Get It Together Features Guest Blogs Post-hardcore 

Get It Together

“My drummer forgot his snare, can he use yours”? Seriously, this happens. A lot. And I don’t mean to take a dig at drummers here with this. You can interchange any member and any piece of equipment in that statement and it would be just as relevant. I’ve been touring for the better part of the last decade, and in that time I won’t say that I’ve seen it all. But I’ve seen my damn fair share. At the end of the day it boils down to how you approach…

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Mental Health Matters: Using Your Given Voice To Battle That Pesky Inner Voice Of Doubt Alternative Features Folk Guest Blogs Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: Using Your Given Voice To Battle That Pesky Inner Voice Of Doubt

It’s difficult enough to explain depression & anxiety to someone who doesn’t suffer from it. Add in the element of having an artist’s mind, and that explanation gets even blurrier. With the, seemingly unnatural, marriage of business & creativity, the triggers that can set off an episode can be odd & infinitely varied. However, the tools that an anxious songwriter, like me, have at their disposal are powerful & unique. For instance, in October of 2016, with the soundtrack of Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore’s voice in the background, I…

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REVIEW: Boston Calling Makes Debut at Harvard Athletic Complex Live Reviews News Reviews 

REVIEW: Boston Calling Makes Debut at Harvard Athletic Complex

In its inaugural kickoff at Harvard’s Athletic Complex, Boston Calling has gone from Boston’s best known little festival to a massive event. This year’s festivities took on a new life and a totally new vibe due to the location switch—which is what we’ll be focusing on for the majority of the review. Because come on, you already know the music is amazing. You’ve seen the lineup. But more on that later. Getting there The walk from Harvard Sq to the festival grounds (about 15 min to actually get inside) isn’t bad, but it…

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Live Review & Photos: Bush at REBEL, Toronto Live Reviews Photos Reviews 

Live Review & Photos: Bush at REBEL, Toronto

May 18 will forever be scarred by the tragic loss of one of the greatest grunge (and overall rock n’ roll) singers of all time, Chris Cornell. On that day of shock and sadness there was a positive caveat for fans to come together and enjoy music of the same era as Bush passed through the Toronto’s Rebel Nightclub while on tour for their latest album Black and White Rainbows. After opening their 105-minute set with their very first single dating back to 1994, “Everything Zen,” frontman Gavin Rossdale commented…

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Stephen Christian Announces ‘Wildfires’ Release Date News 

Stephen Christian Announces ‘Wildfires’ Release Date

Stephen Christian, of Anberlin and Anchor and Braille fame, has announced the release of his brand new solo album, Wildfires on July 28th. “This album was written in the five months after the end of Anberlin, it was a time of great personal struggle and triumph,” explains Christian. “Some of the greatest songs in history have come from an artist’s darkest times in life. This feels like the first time I put out a record, and in a way it is. These songs are me, they are the overflow of my heart and when…

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STREAM: Letters To Part “Peace” News Rock 

STREAM: Letters To Part “Peace”

As we approach the heavy-aired season that is Summertime, we begin to look for more ways to cool down. Orlando-based ambient rock outfit, Letters To Part, are helping us do just that with the release of their new single “Peace.” The song is the first single off their upcoming full length A Human Curse which will be released on July 7th via Wilhelm Records. Singer Y’shua Ortiz Escobedo describes the album as “a story about a man loving unconditionally; even though it pushes the one he loves the most away.” “From depression to…

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Mental Health Matters: On Music, the Light, and the Darkness Features Guest Blogs Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: On Music, the Light, and the Darkness

  Maintaining the public semi-fictions we present to the world can be exhausting.  There is pressure to become the most digestible and uncomplicated versions of who we think we should be for others to see and acknowledge.  But this picture we present usually lacks what I would call ‘personal substance’ – that private world where our depth of feeling, tangible rawness and vulnerability resides.  This under-the-skin honesty is too heavy to be shared out loud in person, and something we are expected to tuck away deep within ourselves and not…

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Mental Health Matters: Coping with PTSD in the Music Industry Features Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: Coping with PTSD in the Music Industry

There have been a lot of stories over the past couple of years about sexual and domestic abuse within the music industry. These conversations are mired in hot takes – debates about legality vs. morality, about “call-out culture” and the prevalence of so-called witch hunts, and about separating the art from the artist. I’m not here to debate any of that today. Instead, I’m going to talk about the other half of the abuse coin – the mental health repercussions that can stem from it and how has played into…

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Seaway Finish Album News Pop Punk 

Seaway Finish Album

Seaway have been working on the followup to their 2015 album, Colour Blind. Now, according to the band, the process is finally finished. The group announced on Twitter they have finished the album, and are on their way to the U.K.’s Slam Dunk Festival. An exciting time for the band, to be sure! Check out their tweet after the jump. You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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