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The Dillinger Escape Plan ticket crisis speaks to a much bigger problem
The Dillinger Escape Plan ticket crisis speaks to a much bigger problem
After 20 years of being a band, Friday, Dec. 29 will be the Dillinger Escape Plan’s final show, to be held at New York’s Terminal 5 venue. Opening the show are Code Orange and Daughters. Dillinger released a statement about the show’s importance to them recently: "For me, in terms of shows, New York has always been one city on a short list of them where every Dillinger show felt like a homeco
Members of the music industry open up about their mental health: “We’ve got each other”
Members of the music industry open up about their mental health: “We’ve got each other”
*This article contains discussion about depression and suicide. Like it did for music fans the world over, the tragic passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on July 20 caused me to do a bit of soul-searching. I must confess that I’ve never been much of a Linkin Park fan; that’s not to say I dislike the band – I can certainly appreciate the incredible impact Chester and co. have had on rock mu
From Trophy Eyes’ John Floreani’s POV: What you miss when you’re wishing for something else
From Trophy Eyes’ John Floreani’s POV: What you miss when you’re wishing for something else
The same way we sat as children staring at the playground from inside the classroom while Mrs. Maxwell droned on about trigonometry or something else mathy, we now look for any available reason to ignore what’s in front of us in hopes it will bring us a little closer to where we’d rather be. Some peopl ...
Is Donald Trump the political Sex Pistol? Let’s take a look
Is Donald Trump the political Sex Pistol? Let’s take a look
Political pundits from Amy Goodman to David Brooks claim they have never before seen the likes of President Trump. Fans of popular music know better. Read more: Tom DeLonge, All Time Low, Every Time I Die, more respond to Trump’s “covfefe” with hilarious tweets The captain-of-industry-and-chaos shtick was the chosen method of Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols and musical provocateur. No
Op-Ed: We’re not listening to women in music—and that’s a huge problem
Op-Ed: We’re not listening to women in music—and that’s a huge problem
“How does it feel to be a woman eating a sandwich? How does it feel to be a woman walking up the stairs?” Those are the kinds of questions Savages’ Jehnny Beth likened to “How does it feel to be a woman in music?”  And generally, she’s not wrong—music is music; to play guitar as a man is to play guitar as a woman and to sing into a microphone as a man is to sing into a microphone as a woman, and s
Op-Ed: Nostalgia tours: Reviving careers or denying the inevitable?
Op-Ed: Nostalgia tours: Reviving careers or denying the inevitable?
The last decade has been jam-packed with reunions of our favorite bands. Some have a successful return and decide to continue on, while others flail, fail and disappear before it’s too embarrassing. What most people don’t talk about in detail is the abundance of nostalgia tours happening with all of the bands who haven’t broken up. Playing an olde ...

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