Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag: opinion

Why the world needs Fugazi now more than ever

Fucked Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped In (a body bag) If you’ve ever wondered where Dischord Records’ most well-known band, Fugazi, got its name, just take...

Op-Ed: How touring has impacted my mental health as a band member

by Russell Ullrich I remember the first time I experienced tour depression. A pillow, a blanket and a pair of noise-cancelling ear buds were my...

Op-Ed: The 2018 Grammy nominations ignite a big paradigm shift for the scene

For years, “the big four” (Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer) have dominated the Best Metal Performance category of the Grammys. Other legendary bands that...

An open letter to people who don’t understand moshing

I once worked a retail job, and one day, my co-workers and I found ourselves talking about music. As it happened, everyone around me...

In defense of stage diving and why it shouldn’t be banned from venues

  Even people who don’t listen to hardcore and metal know what happens at those kinds of shows. Moshing, stage diving, head walking: These are...

OP-ED: The importance of steampunk in today’s culture

  By: Marquis of Vaudeville Steampunk, or any “punk” culture for that matter, means liberty — freedom for any individual — of expression, of invention, to be...

We asked a security expert how to be safer at shows

In his storied career, MEHDI RABII has been the director of security for bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, My Chemical Romance,...

The music community in 2017 won’t stand for bands’ B.S. — and other observations

As years pass, the alternative music culture and community changes gradually—as one would expect—particularly in the way they consume, embrace and respond to the...

I’ve toured the world but still work at Starbucks

A note from the author, Sept. 2017: I've found what I believe to be the happy medium to pursuing my dreams. Instead of dropping everything...

Fall Out Boy, Red Sun Rising, Paramore and more in defense of the anti-genre

Do musical genres exist in 2017? “Anti-genre” and “genre-neutral” are just a couple of the terms that bands and musicians have been using lately to...

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