Interview with Benny Horowitz from Gaslight Anthem: Blue Jeans And White Tees

My conversation with Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz was a long one, with us getting off-topic several times and discussing things like the small towns we’re from and his food service/delivery days. “I don’t want to deliver pizzas anymore. I’m damn good at it though. These kids today take their …

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Interview with John Nolan from Taking Back Sunday: There’s Still No ‘I’ In Team

When I first heard that John Nolan and Shaun Cooper were returning to Taking Back Sunday, my reaction was probably the same as everyone else’s: to search every legitimate Internet source I could find, and make sure this wasn’t some sort of cruel joke while simultaneously calling no fewer than …

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Interview with Kyle Burns from Forever The Sickest Kids: It’s Not Terminal

I’m usually awkward as all hell on the phone, but Forever The Sickest Kids drummer Kyle Burns called me for his interview from a Walgreens while picking up laxatives, so I’m pretty sure he won this time around. “Yeah dude, I’ve been backed up for three days!” I was afraid …

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Interview with Cameron Leahy from The Downtown Fiction: In The Moment

Lead vocalist/guitarist Cameron Leahy and drummer Eric Jones formed The Downtown Fiction in Summer of 2008, and brought bassist/vocalist David Pavluk into the mix shortly thereafter. In the three years or so since then, they’ve been incredibly successful, achieving more than bands who’d been together much longer. The release of …

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Black Lips: Party At Webster Hall

Grab your red cup and get rowdy; Black Lips are coming to NYC. Easily one of the most fun punk bands you will ever see, these guys will puke, get naked and stage dive, all while delivering a top notch (and sometimes semi-illegal) musical performance. Since forming in 1999 the …

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Bill Burr: Bringing Funny To Philly

If Comedy Central is your default TV channel, you know who Bill Burr is. Since his recurring appearances on Chappelle’s Show, Burr has gone on to do a number of televised specials and has become a regular guest on both The Late Show With David Letterman and the Opie

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Bottle Cap Rockets: Shootin’ Sparks

Reminiscent of The Kinks and Stray Cats, ex-Smart Dog member Al Gross and his new band, Bottle Cap Rockets, are fun and guitar-driven with a little fire underneath. This Ringwood, NJ-based roots rock outfit is so skilled and intense, you may be surprised to see that there are only three …

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Ólafur Arnalds: The Young And The Restless

His first release back in 2007 gained him critical acclaim, but his newest album, …And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness, may bring him total and complete notoriety. Only 23 years old, Ólafur Arnalds is a multi-instrumentalist who has played in metal bands, indie bands and his own …

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In This Moment: Screaming To The Rafters

Maria Brink has balls. At the front of California-based metalcore band In This Moment, over the last six years or so she has proved that she can scream with the best of them. And she is. Playing alongside some of the industry’s best with Korn, Disturbed and Sevendust on …

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Concretes: Set In Stone

You don’t have to own a Concretes record to hear them regularly; their single “Say Something New” off their debut record, has been featured in several Target commercials, and their tunes have made their way onto countless movie soundtracks. This Swedish indie-pop band has been around since 1995, and will …

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