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Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

The points I’m going to make in this article are going to seem super obvious to some of you and make literally no sense to others. That’s because I’m talking about putting others before

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The Calm Before The Tour

The Calm Before The Tour

Matt Bacon September 13, 2016 Comments Off on The Calm Before The Tour

There is a very specific type of hell you experience before hitting the road – a very specific type of hell that makes the music industry uniquely miserable. It is the hell of pre-tour

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Sunday At Psycho Las Vegas: The Rise From The Sub Basement

Sunday At Psycho Las Vegas: The Rise From The Sub Basement

Matt Bacon September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Sunday At Psycho Las Vegas: The Rise From The Sub Basement

Sunday – the final day of Psycho. I was wiped out – as was pretty much everybody else – but somehow we would have to power through. After all some of the best sets

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Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas – Turn Round Quick

Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas – Turn Round Quick

Matt Bacon September 4, 2016 Comments Off on Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas – Turn Round Quick

I woke from my secular haze and stumbled into the haunting Las Vegas morning. I had passed out at 6 in the morning on a couch the night before and wondered why my whole

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Friday At Psycho Las Vegas – The Brain Boils

Friday At Psycho Las Vegas – The Brain Boils

Matt Bacon September 2, 2016 Comments Off on Friday At Psycho Las Vegas – The Brain Boils

I wake up. Another day. Another strange bed. Minimal sleep. The usual. I knew I’d have to go do some interviews and maybe get some food down my gullet but as for now I

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Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon July 18, 2016 Comments Off on Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Live albums are back in fashion. For a long time they had been a relic of the past, but lately it seems like everybody and their brother has been putting out live records. Never

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Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

Matt Bacon June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

So we come to the final day. A day that had one of the sickest lineups that I have ever seen on any festival ever, and I’m not just saying that because of Black

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The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

Matt Bacon June 21, 2016 Comments Off on The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

Another year. Another Hellfest. Another godforsaken ride in a train across France to go see my grandmother. It’s been two months on the road for this weary soul and it feels as if I’ve

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Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

Matt Bacon May 25, 2016 Comments Off on Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

There is an art to finding a place to sleep with your band for the night. It’s something I’ve been lucky enough to get really good at over the past week – to the

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Gimmicks And What They Mean For The Music Industry

Gimmicks And What They Mean For The Music Industry

Matt Bacon March 31, 2016 Comments Off on Gimmicks And What They Mean For The Music Industry

I went to see a McDonalds themed Black Sabbath cover band on Friday night called Mac Sabbath. Lady Gaga recently had Baby Metal – a J-pop meets death metal band, open for her. Ghost

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