Sunday, August 25, 2019

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...

A New Hope: Five Ways Google Plus Can Dominate Online Music

As music fans bid adieu to Myspace, the throne has yet to be filled by its social-media peers. Current players—whether it’s Purevolume, Last.fm or Facebook—haven’t yet clinched...

How To Build Your Band: The Essentials

AP and I have teamed up to start a new column about being an independent artist in today's music scene. This column is directly geared towards musicians...

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...

A Father’s Day Remembrance: ‘Forever My Father’

(Photo by Julia Arielle Cox) My father was my best friend. I hate to open this up with such a simple thought, but I've been sitting here at...

My First Tour: Call It Fiction

We were all there once. Fifteen years old, full of youthful idealism and joining our first band. Soaking up every sound possible and hoping to change the...

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...

On the Death of the Adversary

  "If you like, I am glad that he is dead. At the same time his loss wounds me. Why? He has taken a piece of my life...

Valencia “On Your Side” Tour Diary (Part 5)

Welcome to the fifth and final edition of my On Your Side Tour photo blogs! This is another GIF-laden post entitled "'Tis Better To GIF Than To...

Sex Etc.

  Our friends Texas In July are a Christian metalcore band and they’re on tour with us on the Take Action Tour. This year’s sponsor is Sex Etc.,...