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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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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 4

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 4

Matt Baggins August 1, 2014 Comments Off

So as I get to the end of this strange freak out, the unholy glory of the festival started to grow on me. Sure, hardcore isn’t my trip, but there is certainly something to

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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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