Interview with Mark from Bridge Under Fire; New 7″ out on LRS Records/Orange S.L.S Records @bridgeunderfire @lrsrecords

How about a little love for my hometown, eh? Syracuse, NY 4-piece rockers Bridge Under Fire are proof positive that family, work, school, and life in general do not have to detract from having fun in a band. With 4 years under their belt, B.U.F. has maintained a fiercely DIY ethic, independently releasing their music […]

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INTERVIEW: Stephen Aaron Grey (djfreakyflow) releases first book “Ant Farm – A Novel About What Is Bugging Society””

  BUY “ANT FARM” HERE ——– http://amzn.to/1wQWhm6 Author Stephen Aaron Grey has recently published his very first fiction book. Why are we interviewing an author here at Live High Five? Well, he asked politely for one thing. That, and the fact that he introduced us to Drum and Bass way back in the 90′s definitely helped […]

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Terry Bozzio & The World´s Largest Tuned Drumset at @ONEWORLDTHEATER TONIGHT! @terrybozzio #ATX

Unless you’ve seen it before, you’ve never seen anything like this. Terry Bozzio is the drummer your drummer friends aspire to be. His legendary performance history and body of work stands as one of the most dramatic and impressive examples of orchestrated percussion in the history of the instrument. Tonight, August 31st, Terry Bozzio and […]

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Drummer Spotlight Interview with John Longstreth (Origin/Gorguts) @ORIGINBAND @GORGUTSOFFICIAL

How do you tell if the stage is level?
 The drummer is drooling from both sides of his mouth. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately […]

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Interview with Blag Dhalia from The Dwarves; New record coming on Recess Records @thedwarvesband @recessrecords

Ahh The Dwarves! I don’t suppose there is too much I can say about The Dwarves that hasn’t already been said and committed to legend during their near 30 year tenure as a band. Their subject matter is lurid, their performances are bedlam, and their attitude is one of the most pure and unadulterated in […]

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INAUGURAL CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ANNOUNCES FINAL SCHEDULE 8/29-31/14 @campfirefestpa

INAUGURAL CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ANNOUNCES FINAL SCHEDULE, DAY PASSES, PRICE JUMP, HAWK & CO ROCK WALL AND VIP UPGRADE, AND LATE NIGHT BEACH STAGE AUGUST 29 – 31, 2014 – LABOR DAY WEEKEND  Lakewood, PA – July 24, 2014 –Campfire Festival presented by Zippo has announced its final schedule. The breakdown of the […]

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Interview with Nat from Blacklist Royals; New album DIE YOUNG WITH ME out NOW @blacklistroyals

Nashville, Tennessee 4-piece Blacklist Royals are a wonderful example of how music can help overcome. Overcome uncertainty. Overcome anxiety. Overcome all the shit that life can throw at you without warning or cause. Music, when examined thoroughly enough, can occasionally be the best medicine a doctor could prescribe. If only more would do so. The […]

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Drive-By Drummer Spotlight with Paul Quattrone from !!! @ChkChkChk at @red_7 #ATX

Why did the drummer stare at the frozen juice can? Because it said, “Concentrate”. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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Interview with Alex from Fallujah; New album THE FLESH PREVAILS out NOW! @earsplitpr @uniqueleaderrec

Bay Area 5-piece Fallujah have an interesting take on the ever-expanding genre that is Death Metal. While many bands within the Metal sphere look to rip the head off of everything in their path from the first note, Fallujah offers a more introspective landscape and swirly take on their compositions. Then, they rip your fucking […]

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OSAKA’S SHONEN KNIFE TO PLAY 1000TH SHOW ON 2014 North American Tour! @earshotmedia @shonenknife

OSAKA’S SHONEN KNIFE TO PLAY 1000TH SHOW ON 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Osaka, Japan’s legendary Shonen Knife are about to reach another milestone in their 30+ year career of bringing the joys of punk rock, fantasy and food to the hearts and ears of the fortunate. Shonen Knife’s 1000th worldwide performance (since their inception in 1982) will take […]

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THE VENETIA FAIR drops 2nd press of ESDTWGIOB. This album RIPS! @thevenetiafair @switchbitchrecs

Limited 250 Unit Run Now Available now at: TheVenetiaFair.BigCartel.com BOSTON, MA // August 12, 2014 - Boston’s favorite theatrical-rock band The Venetia Fair announced a second pressing of their album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain on 12″ vinyl, offered in a classic format HERE Limited to 250 copies, the release will be in bone-colored vinyl with a normal […]

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YOUNG FOX RELEASES ‘PREDECESSORS’ EP TODAY! @secretservicepr

YOUNG FOX RELEASES ‘PREDECESSORS’ EP TODAY! July 22, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Pittsburgh’s rising rock band Young Fox has released their new EP, Predecessors, today via Spartan Records. The release is currently available digitally at iTunes and from Spartan Records at http://spr.tn/youngfox. Formed in 2012, Young Fox came together over drinks in a neighborhood pub in Pittsburgh. Martin Lunn […]

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AARON BEHRENS AND THE MIDNIGHT STROLL ANNOUNCES TOUR & DEBUT EP SOLO PROJECT BY GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY FRONTMAN @thesyndotcom

AARON BEHRENS AND THE MIDNIGHT STROLL ANNOUNCES TOUR & DEBUT EP SOLO PROJECT BY GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY FRONTMAN The highly anticipated launch of Aaron Behrens’ solo career is finally here. Best known as the frontman of the electro-pop duo Ghostland Observatory, Behrens has announced plans to release the self-titled debut of his solo group, The Midnight Stroll, September 16 as the inaugural release of his […]

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AUSTRALIA’S STICKY FINGERS NEW ALBUM, LAND OF PLEASURE, OUT NOW!!! @thesyndotcom

STICKY FINGERS RELEASING NEW ALBUM, LAND OF PLEASURE, OUT NOW!!! Australia’s Sticky Fingers is truly one of a kind, having crafted a unique melting pot of mind-altering genres that blends the most eccentric elements of pop with the defiant attitude of rock. The group is following its acclaimed debut, Caress Your Soul, with the sophomore album, Land Of Pleasure, out in […]

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6th ANNUAL AURA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL VIP INFO – Live Oak, FL 3/6 – 8, 2015 @blpfam @auramusicfest

The Disco Biscuits, Papadosio, Snarky Puppy, Kung Fu, Dopapod, RAQ, Jimkata, Consider the Source, American Babies, The Mantras, Mike Dillon Band, Ghost Owl and many more! AURA Music & Arts Festival taking place at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida March 6 – 8, 2015 has announced details for their VIP Experience with two options to take the AURA fan journey to the next level. Perks of the […]

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CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ANNOUNCE CONTESTS, SPONSORSHIP, ACOUSTIC STAGE AND MORE 8/29 – 8/31

 INAUGURAL CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ZIPPO  ANNOUNCES TICKET CONTESTS,  VITA COCO SPONSORSHIP DETAILS,  INDIE SNACK PACKS, CAMPFIRE ACOUSTIC STAGE,  AND CRAFT COCKTAIL PROGRAM  AUGUST 29 – 31, 2014 – LABOR DAY WEEKEND  Lakewood, PA – July 24, 2014 –Campfire Festival presented by Zippo has two exciting ticket contests ending on July 31st. Midnight Madness gives […]

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Interview with Tanner; EP out NOW and “Come Alive” video below! @tannerbandmusic

  Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama and now proudly trying to sink his teeth into the abbatoir that is NYC’s Music Scene, I’d like to introduce you to Tanner. I had no idea who this young man was prior to a chance email from a colleague, but after a listen or 5, this young man comes […]

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Interview with SA Martinez from 311; Playing #ATX at Moody Theater on 7/29 @311 @acllive

311. I fucking love ‘em! You may already know that from my previous interview with SA Martinez back in 2012, but just in case you forgot, allow me to reiterate: I LOVE 311!!! As a 20-year fan and listener, it’s safe to say the band members, their infectious songs, and their positive vibes have burned […]

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Interview with Brian from Downset; Playing @TIHCFEST; One Blood drops this Summer @downsetla

West Coast Hip Hop over grooved out, crunchy Hardcore riffs?! HOLY FUCK, the 16 year old me was in love with Downset from the moment I heard the opening bass line under Rey Anthony Oropeza’s solo vocal intro to “Anger.” You know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, or else you wouldn’t be reading this interview […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Chris Vest from Framing Hanley; Playing K-Rockathon 8/2 @framinghanley @KROCKCNY

How do you tell if the stage is level?
 The drummer is drooling from both sides of his mouth. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST. Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately […]

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Interview with BIG DAD RITCH from Texas Hippie Coalition; Touring with @MAYHEMFEST NOW! @THCOFFICIAL

Texas Hippie Coalition are a 4-piece proudly hailing from the great state of (you guessed it) Texas. Denison, Texas to be exact. The group has the every ounce of the power groove and outlaw spirit you’d expect from a Southern Metal band, and they want you to know they mean business. Plus, vocalist Big Dad […]

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Interview with Paul from Cannibal Corpse @corpseofficial; Playing @Mayhemfest and 13th album coming soon!

Cannibal Corpse. You’ve undoubtedly been exposed to Cannibal Corpse in some form or another. Jim Carrey is a total fan. The (thankfully) defunct PMRC were decidedly not. But no matter… Next only to chicken wings, Cannibal Corpse is the best thing to ever come out of Buffalo, NY. One of Metal Blade Records’ finest acts, […]

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BEAR CREEK MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL ADDS SOULIVE, ZACH DEPUTY & more for Phase 2 announcement! @blpfam @bearcreekfest

BEAR CREEK MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL ADDS SOULIVE, ZACH DEPUTY, THE FLOOZIES, ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES, OTEIL BURBRIDGE AND ROOSEVELT COLLIER BAND, MONOPHONICS, EARPHUNK  AND 14 ARTISTS-AT LARGE INCLUDING BERNARD PURDIE, PEE WEE ELLIS, GEORGE PORTER JR. AND MORE!   TICKETS ON SALE NOW BUT PRICES INCREASE ON THURSDAY, JULY 17TH! November 13th – 16th, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee […]

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Toronto’s BREACHED coming to the US; Playing #ROCHESTER TONIGHT (7/11) at MONTY’S KROWN! @ashermusicprguy

   The fun loving, melodic rocking, heavy hitting Toronto, ON’s BREACHED are proud to announce USA dates for the ‘Piece By Piece Tour’ in support of their latest EP ‘Left Behind’ with the title track circling the FM dial in both Canada and USA and recorded during last year’s tour between the borders. A new music video for their track ‘Piece By […]

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Interview with Ricky Ginsburg (Campfire Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival) @CAMPFIREFESTPA @BLPFAM

BUY TICKETS HERE!!! - http://bit.ly/1hsovC7 New Webster’s Definition of “Summer Camp” – A place that eager, overworked parents send their children for a week so they can be left alone to get laid and drunk ad nausem without interruption. Sound right? Strangely enough, many kids look forward to it for exactly the same reason. Isn’t it […]

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Interview with Ben from Goatwhore; CONSTRICTING RAGE OF THE MERCILESS OUT NOW! @METALBLADE @GOATWHORENOLA

What do you call a streetwalking Animalia Chordata Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Caprinae Capra aegagrus hircus? GOATWHORE! Now that I’ve taken the crown for “Worst Joke in Metal Media Coverage History,” the long-running New Orleans 4-piece continue to unleash an onslaught of crippling tracks with their new album, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless. Dropping on July […]

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Interview with Mike Dean from Corrosion Of Conformity; IX available NOW! @earsplitpr @candlelightusa

Raleigh, North Carolina Metal legends Corrosion Of Conformity really know how to write a good Metal song. A shit-load of them actually. Though the group took a short (but entirely too long) hiatus a few years ago, the Southern stalwarts are back with yet another batch of crushing new tracks. Titled IX and produced by […]

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Interview with Eddie Hermida from Suicide Silence; YOU CAN’T STOP ME out in 7/15 & playing @MAYHEMFEST @suicidesilence

Riverside, California Death Metal band Suicide Silence is gearing up for a wild Summer. As happens with some of the more gifted and driven acts, I can recall from having zero clue who Suicide Silence was to being completely bombarded by stories of their performances and music in a matter of mere moments. Only special […]

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Interview with Jmann from Mushroomhead; Playing @ROCKSTARENERGY @MAYHEMFEST @FILTHYHANDSCO

Cleveland, Ohio’s Mushroomhead are a roving mob of a band. Just dropping The Righteous and The Butterfly, on Megaforce Records, their 8th and latest release is yet another theatrically metallic album, and definitely not something you can easily fit into a particular musical category. The ebb and flow of the tracks remain consistent, but this […]

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DOWNSET to Release New Album “One Blood” on July 21, 2014 + Tour @downsetla @adrenalinepr

Hardcore punk/rap metal veterans DOWNSET recently announced their highly-anticipated return with an upcoming performance at the revelled This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia, PA on July 27th. Now, the band can announce their full plans for 2014, which include a brand new album, entitled One Blood, which will hit stores on July 21, 2014. Produced by DOWNSET guitarist Brian Ares […]

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Interview with Ryan Neff from Miss May I; Rise Of The Lion out NOW & playing @MAYHEMFEST @MISSMAYIBAND

Metalcore superstars Miss May I are back at it once again. Actually, I take that back… The band never went anywhere, except EVERYWHERE, since the first time I spoke with them a few years back in Syracuse, NY. Europe, Asia, The States, they’ve done all of it. And wouldn’t you know it, they’re about to […]

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Max Collins (@Eve6) goes solo; Debut album Honey From The Ice Box available NOW! @MAXCOLLINSMUSIC @bigpicturenyc

Max Collins, of EVE 6 fame, has taken the plunge into Solo-Land. The long-time front man and guitarist has already spent half his life in the limelight with several highly regarded albums, international touring, and star studded grandeur most of us can only dream about. This time around, Max is placing his focus on the […]

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Interview with Erin Bowman; playing 93Q SUMMER JAM on 6/22 at Papermill Island @erinbowmanmusic @catalystgrouppr

I’m sure we can all agree that it’s great to have Summer in our midst (though writing this outside on a 60 degree day leaves something to be desired… smh.) And wouldn’t you know, budding Pop Princess Erin Bowman has written a danceable sing-a-long to help us bring in the times! I’ll second her sentiments […]

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Interview with Jeff and Amanda from Enabler; On Tour with EYEHATEGOD @enablermke @earsplitpr

Ohio’s Enabler are slowly but surely gaining critical acclaim in the metal underground. Still relatively young at 4 years of age, Enabler’s “Road-Tested, Headbanger Approved” brand of punk/thrash infused metal is solid, punishing, and provides a great emotional release. Bonus Points: Cute female bass player!

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INAUGURAL CAMPFIRE OUTDOOR MUSIC FEST PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ANNOUNCES FINAL LINEUP @campfirefestpa @blpfam

INAUGURAL CAMPFIRE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ZIPPO ANNOUNCES FINAL LINEUP AUGUST 29 – 31, 2014 – LABOR DAY WEEKEND GET TICKETS HERE!!! Lakewood, PA – June 3, 2014 – The Campfire Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival presented by Zippo will hold its inaugural event on August 29, 30, and 31, 2014 in Lakewood, PA. The […]

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NYC’s IONIA to Release Debut EP ‘Captain Humility’ 6/24; Produced by Mike Sapone @ioniamusic @BTMCteam

MANHATTAN, NY // June 13, 2014 – New York City’s very own IONIA have announced plans to release their debut EP entitled “Captain Humility” on June 24th. After recording more than thirty songs with producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Crime In Stereo, O’Brother) the band decided it was time to release their music out to the world. […]

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SELF MADE CO. and ELM STREET STUDIOS giving away #FREE comp at @WARPEDTOUR @BTCMteam

The Vans Warped Tour // June 11th 2014 - A limited amount of  “Rhode Island / Southern Massachusetts 2014 Compilations” will be given out each day of ‘The Vans Warped Tour’. To acquire one just ask anyone working at theSelfMade Co. Tent. ‘War Games‘ singer, Kyle Therrien and bassist, Andrew Calheta are heavily involved in Warped Tour each […]

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NYC’s THE BOTTOM DOLLARS drop a wild new video for “Devil’s Night”; Check it out here! @BOTTOMDOLLARS

 WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR THE BOTTOM DOLLARS “DEVIL’S NIGHT” RIGHT HERE. Our good friends in The Bottom Dollars continue to party their way all over the country with a nasty blend of Bluesy Rock n Roll and (occasionally incorrigible) antics. In the true spirit of music and fun, these fellas are building up a solid […]

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SUWANNEE HULAWEEN Phase 1 Lineup Announcement! @blpfam @hulaweenfl @hulaween14

The String Cheese Incident (3 nights), Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, EOTO, Conspirator and more Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have announced the first round of artists for the second annual Suwannee Hulaween, hosted by The String Cheese Incident over Halloween weekend October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live […]

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Nashville’s Arc & Stones released new EP 6/10; Playing select dates with KANSAS! @ARCANDSTONES @bigpicturenyc

AudioTree Live Session Video: http://youtu.be/ISwFwL6BeTo   “A Brooklyn born, Nashville based four-piece that has elicited comparisons to The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age.” - Relix.com “The lyrics are sung in ways that demand attention” - The Huffington Post “One of the most promising unsigned acts in America” - AbsolutePunk Nashville, TN – May 12, 2014 - The […]

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Interview with Hank III; Playing Rochester tonight (6/11) and Syracuse 6/14. @hank_III @adrenalinepr

Hank Williams III, the “Tennessee Hellbilly” and one of Punk Rock’s most cherished and rebellious Country boys, is heading out on a 3-week run of East Coast dates this month. Needless to say,  I couldn’t have been more excited to speak with a man whose name and career exhibit more DIY Fuck-All than just about […]

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Interview with Mike Schleibaum from Darkest Hour; Playing @MAYHEMFEST and new album on Sumerian Records in 2014

Washington D.C.’s long-running metal stalwarts Darkest Hour are approaching the 20 year mark as a band. Metal is a difficult style to excel in, and it’s even more difficult to conquer, but Darkest Hour has paid more than just dues during their rise. The quintet’s consistently solid output and laudable performances have garnered them acclaim […]

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Interview with Mike IX Williams of EYEHATEGOD; New Album drops TOMORROW (5/27) and touring @earsplitpr

NOLA sludge legends EYEHATEGOD have to be one of the most enduring Metal bands ever willed into existence. In their 25+ year career, group has unrepentantly served up one of the most caustic and aggressive musical personas in the underground. But the sudden passing of drummer Joe LaCaze, wielder of one of the loosest grooves […]

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MAE PERFORMS LIVE VIA STAGEIT.COM ON JUNE 7TH; ‘DESTINATION: B-SIDES’ TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR 1ST TIME

May 16, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Influential Norfolk rock band Mae is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their classic debut album Destination: Beautiful and fan coveted compilation Destination: B-Sides with an intimate one-time-only online performance at StageIt.com on June 7th. The show will feature the band performing from their studio and interacting with fans, all streaming live online and on mobile devices […]

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Interview with Daisy from FOXY SHAZAM; New album GONZO out now and touring!!! @FOXYSHAZAM

Very recently, Cincinnati, Ohio’s sextet Foxy Shazam dropped their latest album, GONZO, for free and on the total sly. The band, both baffling and happily amazing their rabid fan base with the release, managed to keep everything very quiet until the drop, but it may very well be how it was completed that is most […]

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THE SNAILS HAD THEIR VAN STOLEN AND NEED YOUR HELP! #Reggae

It would seem that criminals have no better pastime than screwing with touring bands and their transportation. Pennsylvania Reggae/Soul outfit The Snails are one of the latest victims of scumbag douchery, and the timing couldn’t have been worse as they are just about to embark on a tour.  But let’s not allow the bad guys […]

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Tribal Seeds Announce Release of New LP Representing – Out May 13th! @tribalseeds

“Their fun, positive, socially conscious music resonates with everyone who hears it. [...]  ‘Representing’ should only solidify them as one of the nation’s premiere reggae rock bands.” – NBC San Diego   “Tribal Seeds are still at the top of the game. Their addictive roots-inspired sound is always catchy and  fits in perfectly with the vocal […]

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CATSKILL CHILL 2014 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT! @CATSKILLCHILL @BLPFAM @CHILLFAM #RAGE

FIFTH ANNUAL CATSKILL CHILL MUSIC FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2014 ARTIST LINE-UP FEATURING YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND with special guest Allie Kral, THE NEW DEAL, LETTUCE, ELECTRON SHPONGLE (Simon Posford DJ SET), KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE, PAPADOSIO, THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS AND 60 MORE ARTISTS!  

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The Village Voice’s 4th Annual 4Knots Music Festival Announces Return To South Street Seaport on 7/12

Free, All Ages, Outdoor Festival to Feature 2 Live Music Stages and More From 1-8pm Webster Hall To Host Official After-Party Artist Lineup Announcements Coming Soon

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NILE is playing at BOGIE’S in ALBANY, NY TONIGHT 4/16; At The Gate Of Sethu out on Nuclear Blast NOW!

  Albany, NY is hosting long running death metal stalwarts NILE tonight at Bogie’s. The folks over there definitely aren’t afraid of putting on heavy shows (as one of the last vestiges of aggressive music within 3 hours of Syracuse,) but this one should be something else altogether. Ride the 90 and go check NILE […]

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