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Looking to go to a show? Bands to avoid and Bands to fight to death to see!

Now before I begin, I consider bands to be good based on their live performance and sound, not by their genre. If they put on a good show and sounded awesome live, I’m letting you know. I’ll give you three bands in both categories that I’ve seen in the last six months. I avoid mentioning big bands like ABR, TDWP, BMTH, Underoath, ect. due the fact that a good live performance by them is usually assured. Bands to see live:  Veil of Maya:  Those machine gun sounding double bass beats aren’t just something that is reserved for the studio. They have a...

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A Rewarding Show with Attila, As Blood Runs Black, Close Your Eyes, For The Fallen Dreams, and Stick To Your Guns

 It was an incredible fun show, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting that much with only having heard Stick To Your Guns once before. Clearwater isn’t exactly my top venue of choice, but it does make for a decent pit, some great places to take pics, and most off all a kind of balcony area where older folks having just come from the bar can stare down with their jaws dropped as they observe hardcore dancers for the first time. One further point about Clearwater is that they forget that security isnt actually supposed to grab moshers. Legally, they...

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A Sick Show: Close Your Eyes, Attilla, Stick To Your Guns, As Blood Runs Black and more…

Just got back from Clearwater tonight which turned out to be much better of a show then I thought it would be.  I’m too tired and in dire of need of sleep to give you all of the juicy details of the show, but rest assured, I will give you a full breakdown of what happened tomorrow in my next post. I was so tired that I barely made it back to my campus awake. My plans for listening to some relaxing indie music, a.k.a The National, had to be ditched in favor of instead blasting “Beheading Of A King“,...

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Sleep Serapis Sleep: The Biggest Metal Band in the Chicago and Milwaukee area

Sleep Serapis Sleep probably one of the biggest bands in the Lake County and Milwaukee area, and their following and success is well deserved if you’ve taken a listen to any other stuff. What can you expect from these guys? You can expect something that is catchy, melodic,  has well placed breakdowns, contains an excellent use and placement of clean vocals, and features song writing that continually gets better. They have a unique sound, that’s for sure, especially in the Chicago and Southern Wisconsin metal scene.  The band has a metalcore feel, but also has southern metal elements in their...

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The Little Known Divide: Scene vs. Hardcore

If you look like this, you are part of the scene. No questions. The doors are about to open up and there is a line of folks all the way down the side of the building. Kids are waiting to get in dressed in their slip ons, tight skinny jeans, straightened hair, and their Blessthefall, The Devil Wears Prada, and Miss May I T-Shirts. Others are dressed in cargo shorts, sport long unkempt hair, and an As I Lay Dying large T-Shirt. Last but not least, we have the Hardcore Tough Guys in their mesh shorts, bro mosh basketball jerseys, and angry...

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Another Hidden Gem: Seasons

Seasons Some of you may be a bit sick of the cool 20-30 second string of riffs, a breakdown, a few more sweeps, and riffs, a breakdown, and yet another few sweeps that sound thrown in just before another breakdown. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good breakdown, but sometimes they can feel so overused that you just don’t get as pumped up from them as you have in the past. There are some bands out there that mix in breakdowns quite well, but either you already know about them, and/or you haven’t been able to find any new...

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Finally: Melodic Hardcore out of Chicago that doesn’t suck!

                     Glaciers: Melodic Hardcore in the Chicagoland area at its finest.      Do good things ever come out of Northwest Illinois/Chicago anymore? Many of us here are worn down by a continued bombardment of things such as high taxes, fleeing businesses, corrupt politicians, insane regulations, and expensive permits needed to change a piece of your toilet or even build a doghouse! (Yea, you need a 70$ permit to build a doghouse here. I’m not joking unfortunately.) Well, some thing good and refreshing has just came roaring out of nowhere into the metal scene here. Glaciers, a band that has...

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A local metal show: Some Bands Surprise, Some Really Suck.

Swing State 10/9/10 The local music scene on Saturday, October 9th presented us with the following bands that the local metal scene from the following has to offer: Lake County, Illinois: Attempt To Fail Gary, Indiana: Dead Men Tell No Tales Racine Wisconsin: Of Apollo Attempt To Fail Attempt To Fail kicked off the night with their first live show ever and proved to be a welcomed surprise, something that always makes a show better then expected.  They bring a different feel, finally, to the local metal scene.  This feel is most specifically not even close to anything metalcore, hardcore,...

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An Acoustic Night at Swing State

 Most people might not know it, but Lake County does have more then just a hip hop scene. A grow number of acoustic acts are either coming through or forming in the area and Friday night is an example of this up and coming scene. (Possibly revise?) At a dimly lit and buzzing Swing State on Friday night, Everything Between. They are an the aspiring acoustic band whose members consist of duo Cat the singer, and Elliot the guitarist, who hail from Mundelein highschool. Their opening acoustic act kicked off the start of the night’s live music with their first...

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