An Interview With Set Your Goals: Back And Better Than Ever

An Interview With Set Your Goals: Back And Better Than Ever

As promised in “Mutiny!” Set Your Goals has risen like they’ve “never risen above before.” It seems like just yesterday, the band released their debut album, Mutiny, a longtime favorite among many pop and punk rock advocates, including myself. Fast forward to 10 years later, Set Your Goals is back on the scene, and not only are they touring the country playing all their beloved hits from ’06, they are also working on a brand new record set to be released hopefully in the new year. As a punk band with a history of intertwining music with current events, politics and religion, the upcoming record still stays true to that positive light the band has carried on so well.

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with the fun-tastic Jordan Brown to talk about the feeling of being back on stage after 10 years, as well as what the band is up to now. Check it out below!

You guys are currently touring with The Story So Far and Good Charlotte, which is

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An Interview With Dentist: Dentist Bring A Smile To Asbury Park

An Interview With Dentist: Dentist Bring A Smile To Asbury Park

The indie surf-garage four-piece Dentist know that Asbury Park is a fun place to be any time of the year, not just in the summer. That’s why they agreed to play the Halfway to Memorial Day Party on Dec. 2 with Little Dickman label mates Black Flamingos, New Brunswick indie darlings Sink Tapes, and Brooklyn’s brand new Ex-Girlfriends, featuring members of Sharkmuffin. With holiday surf tunes spun by Hi-Tide, the producers of the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, the swell shindig will be at the fun, new Asbury hotel behind Asbury Lanes.

Formed and led by cool-rockin’ husband-and-wife team Justin and Emily Bornemann and evolved out of their previous outfit, No Wine for Kittens, Dentist also will play Jan. 7 at ION in Philly and Jan. 14 at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn. Then they will head out on tours in March to South By Southwest in Austin and in April at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Other shows yet to be announced include the upcoming anniversary party of the beloved indie-rock site CoolDad Music.

Married …

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Great Minds Vibe Alike: An Interview With Two Tongues

Great Minds Vibe Alike: An Interview With Two Tongues

It’s not too often we are blessed with the opportunity to see our favorite musicians collaborate with one another on such spontaneous occasions. However, there is one dynamic duo within the pop punk and emo community who not only aims to please their devoted audiences, but they also feed off each other’s friendship and positivity to create blissful arrangements like no other. Two Tongues is a serene entity that was formed by Say Anything’s Max Bemis and Saves The Day’s Chris Conley back in 2008. While this act is revered by their respective fanbase, Two Tongues is a supergroup that is completely under the radar, considering that they’ve only released one studio album, Two Tongues (2009), and have yet to tour full-time.

While both Conley and Bemis remain active with their professional commitments to Saves The Day and Say Anything, the two made the time within the last year to write new material for their second studio effort, Two. In comparison to the band’s electrifying debut, Conley and Bemis crafted together a risky release …

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Shoreworld: Arlan Feiles And The Broken Hearted – Live From The Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ

Shoreworld: Arlan Feiles And The Broken Hearted – Live From The Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ

Arlan Feiles And The Broken Hearted – Live From The Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ

Arlan Feiles has steadily built his following and sound over the past several years. Arlan Feiles is an award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Discovered and mentored by the late great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame record producer Tom Dowd, Arlan has gone on to record several highly-acclaimed records and has his music heard on many TV programs and movies, including the Academy Award-winning film the Dallas Buyers Club. Arlan is equally known for his efforts supporting voting and civil rights.

Feiles’ interest in activist-related support is well-documented. His song “Viola” is both poignant and emotionally breathtaking. The sadness of her death is overtaken by the beauty of her bravery. Feiles spares no expense in the uplifting glorification of a simple, white housewife who helped changed the world with her selfless act of compassion and heroism.

To help mark the remembrance of Viola, Arlan undertook a trip to Selma, Alabama, to perform in Montgomery, Alabama, at the …

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Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide 2016, Part 1

Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide 2016, Part 1

ALL THINGS MUST PASS (2016)

Colin Hanks chronicles the history of Tower Records, once the behemoth of music retail, from their inception in 1960 to their Stateside shuttering in late 2006. Founder Russ Solomon, his key employees, and music icons like Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl weigh in on Tower’s lineage and historical importance. The chain’s downfall through bad decision making is also explored. Hanks’ film is perfect for those nostalgic for the music days of yore as well as young people who want to see what the retail experience and music culture was like before iTunes and streaming transformed it into a less communal experience. The silver lining? There are still 85 Tower Records locations in Japan; remember that if you happen to be out that way.

 

STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)

After the Enterprise goes to a planet deep in an uncharted nebula to rescue a stranded ship and its crew, they are ambushed by a hostile race with a fleet that swarms with deadly precision. Downed and separated on the planet’s surface, …

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens @ Beacon Theatre

Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—Yusuf took the crowd for a ride on the peace train with bassist Kwame Yeboah and guitarist Eric Appapoulay (longtime collaborator Alun Davies couldn’t make the show due to health issues) and laid down the steady rhythms and lead guitar lines countering the man’s delicate strumming and finger picking on his Gibson J-200 acoustic.

Playing on a set depicting the attic room located above his parents’ restaurant where he learned his craft, dreamt and played, Yusuf laced into a catalog of nursery rhymes and bedtime lullabies for adults and mystics in what was his first headlining gig in the …

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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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