.emyhr.com which is my music site , and my production site,cuz i also mak...
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Lil Aizy (Rap)

Lil AizyPosted Mar 26, 2007.My real name is Andrew Stanley My STage Name Is Lil Aizy What is your website? www.lilaizy.com What are some of your shows coming up? we have a tour lined up but the dates have not be set yet What is music to you? My life my passion my job What other groups have you been ...
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Betrayed By Tragedy (Hardcore)

Betrayed By TragedyPosted Mar 19, 2007.Kayer- Vocals Daniel- Guitar Marshall- Bass David- Guitar Danny- Drums What is your website? You can check us out at www.myspace.com/betrayedbytragedy What is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/betrayedbytragedy What genre is your music? For the most part Hard...
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P!stol P!stol (RockNRoll)

P!stol P!stolPosted Mar 19, 2007.First off, how old are you? 17,17,17 and Keith&apos;s 18. Just about to graduate yeeeeeaaaahhh boy. What are your names? on drums:KEITH STARR A.K.A. "CHEIF, THE BLUNT" on bass guitar: MATTY JAMES A.K.A. "THE FUNNY GUY" on guitar: KIAN A.K.A "THE HEART BREAK KID" fron...
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Congress Of A Crow (Rock)

Congress Of A CrowPosted Mar 19, 2007.Adam Tichenor: Guitars Wil "Wolfman" Sutherland: Guitars Todd Shaver: Bass Nathan Lindley: Drums Danelle Phillips: VOX/Acoustic/Wurlizter/TrumpetWhat is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/congressofacrowWhat is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/congressofacrowWhat...
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Burlesque (Hardcore)

BurlesquePosted Mar 16, 2007. Chris Jackson - Vocals Shane Ruth - Guitar Eric Duncan - Guitar Joey Isaksen - Bass Jeremy Bryant - DrumsWho got you interested in playing this kind of music?Well we all got interested into hardcore and metal music by differant people, but for the most part we all have...
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The Kurt Hunter Band (Rock/Pop)

The Kurt Hunter BandPosted Mar 16, 2007.Kurt Hunter - singer/guitar Elliott Lawrence - Bass, vocals Greg Butka - Percussion, vocals Drew Mc Garity - Drums, vocals Jason Fru - acoustic guitar What is your website? www.kurthunter.com What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/kurthunterband What genre is y...
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Scarlet Grey (Indie/Pop/Rock)

Scarlet GreyPosted Mar 16, 2007.Epic interview with Ben! Ben (lead vox/guitar)Danny (lead guitar/vox)Pete (Bass/vox)Ricker (drums/vox) What is your website? www.scarletgrey.net What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/scarletgrey What is your PureVolume? Purevolume is dead bros!!!What genre is your mus...
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Scarlet Grey (Indie/Pop/Rock)

Scarlet GreyPosted Mar 16, 2007.Epic interview with Ben! Ben (lead vox/guitar)Danny (lead guitar/vox)Pete (Bass/vox)Ricker (drums/vox) What is your website? www.scarletgrey.net What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/scarletgrey What is your PureVolume? Purevolume is dead bros!!!What genre is your mus...
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Camden (Indie/Pop/Rock)

CamdenPosted Mar 16, 2007.Casey- Guitar Jon- Vocals Dave- Bass Danny- Drums What is your MySpace? myspace.com/camdenrock What is your PureVolume? purevolume.com/camdenlv What genre is your music? Its sort of an indie pop/rock i guess haha. its pretty hard to classify. Who got you interested in playi...
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Daybreak Ends (Hard Rock)

Daybreak EndsPosted Mar 16, 2007.Greg - Vocals Mike - Guitar/Vocals James- Bass/Vocals Jonny - Drums What is your website? www.daybreakends.com What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/daybreakends What is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/daybreakends What genre is your music? hard rock Who got you ...
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Muerte (Metal)

MuertePosted Mar 5, 2007.Kevin Fitzgerald- Vocals Will Breitner- Guitar/Vocals Ben Gough- Guitar/Vocals Jon Castino- Drums What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/muertemusic What is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/muertemusic What genre is your music? Metal/Death Metal/Progressive What are some ...
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Five Good Reasons (Seattle Hardcore)

Five Good ReasonsPosted Feb 13, 2007.Matt Forbes - Vocals Jason Mills – Bass Marco Zambrano – Guitar Logan Harmon – Guitar Chris Lane - Drums What is music to you? Jason: Music is everything, it&apos;s my one passion and what I sacrifice everything for. It&apos...
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As Beauty Burns to Ashes (Hardcore)

As Beauty Burns to AshesPosted Feb 12, 2007.This interview is by Zach (vocals) and Justin (drums) What is your website? www.myspace.com/asbeautyburnstoashes What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/asbeautyburnstoashes What is your PureVolume? Coming soon! What genre is your music? Christian Hardcore. ...
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Thessaly Lerner, The UkuLady (Comedy/Indie)

Thessaly Lerner, The UkuLadyPosted Feb 5, 2007.What is your website? www.TheUkuLady.com is coming very soon! Until then, www.ThessalyLerner.com What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/TheUkuLady also, my side project, Special Occasion Music at www.myspace.com/SpecialOccasionMusic What genre is yo...
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Necrodemon (Black/Metal)

NecrodemonPosted Feb 5, 2007Rob Elliott -Guitars/VocalsJeremy Montgomery - BassChuck Feldman - Drums What is your website? www.necrodemon.com What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/necrodemon What genre is your music? Black Death Thrash Metal I see that you are from Indiana, since i&apos;ve never bee...
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CloseDown (Hardcore/Rock)

CloseDownPosted Jan 22, 2007.David - Guitar & VOcalAlex - VocalsLouis - DrumBasiss - BassKeven - Guitar What is your website? www.myspace.com/closedown What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/closedown What is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/closedown What genre is your music? Rock / Hardcore / Ac...
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The Next Best Thing In Hip-Hop? J. Cole (hip hop)

Posted Jul 26, 2010, by Jesus Rangel.Featured Artists: J. Cole;Genre: Hip Hop;Many people within the Hip-Hop community have been questioning the credibility of the rappers that came in after the year 2000. Just to name a few; Soulja Boy, how did he contribute to Hip-Hop and music in general? GS Boys...
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Worhorse (Metal/Punk)

worhorsePosted Jan 22, 2007.Abraham/Rhythm GuitarManny/VocalsJorge/Drums Joe/Lead GuitarCarlos/Bass What is your website? www.worhorse.tk What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/worhorse What genre is your music? Metal-punk What are some of the shows you have coming up? We have 2 upcoming shows, one w...
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Doc Holiday - Vol.2 (Hardcore)

Doc HolidayPosted Jan 22, 2007.Nick D - Drums Josh H - Guitars Kevin C - Guitars Drew S - Bass / Vocals *What is your MySpace? myspace.com/docholiday *What genre is your music? thrash/southern rock/hardcore *What are some of the shows you have coming up? We&apos;ve recently been going through line-u...
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Closed Heart Surgery (Emo/Rap)

Closed Heart SurgeryPosted Jan 15, 2007.RoCom, rhymes/beats/production. Ross G, rhymesWhat is your website? www.emorap.com What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/closedheartsurgery What is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/closedheartsurgery What genre is your music? Hip-Hop and depressing Indie AK...
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Fire Through Shadows (Metal/Hardcore)

Fire Through ShadowsPosted Jan 15, 2007Ben(Vocals)Daniel(Bass)Michael(Drums)Mike(Guitar)What is your website? -Don&apos;t have one as of yet. We own the domain name, we&apos;re just looking for the right person to design it for us. What is your MySpace? - www.Myspace.com/FireThroughShadows What genr...
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Resistance (Hardcore)

ResistancePosted Jan 15, 2007Interview from Eric.Eric- Guitar David-bass Dyaln-vox scott-drums What is your website? myspace.com/resistanceanaheim What genre is your music? hardcore/other What are some of the shows you have comming up? feb 4th the alley w/ rob carson Who got you interested in playin...
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Tea Suicide (Musician/Artist/Model)

Tea SuicidePosted Jan 15, 2007.What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/teasuicide How old were you when you started to model? I was eighteen. Less than a year ago. So you are a model for sg, do you do anything else on top of that? I&apos;m currently attending a fine arts university and majoring in pho...
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Shallow Pockets (Ska/Punk)

Shallow PocketsPosted Jan 15, 2007.Jon-guitar, Jonnie guitar, Ryan-Vocals, Ricky-Bass, Anthony-Drums What is your website? too lazy to make one What is your MySpace www.myspace.com/shallowpockts What genre is your music? basically we play sone ska infused with hardcore punk....we Ducking rule. Who ...
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Lance Whalen (Folk/Indie)

Lance WhalenPosted Jan 3, 2007.Save America Buy Indie What is your website? www.lancewhalen.com What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/lancewhalen Big Smile Magazine: What were you&apos;re previous bands? L: well... I was in The Reluctant, that was my first working band, kind of a post-punk/rock/pop ...
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Tito "Charles" Bonaducci (Lounge)

Tito "Charles" BonaducciPosted Jan 3, 2007.What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/titolounges Where have you been peforming latly? Monday nights I host karaoke at the Continental Room in Fullerton, Tuesdays I perform in between the bands at the Alley in fullerton, and on Thursdays I play with my band...
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Atomic Youth (Punk)

Atomic YouthPosted Jan 3, 2007.Jonny Shmut(vocals) Thadd Chaos(bass, backup vocals) Alex the Jackal(guitar, backup vocals) Josh Shmut(drums) What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/atomicyouthoc What is music to you? Music is about our life and what kinda world we live in today and everything around u...
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A Brokeheart Pro (Rock)

A Brokeheart ProPosted Dec 26, 2006.What are your names and what is your position in the band? My name is Jeannette and I do everything on these recordings. Weird, huh. . . It&apos;s what I&apos;m best at. It&apos;s my ego. My identity. It&apos;s how I have my fun. It makes me feel omnipotent. What ...
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Bullet Treatment (Punk/Rock)

Bullet TreatmentPosted Dec 26, 2006.Matt - vox Vince - bassDave - drumsI&apos;m Chuck - Guitar. It&apos;d be too hard to list all the members overall.What is your website? www.bullettreatment.com What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/bullettreatm...
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Saving Gracie (Pop/Punk/Grunge)

Saving GraciePosted Dec 18, 2006.Dan Howe- Vocals GuitarBrandon Morrison - Lead GuitarMatt Carranza - Bass Max Minskoff - Drums What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/savinggracieWhat is your PureVolume?We made the account years ago, and they never sent us our password. In all that time, they have ne...
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Norrath (Metal)

NorrathPosted Dec 18, 2006.What is your website? Our web page is underconstruction at the moment. What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomnorrath What are your names and what are your positions in the band? Pat Kiselicka, lead guitars and vocals Mark Iocca, live rhythm guitars Matt Hayes,...
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Terezodu (Punk/Metal)

TerezoduPosted Dec 8, 2006.Leo (vocals)Matt (lead guitar)Patrick (guitar)Steve (bass)Alex (Drums)What is your website? Www.terezodu.comWhat is your MySpace? Www.myspace.com/terezoduwhat genre is your music? I think the band has decided that we fit in nicely with the punk/metal Crossover genre.Who go...
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The Messiah Complex (Metalcore)

The Messiah ComplexPosted Dec 8, 2006Rikk Wolf sings Knate Harter is the drummerMitch Peters is the bassistRyan HundleyChris Frost play guitar What is your website?www.themessiahcomplex.comWhat is your MySpace?www.myspace.com/themessiahcomplex What is your PureVolume?www.purevolume.com/themessiahcom...
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No One Goes Home (Pop/Punk/Emo)

No One Goes Home (NOGH)Posted Dec 4, 2006.Craig - Lead Vox/Lead Guitar/Lead Keyboards Nick - Back-Up Vox/Lead Bass Jonny Z - Back-up Vox/Lead Drums/Lead ProgrammingWhat is your website? www.nogh.com or www.noonegoeshome.comWhat is your MmmmmSpace? What is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/noonegoe...
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EMPIRACY (Hardcore/Metal)

EMPIRACYPosted Dec 4, 2006.Zac Owen Steve Keller Adam Edwards Patrick Egan Joe Chambers What is your website? What is your MySpace? www.myspace.com/empiracyband What is your PureVolume? www.purevolume.com/empiracy What genre is your music? Hardcore/Metal/Experimental What are some of the shows you h...
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The L-10 Project (Punk/Rock)

The L-10 Project Posted Sep 1, 2006. www.myspace.com/l10project Barry Levine - Vocals Mike STICKz - Lead Guitar Rick Murder - Bass & Guitar Jon Havoc - Drums Brett Griffiths - Resident Caveman __What do you want to see happen thru music in the future? __ Our main thing has always been simply...
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13 Killings (Hardcore)

13 KillingsPosted Sep 1, 2006.Shane- VocalsMike- Vocals Frank- Guitar Chuy- Guitar Ramone- Bass/Keys Cameron- Drums What is music to you? Music to us is life but then again every band says that, so music to us is an every day thing we work on.What is the best thing about music? The best thing about ...
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Abstract Perfection (Hardcore)

Abstract PerfectionPosted Sep 1, 2006.myspace.com/AbstractPerfectionJon - Vocals Josh - GuitarWes - BassCamillo - DrumsWhat is music to you? Jon: AWESOME I love music, all types but i prefer the harder stuff. Josh: Music is everything to me! Its the best way to show creativity and a good way to expr...
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Divisible (Indie/Rock)

DivisiblePosted Sep 1, 2006.www.divisiblemusic.comShola Akinshemoyin - vocals, guitarAlbert Sadia - drumsJaysson Shelnutt - bassWhat is music to you? AS: Music to me is happiness and joy. It is an expression of emotion and an outlet to share with others.JS: Playing music is a way out of reality for ...
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Sputnik Monroe (Rock)

Sputnik MonroePosted Sep 1, 2006.www.myspace.com/sputnikmonroeKevin Netzley-VocalsNoel Bass -GuitarPatrick Doyle -BassBriar-DrumsWhat is music to you?Well, I think to most people, music is a big part of thier lives. Everybody has Mp3 players, and we are all walking around with these soundtracks to o...
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Daniel Smith (Country)

Daniel SmithPosted Sep 1, 2006.www.myspace.com/dearsatanAt the moment, my drummer (Dave) and I (Daniel) are busy finishing up an album we’ve been working on since March so it’s not so much a band, so to speak. That being said, we’re looking to eventually find a...
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White Rose (Rock)

White RosePosted Sep 1, 2006.www.whiterosepunk.comSteve - guitar & back-up vocalsNate - drumsNoah - bass & lead vocalsIan - guitarWhat is music to you? Steve-Music plays a very important role in my life. I thrive on hearing new sounds and combinations of sounds. I listen to music constantly and I am...
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Shooting Blanks (Pop/Punk)

Shooting BlanksPosted Sep 1, 2006.www.shootingblanks.net/www.myspace.com/shootingblanksMatt Hoffman - vox/guitarJohn Brey - guitarDeech - bass/voxScotty Hero - drumsWhat is music to you?LISTENING to music is a way for me to relax, get through the day, deal with problems, or give me inspiration. WRIT...
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Kill Spector (Rock)

Kill SpectorPosted Sep 1, 2006.www.killspector.comwww.myspace.com/killspectorrockswww.purevolume.com/killspector Wim Arys: guitar (me)Nico Goethals: vocalsStef Bollaert: drumsVincent Windels: guitarWhat genre is your music?RockWho got you interested in playing this kind of music?Listening as a kid t...
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Jar Young (Rap)

Jae YoungPosted Sep 1, 2006.Whojaeyoung.comMyspace.com/whojaeyoungI&apos;m Jae Young and I&apos;m a solo artistWho got you interested in playing this kind of music? My friend Young Spade was the 1 that got me into rapping.What is music to you? It&apos;s everything. It&apos;s what gets me thru a lot ...
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Doc Holiday (Hardcore)

Doc HolidayPosted Sep 1, 2006.Josh Heyman - GuitarChris Hejazi - BassEric Esparaza - VocalsKevin Cash - GuitarNick Derosa - DrumsWhat got you into playing the music you play today?Chris: I grew up on more of a punk influence, more into heaver things. I grew up on Metallica and Pantara, and though we...
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Lets Drive To Alaska (Indie)

Lets Drive To AlaskaPosted Sep 1, 2006.www.myspace.com/letsdrivetoalaskaIm Chris Garcia and i am Let&apos;s Drive to Alaska! I preform and record everything on the records. But my live members have changed around quite a bit. at times ive had about 8 people on stage including me. Right now i have my...
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Heath! (Rock)

HEATH!Posted Sep 1, 2006.www.heathrocks.com www.myspace.com/heathrockscomStephen Heath-guitar and vocals, David Rhee-drums and vocals. Dave currently resides in New Zealand, so the search is on for someone localWhat is music to you? More important than food. I prefer to eat cds, they take awhile to ...
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The Axe That Chopped The Cherry Tree (HxC)

The Axe That Chopped The Cherry Tree (TATCTCT) Posted Jul 5, 2006.Interview with Adam (Drummer)www.myspace.com/theaxethatchoppedthecherrytreeHow long has the band been together? 6 MonthsYou just came out with a 6 song ep, where can we get it? You can get it at smartpunk.com, cityokrecords.com myspac...
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Mind-War (Punk/Core)

Mind-WarPosted Jul 5, 2006What do you do in Mindwar? I’m Mark, and I play guitar and sing.What would you say your genre of music is? Uh... mayhem!What does your band name mean? Mindwar means like, trying to keep concentration. Its a real simple answer, but I think I&apos;ve never really...
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Mind-War (Punk/Core)

Mind-WarPosted Jul 5, 2006What do you do in Mindwar? I’m Mark, and I play guitar and sing.What would you say your genre of music is? Uh... mayhem!What does your band name mean? Mindwar means like, trying to keep concentration. Its a real simple answer, but I think I&apos;ve never really...
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Ruiners Fracture! (Hardcore)

Ruiners Fracture! Written Sep 1, 2005Stewart Richmond - Guitars Billy Galvin - Drums Chris Thomas - Vocals Ryan Doria - Bass Chris Doss - Guitarwww.ruinersfracture.com www.myspace.com/ruinersfracture www.purevolume.com/ruinersfractureWhat does your band name mean? The aftermath of destruction; but n...
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Wiggum (Punk/Rock)

Wiggum Written Dec 1, 2004.What were some of your favorite bands growing up? Nofx, Green Day, Pennywise, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, MxPx, Minor Threat, Operation Ivy…and even some random stuff like Dave Matthews. What can I say he can write music.Where is your favorite place to play shows at...
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Set Your Goals (Live Audio)

www.reverbnation.com/setyourgoalsbsmThis Live Interview was done with Jonny Havoc.Photo by DaniPlease Click the PLAY botton above.Durration 11:16Attachments:...
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Alesana

Posted Apr 28, 2007, by Josh Snider.Dennis - vocals Shawn - vocals, guitar, piano Patrick - guitar Adam - guitar, vocals Steven - bass Jeremy - drums www.alesanarock.com/www.myspace.com/alesanawww.purevolume.com/alesanaWho got you into playing Screamo/Emo? I grew up in North, CA There was a big meta...
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Stick To Your Guns

Posted Apr 7, 2007, by Josh Snider.Justin-GuitarCasey-DrumsJesse-Vocalswww.myspace.com/styg Who got you interested in playing Hardcore music? Music got me interested I guess you could say. I&apos;ve always loved music, my dad got me listening to music and really understanding it and having an apprec...
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Chad Sugg of Backseat Goodbye

Posted Mar 31, 2007, by Josh Snider.www.myspace.com/backseatgoodbye www.backseatgoodbye.com Chad Sugg (vocals/guitar/bass/piano/tambourine/drums & everything else)Who got you interested in playing Accoustic/Rock music? A little band out of Omaha that a few people might know of... Bright Eyes.How d...
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Love Thyne

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: Love Thyne; Genre: Hardcore;General Heavy (vocals) Dino (guitar) Slicky Mo DP (guitar) Boy-O (bass) Matt (drums)www.myspace.com/lovethyne What got you interested in playing hardcore? Umm, metallica, megadeth in elementary school. Than in Jr.High I...
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Ten Seconds To Go

Posted Mar 21, 2007, by Josh Snider.Hi John, do you have time to do an interview?sure. when?Right now.haha. yeah, sure Allright here we go. Your myspace is www.myspace.com/tensecondstogo do you have any other websites?www.tensecondstogo.net www.purevolume.com/tensecondstogo What are your names an...
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MxPx

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: MxPx; Genre: Rock;This is a nice tour bus? Does it help a lot with the heat? Today’s nice. Some places it gets to be 110 degrees. When it’s 115 degrees outside the bus, it’s 95 in the bus. You’ve been around for about 13 years, how has the...
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Alchemy X

alchemy x interviewPosted 7 years ago, Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Metal;Tom Engel - Vocals/Keyboards Chris Fox - Guitar Rob Schreiber - Guitar Steve Ratchen - Bass/Keyboards/Vocals Chris Scorsese - Drums www.alchemy-x.com www.myspace.com/alchemyx A lot of people like to compare you guys to...
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Aster

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Pop;Bryan Ellis - Vocals/Guitar Tim Husmann - Drums/Keyswww.astermusic.com www.myspace.com/asterHow did you come up with your band name? It is actually a satellite that was launched by NASA and they watched the earth from it; like an observation system.When,...
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Mike Park

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: Mike Park; Genre: Alternative;Why did you start the plea for peace? It was a way for me to do something with music and activism, especially at the time I felt there was such a laul in the music work, this was happening in the late 90s when they di...
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Eudora

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: Eudora; Genre: Rock;Kevin Connor (bass/screams)David Tom (vocals)Tim Markel (guitar/vocals)Robby Friend (guitar)Mike Crisis (drums) www.Eudoratheband.com www.myspace.com/eudoramusicwww.purevolume.com/eudoraocHow did you come up with your name, an...
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The Juliana Theory

Posted Jul 5, 2006, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: The Juliana Theory; Genre: Alternative;• Brett Detar - vocals, guitars• Chad Alan - bass, backing vocals• Joshua Fiedler - guitars• Joshua Kosker - guitars, backing vocals• Josh Walters - drumsCo-Interviewed by David DeLanceyThis intervi...
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Skidward

Posted Mar 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Pop;Who is in Skidward? Chris: I play guitar and sing. Clint: I play bass and do some back vocals. Aaron: I am the rhythmic section. What is music? Chris: Music is what brings sanity to the world. Through music, you can express intense emotions that couldn&a...
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Stand To Say Goodbye

Posted Mar 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Rock;Where was your first show? It was at a little youth group program in Claremont called The Source.Where was your best show ever? It would have to be a little town called Kingma, Arizona. Small towns are great cause the kids just go nuts. What venue w...
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Brett Schieber

Jun 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Pop;What would genre is your music? alternative/poprock What is music to you? Everything How did you come up with your band name? My parents gave it to me! What does your band name mean? Actually, I&apos;m told that Schieber (pronounced &apos;sheeber&apos;) means "...
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The Murdocks

Posted Jun 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Genre: Rock;Franklin Morris - Guitar / VocalsRyan Cano – DrumsRobert Houghton - the cute oneWhat inspires you to play? FM: I strive to accomplish musically so everyone that ever made fun of me will feel like crap. RC: Honestly, my friend Scott I grew up with. We ...
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Dave Righton of Roche Limit

Posted Jun 1, 2005, by Josh Snider. Genre: Electronica __So Dave, who are you? __ My name is Dave Righton and I do many things. I write, I paint, I make music, I work in the film and television industry, and I have just started a clothing company called Vanpoot. I try to spread out my creative out...
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The Matches

Posted Sep 1, 2005, by Josh Snider.Featured Artists: The Matches; Genre: Rock;How did you come up with your band name? You know how you say a word and you say it like a bazillion times. You go cantaloupe, cantaloupe, cantaloupe, cantaloupe, cantaloupe; you kind of forget what it means. That’s kind...
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Zippy Josh - Stupidville (Acoustic/Rock)

Zippy Josh & The Rag Tag Band - StupidvilleWritten Oct 21, 2011. Josh Handley was in the band that you may of heard, called Officer Negative (Guitar (1995–1999)) and after the break up of ON Josh started his own project with Zippy Josh and the Rag Tag Band releasing his first album "S...
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Zelazowa - Elephants On A Mouse (Rock/Alt)

Zelazowa - Elephants On A Mouse HuntWritten Oct 21, 2011. Elephants On A Mouse Hunt is Zelazowa&apos;s third album released in 2009 with 2 prior, the first is called "Rest Easy" and was released in 2005 and the second is called "Polymorph" and was released on 2006. Zelazowa&apos;s latest album is ...
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BOZ Live - Karma Knows (Rock)

BOZ Live - Karma KnowsWritten Sep 24, 2010. BOZ in his Adult Contemporary music reminds me a lot of Stephen Lynch just take away the comedy part of Steven&apos;s music and it sounds a lot like BOZ, with an acoustic soft rock alternative. I would say that BOZ is for fans of the B sides of Hootie An...
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George Hodos - Just A Man (Single)

George Hodos - Just A Man (Single)Written Sep 24, 2010. We don&apos;t usually review singles but I came across this one and felt compelled to write a review about how George is just a man. This is the "Radio Mix" and it&apos;s the (Main) song and 3 minutes and 12 seconds that could of been condens...
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Rosematter - S/T (Pop/Punk)

Rosematter - S/TWritten Sep 24, 2010. Pennsylvania&apos;s Rosematter released a self titled album in mid 2008 under Torque & Victory Records and was produced by Chris Badami who also produced The Early November, The starting Line and not limited to Midtown, Rosematter sure did pick the right produ...
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Gregorian BC - Conquistadors Of War (Rock)

Gregorian BC - Conquistadors Of WarWritten Sep 24, 2010. Gregorian BC really portrays the feeling through his sounds of being a conquistador of war through this album. He has a huge Spanish influence in his guitar playing with song titles like "The Spanish Armada" & "The Rise Of Spain". The second...
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The Royal Heist (Rock)

The Royal HeistWritten May 27, 2010.Soon to be the new Hollywood sensation, The Royal Heist takes a step up and has just released a new energy driven rock album called Midnight In The Garden Of Evil. The four piece rock band stepping out of the cookie cutter and jumping right into pool of dough with...
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Josh And The Empty Pockets (Rock)

Josh And The Empty PocketsWritten May 26, 2010. Since the second I popped this CD in, it has taken me around and around trying to think of who they sound like, and I think I&apos;ve finally narrowed it down to a touch of MxPx with a country feel and thrown into the mix Matchbox 20, Bad Astronaut, ...
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Dirty White Socks - Black Underwear (RockN'Roll)

Dirty White Socks - Black UnderwearWritten Apr 1, 2009. Let me start on song one! I can&apos;t wait to hang out with the guys and put song one on and turn it up, it&apos;s awesome and really fun. That&apos;s all I&apos;m going to say about that. Dirty White Socks is a punk rock, rock and roll, ban...
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Ben G - Cut You In (Rock)

Ben G - Cut You InWritten Sep 25, 2008. Ben Is a great song writer and singer, but this CD really has the feel like it was recorded my one person doing it all, because it was. The drums feel plain and don&apos;t have the accents and style, where you get when you have a full band. The bass and guit...
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Sputnik Monroe - We're Doomed (Alt./Rock)

Sputnik Monroe - We&apos;re Doomed Written Sep 25, 2008.The Great Depression Celebration Part 1 I remember seeing Sputnik Monroe about 4 or 5 years ago at the Sante Fe Cafe in Fullerton CA and have loved them ever since. They are a Indie Experimental band from LA. They most defiantly on this cd ar...
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Greyhound Soul - Tonight and Every Night (Indie)

Greyhound Soul - Tonight and Every NightWritten Sep 25, 2008. They have such a unique style and a lot of different styles combined into one. It&apos;s great. They remind me of a mix of slower Dave Matthews Band, Lance Walem, country, blues, rock, folk, Blues Travelers. The singer, song writer, gu...
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Rockabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of Tool & NIN

Rockabye BabyLullaby Renditions of ToolWritten Sep 25, 2008. Rockabye Baby - Lullaby Renditions of Tool1 The Grudge2 Sober3 Opiate4 Disposition5 Schism6 Parabol7 Parabola8 Sweat9 Reflection10 Lateralus11 The Patient-Rockabye BabyLullaby Renditions of Nine Inch Nails1 Hurt (Jonny Cash)2 ...
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David & the Citizens EP (Indie)

David & the Citizens EPWritten Sep 11, 2008. I found this CD in a record store in Pittsburgh amongst hundreds upon hundreds of CDs and this was the only one that stood out from the rest.As I popped this cd in the played I was blow away. They are indie alt. with a pinch of folk. Reminds me a little...
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The CIG - Strikes Back (Punk)

The CIG - Strikes BackWritten Apr 30, 2008. The CIG is an awesome old school hardcore punk band. They remind me a lot of Suicidal Tenancies mixed with The Aborted. I know I am supposed to be talking about the CD but I can’t get over how good this band is! I hear them and I just want t...
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Mustard Plug - In Black And White (Ska)

Mustard Plug - In Black And WhiteWritten Apr 30, 2008. Mustard Plug is a bloody awesome ska band with lyrics I can relate to and I bet you can too. If you haven’t heard of Mustard Plug they sound like a mix between BOB, Midtown, Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish. If you like ska than y...
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DOWN - Over the Under (Metal/Rock)

DOWN - Over the UnderWritten Jan 6, 2008. Down is a mix between hard rock and metal pretty much in-between. It&apos;s nice to hear a lot more singing for a change instead of growling or screaming from the ex singer of Pantera. These guys perform well on this CD. For those of you that like a mix of ...
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China Room - Put On A Smile They're Coming Your Wa

China Room - Put On A Smile They&apos;re Coming Your WayWritten Jan 6, 2008. China Room&apos;™s 10 song CD blew me away, it was so good. Their style is indie-ish but they throw in their own style. They do a magnificent job at creating their own sound and style. In this CD, the songs are ...
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Scarlet Sins - S/T (Metal)

Scarlet Sins - S/TWritten Jan 4, 2008. Scarlet Sins Is an all girls metal band from Canada that doesn’t sound like typical metal chick band. They actually have a very strong sound and good solid metal sound to them. This 13 song cd was recorded by Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Mi...
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Dying Messiah - Church Of The Selfish (Metal)

Dying Messiah - The Church Of The SelfishWritten Jan 4, 2008. Dying Messiah’s CD I found at Bionic Records and listened to it for a bit and decided to do a review on it. This 9 song CD is full of great metal guitar riffs, fast, original and lot&apos;s of double bass. Th...
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Hail!Hornet - S/T (Metal)

Hail!Hornet S/TWritten Jan 3, 2008. Hail Hornet 10 song CD from Dwell Records stood out from the pile a little bit with some interesting CD artwork and these guys look like a gnarly hardcore metal bunch of dudes. They are metal, just sick raw metal! Their pits I can only imagine would be with full...
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Portugal the Man - Water You Vultures (Indie)

Portugal the Man - Water You VulturesWritten Jan 3, 2008. Before I even popped the cd in the cd player I was looking and admiring all the great artwork in the 16 page insert. This is my first time listening to Portugal the Man, I’ve heard a cover band called priests and paramedics. ...
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Foreign Born - On The Wings Now (Acoustic/Rock)

Foreign Born - On The Wings NowWritten Oct 15, 2007. Foreign Born on DimMak Records This was my first time listening to this band and I had no idea what to expect, I popped the CD into my CD player and let me tell you, I was impressed with what I heard! They have a dark acoustic sound which I hav...
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Farewell - Isn't This Supposed To Be Fun (Indie)

Farewell - Isn&apos;t This Supposed To Be FunWritten Oct 14, 2007. Farewell just released their new album through Epitaph Records. Farewell is putting the fun back into rock and doing a great job at it! They have a great indie, pop rock sound with very catchy songs, great to sing along with on a ...
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Killing California - Going South (Punk)

Killing California - Going SouthWritten Oct 13, 2007. Killing California is a punk band from Can Clemente, CA. they just release their new album through Basement Records. They have a very punk rock sound and reminds me a lot like T.S.O.L. with some Black Flag, and Anti Flag. This CD is fast paced,...
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Orange - Escape From LA (Punk)

Orange - Escape From LAWritten Oct 12, 2007. Orange&apos;s new CD "Escape From LA" is the CD of the year for me. In this album, they sing a lot about life in LA and what is more punk rock than living in the city of lunatics, cheats, and porn stars. Orange has a pop punk, punk rock sound a lot like...
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So They Say - Life in Surveillance (Indie/Rock)

So They Say - Life in SurveillanceWritten Oct 11, 2007. So They Say is on Fearless Records, I was reading that this CD has shown a lot more maturity and music passion or maybe talent than the last record they put out. Which is a good thing to be able to watch a band progress. STS is a Quintet from...
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Hollywood Black - 2000 Years of Progress (Rock)

Hollywood Black - Two Thousand Years of ProgressWritten Aug 23, 2007. This CD by Hollywood Black is what I call Rock. They most defiantly have have everything on this CD, catchy beats, catchy lyrics, good recording. They almost have a hint of a rockabilly feel to them. This CD would be perfect for...
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Rhinestone Fargus - Criticize Me (Pop/Rock)

Rhinestone Fargus - Criticize MeWritten Aug 23, 2007Rhinestone Fargus is a pop rock band from CA and their CD is a great mix of acoustic rock, pop rock and just straight up rock. It&apos;s a great recording and very catchy songs. Rhinestone Fargus reminds me of Ben Folds and Phantom Planet a lot. ww...
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Falling - Julia Dawn 2007 EP (Indie/Folk)

Falling "Julia Dawn 2007 EP"Written Aug 8, 2007.This is a 8 track cd  with amazing vocals from Julia Dawn Kleiber. She has a good mix of different instruments on this cd along with a list of different peformers. Her recordings was very clean,(The Flavor Station). Julia&apos;s music and style remind...
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14 Songs In 28 Days (Comp)

14 Songs In 28 DaysWritten Aug 8, 2007.This cd is a collaborative song writing experiment whereby musicians os all walks, genres, and skill levels all challenge them selves to compose 14 original pieces during the shortest month of the year. The Belief is that writing under pressure in a limited per...
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Dead Air Delay-Our Desolate Dreams (Screamo/Metal)

Dead Air Delay - Our Desolate DreamsJul 7, 2007.Dead Air Delay is an amazing Screamo, Metal, Rock band from Orange County. They have a high energy sound and amazing recording on this cd. This is a 6 song cd that I would recommend getting, but I would recommend seeing them live too. They have a lot o...
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The Art Of Fact - Scene Two ( Hip-Hop/Indie)

The Art Of Fact - Scene TwoWritten Jul 6, 2007. The Art Of Fact is a different kind of music than i haven&apos;t heard in a long time, its a hip-hop artsy poetry with great beats and great music. I could see myself skating to this music because it keeps a good flow. This 17 track cd reminds me a lo...
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HB Surround Sound - Mad World (Pop/Rock)

HB Surround Sound - Mad WorldWritten Jul 5, 2007. HBSS has really good cd art work, they did a great job on that. This band most defiantly has their own sound to them. They have a pop punk, punk, rock, reggie, oldschool hardcore style to them which is hard to mix all together and they are a good ba...
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Five Good Reasons - Fire On The Puget Sound (HC)

Five Good Reasons - Fire On The Puget SoundWritten Jun 16, 2007 With no wasting time, the cd gets right into it with powerful chants and great guitar riffs. Matt Forbes (Lead vocals) Really shows us how well he can really sing on this cd, where the last cd we reviewed has a lot of yelling, this re...
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The Attraction - Step Right Up! (Pop/Rock)

The Attraction - Step Right Up!Written Jun 8, 2007.I actually had the pleasure of seeing these guys life at the galaxy with The Aggrolites. But this 12 song, self produced cd started off with "Johnny". They have a very pop punk, rock, reggae sound to them but I cant put my finger on who they sound l...
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OPM - California Poppy (Reggae/HipHop)

OPM - California PoppyWritten Jun 8, 2007. I Got to see these guys perform at the Galaxy with The Aggrolites as well and it was amazing. These guys are a reggae/hip-hop band reminding me a lot of Sublime. The CD cover and artwork is some of the best I&apos;ve seen in a long time. Their keyboardist ...
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Shooting Blanks (Pop/Punk)

Shooting Blanks 3 cd reviews in 1Written May 30, 2007.Shooting BlanksDEMO for their latest cd called "Your Not Gonna Want To Hear This..."(2006)The demo included only two songs from the CD called "It&apos;s so easy" and "Allen Wrench" which was relised in 2006. From To hear a cd from 04 to 06 has ch...
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Static Thought -In The Trenches (Punk)

Static Thought -In The TrenchesWritten May 29, 2007. Static Thought us a Punk band on hell cat records from the San Francisco Bay area. Loud, Fast, and has some great lyrics talking about Corruption, and Ignorance. ST would play well with SKINT and Societys Parasites. They are actually a very tale...
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Rock Our Heroes! (Comp)

Rock Our Heroes!Written May 11, 2007. 1000 CDs were mailed to our troops in Iraq. 1000 CDs were donated to Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. All proceeds from sales of the CDs will stay with Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. To order a copy of the CD, visit: www.myspace.com/troopscdp...
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Escape From Earth - Who do I Have to Kill? (Alt)

Escape From Earth "Who do I Have to Kill?"Cupcake RecordsWritten Apr 20, 2007 Produced by Rae DiLeo and Chris Sernel, this 10 song pop rock CD from Chicago, Illinois reminds me of a few bands that I just can&apos;t put my finger on, maybe a mix between 3 Doors Down and Creed They have a great energ...
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Societys Parasites -S/T (Punk/Rock)

Societys Parasites "S/T"Hell Cat RecordsWritten Apr 20, 2007. Societys Parasites self titled 15 song CD is some great Punk Rock, AWESOME metal guitar riffs and solos that will blow your mind. This CD is loud, fast, and makesyou want to mosh the whole way through. If I had to name who they remind me...
concert-review

Taco Tuesday @ Surf City Saloon 8/17/10 (Ska/Punk)

Side Show Productions Presents: music=life Battle of the Bands @ Surf City Saloon. Aug 17, 2010. The saloon was low lit except for the stage. The background music was bumping and the skate videos were playing, and even the angles game was on TV not quite the setting for a typical show. There was ...
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Kyle Logan @ Genghis Cohen 6/13/10 (Emo/Acoustic)

Kyle Logan live at Genghis Cohen. Written Jun 13, 2010. The crowd was amped in a small little hall of the restaurant. Kyle stepped on stage and greeted everyone. Without hesitation everyone replied joyiously with anticipation of the acoustic melodys to tantalize their brains. By the ending of the ...
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Gin Blossom @ HOB Anaheim 8/21/08 (Pop/Rock)

Gin Blossom @ HOB Anaheim 8/21/08. Written Sep 1, 2008. We arrived at 7:15pm at the venue just to stand around for another 45 minutes! Thank god for liquor. After that long pause of anticipation, for any source for live music our nerves were calmed...so we think. The band came onto stage called “...
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Hootie & the Blowfish @HOB Anaheim 8/22/08 (Rock)

Hootie and the Blowfish @ HOB Anaheim 8/22/08. Written Aug 29, 2008. We arrived at the show in high spirits of seeing one of the bands that we have heard and sung along to for years now but before we even got to the show everything started turning around for the worst and bad vibes were flowing th...
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Mc Lars @ The Alley 5/9/07 (Indie/Hip-Hop)

Mc Lars @ Alley. Written May 9, 2007. This little venue was thumping tonight. there was an opening indie band to get the mood rolling. the rest of the night consisted of melodic, bass thumping, snare snapping beats. the next band was two drummers that played with pre recorded music. but to make it ...
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PURITY @ Showcase Theatre 4/7/07 (Metal/Hardcore)

PURITY, Sing Of The End, Cheva, Pariah & Zippy The Pig @ Showcase Theatre, Corona. Written Apr 7, 2007. It was a pretty small crowd to start off with when Josh, Jon and I rolled up to the show in wonderful Corona California. The venue that awaited us is called the Showcase Theater, a pretty bas...
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Samantha Rose @ WormyDog Saloon 7/14/11 (Rock/Alt)

The Samantha Rose Band @ The Wormy Dog Saloon in Bricktown O.K. 7/14/11. Written Jul 16, 2011. Our night started at JJ&apos;s Alley Bar for some pizza before the show started. After eating we headed to the Wormy Dog Saloon. We got there a little bit early which gave everyone a chance to hang out a...
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Green Jelly @ Orange Pavilion 9/4/10 (Metal)

Music = Life Rockfest September 4th 2010 @ Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino W/ Green Jelly, Prong, Days Of The New, Little Kids Rock, Seduceus, Devocean, Refuse No Day, Save Us, My Enemies Hero, PickAxe, Texas Hippie Coalition, Fawn Fables. The day started early for me and the Big Smile staff toda...
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Dreams Don't Die @ Costa Mesa 8/16/10 (Art Show)

"Dreams Don&apos;t Die" Art Show presented by Find Mag, Fatty J & Fearo. Music by: Soul Papa, Back 2 Square One + Photos Costa Mesa 8/14/2010. Written Aug 16, 2010. The event started around 4:00pm, we got to the blocked off street in Costa Mesa around 5:30 and spray paint cans were shaken and-a s...
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TrainWreck w/ Kyle Gas @ DiPizzas 7/10/10 (Rock)

Trainwreck feat. Kyle Gas of Tenacious D, The Lyrics Game, Little Monsters, Skarlet @ Di Piazzas 7-10-2010. Written Jul 21, 2010. We got to Di Piazzas about half way through the set for the first band which was a high school surf rock band called Little Monsters. I wish I could have seen the whol...
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The Lyrics Game @ Clancy's 5/7/10 (Indie/Blues)

The Lyrics Game @ Clancy&apos;s in Long Beach 5/7/10 w/ The Blues & The Magic Bullet Theory. Written Jun 24, 2010. The night opened with "The Blues", a girl fronted duo from Hollywood bringing us some blues and very magical guitar solos! Next on tonight&apos;s bill was "The magic bullet theory" th...
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Brisby @ The Bamboo Club 5/21/10 (Punk/Pop/Indie)

Big Smile Magazine Launch Party @ Bamboo Club featuring The Lyrics Game, Brisby, Eskupiendo Dsmadre. Written May 25, 2010Eskupiendo Dsmadre was the first to go on tonight at the Bamboo Club in Whittier. They played really well tonight, fast, solid, and super clean. Second tonight was The Lyrics Gam...
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DeathCon5 @ Octane Lounge 12/19/08 (Metal)

Written 12/19/08. The first band was Bill McCrain. They were a 3 piece band with a classic metal feel with a little bit of a pop punk mixed in, very original. They had a lot of energy, funny, and were a lot of fun to see and hear. The second band was Flake. They were all right, Not the best ...
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Blessed Are The Peacemakers @ Studio 138

Blessed Are The Peacemakers, By Chad Sengstock @ Studio 138Written Apr 5, 2011.Studio 138 is a hair salon by day and will throw a few art shows during the evening. It&apos;s a small cute little place located off Amerige Ave in the heart of Down Town Fullerton, California. Their were a few other art ...
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Innerviews, Music Without Borders (Book Review)

Written Feb 9, 2011Innerviews, Music Without Borders by Anil Prasad.Foreword by: Victor Wooten"Extraordinary Conversations with Extraordinary Musicians" Innterviews is an online music magazine featuring interviews from many very inspiring artist that helped shaped music into what it is today wit...
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The Science Of Sleep

Written Jun 6, 2007 Gael Garcia-Charlotte Gainsbourg-Alain Chabat-Miou Miou- A Film By Michel Gondry.This is a Warner Independent Film. I was at the film store yesterday looking for something I have not seen before and I came across The Science Of Sleep, but just as you cant judge a book by it...
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Shoot It Up @ Alex's Bar 8/25/08 (Punk)

Shoot It Up @ Alex&apos;s Bar, LB 8/25/08Written Aug 26, 2008. The show started at Alax&apos;s bar in Long Beach, CA, and was for a girl&apos;s 21st birthday party. After some mic problems the first band started. I forgot their name but they have 2 of the same members from Shoot It Up. They started ...
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The Lyrics Game @ GypsyLounge 7/11/08 (Rock/Indie)

Heath, The Lyrics Game, Evergrove @ Gypsy LoungeWritten Jul 11, 2008.It was Josh and I that went to the show and we had no idea what to expect from the Gypsy Lounge. We hung out outside talking with some people for a bit, but when we walked in, it wasn&apos;t what I was expecting. It had a old log c...
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The Sundown Poachers 6/26-28/08 (Rock/Folk)

The Sundown Poachers 3 day tour 6/26-6/28 Written Jun 29, 2008. Let me give you a brief story behind the band. Me and a few friends drove from OC to Santa Cruz to see this band play and we got to see them play 3 shows, slept in our car and ate noting but goldfish and peanut better sandwiches. The...
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The Jakes @ House Of Blues 6/29/08 (Rock)

The Jakes, Void 808, Vale, Jumping The Gun @ House of Blues Written Jun 29, 2008. House of Blues was charging a great sum of money to take photos for tonight so sorry I got no photos. The first band I did not catch their name, They were a little to slow for me, a little off and the vibe in the roo...
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Heath @ Amp Rehearsals 6/21/08 (Acoustic/Rock)

Heath @ Amp Rehearsals Written Jun 21, 2008. After a long day at Warped Tour in Pomona I got invited to a nice, cool, show in north LA to see the full set of Heath! at a practice space called Amp Rehearsal. They started off with some of the clasics off the CD Fache Brut, Procession, No Love and my ...
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Warped Tour @ Pomona 6/20/08 (Punk/Rock)

Vans Warped Tour, Pomona Written Jun 20, 2008. Today at Warped Tour, (6/20/08) in Pomona, CA, Started off with a long and slow line to the press area. After lugging around video equipment, finding where we were supposed to be, setting up it was all UP hill from there. We pushed our way to the fro...
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Rayah @ Holy Chaos 12/8/07 (Hardcore)

Holy Chaos December 8th 2007 Written Dec 11, 2007. Priests & Paramedics was the first band of the night. I got in to see the last 2 songs because the security had to pat everyone down and check pockets and bags. That was a little ridiculous, and didn&apos;t start letting people come in until about ...
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Big Smile Magazine & CDC Presents @The Clinic 11/24/07 (Pop/Rock)

Big Smile Magazine & CDC Present: Letters Burning, Putnam Hall, Claira&apos;s Daze The Lyrics Game, Manikin, Girls at War @ The ClinicWritten Nov 24, 2007.The night went very smoothly, a few problems, but they got figured out before the show even started. All The bands that played were amazing, and...
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Big Smile Presents @ The Clinic 10/19/07 (Punk)

Big Smile Presents @ the Clinic. OCA, CIG, The Outskirts, By All Means, The Scarred. Written Oct 19, 2007 Friday night started with a band from huntington Beach called O.C.A. They were punk rock with a little rockabilly in the mix, they played really fast and really got into their music... Nice guy...
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Cash Kings @ Best Of OC 9/20/07 (Cover)

The Best Of OC. Cash Kings.Sep 20, 2007The Best Of OC is a thing that the magazine called OC Weekly does, they have all their readers vote for the best comic book store, food, music, and everything you can think of, and a few that you would of never and then throw a party with them all there, and th...
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The Swellers @ Showcase 9/13/07 (Hardcore)

The Showcase, Syncope Thresh Hold, Five Good Reasons, Cry Havoc, The Swellers, Merose.Written Sep 13, 2007. The night started off with a band called Merose. They were a little shy in the beginning of their set but towards the end they were wormed up and getting into it. But besides from the stage pe...
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No One Goes Home @ Plush Cafe 9/2/07 (Pop/Punk)

The Plush Cafe - No One Goes Home, Zero Feet Away, 105 Fuego, Letters Burning, Lido BeachWritten Sep 2, 2007. The night started with Josh and I Ariving to The Alley only to find out that they cancelled the show and they had to move it to the Plush Cafe. We got to the Plush Cafe and got right into a...
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Purity @ Whiskey a Go Go 8/19/07 (Metal/Hardcore)

A Little to much Whisky a Go Go Purity, Needle Mouth, Grime FieldWritten Aug 19, 2007 The night started off with a bang! Josh and I Arrived their a little late, we just missed WARHEAD as we walked in. The Whisky didn&apos;t let me bring in a pen for my show review nor did they let us bring in any f...
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ClubReak Live @ Leonardo's 8/9/07 (Hip-Hop)

ClubReak Live - Graffiti Artists - Cleen - DJ Lime - @ Leonardo&apos;s Written Aug 9, 2007 After setting up the Big Smile merch Booth, banners and manikin and al that jazz, the smell of spray paint was in the air.The night started with a bunch of graffiti artists out back of Leonard&apos;s. They we...
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Five Good Reasons @ChainReaction 8/6/07 (Hardcore)

Five Good Reasons, Remember Falling, Ties Of Honor @ Chain Reaction Written Aug 6, 2007 I got their a little late, just in time to see Remember Never, They were a Indy Rock band from Dana Point. They were a little heavier and faster than a normal indie band so I liked them. Next up was a band call...