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Bad HORRIBLE music exists. It really does. Behold “Friday” by Rebecca Black 0

Bad HORRIBLE music exists. It really does. Behold “Friday” by Rebecca Black

I thought Justin Bieber or Ke$ha might have been some so called “musicians” to be the worst sensations to hit modern mainstream pop. I was wrong. I was very wrong.  My ears have bled, and yours will too once you see what has happened to music. Weep now, as I weep.  As I write this, it is Friday, and the word “Friday” will never be the same. 10 year olds now have a new drug and her name is Beiber fevered wannabe Rebbecca Black.  Before I go on, do I hate her? Not at all. At first I didn’t think...

The Color Morale: Home Town Heroes release My Devil In Your Eyes 0

The Color Morale: Home Town Heroes release My Devil In Your Eyes

 When it’s time to give credit, you have to give that credit where it is due. It’s time to give some of that said credit to The Color Morale for a masterpiece album release, currently one of the best releases I’ve heard yet in this young year. I won’t start going into what some would consider pointless drivel over what this album does for the “post-hardcore” sound/genre out there, because after all, it’s all metal. First off, I have a bias. I love these guys. They’ve always gone out of their way for their home folks, playing shows all over...

Sideprojects? More? Really? Why? 0

Sideprojects? More? Really? Why?

Side project much? I’m sure I’m not the only person who has noticed this, but there seems to have been a flurry of side projects from artists in the “metal” community as of late.  What am I talking about? 1. The probably now doomed side project of Mac-book scammer Jonny Craig. (Ew), Between The Buried And Me2. After quitting Attack Attack, Johnny Franck has started a side project with Mike Caswell called “The March Ahead.”   Supposedly its some kind of more experimental dubstep project, which we are all just THRILLED to see more of.  (Talk about trends and fads…) Furthermore...

Cain & Abel: A local production worth checking out.. (Get this album!) 0

Cain & Abel: A local production worth checking out.. (Get this album!)

Lately, I’ve been addicted to a band called Cain & Abel.  In particular I’m addicted to their album called Successor. Granted it hasn’t been officially released, but after hearing what they had on their facebook page, I wanted more. I probably spent several hours trying to find a leak to download. I ended up downloading one that needed a password that I didn’t know, until I found a legit good quality leak of their new album Successor. I was broke at the time, and still am due to spending money on shows.  This is to date, one of the best...

Zero Transition 0

Zero Transition

These guys are an amazing Hardcore band hailing from Kathmandu, NEPAL. I know, right? They’ve released a self titled EP which I advise you guys to go check out. If you like it, support them as much as possible. All their work was done by themselves, which is pretty amazing. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zero-Transition/113534955332312 That is their facebook page, so I would suggest checking out a few of their songs, like their page, and try to find them in a shop. If you’ve done all that and can’t find their album, I’ll see if I can get you a link from them. Band:...

How to make your band succesful and stand out? Suggestions… 0

How to make your band succesful and stand out? Suggestions…

Huh?      There are thousands and thousands of bands out there, all striving for exposure and to make a name for themselves.  In order to stand out you’ve got to put 100% of your energy into the band and into your music. Let me make something clear before I give my two cents. I’m no expert. Everything that I’m about to suggest is based off of what I’ve experienced and seen throughout our scene as well as others.  I’m just your average avid music fan who really wants to see bands succeed. 1. Get money together: Everything costs money, and...

The first show at a new venue: The Round Lake Civic Center 0

The first show at a new venue: The Round Lake Civic Center

 The Round Lake Civic center hosted it’s first local show with a great mix of alternative rock, indie, post-hardcore, and metal-core music featuring the likes of The Island Of Misfit Toys, Tadashi, I Made You Myself, Two Star, and Elysion Fields. Epic performances by The Island Of Misfit Toys, Two Star, and Elysion Fields rewarded the 100+ attendees observing the show, which according to several bands went better then expected.  (For a fresh Indie Powerpop sound, Two Star most certainly stands out in our area.) I would like to call specific attention to the venue itself here, the Round Lake...

Demolisher signs to Century Media 0

Demolisher signs to Century Media

More hate! Just what the scene needs!  Well the band that you lovers of hardcore, unlike me, might blast on your car stereo, air drum on your steering wheel to while the shocked old folks in the car next to you watch in horror, and punch your younger siblings to seems to have taken the next step in their career. I wasn’t aware that bands even wanted to sign to a label anymore, but clearly I’m wrong, as the Illinois natives in Demolisher have just signed to Century Media as of last friday. Their hunt for finding shows to play...

Unique Surprises? The Island of Misfit Toys 0

Unique Surprises? The Island of Misfit Toys

Swingstate was packed. There were several bands scheduled for that night, some of which had played, and others that hadn’t. Everything seemed to be backed up. All available Hookah’s were taken.  The combined smoke from hookahs, cigarettes, and cigars in the shrouded the surrounding area with a mixture of extravagant smells.  (Nothing smells better then the person blowing out some Pomegranate and Blueberry flavored smoke into the are around you.)  The music had started, and the sounds I was hearing attracted my attention toward the stage. I got up and slowly made my way to the mid front area of...

August Burns Red set to record 4th album 0

August Burns Red set to record 4th album

Giants August Burns Red are gearing up to go into the studio in February. Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For a Cowboy, Trivium) will be teaming up with August burns Red yet again to record their 4th album. Suecof recorded ABR’s latest release- Constellations and that album received excellent ratings. That is a very small picture of Jason Suecof and a random chick. “We can’t wait to get back to Florida to start recording with Suecof,” says guitarist and songwriter JB Brubaker. “We’re just about finished writing and it’s shaping up to be a huge sounding album. I can’t ever recall feeling...

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