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REVIEW: “Living Arrangements” by Color Film

By ELI JACE > Singer Daryl Palumbo steps out with new group Color Film. Since the razor blade menacing of New York act Glassjaw went on an unofficial hiatus after 2002’s Worship & Tribute, singer Palumbo has veered more toward making some kind of a dance record. The short-lived, Head Automatica, was one attempt, but...

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Nirvana

Nirvana Is The Key

by MATT BACON > What if I told you the most influential rock band of the last thirty years was fronted by a guy whose favorite bands included Swans and Celtic Frost? What if I told you that this band, after their mainstream breakout release then proceeded to put out a surprisingly challenging experimental rock...

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Nobody Knows Anything

by MATT BACON > The most frustrating part of the industry is dealing with the fine fact that you can’t really expect anyone to know things. This is a perpetual struggle I’ve run into time and time again, be it for smaller bands not getting that no, you can’t tour when you only have 200...

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Contracts Are A Good Thing

by MATT BACON > One of the things that bands seem to screw up the most and give me the most headaches with is contracts. Now this isn’t really a complaint – it’s the fact that I can read contracts and understand them that makes me able to have a job after all. I think...

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When Your Main Dude Sucks

by MATT BACON > So earlier this month I wrote an article about the “Main dude” in a band and how that can impact band dynamics. It got quite a bit of traction, especially, I noticed, among main dudes from bands across the world. However, a question that got raised by several friends of mine...

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Having A Main Dude

by MATT BACON > I wanted to revisit a theme from last weeks set of articles – the concept of the “main dude”. For the uninitiated the “main dude” is the guy who does most of the important stuff for the band and the dude who consequently leads to shifts in band dynamics because they...

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