Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hey Little Sister: William Control of Aiden on Women’s Rights

Indulge me for a moment: imagine you are lucky enough to have a little sister, niece, wife, or mother; a woman with which you hold a deep...

What you don’t know about how much your favorite band makes

I fielded some really interesting questions over at Reddit (this thread if you missed it). Thanks to everyone who came by to add to the discussion. While I’ve...

What Do You Care About? What Inspires You?

9:59 a.m. My morning has consisted of the usual, but enjoyable regimen of responding to emails and reading/responding to drunken, sloppy, nonsensical text messages from my good...

Why Doesn’t This Generation Have Its Own Nirvana?

In 1991, Geffen Records shipped a little over 46,000 units of Nirvana’s Nevermind. The label ultimately hoped to get the album certified gold by September 1992, but...

Finding Occupy Wall Street: Democracy, Elephants and Jackassery

Two weeks ago, my bandmate Anthony and I visited Occupy Philly, playing some songs for the occupiers and anyone else who showed up. The event was...

How I Survived Bullying

(Photo: Natalie Bisignano) I have many stained images in my head because of what I went through in grade school. A lot of them I wish I could...

To Write Love On Her Arms: “Chapter One. Million.”

(Photo: Andy Barron) We were born at a concert. It was an attempt to help a friend, and it was an attempt to tell a story, but everything...

Why Pop-Punk’s Not Dead–And Why It Still Matters Today

When we first put the term "Pop Punk’s Not Dead" on the back of an NFG t-shirt, a lot of people thought it was a spoof on...

Songwriting 101: What Works, What Doesn’t (+ Bonus Exclusive Song Stream)

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ new album, Am I The Enemy, is out August 30. (Pre-order it here.) Listen to an exclusive stream of “Wake Me Up” below while...

The Name Game: Why Choosing a Band Name Is Important

So you want to start a band, huh? You want to get together with some dudes, write some songs and maybe record a 7-inch you trick your...