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Meet Me @ The Altar need the world to see their artistry before their race
Meet Me @ The Altar need the world to see their artistry before their race
When I ask Edith Johnson, the formidable frontwoman of pop-punk outfit Meet Me @ The Altar, which emotion perfectly describes her past year, her answer surprises me. “Bittersweet,” she responds, still sounding and appearing bright from the other side of the screen with her blue-and-pink braids framing her face and her black lipstick ornamenting her smirk. Last year,...
Yves has a mission in life to do something greater with his work
Yves has a mission in life to do something greater with his work
When we think about influence in an age where anyone with access to the internet and a substantial following is dubbed as an “influencer,” I raise the question of what the requirements are on the topic. Influence has the capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone or something—or the effect itself. A few folks come...
FEVER 333’s Jason Aalon Butler knows the world needs more empathy
FEVER 333’s Jason Aalon Butler knows the world needs more empathy
It’s no secret that Jason Aalon Butler of FEVER 333 has openly voiced his thoughts on rebellion and democracy. In an exclusive 10 Topics interview with Alternative Press, Butler reveals the product his Gentlemen In Real Life company hasn’t created yet, the music that always makes him cry and more. You can re...
New Black Lives In Music initiative launches to amplify Black artists
New Black Lives In Music initiative launches to amplify Black artists
On Monday, a new organization called Black Lives In Music (BLIM) officially launched in the U.K. This latest initiative aims to bring meaningful change to the music industry while supporting Black artists and professionals. Along with advocating for equality in the industry, BLIM also provides opportunities for musicians at a grassroots level...
10 Black-owned alternative brands that will help you step up your wardrobe
10 Black-owned alternative brands that will help you step up your wardrobe
With February marking Black History Month, it's vital to celebrate Black-owned small businesses and the incredible gothic, occult and creepy clothes and accessories available that outfit the scene perfectly. Additionally, it's important to always support Black artists, musicians, beauty product makers and clothing designers because Black lives matter today and every day...
Here’s how Meet Me @ The Altar are changing the landscape of pop-punk
Here’s how Meet Me @ The Altar are changing the landscape of pop-punk
As 2020 prepares to close up shop, no one needs a reminder that it has been one hell of a year. Between COVID-19 and the election alone, it’s been a relentless beast. Bands not being able to tour or perform live was a devastating blow for musicians and fans alike, so when something good happens for these artists during such an adverse time, celebration is vital. F...
10 Etsy items you can buy to support the Black Lives Matter movement
10 Etsy items you can buy to support the Black Lives Matter movement
This past summer, the world’s largest cities were greeted with protesters supporting Black Lives Matter, who were fed up with the systemic injustices faced by Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. The protests began after the murder of George Floyd, and they still continue after countless other killings, shootings and acts of violence. I...
Here’s why Slaves are changing their name after their next album release
Here’s why Slaves are changing their name after their next album release
At the beginning of 2019, Slaves announced that they had parted ways with frontman Jonny Craig ahead of their European tour with Escape The Fate. Since replacing Craig with The Voice runner-up Matt McAndrew, the group have collectively worked toward strengthening their dynamic as a unified force as well as growing their personal relationships with their fans...
10 times Nandi Bushell took these rock covers to the next level
10 times Nandi Bushell took these rock covers to the next level
If you don’t know anything about 10-year-old music prodigy Nandi Bushell, it’s time to get hip.  Bushell has gained tons of fame online for her badass covers, some of which even get respect from the bands themselves.  Read more: Hear Billie Joe Armstrong reimagine this iconic John Lennon protest song Because she’s just such a killer talent who needs to be recognized, we rounded up 10 of her best c
16 band shirts you can buy to support the Black Lives Matter movement
16 band shirts you can buy to support the Black Lives Matter movement
When musicians started seeing the protests and tragedies happening in these past weeks following the murder of George Floyd, they answered the call to help fundraise for Black Lives Matter organizations.  Over the weekend, bands such as Every Time I Die, the Devil Wears Prada and Stick To Your Guns opened their merch store and donated 100% of the sales to social justice causes.  R...

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