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Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2020

Broadway Calls (Ty Vaughn - guitar/vocals)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2020? (In order 1-5)

  1. Broadway Calls - Sad In The City
  2. SPICE - s/t
  3. Lo Tom - LP2
  4. Deftones - Ohms
  5. Wonderly Road - s/t 

2. What band did you discover in 2020 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

I’d never heard Idles before this year. They have some killer songs. Show Me The Body probably had the biggest impact as far as dragging me back into hardcore. They’re everything I want in a hardcore band. Creative and heavy as fuck with really interesting vocals. 

3. How will you remember 2020? (In terms of music)

I’m going to remember this as the year of Sad In The City. We made my favorite Broadway Calls record, and even though we never got to play the songs at a show, we got together as often as we could to play the record in its entirety in Josh’s garage. We’ve never made a record where we want to play every song on it every time we get together until this one. 2020 sucked but at least we don’t all live across the country from each other. 

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2021?

Really depends on what happens. I fear it will just be a repeat of 2020, but people won’t have Trump to blame everything on, so people will get even more lost and depressed. Hope not!! Hope I’m wrong!! If we can play shows, we will be playing as much as possible. 

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2021?

Please for the love of fuck and all things good can we get a new Dead To Me record?!

6. Trying to put a positive spin on things, what is your favorite development from the global pandemic this year? (Is there a new medium you enjoy, a specific song or collaboration, personal news, etc. that was a bright spot?)

Honestly, it’s been incredible to just be home with family. In 2019 I was fucking miserable because I was working 6 days a week at a job I hated. I’ll never work a job like that again, and the perspective of how important it is to spend time at home has been crucial. Oh, and we started a podcast that might get us in a little trouble, so that’s been fun. 

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Words by Loren on Dec. 13, 2020, 11:25 a.m.

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  1. A-F Records / Nightmarathons (Chris Stowe)
  2. Asbestos Worker (Josh Stever)
  3. Attic Salt (Skip Davis)
  4. Black Dots (Wade Henderson - guitar/yelling)
  5. Body Stuff (Curran Reynolds)
  6. Bootblacks (Barrett Hiatt)
  7. Bothers (John Massel)
  8. Broadway Calls (Ty Vaughn - guitar/vocals)
  9. Burnt Tapes (Phil LaTour)
  10. City Of Industry (Ossa Humilata)
  11. Cloud Rat (Rorik Brooks)
  12. Primitive Teeth (Christine)
  13. Days N Daze / Escape from the ZOO / Chad Hates George (Jesse Sendejas)
  14. DC-Jam Records (Darron Hemann)
  15. Deaf Club (Brian Amalfitano)
  16. Dirt Cult Records / Low Culture (Chris Mason)
  17. Divided Heaven (Jeff Berman)
  18. Foxfires (Josh Lyford)
  19. Heart and Lung
  20. Iron Lung Records (Jensen)
  21. Lamniformes
  22. Locrian / The Holy Circle / Axebreaker (Terence Hannum)
  23. MakeWar (Edwin)
  24. Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band (Nato Coles)
  25. Neighborhood Brats (George Rager)
  26. Netherlands (Timo Ellis)
  27. Old Ghosts (Derek)
  28. Partial Traces (Brad Lokkesmoe)
  29. Quattracenta (Andrea - drums)
  30. Real Numbers (Eli Hansen)
  31. Red Fiction / Secret Chiefs 3 / Estradasphere (Jason Schimmel)
  32. Red Scare Industries (Tobias Jeg)
  33. Reptoid (Jordan Sobolew)
  34. Salinas Records / Quaker Wedding (Marco Reosti)
  35. Sam Russo
  36. Scuba Cop
  37. Secret Fun Club (Sal Gallegos III)
  38. SpiritWorld (Stu Folsom)
  39. Sutekh Hexen / In Solace Publishing (Kevin Gan Yuen)
  40. The Carvels NYC (Lynne Von Pang)
  41. The Path (Jon Berg)
  42. The Pretty Flowers (Noah Green)
  43. Tibetan Sky Burial
  44. To Live A Lie Records / Tired Of Everything (Will Butler)
  45. Western Addiction (Jason Hall)
  46. Strangelight (Nat Coghlan)
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