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15 metalcore videos that are making 2021 a massive year for the genre
15 metalcore videos that are making 2021 a massive year for the genre
From animated high-speed chases to fiery explosions on LED panels to straightforward clips of musicians pouring their hearts out, there are so many different directions a metalcore band can take when crafting the perfect music video. Artists are tasked with determining which visual effects will best enhance the story being told in the song...
10 acts fronted by women and nonbinary musicians that emo fans need to know
10 acts fronted by women and nonbinary musicians that emo fans need to know
How many women and nonbinary-fronted bands can you remember from the mainstream emo wave? OK, now let's subtract Paramore, Hey Monday and Automatic Loveletter. How many do you have now? Unless you were deeply invested in the 2000s underground scene, you can probably count the remaining qualifiers on one hand. Fortunately f...
Here’s how the new COVID-19 relief bill is helping independent venues
Here’s how the new COVID-19 relief bill is helping independent venues
After weeks of gridlock, Congress has finally agreed on a new COVID-19 stimulus package in the United States. Along with another round of stimulus checks, the new relief bill also includes aid to independent venues across the country.  The new bill will give some much-needed, and long-awaited, relief to independent music venues who are struggling due to the pandemic. Re...
Iconic venue the Troubadour says it needs help surviving gig cancelations
Iconic venue the Troubadour says it needs help surviving gig cancelations
Legendary Los Angeles music venue the Troubadour is revealing they are financially struggling due to shutdowns caused by the coronavirus and are now opening a GoFundMe. The venue's operators spoke to the Los Angeles Times and they're saying they “can’t foresee being able to ride this out.” Read More: This is... Read More ...
Banksy mural memorializing Paris terror victims stolen
Banksy mural memorializing Paris terror victims stolen
A Banksy mural painted on a fire door at the Bataclan theater in Paris has been stolen, as reported by The Independent. The artwork, portraying a black-and-white figure wearing a veil, was seen as a tribute to the victims of the November 2015 terror attacks in the French capital, where 90 people were killed at the venue as Eagles Of Death Metal performed...
Disabilities charity Attitude Is Everything on how bands can put on accessible shows
Disabilities charity Attitude Is Everything on how bands can put on accessible shows
Imagine not being able to go and see your favorite band because there wasn’t a toilet at the venue you could use. Imagine not feeling confident enough to attend a festival because you were worried about not being able to get around the site easily, or that you wouldn’t be able to see what was happening on the stage. Imagine not goi ...
An open letter to bands: Here’s why you shouldn’t skip small towns
An open letter to bands: Here’s why you shouldn’t skip small towns
Take a look at nearly any major tour routing, and you’ll likely see a lot of the same familiar cities. However, often between those bigger cities are tons of smaller stops that go unnoticed. While bands compete for attention in saturated scenes, those of us working to build and sustain music communities in out-of-the-way places are used to getting passed over. We ...

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