Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Please Stop: Five Annoying Social-Media Tendencies Your Band Should Avoid

A band’s online presence is more important than ever. Keeping an audience attentive and satisfied, however, requires acts to adapt to new techniques and an always-evolving Internet...

Goodbyes Stink

All of a sudden, I know what it must feel like to be Josh Farro. And to a lesser extent: Zac Farro. (Nobody thinks it was his...

Senses Fail Studio Blog #4: Breathing life into an album skeleton

November 25-28 Hi!  I hope everyone's Thanksgivings went great.  We have been on a steady schedule of tracking guitars and vocals throughout the past few days. The record...

Musician life coach Dave Sherman: Let’s Start a Movement

  I’m a firm believer in synchronicity. When a number of seemingly disparate things happen at the same time it makes me think that it happened for a...

Musician life coach Dave Sherman on coping skills and perfectionism

A recent issue with a number of my clients lately has been that they seem to be creating their own problems. It occurred to me that it’s...

Pregnant seconds of awkward.

So, aside from wondering what music editor Scott Heisel's biggest turn-ons are (for the record: banjo music with high-pitched vocals, Frisbee competitions and those Six Flags commercials...

First(ish) Listen: Wavves

  So, I have the bad (according to some people) habit of getting so into an album, it's the only thing I'll listen to, over and over, until...

Welcome To The New Altpress

I swear to God, I've been waiting forever for this day to happen. We're open for business, gang! What you're seeing here has been in the works since November.  And...

Musician life coach Dave Sherman on what makes artists abuse drugs and alcohol

Who the hell is Dave Sherman and why was he asked to be a monthly columnist in AP? Good question. I’m a sober/life coach for touring musicians....

A Brief History of Blink-182

Ending months (if not years) of speculation, pop-punk icons Blink-182 announced Sunday at the Grammys that they will end their four-year hiatus and that they're back together. They...