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Full Band Interview with The Ballroom Thieves; Playing NYC’s @CuttingRoomNYC 1/11 @ballroomthieves

Boston, Massachusetts three-piece The Ballroom Thieves are primed to make 2014 a banner year! Still a very young group (they’ve been around for about 3 years,) The Ballroom Thieves have exploded onto the rock/folk scene as a heavyweight contender for the crown. Dropping their first EP, The Devil and The Deep, as recently as January […]

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Interview with Benny and Mike from The Venetia Fair; Covers EP out NOW! @thevenetiafair @switchbitchrecs

One of the best acts I discovered in the early months of 2013 was The Venetia Fair. The Boston based quintet made me a believer after a chance encounter on a boring Upstate NY Sunday afternoon, and infected my brain like a virus. I have zero doubts that many more will eventually succumb to their […]

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THE VENETIA FAIR “…BASICALLY JUST DOES KARAOKE” drops 12/24/13 @thevenetiafair @switchbitchrecs

BOSTON, MA – Boston-based rock band The Venetia Fair has officially announced the release of their highly anticipated cover EP, “The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke”, which will hit digital retail platforms on December 24th, 2013. Plans for this EP stem back to the band’s extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 which funded their acclaimed […]

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Interview with Mike and Mr. Chark from THE VENETIA FAIR; On tour NOW! @thevenetiafair @switchbitchrecs

“Hide yo’ kids. Hide yo’ wife.” The Venetia Fair are back on tour. I wonder how long it’ll be before the Massachusetts quintet catches something, crashes something, or otherwise makes a mockery of all that us “normal” people find sacred. Only one day into tour, and I’ll betcha they’ve managed to get ousted from a […]

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Interview with Oli Herbert from All That Remains @atrhq ; Played KROCKATHON @krockcny in #Syracuse @razorandtie

Boston, Massachusetts 5 piece metal group All That Remains has been steadily climbing the ranks of the music scene in recent years, no small feat given the vast ubiquity of heavy music across the national and international metal landscape. As an original member, guitarist Oli Herbert has been with All That Remains for 15 years […]

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The Venetia Fair to release “Every Sick, Disgusting Thing We’ve Got In Our Brain” on (super) limited vinyl

Our friends in The Venetia Fair have been busy lately. When not tormenting the bejesus out of their merch guy (affectionately named “Asspoop,”) they’ve kept themselves occupied preparing their first vinyl release for their latest (and incredible) album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thing We’ve Got In Our Brain. It’s a bit pricey at $30, but there’s only […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Derek Davis from Big D and The Kids Table; On @VansWarpedTour NOW!

Why do guitarists put drumsticks on the dash of their car?
 So they can park in the handicapped spot. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY FUCKING DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and […]

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Audio Interview with Big D and The Kids Table; “Stomp” and “Stroll” out TODAY! #BOSTON #SKA

Longtime Boston Ska favorites Big D and The Kids Table had a BIG day today, releasing 2 (yes 2!!!) brand new albums. You can go pick up Stomp, Stroll, or both, RIGHT HERE! And while you’re at it, check out our first audio interview on Live High Five. It’s one with the full band, with full […]

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Drummer Spotlight with C-Vegas from @TheVenetiaFair

Why didn’t the Little Drummer Boy get into heaven? 
Because he woke up the baby, for Christ’s sake! 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 FUCKING EXIST (with exception for The Beatles.)  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get […]

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Interview with Seager Tennis from Mellow Bravo from Boston; Playing @sxsw this week! @mellowbravo

Boston, Massachusetts sextet Mellow Bravo are making their way to SXSW this week, along with just about every other band hellbent on making their mark in the music industry. Steeped in the Rock n Roll sound and attitude, Mellow Bravo’s spirited approach will suit anyone who wants some straight forward ragers nicely. Check out this […]

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Interview with Brian Fair from SHADOWS FALL; Fire From the Sky in stores NOW! @shadowsfallband @razorandtie

Boston’s Shadows Fall continue to blaze a trail of hardcore inspired metal chaos all over the world, leaving little else but charred ashes in their wake. After 7 albums, the 5-piece is still pushing the boundaries of modern metal music and inspiring any number of promising young fans to learn how to shred. Seriously. The […]

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Interview with Matt King from THE LIGHTS OUT; Heading to @SXSW for Berkelee Showcase in March!

Boston, Massachusetts’ The Lights Out are a 4-piece pop-rock beer-drinkin’ mayhem machine. When your description includes lines like “stickier than the High Life coating their sneakers by the end of every practice,” you can only expect a ruckus, and that’s why I started going to shows in the first place (though acquiring beer during an […]

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Interview with Joe Lacy from Boston’s THE WEEDS; Releasing super limited cassette via No Sleep Records on 2/26.

Boston, Massachusetts 4-piece The Weeds are definitely doing something right with their free time… How about you? Boasting an impressive lineup featuring former members of Transit, Late Night Wars, Defeo, and Sleepsick, The Weeds play an emotive brand of pop-punk/indie rock that’ll undoubtedly catch the eyes and ears of scenes nationwide… Tight, poppy jams flooded […]

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Great interview with Tommy Benedetti from John Brown’s Body; Playing #Syracuse, NY TONIGHT 1/18/13!!! @johnbrownsbody

You’d be hard pressed to find a current roots-reggae band with more drive, innovation, and straight up talent than Ithaca, NY’s John Brown’s Body. If you have ever been to one of their performances, you know what I’m talking about. If you call yourself a reggae fan and haven’t seen them yet, you should either […]

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Interview with Dave and Brett from Bostonian Thrash Metallers REVOCATION! @revocation @scionav @relapserecords

Formed in 2006, Boston, Massachusetts thrash/death metal band Revocation are continuing to whip up a storm of metallic intensity, much to the delight of tech-metal solo enthusiasts and fans of whirlwind tempos. I’m sold… Sign me up! Currently touring in support of their 2011 release Chaos Of Forms, on Relapse Records, as well as Teratogenesis, […]

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Interview with James from MAKE DO AND MEND; Watch new video for “Disassemble” right here! @makedoandmendyo @riserecords

Make Do and Mend are currently on the road bringing their infectiously melodic punk sound to ravenous fans and first time listeners everywhere. Forming in 2006, the Boston-by-way-of Hartford, Ct. band has several recordings and show performances under their belts, and will undoubtedly be hitting someplace near you in the future… These guys are working […]

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Interview with Rick Maguire from Boston, Massachusetts’ PILE! @thesyndotcom

  Boston, Massachusettes quartet PILE just released their new record, dripping, which offers 10 tracks of intriguing musical shifts, unique solos, and heavy builds. For all of you vinyl nerds like me out there, you can grab a limited copy (500) of the 12” at their Bandcamp page, and you should… Helping touring bands is […]

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Shadows Fall Interview with Brian Fair

Shadows Fall has been a powerhouse in the Metal world for quite some time. Forming out of the ashes of several prominent Boston Hardcore and Metal bands, their music represents many of the best and most popular elements of the new wave of Metal music. But you knew that already…

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