Interview with Shannon Leto from 30 Seconds To Mars: The Grand Finale

The “sex, drugs and rock and roll” lifestyle is something that has been long coveted. But with the “champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” life as a touring band presents a droning struggle of days, months and even years away from loved ones, and a lifestyle filled with culture shock and …

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Bush @ The Wellmont Theatre

MONTCLAIR, NJ—It was night of epic proportions for grunge fanatics. Bush was making their return to New Jersey at the Wellmont Theatre in support of their latest full-length, The Sea Of Memories, which was released this past summer. The band was eager to prove they could still deliver a …

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Interview with Alan Day from Four Year Strong: Aging To Perfection

Urban Dictionary defines “sell out” as “one who betrays a cause for personal advancement.” Even further, Wikipedia classifies “selling out” as “the compromising of (or the perception of compromising) integrity, morality, or principles in exchange for money or ‘success’ (however defined).”

These two words are fairly simple and somewhat meaningless …

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Interview with Chris Conley from Saves The Day: Breaking Through, Moving Forward

Besides rock legends Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, New Jersey has been the breeding ground for an array of musicians that have grown to become hometown legends. From Gaslight Anthem to My Chemical Romance to Midtown, the music of the Garden State spans many styles and influences. Regardless, they all …

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Interview with Steve Klein from New Found Glory: Pop-Punk Resurrection

In 1997, the pop-punk genre was nearing its prime, with Green Day riding on the commercial success of Nimrod and Blink-182 beginning to make headway with Dude Ranch. In the summer of this dynamic year, in Coral Springs, Florida, New Found Glory was born.

Known for their poppy, catchy …

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Interview with Kate Cooper from An Horse: No Boundaries

The dynamic of a music duo is something that is incomparable to that of a four or five-piece band. Genre aside, a band accumulates an array of personalities, causing alliances or potential clashes that can break an act or turn them into a timeless tour de force. For vocalist/guitarist …

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Interview with Alex Suarez from Cobra Starship: A Future So Bright, They’re Wearing (Night) Shades

Cobra Starship burst onto the scene in 2006, providing the theme song to the campy pseudo-horror film Snakes On A Plane. Although “Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)” seemed to be merely an outlet for Gabe Saporta, formerly of Midtown, to collaborate with pals William Beckett (The Academy Is), …

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Interview with Matt Taylor from Motion City Soundtrack: Everything Is Better Than Ever

Since their formation in 1997, Motion City Soundtrack has grown to become one of the most well-known acts within the ever-changing pop-rock genre. Although trends have come and gone, and many of the bands associated with the Minneapolis act have long fizzled out, the five-piece has remained static in the …

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Dropkick Murphys @ Wellmont Theatre

MONTCLAIR, NJ—Irish pride was as pungent as the smell of beer when The Turbo A.C.’s, The Tossers and Dropkick Murphys unleashed their rebellious fury on the people inside the Wellmont Theatre on July 28. The venue was packed with an all-ages audience that traveled from around the Tri-State area—even Massachusetts, …

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Motion City Throwback – Commit This To Memory

It’s a rare feat to equally fill listeners with hope and indifference. But with their 2005 album, Commit This To Memory, the members of Motion City Soundtrack concocted a musical journey just as unpredictable and sporadic as everyday life, honing in on the difficulty of facing defeat, facing inner …

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