Terrible Things: Rise From the Ashes

Anonymity can be a powerful weapon. As a new band putting out their debut album, however, it’s usually a weapon that works against you. Yet, the recently formed trio, Terrible Things, is reveling in the opportunity to operate in obscurity and build their name from the ground up—which might be …

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Interview with Jordan Witzigreuter of the Ready Set: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Judging by his debut album, which was released just last week, Jordan Witzigreuter is well on his way to mastering the art of catchy pop. I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming showcases Witzigreuter’s knack for combining pop, electronics and even hip-hop undertones into a light-hearted, danceable blend. Just ask Fall Out Boy’s …

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Interview with Anthony Green of Circa Survive: Clear Skies Ahead

For Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green, each album represents a new chapter in the band’s career. With the release of Blue Sky Noise in April, the Philly band has entered the third chapter in its life—the chapter that “really fucks you up,” according to Green.

Green says he felt an …

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Interview with Something Corporate: The Second Time Around

By all appearances, there is no such thing as life after music. Bands are born into the music world, lead exciting, nomadic lives, and breathe creativity day in and day out. They may break up, sell out, reunite, burn out or fade away, but in many people’s minds, when musicians …

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The Pixies / Black Gold @ Hammerstein Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—Any time a respected, formerly dissolved band reunites to play old favorites, there are always going to be people who ascribe shallow motivations to that band, gripe about the pricy concert tickets and point out the lack of new releases.

I’m sure that was the case when the …

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Interview with Vincent Accardi & Brian Lane of Brand New: Heeding The Call

Deja Entendu suggested it back in 2003, 2006’s The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me announced it loud and clear, and this year Daisy removed any doubts that may have still lingered: Brand New is not the same band it used to be. In their almost decade-long career together, …

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Super Furry Animals: Interview With Gruff Rhys: Day For Night

Super Furry Animals know rock ’n roll. During one of their shows at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, vocalist and guitarist Gruff Rhys embraced the rough, uninhibited spirit of the genre by vomiting on stage—even if it was unintentional.

“Yeah, it was quite unfortunate, but I think it was very raw,” Rhys …

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Never Shout Never: Never Left Unsaid

Anytime I see young artists rise to the top of the charts and pave a way for themselves in the music world, I always end up looking back at the accomplishments of my youth. It is at this point that I realize my biggest achievement was not getting into a …

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Interview with Black Gold: Silver And Gold

Eric Ronick and Than Luu’s experience coming together as Black Gold and putting out a debut album probably falls along the lines of the atypical. There were no bowling alley gigs or free house concerts; no obscure or non-existent musical background; and no uninterrupted, yearlong writing/recording session. Instead, Black Gold’s …

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Interview with Reggie And The Full Effect: Final Boarding Call

For James Dewees, this 2008 summer tour is his last ride as Reggie And The Full Effect. The former drummer for hardcore outfit Coalesce, keyboardist for indie rockers The Get Up Kids, and touring keyboardist for My Chemical Romance and New Found Glory struck a catchy balance of rock, synth …

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