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Blending a multitude of genres into your music can be either a blessing or a curse. Sometimes the end result is a mess with no identity, or the band isn’t quite comfortable with any one sound, or the music comes out great but can have difficulty reaching new fans. For Minnesota/Wisconsin-based sextet Laska, however, their mix of folk rock, alt-rock, Americana and soul is the kind of sound some artists strive for a decade or more to create. And their debut album, titled Ceiling Zero, is a blessing in every…

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Regardless of what you do for a living or where you’re at in life, it’s important to venture outside your comfort zone every so often. Especially in music, where opening your mind a bit more can lead to some incredible new experiences. Which is why when I pressed play on Feed Us‘ 2017 LP Delete Your Account, about 30 seconds in to the first song I realized 1) “This isn’t something I usually listen to but it’s incredible” and 2) “I absolutely want to spread the word about these guys.”…

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As we’re being reminded in various areas of American society right now, teenagers are capable of making a positive, and extraordinary, difference in all our lives. They have a fearlessness and desire to try new things, progress, and fight for what they believe in. They don’t stand by and accept the status quo. How on earth does this tie in with our latest Unsigned Spotlight feature? Enter St. Paul, Minnesota’s Bruise Violet, a trio of badass young women making waves in their local scene and beyond with their no-holds-barred, unapologetic…

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Warped Tour Announces Lineup For Final Cross-Country Run

After much anticipation of who will be performing during the final full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour, we finally know. In a video posted on the tour’s Facebook page, you watch as a mural featuring the infamous inflatable schedule is created, while Movement‘s song “Daylily” plays in the background. As the song builds, the mural gets closer and closer to being finished. With a few swooping shots, we are finally shown who will be gracing the stages this summer! You can see the full lineup below, as well as…

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WATCH: Worn Spirit “Dissipate”

Michigan alt-rockers Worn Spirit released a brand new EP last week titled I Could Disappear, and today the band is presenting the video for the track “Dissipate.” Worn Spirit’s Michael Poshedly had this to say about the video: “Dissipate” was filmed around Lansing. Just places and things we normally pass and overlook in our day to day. “Dissipate” is about how at times you get wrapped up in your day to day that you take the little things for granted. Check out the music video below! To hear more from Worn Spirit, you…

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Every once in a while you come across a new artist and think know they’re going to be massive, and soon. That’s exactly what came to my mind upon hearing Nashville alternative pop trio Forts Like Vana for the first time. The band’s first single, “Love You Right”, released on January 10 and has amassed over 10,000 Spotify plays in just over a month. As proof that the hype train is only just getting started, Forts Like Vana released their brand new EP, This + This = That, on February…

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Today, Chicago heavy metal trio HEMI released their brand new record Avalon. After once again teaming up with producer AJ Kolar,  Avalon pushes the boundaries of what heavy metal is supposed to be. By incorporating elements of hardcore, punk, and melodic death metal, HEMI leads you through a series of songs that are stunning both lyrically and cinematically. You can stream Avalon below! To purchase a copy of the record, or any of HEMI’s previous releases, you can click here. Keep up with the band by following them on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter…

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Mental Health Matters: When an answer isn’t “the” answer—but you keep moving forward anyway

It was coming up to New Year in the Czech Republic, where I had moved since breaking up with my long-term boyfriend. I was a tired cliché: a failing musician who’d reached her 30s and realised that the music career clock had all but stopped ticking and ended up clinically depressed. Yawn. The irony for me was that I had achieved some significant things that were steps capable of taking me closer to my goals. But I couldn’t see them as such, because that’s what depression does: it robs you…

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To Write Love On Her Arms Announces Details For 2018 HEAVY & LIGHT

To Write Love On Her Arms‘ annual evening of songs, conversations, and hope, HEAVY & LIGHT, is upon us again! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 10th at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida. The 2018 show will feature performances from Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, and Propaganda, and spoken word poetry from Tonya Ingram.  Please follow and like us:

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The Gaslight Anthem Announce ‘The 59 Sound’ Tour

When The Gaslight Anthem announced they’d be playing The 59 Sound in full at Governer’s Ball in NYC, I think I speak for many of us when I say we were all pretty bummed that we wouldn’t be able to see such a momentous occasion. That’s why the news of an official tour where the band will hit 10 cities to play the album in full, comes as such sweet news. Special guests will include Matt Mays, Tim Berry, Flatliners, Matthew Ryan, and Joe Sib. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, and you…

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