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Why Being In A Hardcore Band Will Save Your Music Career

Matt Bacon March 17, 2016 Comments Off on Why Being In A Hardcore Band Will Save Your Music Career

I’ve been saying this a lot lately but I stand behind it – every future career musician should play in a hardcore band in high school. That’s not just because I love Ceremony and

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Summer Slaughter 2015 in Philadelphia

Summer Slaughter 2015 in Philadelphia

Matt Bacon August 6, 2015 Comments Off on Summer Slaughter 2015 in Philadelphia

When I was first moving to America one of the things I was most curious to check out was the famed “Touring festivals” Of course now, Mayhem Fest is dead and gone and Summer

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LA rockers Secondborn hit the heights with ambitious new EP

Conor Davies July 19, 2015 Comments Off on LA rockers Secondborn hit the heights with ambitious new EP

American rock has been in a state of flux for a while, but with the likes of Rise Against, Thrice and Saosin come with it a banner and mark of excellence, could LA band

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Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Matt Bacon June 26, 2015 Comments Off on Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of

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Entitlement and Independent Music

Entitlement and Independent Music

Matt Bacon March 13, 2015 Comments Off on Entitlement and Independent Music

Entitlement. Now there’s a scary word that a lot of people, not just musicians, don’t like to think about too much. For a generation born to free content and instant gratification it’s sometimes hard

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Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 3

Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 3

Matt Bacon January 20, 2015 Comments Off on Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 3

The A389 Bash has long been a veritable bastion of the Central Atlantic scene. The guy behind it, Dom, is a veritable genius whose heart is on fire with love for the scene. This

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Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 2

Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 2

Matt Bacon January 20, 2015 Comments Off on Unveiling the Scene at the A389 Bash Day 2

The A389 Bash has long been a veritable bastion of the Central Atlantic scene. The guy behind it, Dom, is a veritable genius whose heart is on fire with love for the scene. This

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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 3

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 3

Matt Bacon July 29, 2014 Comments Off on Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 3

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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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

Matt Bacon July 28, 2014 Comments Off on Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 2

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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Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 1

Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 1

Matt Bacon July 25, 2014 Comments Off on Cracking Skulls at This Is Hardcore Festival: Day 1

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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