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On Being a Number One Fan

On Being a Number One Fan

Matt Baggins September 23, 2014 0

I’ve always been something of a fanatic. Friends have seen my work and called me a “machine”. So perhaps it’s natural I’ve always been attracted to the idea of being a number one fan.

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Ryan Adams Welcomes Back Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams Welcomes Back Ryan Adams

Eli Jace September 15, 2014 Comments Off

The Man with the Golden Temper Tantrum returns . The fourteenth album by Ryan Adams is the most appropriate one to be self-titled. On Ryan Adams we hear the convergence of Country Ryan and

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The Times They Are a-Changin’ with Witch Mountain

The Times They Are a-Changin’ with Witch Mountain

Matt Baggins September 13, 2014 Comments Off

I’d barely heard of Witch Mountain three months ago. Now I’ve seen them live three times and gotten into all sorts of hijinks with them. Yet, my sudden obsession with the band came at

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6 Hottest Acts of Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

6 Hottest Acts of Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

Conor Davies September 3, 2014 Comments Off

Renowned for its alternative picks and styles, the Reading & Leeds Festival has allowed thousands of young people to celebrate the end of their summers for decades now. But as the festival becomes increasingly

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Reflecting the Negative with Windhand

Reflecting the Negative with Windhand

Matt Baggins September 2, 2014 Comments Off

“Yeah we can do the interview whenever you want brother,” such where the first words I ever heard from a member of Windhand, and I haven’t looked back since. I was first introduced to

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Fennario’s Coffee, local music, and the American summer

Fennario’s Coffee, local music, and the American summer

Matt Baggins August 21, 2014 Comments Off

I still don’t understand America. I’m not sure I get the core tenets of what Americans are all about. In this strange hyper speed chrome world, they all lock themselves off in cars and

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Hamilton Leithauser lurks in the night on “Black Hours”

Hamilton Leithauser lurks in the night on “Black Hours”

Eli Jace August 18, 2014 Comments Off

“Do you wonder why I sing these love songs,” Hamilton Leithauser sings against the wind, “when I have no love at all?” The track, “5 AM,” opens his debut solo album, Black Hours. He

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Pre Show Superstitions Of Musicians Around The World

Pre Show Superstitions Of Musicians Around The World

Bryan Staggers August 18, 2014 Comments Off

We’ve talked a lot here about how best to market yourselves with image, quirky promotional ideas and a whole host of other cool tips and tricks. But sometimes, with the bigger bands, it’s the

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How to get “Superfans”

How to get “Superfans”

Matt Baggins August 12, 2014 1

For the past few years I’ve been very active on the hard rock and metal scene, I have a blog, run a label, promote bands, book shows, all that jazz. There is one thing

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SubRosa: Revealing our humanity through doom metal

SubRosa: Revealing our humanity through doom metal

Matt Baggins August 4, 2014 Comments Off

For all you know is a heap of broken images – T.S. Eliot Roaring down the highway, just over the speed limit with enough illicit substances in the car to get the driver booked

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