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An Interview with Say Anything: All Grown Up

An Interview with Say Anything: All Grown Up

For over 10 years, I have been spinning an album that has never gotten old to me. I know, we each have a few in our discography that we can count on to uplift our spirits and get the party started. This record for me would be …Is A Real Boy by Say Anything, that insanely amazing band that we all know and love. Having seen them a few months back at Starland Ballroom with a local favorite, The Front Bottoms, I didn’t think it was better to top their set, as they performed all of the hits, including songs from their new album, Hebrews. This time around, they have embarked on a tour with another throwback favorite of mine, Saves The Day, and to add even more flavor, Reggie And The Full Effect. Say Anything are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of …Is A Real Boy, and this will certainly be one for the record books.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Say Anything lead singer Max Bemis about the tour, what…

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An Interview with Pepper: Spicing It Up

An Interview with Pepper: Spicing It Up

For many years, when I think of going to an outside concert and completely jamming out, one band in particular that comes to mind is Pepper. Whether you are into this style of music or not, you can’t help but feel good when you put on one of their records. The sounds of cracking open a beer, watching the sunset, and hanging with friends is what the styles of Pepper are all about.

I recently had the chance to interview the drummer of Pepper, Yesod Williams, about their upcoming tour, new music, the best part of being in a band, and so much more. Check it out below! His positive energy is contagious, you will see.

First and foremost, let’s talk the new tour. How excited are you guys to hit the road, and can you tell us about the opening acts?

We will never be not excited! It always feels like our first time ever heading out on tour—very rejuvenating! We're taking out two bands we've never played with before: The Movement,…

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Your Ultimate Guide To Record Store Day Black Friday

Your Ultimate Guide To Record Store Day Black Friday

With the holidays just around the corner, the dreaded search to find the best gifts is on. Thankfully, this year you don’t need to search far. Record Store Day, widely known to be in April, also has a second day dedicated to those with a passion for records. This year’s Black Friday, Nov. 28, marks Record Store Day, and the perfect excuse to ravage through vinyl collections for a great gift to give to the music-lovers in your life. So while you’re out fighting your way through the Black Friday crowds for the perfect present, here’s a list of the top anticipated releases to keep in mind:

 

Against Me!, The Daytrotter Sessions; Total Treble

In late May earlier this year, lead singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! made a solo appearance at Daytrotter, resulting in the greatly anticipated record, The Daytrotter Sessions. This 7” RSD exclusive release, featuring two tracks with Atom Willard, is raw and searing with passion as Grace forges through fan favorites, such as “Transgender Dysphoria Blues.” The genuine…

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Shoreworld: Bebe Buell And The Nashville Aces - Prodigal Daughter Returns To Her Southern Roots

Shoreworld: Bebe Buell And The Nashville Aces - Prodigal Daughter Returns To Her Southern Roots

When I first met Bebe Buell, all I really knew about her was that she was part of New York’s underground elite. She was the stuff of glossy magazines, late night parties with Mick Jagger and a living breathing queen of rock and roll’s most infamous scene. A former Ford Agency model, the 17-year-old Virginian blew into town and ripped the industry wide open with her innocent “country girl meets rock bad boys” image. That legendary portrayal culminated in a November 1974 Playboy centerfold spread. Her subsequent dismissal from the agency only solidified her punkish image with the Big Apple insiders.

Buell put the pedal to the creative metal, endearing herself to icons such as Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson and Joey Ramone. When she walked into a New York room, she commanded everybody’s attention. If you don’t believe me, just ask David Bowie or Jimmy Page. As I got to know her as the person she really was, I was fascinated with her casual acknowledgement of the high-profile relationships she had established, as well…

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An Interview with Exodus: Collateral Damage

An Interview with Exodus: Collateral Damage

Steve "Zetro" Souza is the lead singer of Exodus and Hatriot from California. 2014 had two major releases for Zetro, including Exodus' 10th studio album, Blood In, Blood Out, as well as Hatriot releasing their sophomore album, Dawn Of The New Centurion.

Exodus will be playing Nov. 26 at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, Nov. 29 at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ, and Nov. 30 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. In a recent interview, Zetro and I spoke about his bands' new albums, how the setlist will go for this tour, and more.

When you first heard Blood In, Blood Out, before you recorded your vocals, what song excited you the most about laying down vocals for it?

The first song that hit was "Numb." It's still my favorite on the record. I can go through every other Exodus record and go, "I am going to click through track three or seven or eight ... I don't find myself doing that on this record. I listened to all 11 songs…

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Arcade Fire @ Barclays Center

Arcade Fire

Barclays Center

August 23, 2014

BROOKLYN, NY—Win Butler and Josh Deu met at high school in Montreal, Canada, and continued an exchange of musical ideas into their university years. The two university students founded Arcade Fire around 2001, soon adding a fellow music student, Régine Chassagne. The trio recorded a set of demos and began performing live in the second half of 2001. Numerous musicians came and went, including Deu, but presently the band's core lineup is husband-and-wife team Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Win's brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band continues to be a collective of…

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Meg Myers: Make A Shadow

Meg Myers

Make A Shadow

Atlantic

Tennessee native Meg Myers has returned with a sophomore album that tailors to the taste of her fans from her debut. In other words, Myers has delivered a performance true to the grunge sounds we’ve come to expect from her. Make A Shadow was released earlier this year, and…

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