Getting It Right: An Interview With Jimmy Eat World

Getting It Right: An Interview With Jimmy Eat World

As a longtime fan of Jimmy Eat World, I can easily connect any record of theirs with specific memories of my life. From the moment I discovered Clarity for the first time, to blaring Static Prevails on many college adventures, and watching them open for The Gaslight Anthem with my friends in the pouring rain, it’s surreal to reflect back on the longevity of their work, as Jimmy Eat World was one of my first, introductory gateway to pop punk and alternative music back in middle school.

Known for anathematic hits like “The Middle,” “A Praise Chorus,” and “Futures,” Jimmy Eat World is a group that conveys blissful feelings of nostalgia that will fill your heart with hope and inspiration to help you through the darkest of days. With a rewarding career spanning over two decades, these Arizona-based alternative rock heroes continue to deliver refreshing studio efforts that bring new life to the band. After taking a year off from extensive touring, Jimmy Eat World returned this year with their ninth full-length, Integrity Blues.…

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An Interview With Sick Of It All: Burrowing Through The Boroughs

An Interview With Sick Of It All: Burrowing Through The Boroughs

Finding new music can be tough. But when looking for something new to jam to, why not dig deeper? Look to the roots of some of your favorite bands—you could be pleasantly surprised. Many young, hardcore concertgoers tend to stick to what they know around these parts, but there’s so much that we miss when we pigeonhole ourselves to a couple of bands. Why not expand the horizons and check out music vets, Sick Of It All, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary? Clearly, they’re doing something right.

Formed in 1986, Sick Of It All have been thrilling audiences all over the world. This year, band members Pete Koller (guitar), Lou Koller (vocals), Armand Majidi (drums), and Craig Setari (bass) are setting out to three of the five New York boroughs to celebrate their years of creating and playing. And although they’ve established family lives, they’re ready to rock in the small, intimate clubs—just as they had back in the beginning.

Of course, this specific, three-show celebration has to take place in their native city: …

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Shoreworld: Lost Boy ? – Goose Wazoo – Little Dickman Records

Shoreworld: Lost Boy ? – Goose Wazoo – Little Dickman Records

Little Dickman honcho Chris Yaniak recently sent me press information on this next group that sets high on his label roster. Hailing from Long Island, New York, Davey Jones created Lost Boy ? as a bedroom four-track experimental pop recording project, self-releasing a number of LPs, EPs, and singles the past half-dozen years. Davey’s first official EP, USA USA, was released in 2011 on Old Flame Records.

A series of home demos, live CD-Rs and cassettes followed between 2011 to 2014. Exploding In Sound released the Wasted EP in the spring of 2015, and Canned was published in March 2015 by Papercup Music, the first Lost Boy ? full-Length album recorded as a band. Goose Wazoo is the self-recorded sophomore LP that was released in September of this year on Little Dickman Records/State Capital Records.

Since its inception, Lost Boy ? has played countless shows with the likes of Daniel Johnston, Titus Andronicus, R. Stevie Moore, The So So Glos, Skaters, Mr. Twin Sister, Real Estate, Sharkmuffin, Purling Hiss, DIIV and much more. Davey …

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Inked Out: Skin Design Tattoo – Las Vegas, NV

Inked Out: Skin Design Tattoo – Las Vegas, NV

Last month, my wife and I hit Vegas for a week, and usually what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but this time, I couldn’t keep this gorgeous tattoo shop a secret. My wife had this itch to get a new tattoo while in Las Vegas, so she did some research and found this shop on Spring Mountain Road, way off the Strip, but in the Chinatown section of Sin City. Go figure! The shop was called Skin Design Tattoo, which is run by renowned artist Robert Pho. After my wife showed me his artwork, I made sure that we made the time to visit his shop.

When we walked in, I fell in love immediately! This shop was gorgeous! Beautiful dark hardwood floors with a reception desk that resembled a bar right in front of you when you walk in. The décor was infused with some heavy-duty Asian flavor. To the left, a wall of t-shirts and trophies won by the shop for their amazing work. To the right, a full wall mural of …

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Queued Up: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016, Part 2

Queued Up: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016, Part 2

PREGAMING ROGUE ONE

Last year, J.J. Abrams relaunched the famed Star Wars franchise with The Force Awakens, reuniting some of our favorite characters from the original trilogy and introducing some fresh ones to kickstart a next wave rebellion against the reinvigorated forces of the evil Galactic Empire. If you enjoyed the seventh chapter in this iconic franchise, you might want to revisit it in this special edition Blu-ray before checking out the upcoming standalone movie Rogue One, which tells the tale of the rebels who stole the Death Star blueprints, to get pumped. The two films are not sequentially related except they are modern upgrades of an older cinematic universe, so you’ll have to dig that aspect to get into them. They certainly have generated renewed interest in the series across multiple generations. What works about Abrams’ film, and hopefully Gareth Edwards’ forthcoming one, is that they combine modern CG with practical effects. (The prequel trilogy felt like digital overload at times.) The new Collector’s Edition release of The Force Awakens inserts an …

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A Night of Living History! Roger McGuinn LIVE! @ BergenPAC

A Night of Living History! Roger McGuinn LIVE!

BergenPAC

It’s Saturday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Although the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, inside the Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) in Englewood, NJ, excitement abounds as Roger McGuinn — singer, songwriter, guitarist, and founding member of The Byrds — is about to present an intimate solo evening of songs and stories for a house filled with admirers of the iconic ’60s folk-rocker.

A red velvet curtain frames the stage on which two potted palms and a variety of stringed instruments — notably several guitars and a banjo — have been carefully placed.

Entering stage left is …

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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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