An Interview With New Found Glory: Still Ready And Willing

An Interview With New Found Glory: Still Ready And Willing

This spring, Florida pop-punk icons, New Found Glory, are set to embark on exciting tour to commemorate a rewarding musical career spanning two decades. What makes this tour special in particular is the fact that the band plans to break out a lengthy and nostalgically-driven set, consisting of their first six studio releases. While many fans will experience the joy of hearing favorable efforts like Catalyst, Stick & Stones and New Found Glory in their respected entirety, the band catered each setlist specifically for the major cities and states that had an influential impact throughout their career.

As the band continues to go above and beyond for their beloved fanbase, New Found Glory are also gearing up to release their ninth studio album, Makes Me Sick. Unveiling a zany music video to accompany the record’s leading single, “Happy Being Miserable,” fans tuned in and praised them for delivering an upbeat and lighthearted persona back to the pop-punk scene. While New Found Glory salutes their 20-year-long milestone with a highly anticipated run of North …

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Talking With Dan Matthews Of The Black Clouds: Veteran Jersey Shore Band To Rock Asbury Park And Seattle

Talking With Dan Matthews Of The Black Clouds: Veteran Jersey Shore Band To Rock Asbury Park And Seattle

 

It’s hard to believe that after 12 years as an independent band, The Black Clouds have put out their third on their own Capacitor Records. Most do-it-yourself acts don’t last a third of that time, and if they do, rarely top their best work. But not The Black Clouds, whose career thankfully defies their name.

Like the Jersey Shore hard rock band’s 2008 debut, Wishing Well, the latest After All was mixed and mastered by Seattle legend Jack Endino, who produced several albums for Sub Pop, including Nirvana’s 1989 debut LP, Bleach, as well as Mudhoney and Soundgarden. But this time out, Endino also produced The Black Clouds with founding vocalist-guitarist Dan Matthews at Foo Fighters’ Los Angeles-based Studio 606, home of the Neve 8078 recording console made famous in Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary, Sound City.

Grohl was unable to attend the sessions. But Matthews and his mates—drummer Cory King and bassist Gary “Mo” Moses, who have been with The Black Clouds since the Wishing Well tour, and newer guitarist Neil …

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An Interview With Zach Russack: Arbitrary Tunes

An Interview With Zach Russack: Arbitrary Tunes

Solo artist, Zach Russack, talked to us about his experience in music thus far, his writing and recording process, one of his favorite memories as an artist, and more. Check it out below.

Where are you from?

I was born, raised, and currently reside in Hackettstown, NJ.

How long have you been an artist and how did you get started?

I’ll give the shortest synopsis I can, so bear with me. I joined my first band when I was 13 after I got my first guitar that year for Christmas to impress some ladies. My good friend and his older brother were looking for a third member to help grow their band called Reverse Order, so I joined in on the equation and started gigging out with them at age 14. Within the three years of playing with them, awesome opportunities arose, including performing at Bamboozle in 2008.

I then left to join a rock band called Crimson Fire as a guitarist/background vocalist, performing music in which direction I enjoyed much more. The lead singer …

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An Interview With Taylor and the Apes: The Three-Take Method

An Interview With Taylor and the Apes: The Three-Take Method

Taylor and the Apes are an unsigned band and have filled us in on how they formed, their fascinating three-take method while recording music, and their favorite times as a band. Read more below.

Where are you from?

All over the place! Taylor Elliott (lead singer/guitarist) was born and raised in Indiana; Rob Morison (lead guitar) is from Connecticut; Giancarlo Caccamo (keyboards) is from Oregon; and Daniel “Chud” Chudnovski (bass) and Josh Salant (drums) were born and raised in Brooklyn.

How long have you been a band and how did you get started?

Taylor first met Rob at an open mic in Brooklyn about four years ago. After jamming for a couple months with just drums and guitar, they found a bassist and a drummer, and formed the Taylor Elliott Band. After about a year of bumming around and playing dive bars, Josh replaced the original drummer. Gian and Chud came aboard soon after that. The band name came from the fact that Taylor was named after Charlton Heston’s character in Planet of the Apes

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Shoreworld: The Hesh Inc. Soul In Exile-3: Love Runs Aground

Shoreworld: The Hesh Inc. Soul In Exile-3: Love Runs Aground

Hesh has been around for many years. When it comes to original music in New Jersey, I can remember as far back as the early ’90s seeing him perform in bars with piano and voice to many approving fans. When you talk to him about his past, his simple answer pretty much tells the story of yet another New Jersey original that not only made an impression but did so as he moved around. I had recently asked him to explain his musical goals, and he had this to say:

“This album is some 20+ years in the making! I began writing the songs when I was still in college up in Boston. The drummer, Izzy, I have known since my high school years, and I would rehearse early versions of the songs in the empty auditorium at the BU Hillel House. Then later, once both he and I were in the New Jersey/New York area, we put a band together and included one of the songs, ‘Love Runs Aground,’ in our regular setlist. Later …

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Champagne Jam @ Webster Hall

Champagne Jam

Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—The Front Bottoms held its recurring holiday party, Champagne Jam, at all three rooms of Webster Hall on Dec. 18, 2016. Twelve bands performed this year, most playing for about a half hour while the headliner played for more than an hour. The Front Bottoms, Screaming Females, Brick + Mortar and Ezra Furman performed in the Grand Ballroom. LVL UP, Diet Cig, Will Miles and American Trappist performed in the mid-sized Marlin Room. Hodera, the Big Easy, Dollys and Secret Mountain performed in the smaller Studio.…

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NOFX: First Ditch Effort

NOFX

First Ditch Effort

Fat Wreck Chords

For the last 30 years, punk rock legends, NOFX, remained in the spotlight by pushing the boundaries of music and of the times. They were formed in 1983, but did not find much success until the release of their fifth studio album, Punk In Drublic, in 1994. The band …

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