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INTERVIEW with FIGHT AMP; Performing in Syracuse, NY w/ EYEHATEGOD 4/21; CONSTANTLY OFF out now on Brutal Panda Records!

Don’t you just love a 3 piece? And for all you smart asses out there, i’m not talking about fried chicken. Jerks. Anywho, I’m glad to say i’ll get my first chance to catch Philadelphia, Pennsylvania power trio Fight Amp this week in my hometown. For those unfamiliar, these guys have been making a whole bunch […]

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MOE. -KUNG FU – CABINET – TWIDDLE playing Saranac Brewery Utica, NY 6/19 & 20/15 @kungfutunes @moeperiod @twiddlemusic

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The Afro Nips – Get High – OUT NOW on Aux Records @theafronips @auxrecords #gethigh #420

Apologies to all of you for my extended absence… For my first one back in a while, let’s shout out some local good guys who win the “Most Appropriately Titled Album of the Day”: Syracuse, NY 2-piece The Afro Nips’ latest album, Get High, just dropped, right now, on April 20th, 2015. Coincidence? I think […]

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Interview with Tim Williams from Vision Of Disorder @VOD_BAND ; STILL EP 20th re-release out NOW! @stvitusbar

On 11/26/95, I saw Vision Of Disorder, H20, IGNITE, and SICK OF IT ALL on the same bill for under $10. Try that one today. Though already a megafan of the latter 3, Vision Of Disorder were the new kids on the bill and had quite a bit to live up to. Within 5 minutes […]

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WIN (2) TIX to BANGON! NYC’s Time + Space: THE RETURN OF NYE EXTRAVAGANZA 12/31/14 @BangOnNYC

  Warehouse party for NYE?! Oh you betcha, ya. BANGON! NYC is bringing this sick lineup to NYC on New Year’s Eve 2014! Known for their ragers, the fine folks at BANGON! NYC are pulling no punches to throw yet another sure-to-sellout event at a thus far unannounced warehouse location somewhere in the Big Apple to […]

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WIN TIX TO THE RENEGADES OF RHYTHM TOUR ft. @DJSHADOW & @CUT_CHEMIST at @WESTCOTTTHEATER #afrikabambaataa

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist – Renegades Of Rhythm Tour 11/10/14 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater After a wildly successful initial run, longtime friends/producers DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist have extended their Renegades Of Rhythm tour. Both legendary disc jockeys in their own right, Cut and Shadow are no strangers to the world of […]

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2 LIVE CREW back at it with “TAKE IT OFF,” THEIR OFFICIAL NEW SINGLE ft. Flavor Flav and more! #BannedInTheUSA #TakeItOff

This is great… As a 12 year old, I did anything and everything I could to score a copy of 2 LIVE CREW’S As Nasty As they Wanna Be record. Believe me, it was no easy task given the chaos surrounding the album, the massive legal battles, and the social commentary regarding freedom of speech […]

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MAXIM (The PRODIGY) ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP “ANIMAL ANGER” ft. MC/Vocalist Cianna Blaze [out this October via we Are noize]

Maxim, original member and vocalist of The Prodigy, has been playing the band’s backstage dressing room party sets for years, now he’s unveiling his DJ and production skills to the world. Teaming up with hard-hitting female MC/vocalist Cianna Blaze, Maxim has curated a brand new EP, “Animal Anger” set to release this October on we Are noize. Today, Maxim and Cianna have teamed up […]

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Cleveland’s AFFIANCE dropping new album BLACKOUT on 9/23; Check the tour dates and “FIRE” video on Yahoo below!

Cleveland, Ohio metal band AFFIANCE are prepping to hit the road TOMORROW (9/18) for a short run of dates leading up to releasing their latest album, BLACKOUT, on Bullet Tooth Records, September 29th. Additionally, you can check out their video for “FIRE” which debuted on Yahoo just last week by clicking the link below. Check it, […]

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Manic Pixi Release Sugar Bomb! Exclusive Album Stream via AltSounds! @manicmpiximusic #lgbt

— For Fans of Hole, Paramore, Green Day and No Doubt — “If you haven’t heard, you’re about to find your newest guilty pleasure” – Curve Magazine “Vocalist Kat Hamilton is a force of Nature” – Fuck Yeah Queer Music “A powerful album of well written music that will definitely make a name for Manic Pixi” – Unsigned […]

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UFOMAMMUT: Mini-Documentary For Fifteen-Year Anniversary DVD Posted XV Set For Release October 15th @earsplitpr

      Following recent news of the upcoming XV DVD, documenting fifteen years of incredible psychedelic doom from Italian trio, UFOMAMMUT, a clip of the ninety-minute documentary on the band, their equipment, friends which consumes just one part of the DVD has been posted. The exposé includes several minutes of interrogations with all three of the members […]

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6TH ANNUAL AURA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ADDS MOE. and so much more! @auramusicfest @blpfam

SIXTH ANNUAL AURA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ADDS MOE.! THE MAIN SQUEEZE x2 INCLUDING A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON, PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG, McLOVINS, COSBY SWEATER, STINKY POCKETS, AND ARTISTS-AT-LARGE THE SHADY HORNS GHOST OWL ADDED TO THE THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-PARTY Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL March 6 – 8, 2015 AURA Music & Arts Festival has announced […]

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AARON BEHRENS AND THE MIDNIGHT STROLL ANNOUNCES TOUR & DEBUT EP TOMORROW, 9/16/14!

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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KUNG FU ANNOUNCES FALL 2014 TOUR! Go gitcha some! @kungfutunes @blpfam

Some of the most solid dudes and players out there right now, Kung Fu continues their onslaught with yet another trek of dates. Are these guys road dogs or what?! Check the dates and buy your tickets, folks! Kung Fu has announced a fall 2014 tour that is set to kick off next month. The Connecticut-based […]

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“alone in north america,” The morning after girls documentary, premieres at CBGB Music and Film Fest!

alone in north america A DOCUMENTARY FILM FEATURING NEW MUSIC BY the morning after girls TO PREMIERE DURING THE 2014 CBGB MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL “To trust someone is to allow them to be everything they are”  Hypnagogia Films has announced the world premiere of alone in north america during the forthcoming CBGB Music and Film Festival. The documentary […]

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Consider The Source to release new album, WORLD WAR TRIO (pt. 1) on Halloween! @cts_music @bunkerbrooklyn

Ok, so you probably realize by now that I will forever consider Consider The Source a bunch of forward-thinking musical badasses. Their first release in 4 years, World War Trio is certain to be another brilliant burst of musical energy. Combined with the technical know-how of the Bunker Studio fellas in Brooklyn, and you’ve got yourself […]

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Interview with Andy Lum from My Goodness; New album Shiver & Shake out NOW! @MYGOODNESSMUSIC

Seattle, Washing three-piece My Goodness, featuring Cody Votolato on Bass, recently dropped a record titled Shiver + Shake. Now available on Votiv Music, I caught up with Andy Lum via email to talk about the new release, their upcoming plans for the remainder of 2014, and a fun lineup they’d like to be a part […]

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Announces Massive Tama Giveaway @tamaofficial

With NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2014 in Worcester, Massachusetts is now less than a week away, running from Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th, today a massive giveaway from one of the event’s main sponsors, Tama Drums, has been announced.

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SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER – FULL-LENGTH DOC-OPERA FEATURE FILM @ THE PALACE ON JAMES STREET APRIL 30TH! #syracuse

Alice Cooper is a living legend, but you knew that already. That being said, why on Earth would you want to miss out on catching his brand new, first ever Doc-Opera when it comes to our humble little city on April 30th? Don’t think you’ll be amused or something? Get your ass off your shoulders […]

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