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Exclusive Interview with ACRONYM Brand Founder, Music Photographer, Culture Curator & Festival Head Amy Nicole

I’m very pleased to have recently picked the brain of one of my favorite people in the music industry and one who wears many inter-related hats, Amy Nicole, founder of ACRONYM.  First of all, I really love how ACRONYM very much looks and feels like an extension of who you are. There’s such an active...

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Paul McCartney Announces “Freshen Up” Tour Summer 2020 Live Dates Throughout Europe

Sir Paul McCartney recently announced a lively series of new live events as an extension of his “Fresh Up” tour series. I.M.P was lucky enough to attend his last Vancouver stop on July 6, 2019 and it was truly sincere and energizing. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 26th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Keep...

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Activist Punk Rock Heroes Pussy Riot to Embark on 2020 North American Tour

Activist punk rock heroes Pussy Riot have announced a Spring 2020 tour spanning much of North America. Prepare to have your collective minds blown; this is a band who have exemplified taking meaningful chances and making art that is truly dangerous. The 2020 tour launches March 13th in Los Angeles. Other destinations include Portland, Vancouver,...

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Live Video from The Family Soul, “So Beautiful”

Out of Windsor, Ontario, Canada is the grand ensemble, The Family Soul, a new group that formed in 2017. Their debut album, On The Shoulders Of…Vol. 1, from this year, is full of snappy grooves, R&B licks and a lot of horn. The group simply started as a way to give Soul Brother Mike’s songs more...

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Nick Cave live in Vancouver. Photo by Jon C. Ireson

Nick Cave – Part 2: Live in Conversation

The world is grieving and needs to have a good therapy session. At least, that’s the sense you get from being in the room during Nick Cave’s current tour, ‘A Conversation with Nick Cave’. When someone goes through the death of a loved one, the tendency is to recoil from the public to grieve and...

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Russian Circles Sneak Attack the Nile

By ELI JACE > The drummer for Russian Circles has the right foot of an antagonized brutish wildebeest. It took over half of their set last Monday for me to realize and confirm that, David Turncrantz, their drummer was only using one single foot pedal for the bass drum. He was machine-gunning, I thought for...

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Russian Circles live

State of the Industry Address

State of the Industry Address: Taking a look at the music industry and counter-culture as we head into another decade. by Jon C. Ireson Where are we now? Where…are…we…now? I’m Jon Ireson and this is to be a “State of the Industry” address, taking a look at where music is as we are about to...

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7 Best Las Vegas Music Venues

7 Best Las Vegas Music Venues Not surprisingly, the party capital of the world is also where you’ll find some of the best music halls and arenas in the US. Las Vegas, Nevada is home to several specialty venues dedicated to genres, sub-genres, cult cultures, and musical circles as veritable meccas for live performances. These...

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Spirit Adrift Record Release

By ELI JACE > In October slog – metal act, Spirit Adrift, let loose their new LP. They held an album release show for Curse of Conception, their second full-length offering at Phoenix’s Yucca Tap Room. The group is the brainchild of singer/guitarist Nate Garrett who wrote and recorded the debut, Chained to Oblivion, all on his lonesome....

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Indie Bands Performing Live

by MATT BACON > There’s a lot that goes into making your band a good live act. It’s one of the hardest things that a band can do but also the thing that is going to make people actually care about your band. Just look at a band like KISS. Did they really deliver musically?...

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