Real Talk With Dan Lambton From Real Friends

Real Friends, the Illinois pop-punk quintet consisting of vocalist Dan Lambton, drummer Brian Blake, guitarist Eric Haines, bassist Kyle Fasel and guitarist Dave Knox, have a real knack for making listeners feel nostalgic for the good ole’ days.  Armed with emotion-filled lyrics, Lambton’s refreshing voice and a humble camaraderie within …

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An Interview with We The Kings: Fit For Royalty

It’s that time of year again—to many, summer is a staple of long beach days and some BBQ fun. But around the U.S., music junkies turn up their noses to pool parties and lush vacations and dedicate their summer freedom to spanning the States in search of the music festival …

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No Tricking This Trixter: P.J. Farley Drops A Solo CD

One of my favorite bass players for the “hairband” era was always a local guy from the next town over from where I grew up. His name is P.J. Farley and he played and still plays bass for the mighty Trixter. Back then, P.J. was the youngest guy in the …

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An Interview with Mike Love of The Beach Boys: Catchin’ A Wave

Vintage cars, California girls, and happenin’ beaches—sounds like a pretty sweet dream, right? Throw in some catchy melodies and complex harmonies and you’ve got yourself some great tracks to rock out to when driving to your summer vacation destination. However, these songs aren’t anything new. In fact, these works of …

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The Former Self-Proclaimed, “Garage Band King” Andrew McMahon Has Found His Greatest Success “In The Wilderness”

Many of us in the dawn of our thirties are still proud to call Andrew McMahon our Garage Band King. Fourteen years ago when Something Corporate hit the scene McMahon belted the words, which echoed in the anxious hearts of skinny jean wearing “Babies of the ’80s” who “just didn’t …

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An Interview with Sublime With Rome: You Gon’ Hear Them Like A Siren

If you have ever been a fan of Sublime, you know the unspoken conflict of whether or not you prefer ‘Sublime with Bradley’ versus ‘Sublime with Rome’. If you love music with no bias, then you probably love the band either way. Regardless, you must know that Rome Ramirez—lead singer …

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An Interview with Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell of Dirty Heads: Rolling Deep

Last year, at Firefly Music Festival, was the last time I saw Dirty Heads live. Besides the undeniable manifest of sweat, jive, and beer bottles—love and musical lustiness also commenced the first lyric heard. The whole set stood on stage, in front of synched waves of fingertips that were stretched …

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An Interview with Nothing: Tired Of Tomorrow

To follow-up their stellar debut, Guilty Of Everything, Philadelphia-based quartet Nothing was originally set to put out Tired Of Tomorrow, their highly-anticipated sophomore effort through Geoff Rickly’s independent label, Collect Records. As news began to spread nationally of former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO, Martin Shkreli, this past fall—who increased the …

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An Interview with Ziggy Marley: I Am Here To Push Reggae Beyond The Limits Of What People Say It’s Supposed To Be

He’s reggae royalty, a living legend, and a dedicated philanthropist. He’s also released six studio albums, performed with Paul McCartney, and been on Sesame Street. Now, Ziggy Marley is gearing up for another tour, just trying to spread the message of peace and love as usual. Below, he talks …

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Ari Katz – Humbled By It All: Lifetime Front Man Chats About Influence On Vital New Brunswick Basement Scene And New Project, Mitylion

 

2015-6-17 Asbury Park NJ. Ari Katz (Mity Lion) photographed at his house in Asbury Park. Photo: Greg Pallante

Lifetime front man-lyricist Ari Katz has been an influence on punk, hardcore, emo and alternative rock bands for 25 years. Today, bands from as far away as New Zealand come to …

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