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10 live albums from the 2000s that continue to kick ass in so many ways
10 live albums from the 2000s that continue to kick ass in so many ways
Is it just us, or does it feel like nobody really gets stoked about live albums anymore? If you look at your parents' music collection, you'll definitely see a couple. But they probably date back to the '70s and '80s when the trend was a really big deal and bands could actually get a career spike from it...
Netflix reveals everything coming and leaving in April 2020
Netflix reveals everything coming and leaving in April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has led Ohio state government to issue a home lockdown policy. Fortunately we can assuage our isolation with the new list of TV shows and movies being added to the Netflix streaming service this April. From contemporary hit film franchises to loved TV series, Netflix is going to help us get through this extended bout of cabin fever. The P...
Broadside announce Sharptone signing with new song “Foolish Believer”
Broadside announce Sharptone signing with new song “Foolish Believer”
The last time Altpress took a big look at Broadside, we found them out in LA, doing all kinds of side hustles to pay the bills and keep their art untainted. We're pleased to announce that Ollie Baxxter and team have hooked up with SharpTone Records and have released a new single, "Foolish Believer."  ...
Avenged Sevenfold offer free merch: To get it, stay in quarantine
Avenged Sevenfold offer free merch: To get it, stay in quarantine
Avenged Sevenfold are taking on the coronavirus pandemic in an extremely novel way. The band announced on Twitter that they are offering free band merchandise. All you have to do is pledge to stay at home, self-quarantined, for a week. The band are teaming up with designer Warren Lotas to create exclusive merchandise for this interesting time in history...
10 amazing Weezer songs not from the Blue Album or ‘Pinkerton’
10 amazing Weezer songs not from the Blue Album or ‘Pinkerton’
We all know that the first two albums by Weezer are pretty much untouchable. Their 1994 debut (aka the Blue Album) and the follow-up emo talisman Pinkerton have risen above being mere gateway drugs and "alternative nation" staples. We remember teenage indie-rock elitists telling us that Pinkerton was the only great record on a major label. (At firs...
The Deadnotes weave emo and pop-punk on “Ghost On The Ceiling”
The Deadnotes weave emo and pop-punk on “Ghost On The Ceiling”
Many people cite an overarching event as something that will in some way, move culture along. You know, like those people who testify that punk rock is always going to be better when a certain party is holding court in Washington, D.C. Or that the world's self-imposed isolationism is guaranteed to give us a treasure trove of great art...
15 things Spotify rendered obsolete–and we’re not complaining
15 things Spotify rendered obsolete–and we’re not complaining
Sure, we always thought Spotify was a cool thing to access and play around with. As the coronavirus pandemic plays out, the streaming service has turned out to be as essential as canned soup and toilet tissue. The millions of songs Spotify carries has brought us the warm fuzzies of nostalgia, as well as the next new hotness...
Grandson on art, going too far and the perfect night in
Grandson on art, going too far and the perfect night in
grandson is a rock 'n' roll rebel who is strident, crystal-clear and a lot of fun, actually. His life is an open book, and part of his appeal is the fearlessness he constantly maintains either onstage or in interviews. Jason Pettigrew chatted up the dude formerly known to the outside world as Jordan Edward Benjamin for the 10 Topics interview in AltPress 371...
OP-ED: The coronavirus pandemic is not the end of your band
OP-ED: The coronavirus pandemic is not the end of your band
The coronavirus pandemic is making things hard for a lot of people. But nobody thought it was going to decimate both our leisure time and the lives of the people who color it. While nationwide moratoriums on shows, entertainment and sporting events are hard to get around, it doesn't have to mean that your band has to come to an end...
10 rising metal bands you need to bang your head to right now
10 rising metal bands you need to bang your head to right now
Probably more than any other genre, the world of heavy metal has grown in both scope and vision. And nothing quite epitomizes that sentiment as these 10 rising metal bands you need to bang your head to right now. These groups have taken cues from existing subgenres to make their aural dreams (OK, and nightmares) come to fruition...
Live Well’s “Classes” video is a bittersweet pop-punk romance—watch
Live Well’s “Classes” video is a bittersweet pop-punk romance—watch
New York pop-punks Live Well have delivered the modern love and romance video the world has desperately needed. With "Classes," the band—lead vocalist/guitarist Paul Masbad, guitarist/vocalist Max Johl, bassist/vocalist Luis Castro and drummer Neil Stafford—have delivered a cool jam. But even c...

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