That pint of beer that Rick and I shared became 2 and 3 pints, but what really came out of that invigorating conversation was a spark. An idea. A desire to change the future. We wanted to make a beer that highlighted a bands 10 year album release, Arizona agriculture, and just plain Arizona. We wanted 10 AZ ingredients and most importantly, we wanted to give the profits to organizations who would greatly benefit our community. When Jim, Tom, Zach, and Rick walked through our brewery doors this morning, the energy was high, and the passion was endless. We talked about our charity choices, and how excited we are to...
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Koji is embarking on a tour with Allison Weiss, Chris Farren and Lee Corey Oswald, and we're giving away a prize pack to celebrate. You can win Koji's Some Small Ways EP on vinyl and Matters EP on cassette courtesy of The Native Sound, plus a ticket to the show. Simply comment on this post with the show you'd like to attend (dates are in the replies), and we'll choose a winner over the weekend.
Check out Weezer's new song "Lonely Girl" in the replies. It ain't half bad. The band has also announced some tour dates where they will perform their new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, in full. Those are also in the replies.
Thom Yorke (Radiohead) just released a new solo album called Tomorrow's Modern Boxes for sale on BitTorrent for $6. There's also a new video for the lead single "A Brain In A Bottle," available for free here. Hit the replies to read a letter Yorke penned about the release. You think this format is going to work? Do you just wish it was a Radiohead album instead?
There was a time when I owned newfoundglory2.com and updated it with news about the band because I didn't think their official site had enough information or media on it. I think that was sometime around 1999. I checked once after I let the domain expire and it was redirecting to some spam site; however, I believe it's now officially dead and gone. While I doubt that I'll be playing necromancer on it anytime soon, I can use this site to premiere a track from New Found Glory's upcoming album Resurrection. If you hit the replies you can stream "Stubborn" and be pulled back in time to when pop-punk and AOL Instant Messenger went hand in hand. Like what you hear? Make sure you've got the...
Defeat The Low has released their music video, "Aurora Avenue", which you can check out in the replies. The song is off the band's debut album, A Nervous Smile, out November 18th via Rise Records. You can pre-order the record here. If you get a chance to see the band play live, definitely do so.
Still, she admits there isn’t a mascara in the world that can stand up to a Paramore concert (AKA blaring lights and 25,000 fans screaming at you), be it natural or not. “I don’t care about having raccoon eyes, it’s a rock show, not a magazine cover,” she says.
For many years while I was into [rock] music, I felt sort of embarrassed by the fact that I liked 80s music when I was growing up. I shunned it a bit, 80s music or world music or whatever. Out of that frustration of hitting this brick wall, I started opening up a bit more again to stuff that was maybe considered guilty pleasures. I would force myself to not feel guilty about listening to it. I just became more open about music. If it made me feel good and I liked it, why should I feel embarrassed about liking it?
It’s directed more toward younger bands I meet, and all they talk about is business and numbers, and how many kids showed up to the show, and never once do they mention, “Me and my friend took this stick of dynamite and blew up a Porta-Potty!” which is what we would do back then. No matter how popular we ever were, the focus was always to be sincere and write music from the heart, and be grateful for the career you were given. This whole scene has been building for a long time. If you’re only in it for drawing kids and making money, and if you’re not in it because it’s your passion, then you’re ruining your...
Funeral For A Friend's 7th album is coming in the near future, the band recently updated their Facebook page with an image and phrase, You've Got a Bad Case of the Religions, which is the rumored album title for the new disc.
No Machine, featuring members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Happy Body Slow Brain, and NK, will release a new EP called Volume One on October 7th via intheclouds Records. Listen to an new song called "Welcome Home" in the replies. You can pre-order it - the vinyl jacket features a hologram lenticular with a shifting image and only 500 are available.
1. No Machine
2. Commercial Orgasm
3. Get It Together
4. Welcome Home
You can check out the second part of our interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Failhere. If you missed the first part, you can check that out here. In this part, we talk about Senses Fail's upcoming record, which is to be recorded with Shaun Lopez. We also talk about past opportunities, difficult moments, as well as his current stance on religion.
Probably when I forgot the lyrics on Conan O’ Brien, that was the big switch in my life, going from ultimately a good level of confidence to really embodying a deep-seeded hatred of myself and severely disliking who I was. The next ten years were pretty fucking dark, I think a lot of things are made about bands writing angsty lyrics and...
This week's Quiet Country Audio session is a doozy. Florida twinkle daddies Dikembe jam on "Hood Rat Messiah," "Donuts in a Six Speed," "I Watch a Lot of Jackie Chan Movies" and "Scottie Spliffen." Watch the performance in the replies.
Dead Leaves is an emo/indie rock trio from Cleveland, OH featuring former members of Call It Fiction. Their self-titled EP will be out this fall, but we have their first single, "I Was Once an Extrovert," streaming in the replies right now.
Today I'm particularly pleased to premiere Sorority Noise's version of Buddy Holly's wonderful "Everyday." The cover song comes from the band's upcoming split with Radiator Hospital, out September 30th through Soft Speak Records. Preorders can be found here. Oh, and even cooler, is that all proceeds from the split go to V-Day, a charity dedicated to ending violence against women. Check out the Noise Boys' take on such a historic song, and learn a little bit more about V-Day, in the replies.
Prosecutors have not alleged that any physical contact occurred, and the supposedly underage girls have never been identified by investigators. Klein has pleaded not guilty to all charges. On Thursday, Deputy District Attorney Julie Antos played five videos in the courtroom for Superior Court Judge John Trice, Klein and his attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu that allegedly showed audio-less, screen-captured video of Klein carrying on sexually explicit activity with girls on the stranger-based chat website Omegle.
“Music is very, very important to the Urban customer… in fact, we are the world’s number one vinyl seller,” Calvin Hollinger, the company’s chief administrative officer, said at a meeting with analysts yesterday. He explained that instead of having thousands of vinyl albums online, the company has a system in place that lets it seamlessly offer inventory from roughly 100 vendors without actually owning that inventory, a model it might use with Anthropologie’s home goods.
CreativeLive has announced guests for "In The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers & Tours," hosted by Kevin Lyman, creator of Vans Warped Tour, next week. Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Mike Kaminsky (manager for The Summer Set/3OH!3) and Jake Round (Pure Noise Records) will join for the free workshop. It will stream live on September 27th from 9AM-4PM PDT for free.
Amy Fleisher Madden, founder of former Fiddler Records, has written a book and launched a Kickstarter.
A Million Miles is a novel written by Amy Fleisher Madden. It is a no-holds-barred coming of age story told with the burgeoning indie/emo music scene of the late ‘90s set as the backdrop. My nickname "Fiddler" came from the record label that I started when I was 16, Fiddler Records. As Fiddler Records I released 25 records in ten years. I worked with several artists that went on to sell hundreds of thousands of records. If you want me to name drop, here are the few you might have heard of: Dashboard Confessional, Name Taken, The Higher, Juliette Lewis and The Licks, Recover, The...