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Lord Sonny the Unifier does Bowie proud with new album “FINAL NOTICE!”

  Brooklyn psychedelic rock and roll visionary Lord Sonny the Unifier‘s debut full-length album “FINAL NOTICE!” is available everywhere now. LSTU’s unique brand of biker psychedelia and earnest rock lyrics should please fans of classic Bowie (read Eli Jace’s article on celebrating David Bowie or his blackstar review), Motorhead and the Clash. From the artist:...

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Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

This week I was lucky enough to see the State Champs and Neck Deep co-headlining world tour twice. It was a very interesting experience and not just because the musicians were great and a lot of fun to watch. These shows showed me a world I never really got to partake in. It reminded me...

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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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Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival journeying to the small French village of Clisson and uncovering the strangely sublime hellscape that the festival...

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Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

This article functions as the culmination of a couple of other pieces I’ve written on how to make it in the music industry and get some degree of success (And maybe even money) It also stems from a recent conversation I had with my old friend Scooby, who, I will admit is partially my friend...

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Psycho CA Doom Festival: The Journey Home

      Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to try and get to the heart of the fucked up world represented by this festival. Seeing a ton of bands, meeting...

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Psycho CA Day 2: The Heaviest Day Of My Life

Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to try and get to the heart of the fucked up world represented by this festival. Seeing a ton of bands, meeting a lot of...

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Psycho CA – Day 1: The Madness Begins

Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to try and get to the heart of the fucked up world represented by this festival. Seeing a ton of bands, meeting a lot of...

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Noisem on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Noisem: Living the American Dream

Noisem, now there is a band to be reckoned with, a veritable rock and roll force, a group who break all the rules and yet seem somehow to fit perfectly into the distinct American Dream that we have carved out for this nations musicians. Sure these dudes party harder than a lot of the other...

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5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

I’ve been writing about metal for four years now, and I’ve started to get chances to hang out with some legit ‘rock stars’ or at least big names. Asides from being at the same party as Steven Tyler (Although he was in a higher security area then I was permitted access too) I’ve gotten to...

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Paul McCartney And Nirvana Bring 3 Hour Rock Masterpiece To Safeco Field

Why do we gather together as human beings when it’s often more comfortable and convenient to be alone? Is there potential for true communion when we gather? It is possible to rid ourselves of artificial divisions? What is the purpose and potential of music? If it inspires, what can we do with that inspiration to...

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Iggy And The Stooges Release Fun But Mixed Offering With “Ready To Die”

Iggy and the Stooges “Ready to Die” has to be one of the most anticipated rock releases of 2013, and the reuniting of Iggy Pop and guitarist James Williamson has been much talked about. The album is meant to be more of a snapshot for where the group is right now as opposed to any...

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