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STREAM: Andy Black, “Beyond My Reach” Alternative Indie News Pop 

STREAM: Andy Black, “Beyond My Reach”

He may be busy performing across the country on the Vans Warped Tour, but Andy Black (a.k.a. Andy Biersack) isn’t slowing down. In fact, he has something brand new for the summer. Biersack released a single for his solo project titled “Beyond My Reach.” It is still ambient and moody enough to be a serviceable Andy Black tune, but catchy enough for Warped fans to sing all summer long. Check it out after the jump! For more Andy Black, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD…

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Halsey Earns Top Spot On Billboard Top 200 Chart Alternative Indie News Pop 

Halsey Earns Top Spot On Billboard Top 200 Chart

One of the biggest fears a creative faces is the “sophomore slump.” There are all sorts of expectations, both artistically and professionally, that come with a second release. Luckily for Halsey, she can mark her sophomore full-length album a success. The singer earned a No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with the release of her latest album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Check out the good news in a tweet from Billboard after the jump. Congrats, Halsey! For more Halsey, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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Have Mercy and Chase Huglin Announce String of Headlining Shows Indie News Singer/Songwriter 

Have Mercy and Chase Huglin Announce String of Headlining Shows

Fans of acoustic indie-rock will hear some of the best in the genre this summer when Have Mercy and Chase Huglin join together for a quick run across the East Coast on tour. Rather than featuring a full backing band, Have Mercy vocalist Brian Swindle will perform solo and acoustic.

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Mental Health Matters: “You Are Not Your Pain” Alternative Features Folk Guest Blogs Indie Mental Health Matters News Rock 

Mental Health Matters: “You Are Not Your Pain”

There’s a notion at open mics, DIY spaces, and the backstage areas of larger venues: that the only difference between eccentric and insane is your talent. That there’s a fine line between madness and genius. That great inspiration can only come from great pain. Whatever made Van Gogh cut his ear off is also what let him make beautiful paintings. Suffer for art. We romanticize it. The 27 Club is a higher honor than living to Leonard Cohen’s age. The true rockstar: desperate and angst-ridden, smashing TVs in hotel rooms,…

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Mental Health Matters: ADHD Alternative Features Guest Blogs Indie Mental Health Matters News Pop Punk 

Mental Health Matters: ADHD

Twirling my pencil around involuntarily, staring up at the ceiling daydreaming, my brain replaying a song I heard the night before, my grades going down by the day due to all of this happening while I was at school. I was lost. I was dwindling so deeply into “la la land” that I could not focus on the material. This wasn’t just a one-time occurrence; this was me almost every year in school from childhood to adolescence.  Something had to be done. After numerous doctor visits, I was officially diagnosed…

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