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Trading Life for Music with Hidden Hospitals

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Written by Dave Raymond of Hidden Hospitals

In my high school, for some mystical reason, our lunch periods started at 9:45 AM. So, one morning (at lunch) I sat at an empty table with Steve Mitchell. Steve had a bowl cut over his eyes, was incredibly quiet and had a gift for playing soccer. He wasn’t shy, he just didn’t say much. Making small talk  …

Meeting Knuckle Puck at Warped Tour

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Written by Rory Shield

I would consider my first Warped Tour memorable for a bunch of reasons: I went by myself, I met and watched two of my favorite bands at the time, I almost passed out while seeing The Story So Far, it was the first New Orleans date in fifteen years, etc. That being said, the part that sticks out to me the most …

A Day in the Life of Polaroid Summer

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Written by Micaiah Walker of Polaroid Summer

As a new band (started in 2017) we don’t (YET) have many or any epic stories or wow moments. There was this time we saw a guy on the news who was caught on camera robbing a house and he was wearing a Polaroid Summer Shirt, but that’s not really a feel good story.

I was planning …

The Faim: The Moments That Inspired Our New Fave Band

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We’ve been loving Australian music lately. It seems like their scene is pumping out incredible bands at a speed we can’t keep up with, but aren’t complaining! Today, it’s The Faim. We can only describe their single “Saints of the Sinners” as a football anthem for America’s most emo NFL team. Plus, they’ve got the Pete Wentz stamp of approval: he cowrote the track. Working with our faves from Mark …

Still + Storm & The Smell of Teen Spirit

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By Rachel Raymond of Still + Storm

Kurt Cobain’s influence through Nirvana is something that has stood the test of time, and his voice of rebellion and acceptance is something the world needs in 2018. With the recent anniversary of his passing last week, him and his legacy are on our minds more than ever. If you think about it, we have an entire …

4 Stories from BADTALKERS

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Written by the members of BADTALKERS
 There are a lot of aspects that go into discovering music. Whether you hear a song in passing, see a super cool album cover or have a friend recommend a new band or artist, you can’t deny that first impressions are important. So, when we heard LA-based indie/alt group BADTALKERS described as “if the Beastie Boys …

Boston Manor Eats Their Vegetables

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Rachael Braverman

Music is the most important thing in my life, there is no way to go around it. Listening to an album for the first time that absolutely blows you away is the best feeling I could fathom. This is what I felt with the alternative group Boston Manor. I had first found them back in 2015, with the …

Sleep State & The Unifying Energy of Weezer

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Written by Sleep State

In 2010, at the annual US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, I had the privilege of attending one of the best and most memorable concerts of my life. Seeing Weezer’s set, more than any other experience, has showed me just how much I was missing by not seeing live music performed more often.

Immediately upon arriving, I …

Music & Mental Health with X. ARI

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Written by X. ARI

When I was a kid, I didn’t realize how much singing eased my anxiety. I would sing just because it made me feel good. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I started to use creativity as a crutch to get me through my first episode of depression. I didn’t know how to get the help I needed when …

Appreciating Pop Music with Becca Krueger

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Written by Becca Krueger

I have a fierce love for pop music. From my first Britney Spears CD to the pop divas of 2017, I’ve always been drawn to the infectious energy of contemporary pop. Unfortunately, as I passed the pre-teen Radio Disney days, it became less and less “cool” to be interested in this kind of music. Top 40 music is often considered …