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Live Review: Motion City Soundtrack

When Motion City Soundtrack announced their ‘So Long Farewell Tour,’ and an indefinite hiatus in 2016, fans of the Minneapolis rock/alternative/indie band were bummed. Hardcore. This was a band known for their energetic live performances, and an exhaustive touring schedule — being a Warped Tour mainstay, and frequently playing overseas.In June 2019, the band announced their ‘Don’t Call it a Comeback Tour,’ slated for winter 2020, and fans rejoiced. And bought out those shows in record time. The largely-sold out tour stopped in Detroit on Jan. 3 at St. Andrew’s Hall to yet another sold-out crowd.

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‘I Told You I Hated New York’; A Collection Of Stories & Poems Of Love, Belonging, Friendship, & Adventure In the Music Industry

You guys, I have to brag for a minute here. I have a really cool friend. Like, a really, really cool friend. The kind that travels the country taking photographs of your favorite bands, (including Taylor Swift!) writing incredibly in-depth, insightful, passionate pieces that go deep into the heart of the music that made us, and who quite frankly has a heart of gold. I’m talking about writer and photographer extraordinaire, Molly Hudelson. And now, Molly is doing something that I am so proud and so envious of that I…

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My First Time: Releasing an EP

Hi, I’m Matt from The Covasettes and I’m going to talk about the process of recording and releasing our first EP ‘It’s Always Sunny Above the Clouds’ (It’s Always Sunny). Before the release of our EP we had released five singles over two years and we really wanted to tackle a bigger project. The first thing we did was to decide which songs we wanted to release. We had two songs we knew were going to feature from the outset, ‘Twit Twoo’ and ‘You & I’. We then decided to…

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Interview and Album Review: Cory Wells ‘The Way We Are’

Cory Wells’ debut full-length album, The Way We Are was released via Pure Noise Records on Nov. 15. Throughout the twelve song album, Wells traverses through the whole gamut of emotions, delivering powerful screams, lush acoustic guitar, and even a soaring falsetto. Four years in the making, The Way We Are faces topics like understanding, acceptance, and perseverance. The album’s opening track, “Distant” is a brief, but blunt warning, and feels anything but far away, or disconnected at merely 2:10 long. Stay away from me / The devil’s got the…

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Mental Health Matters: Escaping Past Traumas

(Photo credit: Emma-Letki) I’m going to do my best not to universalize my understanding of anxiety and depression. It’s a challenge for me to access particular memories about my experiences. The most prominent that moment can think is only tangentially related to music, performance, or its creation. I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 8 years old. It’s quite difficult for me to figure out the timeline, but I remember it as an incredibly short period of time that somehow had no end in sight. Every now…

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The First Time I Recorded A Music Video

(photo credit: Cyclops Girl) It’s inevitable when you are a recording musician that at some point you are going to need to create a music video. I’m Rändi Fay, a songwriter and recording artist, and not long ago, I didn’t relish this idea AT ALL! I have a good share of camera phobia (not helpful…), and an even healthier phobia of appearing completely ridiculous. I have no background in acting, and I can barely watch myself walk in front of a mirror, let alone attempt to intentionally create a facial…

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PHOTOS: Our Last Night

Post-hardcore band Our Last Night is no stranger to the road. Formed in 2004, the boys from New Hampshire have been touring and creating music since their early teens. This tour marks 15 years as a band and their Boston show will be a celebration of that exact occasion. Check out photos from their Phoenix stop below. Tickets are still available for a majority of their shows and should not be missed if you’re a new fan or an old-school OLN listener. Please follow and like us:

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Album Review: The Futureheads ‘Powers’

While it might feel like the last few years have really changed the country, the globe, and the world as we know it — the one thing we hadn’t heard from in awhile was UK indie post-punk group, The Futureheads. Friday, August 30th marked the release date of The Futureheads‘ sixth studio album, Powers, via Nul Records. The last time we heard a studio album from the fourpiece, it was 2012. Solo records, and acapella releases made for a different sound than the frantic British guitar hysteria harmonies fans were…

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