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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Music in Community Development

Sometimes we ride the same train. It’s easy for me, a non-descript white male, to blend in to the background. For them, even without their loud excited conversation about a studio session, not so much. Young African men in hip hop attire – an outward expression of belonging somewhere –  in a country that still largely treats them as “the other”, something to be feared. In late 2014 I moved my recording studio to a location in inner city Melbourne. Directly opposite one of the largest public housing estates, and…

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Metal News 

WATCH: Wage War Premiere Making of ‘Deadweight’

Wage War are dropping a new album, Deadweight, August 4th. They’ve already premiered two singles, “Stitch” and “Don’t Let Me Fade Away.” To give fans a deeper look at the album, they’ve premiered a new video through Loudwire. The “making of” feature shows the band discussing their sophomore album’s creative process, and some new music is shown off as well. Check it out after the jump! For more Wage War, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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Of Mice & Men Finish Recording New Album

Of Mice & Men have been nothing but busy in the studio, recording their follow-up to 2014’s Restoring Force. It seems the hard work is finally winding down for the band. In an Instagram birthday shout out post for guitarist Alan Ashby, vocalist Austin Carlile casually let slip that today is Ashby’s birthday “& day we finish recording new album.” So, expect some news regarding Of Mice’s next LP pretty soon! Check out Carlile’s post after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and…

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News Post-hardcore 

Dance Gavin Dance Recording New Album

The dudes in Dance Gavin Dance just do not settle down. While they are inevitably going to be busy promoting their new live album Tree City Sessions, DGD are still hard at work. It appears the group are getting things ready for the newest full-length record. On their Facebook, Dance Gavin Dance posted a photo of drummer Matt Mingus, stating tracking has begun. Get stoked! Check out the post from the band after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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News Pop Punk 

Green Day Confirmed To Be Back In Studio

Over the weekend the punk frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong posted a surprising video to his Instagram… one that confirmed that the iconic Oakland band Green Day are indeed back in the studio. The video displays a scanning shot of various instruments, guitars, equipment and even features drummer, Tre Cool, tracking drums and more views of the studio. Rumors were speculated earlier this year about new Green Day material and different projects, and to many fans delight this shows that a new album from the legends is in the works and may…

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Metal News 

Norma Jean To Begin Working On New Album

Douglasville, Georgia metalcore band Norma Jean have announced that they will begin writing for their seventh studio album next week. Check out what the band had to say below the jump. To date, the band has released six studio albums and received a Grammy Award nomination in 2006 for Best Recording Package for their second album O God, the Aftermath. The band currently don’t have any shows scheduled, but you can keep an eye out on their Facebook page and buy concert tickets here when they become available. For more music from the band, you can purchase…

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5 Things You Need To Know Before And During Your Stay In The Studio

Know Your Music Before You Even Walk Through The Door As simple as that sounds, a lot of bands seem to make this mistake frequently. You need to know your parts if you want your band to sound good and produce quality music. Have your whole band practice to a metronome to find the tempo of your songs, get familiar with your songs, and listen to your band mates’ parts and make sure they fit with your parts. If you just play a whole bunch of random stuff and have…

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News Pop 

Taylor Swift And Kanye West Plan On Working Together

Unless you have been living under a rock for the previous six years, you might remember when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift‘s moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. After grabbing the mic from the singer and adding his own input on the choice, tensions rose between the two for a while. If you did not believe that these two had made up before, you might believe it now. Kanye West has been under some heat for “pulling a Kanye” at the Grammy Awards last week when he questioned the reasoning…

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News Rock 

Hundredth To Begin Recording New Album

Hundredth revealed via Facebook that they will be heading into the studio to begin recording their new full length album. The full length is set to release sometime in 2015 via Hopeless Records. Check out a message from the band below the jump and let us know your thoughts on the new album. To hear more from Hundredth, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.   Please follow and like us:

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Indie News 

Foxing Working On New Music Alongside Brand New

After touring with Brand New earlier this year, Foxing has announced that they are both currently working in the studio together. Check out what the band had to say about writing and recording their new music below the jump. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section. To hear more from Foxing, you can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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