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7 reasons why Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 will rock!

It’s one of the biggest festivals in the United Kingdom outside of Glastonbury, often regarded as the closer to the summer season of music weekenders in the country and always, ALWAYS has a diverse range of acts on show, yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s Reading and Leeds festival and here’s why it will rule again...

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Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 3

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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Fisthammer and the Morbid Reality of Death Metal

Death metal has always been the genre for freaks and geeks, hardly the kind of thing you would show to your mother on a rainy day. Nevertheless, certain groups seem to have a sort of freakish dedication to the genre, composing songs with gruesome titles and weird verbal images. Fisthammer is one of those bands,...

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Albini Was Right About The Music Industry – We’re Not Screwed After All

The music industry – We’re not really that screwed. Sure thing seem bleak, and yes, nobody actually buys music anymore, but 15 years or so into the age of piracy, I don’t really get the impression that the industry is going to collapse on itself more than it already has or that we should all...

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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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Foo Fighters on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

#footheroom Saving an Underground Venue

It’s an idea that seems almost to serendipitous to come true. It’s the sort of things movies are based off of. It’s #footheroom. Vern Nickerson opened up his own venue, The Room, with a buddy 4 years ago and since then it’s become his passion. He’s been able to book big bands from around the...

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Brazilian vibes on show for all to see at this summer’s World Cup

With the 20th edition of the Football World Cup (or Soccer to you pesky Americans!), kicking off in just under a month’s time in Brazil, aside from all the sporting goodness that will take place for a whole 31 days, what state are the musical prospects of the prosperous South American country in? Well, if...

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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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Handmade Festival 2014 headliners rule the roost

For its second year, the burgeoning Handmade Festival, situated in a number of venues across the inner-city landscape of Leicester, brought in a diverse range of acts once again. Headliners for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday amounted to Irish experimentalists And So I Watch You From Afar, Japanese pop-rock girl-band Shonen Knife and the rousing acoustics of Dry the...

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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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7 of the Best Bands at Reading & Leeds 2014

Probably the most favoured festivals of the UK’s youth; Reading and Leeds 2014 have just announced a sizeable chunk of the bands on offer for this summer’s shindig. Here’s a look at a select few of those bands and artists… 1. Metronomy Their fourth album, ‘Love Letters’, has just been released to critical acclaim, and with...

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Prince on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Has Prince revolutionized the way artists market their music?

This time last week in a little flat in East London, something magical was in the works; the return of pop legend Prince. The 55-year-old had previously dropped hints of holding a press conference in his friend and fellow musician, Lianne La Havas’ residence. Well come February 5th, he’d done just that, allowing just a...

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