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DEATHWISH INC. release free sampler w/ @toucheamore @codeorangekids @deafheavenband and more; Get it here.

Official press release: Deathwish Inc. are proud to present the Punk/Hardcore/Metal soundtrack to your spring aptly titled “Spring 2013”, our newest FREE Digital Sampler. “Spring 2013” is a monstrous 26 song (hour and a half long) dive into the Deathwish world. Listen to great songs from Deathwish artists, as well as Deathwish Distributed labels Black Market […]

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Show Review for @DEFTONES and THE CONTORTIONIST @tcband – 3/4/13 – Main Street Armory

Ok, let me start off by saying that 1) Deftones are an AMAZING band with incredible output, stage presence, and longevity and 2) The Contortionist are also a sick group of diverse musical influences and provided a good fit to open up the show. Great lineup, with a few nit-picky smatterings of 1st person truth. […]

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Dave Lombardo fired from Slayer’s Australian Tour?! *UPDATED

In yet another example of drummers being given the almighty shaft, it now appears Dave Lombardo has been axed from Slayer’s Australian Tour. Music Feeds reports that there was an issue with the business side of things (go figure) and instead of coming to an agreement, Dave was replaced. Dave Lombardo is a legend…. One […]

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GHOST announce North American headlining run.

GHOST will be hitting the road after their appearance at COACHELLA for a month long run of the US. Dates and cities are below. The Swedish metal band will also be releasing their second record, “INFESTISSUMAM,” this Spring. Updated: The album will be released under the name Ghost B.C. I’ll be there! 4/12 Indio CA @ Coachella […]

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The Postal Service reunion is happening!!!

Well, the rumors are true! The Postal Service will indeed be reuniting this year, and that is going to make A LOT of people very happy. Can’t wait to see what the ticket prices are going to be like, both day-of and on secondary sites. Be quick about it if you want to go… This […]

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How To Destroy Angels debut “Welcome Oblivion” set to drop March 5th! @destroyangels @trent_reznor

Pretty self explanatory. We’re super excited about this! March 5th on Columbia Records! Check out How To Destroy Angels‘ website for more info and some streams. It’s going to be a good one!

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All we want for Christmas is 1,000 more shows. #christmas #hanukkah #kwanzaa #festivus

Hello readers, 2012 has been a great year for Live High Five! In just a short 6 months, we have been able to interview/review/preview a bevy of aspiring, rising, and legendary artists who have made it their mission to entertain you through music. Given the rapidly changing musical marketplace, we need to show the artists […]

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HOT WATER MUSIC releasing “Live in Chicago” on No Idea Record 1/15/13! @hotwatermusic @noidearecords

HOT WATER MUSIC AND NO IDEA RECORDS REUNITE TO RELEASE ‘LIVE IN CHICAGO’ ALBUM IN JANUARY December 14, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Gainesville punk rock band Hot Water Music has announced plans to release Live in Chicago on limited edition 3xLP and 2xCD+DVD on January 15 via No Idea Records.  Fans are invited to pre-order […]

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BLANK-FEST 2012 15th Anniversary happening in Nyack, NY on 12/16/12 to benefit homelessness in NYC. Good cause here!

Here’s a great show and idea from a few friends downstate. BLANK-FEST 2012 marks their 15th year in existence, and all proceeds go to help out homeless people in NYC. Admission is a blanket to be distributed… Now how cool are these guys?! Check it out if you’re downstate, and have some fun while doing […]

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SXSW band announcement: Round 2! Get ready, Austin… We’re coming for you!

A second batch of bands have been announced for SXSW 2013, and it’s a monster. Still more to come… Stay tuned! Check out the list HERE!

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DAVE BRUBECK – 12/6/20 – 12/5/12

Live High Five would like to express our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and listeners of Dave Brubeck, who passed away today. His contributions to music will continue to live on! Rest In Peace, sir… You’ve earned it!!!

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Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

From the bottom of my heart, I say thank you to: 1) Family, friends, and those who protect our country and citizens (You don’t have to support the politics, but always support those on front lines) 2) All the bands and artists that have taken time to speak with me for Live High Five 3) […]

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Interview with Noah Fralick from YOUNG RIVAL! @youngrival; New album out now on @SonicUnyon

Hamilton, Ontario’s 3-piece Young Rival is going to make many people very happy with their brand new album Stay Young. Released on revered Canadian indie label Sonic Unyon, the band exudes a British pop-sense, a heavy dose of Garage, and the spirit of good ol’ Rock N Roll.

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Vehement Serenade Winter Tour Dates!

From bassist Mike Couls himself… Check them out when they hit your town. Crushing! Nov 28 W/ BACKTRACK + special guest @ West End 2153 2153 West Ave Ashtabula, OH Doors 6pm, $8adv or $10 Nov 29 W/ BACKTRACK + special guest @ North Corning Firehall 3344 Baker Street Extension Corning, NY Doors 6pm, $10 […]

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New GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR album streaming NOW!

Thanks Prefix mag! http://www.prefixmag.com/news/stream-godspeed-you-black-emperors-first-album-in-/70290/ Do this now.

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Review of Back Pocket Memory’s self titled EP by Liz

Think of all the tiny, local bar bands in your area, with their stereotypically bad names and worse covers… And promptly throw away everything you ever associated with small bands. Back Pocket Memory is not one of those groups that, in attempts to make the great leap from garage tostage, will succumb to the downward […]

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Reel Big Fish “Candy Coated Fury” Album Review

It’s the middle of summer and it seems that Reel Big Fish has come out with the perfect album for the season. Candy Coated Fury, RBF’s latest edition to their discography of fun-loving, sarcastic hits, is packed full of all the things that make us love them.  From their killer horn licks, snarky break-up songs, and […]

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Review: Hawthorne Heights “Hope” EP on Cardboard Empire Records

With their Hope EP, Hawthorne Heights return with the second installment in their alliteratively titled trilogy of EPs that began with 2011’s Hate, which the band is self-releasing on their Cardboard Empire label. With Hope, Hawthorne Heights uses their previous work as points of reference while continuing to refine their sound and expressing a more […]

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Randy Blythe remains in a Czech jail cell for no reason.

From Adrenaline PR a few moments ago: July 6, 2012 First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation.  It’s noted and very much appreciated. We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of […]

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Thick As Blood “Living Proof” Album Review

Florida hardcore group, Thick as Blood, is back with their third release, “Living Proof,” since their sophomore effort, “Embrace,” in 2009. 11 tracks of high octane material in under 30 minutes is impressive. First impressions of the overall work: the performance execution is done well, (they all know how to do what they do and […]

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Randy Blythe UPDATE

For Immediate Release June 29, 2012 LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths […]

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Queensryche ousts singer Geoff Tate

It appears Geoff Tate has been tossed from Queensryche due to “creative differences.” Check out the article right HERE: Now hair metal castrati, this band really has no purpose existing anymore. I mean, it was hard enough knowing Chris DeGarmo wasn’t playing with them anymore, but Geoff? Is there anybody listening??? No… There is nobody […]

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Abject “Try Again!” – self release

Abject is NYHC through and through. After my fourth listen in an hour, I’m diggin’ this album a whole lot! Clocking in at just over 16 minutes, “Try Again!” is 9-tracks born of beer, barroom brawls, and George Carlin’s unique take on society. Politics be damned… This is music to get in a fight to […]

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Big Leg Emma “Revival” Album Review

I’ll say it upfront… This album is very, very good! “Revival,” the latest offering from Jamestown, NY’s Big Leg Emma, is 12 tracks of amazing Bluegrass/Folk/Rock songs that dig right in and make you listen. I am not sure why this is my first exposure to the group, but it certainly will not be the […]

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