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United Nations’ detonates on “The Next Four Years”

United Nations’ detonates on “The Next Four Years”

Eli Jace July 29, 2014 Comments Off

It’s been a tough Thursday for Geoff Rickly. It’s also been a tough Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Since the overdo demise of his main thing Thursday, in 2011, luck hasn’t come too often. In

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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 3

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 3

Matt Baggins July 29, 2014 Comments Off

The following is a review of day 3 of 2014’s This Is Hardcore Festival. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. So now it was time for Saturday at This is Hardcore, what a day,

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Stagecraft 101 Part 2: Warning! Atencion! Achtung! Danger Will Robinson!

Stagecraft 101 Part 2: Warning! Atencion! Achtung! Danger Will Robinson!

James Moore July 29, 2014 Comments Off

By Jeff Black Originally posted in Vandala Magazine. Read Part 1: Why Performance Matters. Amongst the discussion and responses for my original article,  I stumbled across this comment:  “Thanks for the advice, guy whose

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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

Matt Baggins July 28, 2014 Comments Off

On the morning of this strange, but fine day at the 2014 This Is Hardcore Festival I used public transport in the United States for the first time on my own. This was an

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Interview with Piqued Jacks

Interview with Piqued Jacks

Matt Baggins July 25, 2014 Comments Off

I recently had the chance to sit down with pop-rock luminaries Piqued Jacks. In our twenty minute interview I found these young Italians to be fun rock and rollers who really know what they’re

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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 1

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 1

Matt Baggins July 25, 2014 Comments Off

This Is Hardcore Festival 2014, the first metal festival I have ever been to where I didn’t have full press credentials, or any sort of guaranteed backstage access. I knew I could get interviews,

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Follow the trail of gun powder to White Lung’s “Deep Fantasy”

Follow the trail of gun powder to White Lung’s “Deep Fantasy”

Eli Jace July 24, 2014 Comments Off

Deep Fantasy by White Lung takes off like a burning trail of black gun powder leading to a sonic bomb blast. It’s 22 minutes–a quick toxic burn over the horizon–ten crushing songs of grating,

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A New Approach To Radio Airplay From Feature.fm

A New Approach To Radio Airplay From Feature.fm

James Moore July 14, 2014 Comments Off

Feature.fm recently reached out to me about their song promotion platform, and after some investigation, it looks like a platform that should serve as a good testing ground for independent artists. This post is

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Review of Piqued Jacks new Singles

Review of Piqued Jacks new Singles

Matt Baggins July 14, 2014 Comments Off

I’ve only had this computer for a couple of weeks, already it’s starting to screw with me. I’m trying to download tracks for a record that seems genuinely interesting, and yet here I am,

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Why Your Band Needs an Interesting Angle

Why Your Band Needs an Interesting Angle

Matt Baggins July 11, 2014 Comments Off

Why does your band need an interesting angle? Ever since Upon A Burning Body’s frontman Danny Leal had the gall to ask “What publicity stunt?”when questioned on his recent highly irresponsible attempt to garner

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