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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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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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What Your Band Needs To Know At The Merch Stand

What Your Band Needs To Know At The Merch Stand

Matt Bacon February 23, 2016 Comments Off on What Your Band Needs To Know At The Merch Stand

Ah the merch stand, where the band desperately hopes to move at least a few bucks worth of product in order to be able to afford getting to their next tour stop. In a

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Housecore Horror Film Festival – Day 3

Matt Bacon November 23, 2015 Comments Off on Housecore Horror Film Festival – Day 3

Every once in a while IMP sends out one of its rogue journalists on a machine to go to a festival, get super drunk, see a bunch of old friends – and hopefully see

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Matt Bacon July 10, 2015 Comments Off on Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I

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Independent Industry Figures : Nate Carson

Independent Industry Figures : Nate Carson

Matt Bacon June 2, 2015 Comments Off on Independent Industry Figures : Nate Carson

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we do a feature on a different music industry figure every week and try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment

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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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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 4 – The Festival Comes to an End (In Honor of Corey Mitchell)

Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 4 – The Festival Comes to an End (In Honor of Corey Mitchell)

Matt Bacon November 4, 2014 Comments Off on Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 4 – The Festival Comes to an End (In Honor of Corey Mitchell)

Housecore Horror Film Festival was quite the success last year. This Phil Anselmo curated event immediately garnered special attention from the metal world. This was to be the festivals second edition, and it was

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