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SXSW 2017

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SXSW 2017

Posted April 15, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

A year after the standing President of the United States attended and lectured at the South by Southwest Festival, politics were again front and center for much of 2017's event. This is unsurprising considering the mess of an election cycle that Austin, Texas, a city described by some as being similar to a blueberry in a bowl of tomato soup, has witnessed during the, shall we say, "turbulent" first few weeks of the new presidential administration (former vice president Joe Biden made the trip to Austin as a keynote speaker, presumably to wallow in the warmth of one of Texas' only Democratic strongholds). Given the current news cycle, it was almost expected that a story about an Italian rock ...

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Tim Kasher (Cursive)

Interviews Tim Kasher (Cursive)

Posted April 15, 2017, 1:31 a.m.

Tim Kasher is as prolific an artist as they come. The musician behind indie legends Cursive and The Good Life has seemingly been the pusher ...

Woe

Interviews Woe

Posted April 15, 2017, 1:28 a.m.

With the release of new record Hope Attrition and some major new touring on the horizon, we caught up with Woe's founding member Chris ...

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Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

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Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Posted Feb. 17, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

I was sixteen years old the first time I saw Less Than Jake. The band was playing the Buffalo stop of The Warped Tour. The tour had set up in the overflow lot of the local Six Flags and after a morning spent eating cotton candy and chickening out of double loop coasters, I was ready to watch some bands. Less Than Jake was opening the mainstage. While my holier than thou teen persona didn’t stop me from eating pink sugar fluff, it did allow me to develop a certain amount of cynicism about ska. I’d learned The ...

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White Lies

Interviews White Lies

Posted April 2, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

White Lies first broke into the British indie music scene in 2009 with the release of their debut album To ...

 The Greatest Story Ever Told: Felix Hagan

Music The Greatest Story Ever Told: Felix Hagan

Posted April 2, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
The Greatest Story Ever Told

Felix Hagan & the Family play grandiose pop songs tinged with hints of musical theatre, classic rock, and jazz. Hagan's ...

Taking Back Sunday

Interviews Taking Back Sunday

Posted March 19, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Listening to Taking Back Sunday as an emo kid in 2006 was like hooking the embodiment of your misplaced rage ...

Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

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Posted March 19, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as ...

The Bouncing Souls

Interviews The Bouncing Souls

Posted March 2, 2017, 2 a.m.

The Bouncing Souls have been a band now for longer than I've been alive, and let's just say ...

David Bello (TWIABP)

Interviews David Bello (TWIABP)

Posted March 2, 2017, 1:57 a.m.

Upon delving into his vast discography, David Bello’s potential for creative output appears immeasurable. His independent releases span over ...

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