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Shadow of Whales Announces Summer Album “What We Do” and Mid-West Tour

Shadow of Whales are no strangers to Infectious. Their brand of insanely catchy indie pop/rock, positive vibes, and unbridled connection to their fans make them sort of unforgettable. “We want people to know that they’re not alone.” says singer, Josh Flores. “Our hope — our dream — is that people will hear our music and feel empowered and encouraged to be who they are and live their best life.” Now, the band is releasing a brand new  EP titled What We Do which drops on August 14th. The EP will be followed by…

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MUSIC CITIES: The DENVER Music Guide for the Independent Touring Band

Bands, artists, music geeks and lovers of music around the globe… Welcome to this blog! We are SIR, an alternative pop rock trio based out of Denver. We wrote this to help you connect with the right venues and bands on your tour stop in Colorado. Please connect with us as well- we are always looking for show swaps across the country. Whatever you are into, Denver has it! Our music scene is thriving. There are so many venues and so many artists. As touring musicians we know that being…

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Warped Tour 2017 Interview: American Authors

Odds are if you own a radio or have ears, you’re familiar with American Authors—especially their hits “Best Day Of My Life”, which saw enormous success after appearing in a UK Hyundai commercial, as well as the insanely catchy “Believer.”  What you may not know is what’s pushed the band from struggling NYC act to the major label act they are today, along with the current challenges of being a touring band, and their advice to emerging musicians. Check out our video interview below or scroll a bit further for the…

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Warped Tour 2017 Interview: Silverstein

Fans of Burlington, Ontario’s Silverstein will no doubt still be celebrating the release of Friday’s brand new album, Dead Reflection, which has already seen enormous praise. To follow up that hype, we’re publishing our interview with Josh Bradford from the very soggy Mansfield, MA Warped Tour date. Josh and I had the opportunity to chat about ‘Dead Reflection’, the band’s success, the struggle of turning music into a career, advice for emerging artists (especially when it comes to social media), and getting back to their roots. Check out the video…

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Warped Tour 2017 Interview: Big D and the Kids Table

An incredible force on and off the stage, Big D and the Kids Table have carved their place in the Boston music scene and beyond with their catchy music, invigorating live show, and of course, their charismatic and genuine personalities. Rarely do I interview a band who is so full of energy and genuine, vulnerable, real answers. None of this well-rehearsed, polished, short and to the point repertoire with these guys. Instead, they give their all to the questions, diving deep and giving thorough answers that translate to vivid stories and experiences for their…

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Mental Health Matters: The Lies Our Mental Illness Tells Us

Sometimes we need help living with our mental illness, and that’s okay. Sometimes it can get too much, and I understand that. I, myself, suffer from depression and anxiety. Often, we feel scared and ashamed to ask for help; Or even simply talking about how we feel. We shouldn’t, and we know that, but we do anyway. That’s just another lie our mental illness tells us; “We’ll just be a burden” or “we’ll cause unnecessary worry.”  You aren’t a burden. They love you. You see we need to be honest…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Patience

I have played in various musical projects for the majority of my life, some of those projects did better than others, but the main points of learning ring true for every band, regardless of skill or genre. The main, and most important learning moment that happened for me, and this took quite a while to sink in, but it is critical, is that while playing music you have to learn to be very patient. Patience is a virtue that will never hurt you, but is unfortunately very difficult to manage…

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The Most Important Thing We’ve Learned: Finding Your Niche & Creating a Community

One night last year, Derek and I were standing by a dumpster in an alley before playing a small club in Hollywood. Having just loaded in down a narrow hallway, ducking around bartenders, dishwashers, and drunk patrons, we found ourselves back in the alley by our van. We were checking each side of a dumpster for gear we had pre-loaded around it, when a black pickup truck with oversized tires pulled in behind our van and started honking. It was a bartender about to start his shift, and understanding we…

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Mental Health Matters: Give Yourself Permission to be More Than Your Passion

I have been labeled an “overachiever” by family and faculty for as long as I can remember. My parents wanted me to do well, but I pushed myself harder than they ever did. My father struggled with alcoholism, leading to a tumultuous relationship between my parents, and a distant one between he and I. I worked hard to become great enough at something that marriage never became a necessary path for survival. Once I knew the Music Industry was something I wanted to be a part of, there was no…

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