An Interview with Acceptance: Get Into It

Seattle-bred rock band Acceptance started out in the late ’90s the way a lot of young bands do: playing local shows and touring hard for little money as kids living at their parents’ house, valuing music over money. Contemporaries of The Juliana Theory, Finch, Further Seems Forever, and Anberlin, Acceptance …

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An Interview with The Struts: Everybody Wants ‘Em

England has provided us with plenty of talented bands in the past such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin—just to name a few. And now we have The Struts, who have skyrocketed into the spotlight. Formed in Bristol, England in 2009, the band have already been seen supporting …

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An Interview With Bouncing Souls: Not Home For The Holidays?

The holidays are all about traditions. It simply wouldn’t be December without The Christmas Spirit album by Johnny Cash, ingesting an extra few pounds of sugar-covered flour every day, and annual profanities at strings of Chinese-made Christmas lights that somehow broke while sitting in the attic all year.

For the …

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Long Island Happenings: December 2016

As winter comes by, music things slow down a little bit, only to culturally explode (in a good way) later in the spring. But Long Island saw some truly fantastic and unique shows this November, and here’s the three best:

Earlier in the month, Philly-based loud fuzz rock band The …

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Shoreworld: Chris Brown – One More Night

Chris Brown has been one of my favorite Asbury artists ever since he sent me his 2014 release, Anchor. Brown has also kept a solid work relationship with Bouncing Souls member Pete Steinkopf from that time and into his present release of One More Night, and it’s a …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Death From Above 1979, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sting, and more

Death From Above 1979/Terminal 5/November 8, 2016

Bassist Jesse Keeler and vocalist/drummer Sebastien Grainger reportedly met at a Sonic Youth concert and later became roommates. Keeler played in several pop punk bands in Toronto, Canada, including Black Cat #13 and Femme Fatale. In 2001, he recorded three bass and drum …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Kentucky Headhunters, Beekman, Anna Webber & A Guy Named Dizzy

Irving, Texas, March 14, 1992—The Kentucky Headhunters stop at the football field where the Dallas Cowboys play but there is no game today. Willie Nelson is hosting the fifth annual Farm Aid. I’m still semi-sleeping in my coffin-sized bunk, remembering not to forget that I will severely bang my head …

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Book Review: The Unfiltered Guide To Working In Wine by Hillary Zio

The business of wine making presently is a global phenomena that is often overlooked or at the very least, taken for granted. Wine is an indulgence, a conversation starter, and many times, the perfect gift that is accessible to us almost everywhere in the world. It continues to act as …

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North Jersey Notes: Signals Of Bedlam, Charetta, Tokyo Motor Fist and More!

A new band from New York City came across my desk last week and I’m loving them! The name of the band is Signals Of Bedlam, and they are awesome! They actually came to me by way of theaquarian.com, so rest assured that if you are sending us your band’s …

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Kam on Film: ‘Jackie,’ Awards, and What’s New In Theaters

Jackie

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rated R for profanity and brief graphic violence

Portman Channels Jackie Kennedy In Perceptive Portrait Of Iconic First Lady

How did Jackie Kennedy feel in the wake of her husband’s assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963? That is the question explored in Jackie, a …

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