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Appreciation Post: The Front Bottoms

We all have bands that stick with us. Through all the changes and challenges we face, if we’re very lucky, our favorite bands seem to grow with us. Seven years ago I found my band. I was introduced through a cleverly written press release by Reybee, and although I’d been running Infectious for about a year and a half, they were one of the first bands sent to me that I truly fell in love with. Just a tiny 2-piece (sometimes 3-piece) out of New Jersey, The Front Bottoms became my everything….

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Boston Calling Day 2 Highlights: St. Vincent, The Menzingers, Comedy

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. One of my favorite things about festivals is the ability to not only see so many of your favorite bands in one setting, but to discover new favorites along the way. Every Boston Calling I come across a band that has either never been on my radar, or who I knew about and simply never made the time to get to know. At the first Boston Calling that was Marina and the Diamonds. Another year it was Bat For Lashes. This…

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Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

Bunbury Music Festival, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, celebrates its 3rd year in 2015 by announcing its lineup this year. The lineup is headlined by acts such as Snoop Dogg, twenty one pilots, Manchester Orchestra, The Black Keys, Brand New, Bleachers, The Front Bottoms, Father John Misty, and more. The festival takes place on June 5th, 6th, and 7th. You can view the full list below the jump. To attend the festival, you can buy concert tickets here.       Please follow and like us:

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Reading and Leeds Festival 2015

The second Reading and Leeds Festival announcement for this summer is here. To start with, there’s a brand new headliner in the shape of Folk rock quartet Mumford & Sons. They already have a Glastonbury Festival headlining set under their belt, so R&L should be a breeze. Please follow and like us:

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Acceptance Reuniting For 2015 Skate & Surf Festival

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that headline is correct. After a nine-year absence, Seattle’s favorite alternative pop/rock quintet Acceptance will be reuniting to perform at New Jersey’s Skate & Surf Festival in May. You can check out the other announced bands after the jump and purchase your S&S tickets right here. To get yourself acquainted (or re-acquainted) with Acceptance’s discography, you can purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Shaky Knees Festival 2015 Announces Lineup

As the saga of festival announcements continues, the Shaky Knees Festival in Central Park of Atlanta, GA has presented its lineup. The event takes place from May 8th through May 10th, and features acts including Manchester Orchestra, The Strokes, Milky Chance, and more. The Shaky Knees festival has been taking place since 2013. Tickets are currently on sale but packages are going quickly. To buy concert tickets, check the official site here. View the full lineup below the jump. Please follow and like us:

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GUEST BLOG: The Albums That Mold[ed] Me

When I was contemplating what to write about, I had trouble finding something that I truly cared talking about and something that some readers might be psyched on. So, I’ve chosen to talk a little bit about the four albums that have most influenced me throughout my time as a songwriter and musician. I’m not saying these are the best albums ever or anything, just the ones that have meant the most to me as an artist. No particular order, here we go: Please follow and like us:

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More 2015 Skate And Surf Festival Additions Announced

More additions for 2015’s Skate And Surf Festival have been announced today. Among these new additions are Manchester Orchestra, along with The Story So Far, The Wonder Years, and more. Plenty of other bands, including The Front Bottoms and From Autumn To Ashes are already a part of the lineup for the May festival. The full line up can be viewed after the jump. The festival takes place May 16th and 17th, 2015 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. For more information and to buy concert tickets to the event, you can check out…

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WATCH: Manchester Orchestra, “The Ocean”

Manchester Orchestra have released a music video for their song “The Ocean”. The video was exclusively unveiled on on November 24. The subject of the music video is footage of world-record breaking deep sea diver William Trubridge. The video features a slow-motion capturing of his swimming techniques and capabilities. “The Ocean” will be a part of the group’s upcoming album HOPE, a variation of the band’s recent release COPE. To listen to more of Manchester Orchestra, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Dates For Reading And Leeds 2015 Announced

It was revealed recently that the Reading and Leeds festivals are going to be next August 28-30 of next year. Currently, there are only a handful of bands that have been announced including Pierce the Veil and Manchester Orchestra. This marks the first announcement about which bands will be playing. There is no timetable on when they will announce more bands. To listen to more of the bands that are playing at the festivals, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out the shows, you can buy concert tickets here. Please…

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