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Dan Sadin On Relationships and Male Vulnerability

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Written by Dan Sadin

You know that feeling when a song you love is just burning inside of you? It’s the feeling I had when I first heard “I’m on Fire” by Bruce Springsteen. You can literally feel Springsteen going up in flames singing about this woman. And his feelings transfer to you, the listener – it’s magical. I wanted to have that raw emotion captured in a …

What It’s Like Recording Acoustic with Till I Fall

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Written by Till I Fall

It seems like every time we have been in the studio, we’ve been able to go at it with a different approach. While recording Self Titled, we tracked everything “backwards” from our usual order of things; we saved tracking drums until the last day of being in the studio. Going into recording at that time (December/January of …

Holding Up John Feldmann of Goldfinger

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Written by Connor Skelly

I think this was in 2012. Toad’s Place in New Haven, Connecticut was having a Ska Fest. The lineup included Big D & The Kids Table, Goldfinger, and Reel Big Fish. I was stoked to find myself in the front row, at the barricade (yup, that happened.)

Big D killed it, especially just after coming back from a bout of …

Hot Mulligan and the Impact Of The Wonder Years

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Written by  Chris Freeman of Hot Mulligan

Fan Experiences in the Formative Years

We recorded our first EP with Mat Kerekes of Citizen. Their album Youth was the first album Tades and I found and liked together when I was still in high school, so it was pretty cool to make that EP with him just a few months later.

Self-Confidence and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s with Irene Greene

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Written by Irene Greene

From a young age I had this burning in me, to be different or some other cheesy line. It was 2007, and I had just received an iPod Shuffle for Christmas. I was in middle school and we all know that most middle schoolers are not naturally equipped with abilities of acceptance. In fact, I was bullied on and off because I wore strange …

The story behind “Witch Hunt” with VISTA

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Written by Hope & Greg of VISTA

Hope

After our last tour (“The Oasis Tour” in November), we relaxed for a few weeks and thought about what we wanted to accomplish in 2018. We didn’t want to rush to put out another EP, “Long Live” had just come out in July. But the idea of steady content is appealing to us, so we flew …

Music Healing for Hospice Care with Lights & Bridges

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Written by Tom Rossi of Lights & Bridges 

The idea of playing music for hospice patients never occurred to me until I settled back in NY after 11 months of expeditions to West Africa, Cuba and Brazil. While attending many secular and religious ceremonies, learning the languages and studying with some of the worlds greatest master drummers, I found these cultures shared a common thread that was incredibly …

Growing Up Surrounded By Music with Moonheart

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Written by Kim Mayo of Moonheart

Baby

When I was still new in the world was when I got my first taste of live music- my dad the performer, my crib-side his stage, and I his silent but adoring audience. There’s video of it- my dad not much older than I am now, still dressed in the day, putting me down for the night with one of our …

Meeting Marianas Trench at the Mall

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Written by Stephanie Pierce

Over the summer my favourite band Marianas Trench played a show really close to my home for Canada’s 150th birthday (it was even free), so of course I was going to go- I had already seen them seven times!

As the day arrives, my 11 year-old brother and I decide we want to go check out Sunrise Records in the …

Blacktop Queen And The Power Of Fans

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Written by Evan & Nate of Blacktop Queen

Evan Ambrose

My love for anything comes from originally being a fan. We see someone do something we think is amazing and we try and be like them, it’s as simple as that. I think being a fan of something or someone keeps the excitement in your life! When you are inspired by people …