Interview with LMFAO: Laughing Their Way To The Top

It’s undeniable—the guys of LMFAO are a two-man wrecking crew. Decked out in white skinny jeans, hi-top, neon sneakers and bright T-shirts adorned with dizzying geographic prints, RedFoo and Sky Blu can turn heads simply by entering the room. But their outrageously quirky style is merely the beginning of their …

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Interview with Andy Hull from Manchester Orchestra: The Perfect Formula

Following the release of 2009’s Mean Everything To Nothing, Manchester Orchestra’s reputation of being one of the most influential alternative acts of our generation came to full fruition. Although the Atlanta troupe created buzz in the scene with their debut full-length, I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child, …

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The Tonight Life: Carry Me On

In this generation, it’s inevitable for a girl-fronted pop-punk band to be compared to Paramore. And despite this harping figurative bar, The Tonight Life has managed to create a debut full-length that undoubtedly makes them a standout act for the genre. With help from Hidden In Plain View guitarist-turned-producer Rob …

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Interview with Matt McGinley of Gym Class Heroes: Exposing Papercuts

“And at night, I roam these streets with absolutely no purpose/Feeling like I’m worthless/But, contrary to my last statement, I feel fine/Content with the fact that I know this city’s mine.”

This lyric is one of the many beloved and frequently quoted from Gym Class Heroes’ debut album, The Papercut

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Interview with Valencia: Band Vs. World

For a band on the rise, fan interaction should be considered a necessity. In fact, any band—regardless of genre—should consider ways to engage and create a strong relationship with their fans. With help from social media and the Internet, it’s not necessarily a difficult feat. However, Valencia has stood out …

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The Lonely Island: Turtleneck & Chain

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone effortlessly turned the music-comedy world upside down when they debuted on Saturday Night Live as The Lonely Island. For six years now, the trio has reached Internet success and infamy for digital shorts including “Lazy Sunday,” “I’m On A Boat,” and of course, …

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Manchester Orchestra @ Terminal 5

NEW YORK, NY— There’s nothing more rewarding than a day of nice weather in New York City. That is, unless it’s topped off with a night filled with incredible music provided by a solid lineup of the alternative and indie genres’ most sought-after acts. After a day of wandering aimlessly …

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Interview with Tom Linton from Jimmy Eat World: Re-Invented

Since the release of the 2001 album Bleed American, Jimmy Eat World has solidified as one of the most influential acts within the alternative rock and pop-punk scenes. Their number-one, feel-good smash “The Middle” was a staple in countless teen comedies as the band began to rise to mainstream …

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Rush: Unbreakable touring machines

During their 30 year career, Rush has been recognized for having one of the most dedicated fan bases in the industry. Despite their loyal following and their substantial collection of platinum and gold albums, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and mainstream rock scene have constantly snubbed the band. …

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Monuments: Whimsical Rock Dramatics

Brooklyn-based quartet Monuments is touring in support of their self-titled LP. The solid theatrical debut is a concoction of Muse and Broken Social Scene with the sci-fi instrumentals of “Silver Star,” swooping vocals on “Not My Own,” the eerie guitar riffs of “Ice Pick Lobotomy,” and the heart-pounding percussion and …

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