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Proper Tour Etiquette For Opening Bands

My name is Justin Imamura and not only do I play drums in POUNDERS, but I also tour manage bands when they go on the road. Before I get into this article, I want to give a little background as to why I feel my recommendations would help opening bands have a smoother tour.  My very first tours were with The Used, Street Drum Corps, Straylight Run, Army of Me, and Lights Resolve. Shortly after that, I joined the “Project Revolution” Tour with Linkin Park, The Bravery, Chris Cornell, Ashes…

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Brian Marquis Indie News Rock 

SHOW REVIEW: Brian Marquis

I have this overwhelming fear of writing reviews. Interviewing artists? No sweat. But watching them play and then writing about it strikes a fear into this little heart of mine that rivals the sinking feeling in my stomach when I can’t see my kid on the playground. What if they’re awful? What if I can’t find a single good thing to say about them and every artist I’ve ever respected reads that one review and now no one will ever talk to me? See? It’s terrifying. The only thing that…

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INTERVIEW: Brian Marquis

Situated beneath the town’s mascot Tilly, Asbury Park’s Wonderbar is a favorite venue for locals and benny’s as well (that’s a tourist for those of you not in the know). As with the rest of the shore town, it’s got a not so secret soft spot for The Boss, but lately it’s been playing host to new acts that are just as talented. Tonight its guests are Brian Marquis and the rest of the Acoustic Basement Tour. Before the show I met up with Brian and discussed his upcoming album,…

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Fred Mascherino Reflects On Taking Back Sunday

Fred Mascherino, ex-guitarist and co-vocalist of Taking Back Sunday, recently posted a blog reflecting on his time with the band. You can check out the blog post titled, “A Decade Under The Influence” after the jump. Mascherino joined the band ten years ago this week, and left the band in October of 2007. He then went on to focus on his solo project, The Color Fred, before putting it on hold to give his full attention to his current band, Terrible Things. In 2010, Taking Back Sunday’s  Tell All Your Friends-era…

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