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Is our music scene in trouble? AP readers vote Never Shout Never for artist of the year. 1

Is our music scene in trouble? AP readers vote Never Shout Never for artist of the year.

Well a saddening tragedy has just been committed today. Forget Anne Frank, and forget Obama because Never Shout Never has been voted by the AP readers for their Artist of the year.   All I can wonder is, WHAT THE HELL happened to our scene? Never Shout Never? What has Christopher Drew actually accomplished in people’s minds to earn this? It’s very likely that AP was flooeded with Tween girls who are enamored with our  own scene’s horrendous version of Justin Bieber. In fact, I honestly don’t know what exactly makes him apart of our scene with the exception of his...

20 Bands Of Christmas was Amazing! 0

20 Bands Of Christmas was Amazing!

If you weren’t there, you missed out, and you missed out badly.  There were some bad bands who I will mention tomorrow, but there were some real surprises which gives me hope for our scene! I’ll go into a huge mega post with plenty of details tomorrow, but I’ll give you a few following details: – 400 people showed up, and got the place buzzing. – Punchline was incredible. Absolutely incredible. Best live pop punk/indie rock band I’ve ever heard live. EVER.  Killer harmonizing vocals that blew my mind, and backup vocals to kill for.– Thyteira. Usually, I rip this...

After the Burial – In Dreams 1

After the Burial – In Dreams

After the Burial, a five-piece progressive metalcore band, is back with a new album titled “In Dreams”. After the Burial’s last release was a re-release of their second album “Rareform”. The re-release featured their new vocalist, Anthony Notarmaso. Anthony was welcomed by the band with open arms, and has continued to help After the Burial take their act to the next level. Starting from the beginning of the album, After the Burial picks up where it left off. My Frailty is the traditional technical/melodic masterpiece with a little bit of brutalness mixed in that you would expect from After the...

My music history, and where it led to 0

My music history, and where it led to

Disclosure: post from 5 years ago, and damn its cringe-worthy About 5 or 6 years ago, I did not like screamo music at all. I would label any kind of music with screaming as emo or screamo, and now I feel like such a fool. The bands I would listen to back then were Three Days Grace, Ill Nino, Panic! at the Disco, Queens of the Stone Age, etc. A few of the bands I listened to back then(Slipknot, Linkin Park) did scream, but it was not an evil scream, so I guess I didn’t mind it too much. However,...

My Music Story – Chugcore 0

My Music Story – Chugcore

It all started about 2 years ago. I was bored one day, and wanted to chat to some people through the internet (yeah, sounds stupid). I joined this forum called DarkDemon. No idea why… cause… it was a stickman animating forum. LOL. So yeah, I was really active, and talked to a few people. A friend of mine from there introduced me to As I Lay Dying. At first I was like, “ew wtf is this?” but gradually it grew on me. I listened to As I Lay Dying on youtube, and I saw some other related bands, like Trivium,...

Elysion Fields and In Fear And Faith lose vocalists. 0

Elysion Fields and In Fear And Faith lose vocalists.

Sometimes bands have members depart rather amicably, while others simply don’t.  Vocalist Tim Sheridan from the Illinois native metal-core outfit, Elysion Fields, has left the band to start another band called “Autonomy”. Not much is known about this band yet except that its still trying to recruit a guitarist and a bassist. Sheridan was and still is on good terms with the band after the departure.  His replacement is Chris Fernandez an ex member of Thyateira.   I must however point out the benefit Chris has done for himself by getting away from yet another drag and disappointment upon this local...

Net Neutrality? COICA? Strikegently and mediafire could be doomed! 1

Net Neutrality? COICA? Strikegently and mediafire could be doomed!

Usually I dont post about things political in nature because I suspect that most of us, like myself, listen and talk about music to get away from the real world, so to speak.  You get tired of the political BS, the promises of “change” and all the other nonsense. However, we must pay close attention nevertheless. I however, am worried because the sites I watch, cherish, and enjoy such as Strikegently, mediafire, fastpasstv, and other are in real danger of suddenly being seized by the government at any time.  I encourage everyone to watch carefully for the signs of the government...

Gwen Stacy Breaks Up 0

Gwen Stacy Breaks Up

Well yet another good band goes down. Looks like Solid State will lose another band. I’m sad to see these guys go.  Yea a little late, but I just found out about this a few moments ago while doing some web browsing. I could speculate on various reasons, but I’ll just post up what they put on their myspace regarding the breakup: “After six years, nineteen countries, countless US tours, two albums, and an EP, Gwen Stacy has decided call it quits. We feel like now is the best time to end the band and pursue other options and directions...

A Day To Remember Album Release Show at The Rave Sells Out! 0

A Day To Remember Album Release Show at The Rave Sells Out!

I’ve never seen The Rave sell out, but it sold out about 30 minutes before the show started.  This may have been one of the sickest shows I’ve ever been to and might be tied with the seven thousand people who showed up for August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada at Summerfest back in July. The lineup for the show was Close Your Eyes, The Word Alive, Underoath, and A Day To Remember and the day was Tuesday the 16th of November, the very same day that ADTR would “What Seperates Me From You” finally hit the store...

Johnny Franck leaves Attack Attack! 4

Johnny Franck leaves Attack Attack!

Well, I didn’t see this coming. But then again I sometimes don’t see a lot of things coming. No homo.  I really thought the band was doing just fine, but this goes to show that you don’t always know whats going on behind the scenes since that is only made public knowledge when they want to pump up awareness for an upcoming album.  Attack Attack! in all of its Post-Crabcore glory, as this band has been so lovingly labeled my lovers, and well mostly haters, may have been dealt a reeling blow. Johnny Franck who provided mind blowing technical guitar...

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