Archive | July 2012

“Dig That Opener” with The Pimps of Joytime

Brooklyn, NY’s The Pimps of Joytime have been making some good strides in the music world over the past few years. Featuring a collection of fine musicians and a healthy dose of musical variety in their sound, the group is determined to bring their infectious beat and melody to crowds looking for a good time. That being said, it was great to check them out when they opened for Lettuce on June 7th in Syracuse, NY.

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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 optimistic message.

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Joe Driscoll Interview

10,000 hours of diligent work. That is the number recently theorized as necessary to consider oneself a master of his/her craft. How many of you can say that you have spent a total of at least 416.7 cumulative days practicing your instrument? What we are basically discussing here is a dedication that supercedes most people’s interest in their working career, but that is exactly what you need to consider your art form if you wish to succeed in the music industry… A full-time job, with mandatory overtime. Read More…

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 the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily. 

Within an hour things can do endless 180’s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.

We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.

We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail.

In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident.

Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.

The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent.

We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend


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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 sound tight doing it) and the combined lyrics and intense pounding would make any gym goer push that much harder past their last rep.

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