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Gimmicks And What They Mean For The Music Industry

I went to see a McDonalds themed Black Sabbath cover band on Friday night called Mac Sabbath. Lady Gaga recently had Baby Metal – a J-pop meets death metal band, open for her. Ghost won a frikkin’ Grammy for Gods sake. Meanwhile – in the pop world, costumes and stage set ups are more elaborate...

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I still haven’t entirely recovered from the experience the band provides. Given that I also them twice when I was living in...

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Independent Industry Figures : Nate Carson

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we do a feature on a different music industry figure every week and try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment we try and get a better sense of what it means to make a living in the music industry and how...

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Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 2

The A389 Bash has long been a veritable bastion of the Central Atlantic scene. The guy behind it, Dom, is a veritable genius whose heart is on fire with love for the scene. This weekend, my birthday weekend, was a blast and allowed me to get a better understanding of American metal culture. He gave...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 4 – The Festival Comes to an End (In Honor of Corey Mitchell)

Housecore Horror Film Festival was quite the success last year. This Phil Anselmo curated event immediately garnered special attention from the metal world. This was to be the festivals second edition, and it was poised to be bigger than ever. Four days of metal thrashing fun, Housecore proved to be quite the success. However I...

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Scroobius Pip & Dan le Sac rock and roll in one of their last-ever gigs (3/5/14)

Marketed as the penultimate-ever venue gig between the two artists, a throng of a few hundred Scroobius Pip and Dan le Sac fans packed the Rescue Rooms, Nottingham to see their heroes bring the house down. And they certainly matched expectations! Dan and Scroob have always been a mysterious, yet perfect pairing, a strong compliment...

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Public Service Broadcasting rock Leicester O2 Academy (16/4/14)

Public Service Broadcasting are a hard duo to describe; one part electro, one part rock, one part old-timey samples, the Brits are a unique act that’s for sure. Having not been massively into their recorded material to-date, I went over to Leicester’s O2 Academy full of skepticism, not sure whether I’d be disappointed or very...

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