Author: Dom Vigil

“I think that it’s human nature to want to help those in need,” says Anthony Raneri of Hopeless recording artists BAYSIDE. “We are lucky enough to have a platform that we can use to help.” It is with this platform that Bayside are happy to join forces with Equality Rocks and Human Rights Campaign (http://www.hrc.org), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, and present the “Bayside Pride” t-shirt. A portion of the profits garnered from the sales of these t-shirts will be donated to HRC to aid in their fight to attain equality.”Bayside is not only adding their unique punk rock voice…

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Derek Archambault (Defeater, Alcoa) is in the midst of a crowd funding effort to raise money for a much needed hip replacement surgery. While almost 75% of the money needed to fund the surgery has been raised, the goal is still far from reached. Along with knowing you are helping someone get back on his feet, both literally and figuratively, and get back to what they love, by donating you also get something in return. Archambault has recorded four cover songs and a new version of a fan favorite on his Thank You EP. People have been donating blindly without hearing much from…

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Titans of metal August Burns Red have released a new video for their song “Beauty In Tragedy” today. The band’s newest single can be found on their latest record, Rescue & Restore, which is available everywhere now, including digitally at iTunesand a limited edition Deluxe LP Box Set from Solid State.Shot over a week of shows in the UK, including Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Portsmouth, London, Brighton and Colchester, this past February, the new video for “Beauty In Tragedy” is a furious frenzy of circle pits and break-neck mosh pits. Night after night ABR slayed the crowds with a powerful dose of the heaviest guitar riffs, ripping solos…

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No Sleep Records has announced today their first annual “Death To False Music Tour,” which will kick off in Dallas, TX on October 6th. As revealed by sponsor Absolutepunk.net, the tour will feature an assortment of bands from the label’s eclectic lineup, including The Felix Culpa, Rescuer, Aviator and Seasons Change. Tickets will go on sale Friday.“Death To False Music” marks No Sleep’s first official tour. It’s also the label’s mission statement and commitment to featuring real bands that are creating real music and cutting through the false music that is oversaturating the music industry today.“Doing a No Sleep tour has always been something we’ve wanted to do, and…

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Beloved Seattle indie-rock band Harvey Danger has partnered up with Huntington Beach indie label No Sleep Records to release their classic album Where have all the merrymakers gone? today on vinyl LP for the first time ever. The new vinyl release is currently available at local/national retailers as well as from No Sleep at http://bit.ly/1o9fTwq.Harvey Danger’s album Where have all the merrymakers gone? was originally released on July 29th, 1997 and catapulted the band to stardom in the late 90’s with the massive radio and video success of the band’s anthemic power-pop hit “Flagpole Sitta,” which helped sell over half a million copies of the album. Today, exactly 17…

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Listen to “Stay Unprepared”, the first track to surface from Moral Mazes’ debut EP, now via BrooklynVegan. The Magic Tommy Jackson7inch is set for release on September 2nd on vinyl and digital formats and can be pre-ordered now from B9Store.com.Moral Mazes was formed from a friendship earlier this year between some legendary characters of independent music: Jonah Matranga (Far, Onelinedrawing), Jeff Dean (All Eyes West, Dead Ending), Darren Zentek (Office of Future Plans) and J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines). This band is a studio project at its finest, and this new two-song 7inch is an absolute amalgamation of the members’ collective bands and influences.Moral Mazes, Magic…

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Grey Gordon has released a new song today called “Indianapolis 2008” atNoisey.com. The track is featured on Gordon’s upcoming debut, full-length record, Forget I Brought It Up, which is due out on September 2nd via No Sleep Records. The album is currently available for pre-order now at https://nosleeprecords.com/product/7305.Stream Grey Gordon’s “Indianapolis 2008” at Noisey.comGordon explains, “”Indianapolis 2008” is about a spontaneous trip myself and some friends took as teenagers, and how experiences that seem so trivial in the moment can yield such important life lessons in retrospect.”Forget I Brought It Up is full of those life lessons too. The tattoo-covered Fort Wayne, IN native has spent the last several years…

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Slowriter will release a new LP, ‘King Of The Void’ on October 28 via Autumn + Colour.Slowriter mastermind Bryan Taylor says:’King Of The Void will be the fourth installment in the Slowriter series. If you are familiar with the previous albums, this one feels like a dark but happy ending to the madness. Musically, the album is raw, powerful, loud, dark, and rythmic. I would say it’s a little more electronic-based overall. There’s a lot of new vibes but it definitely still feels like a Slowriter album.There are a few features on the album including Johnny Polygon, an artist that has always been an…

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Boston’s Topshelf Records have added 6 new dates to the first ever Topshelf Records Tour, headlined by Brooklyn, NY indie rock outfit A Great Big Piles of Leaves, with support from label mates Diamond Youth, Prawn and Field Mouse. See dates below.The trek is co-sponsored by New Noise Magazine and AtoZ Media (which will partner with TSR to issue a special tour 7″, featuring tracks from all of the bands).A Great Big Piles of Leaves’ most recent LP “You’re Always On My Mind” was released in 2012 and debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Chart. The album marked the band’s first time using outside help in the studio, with Ed Ackerson (Limbeck,…

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Photos & Review: Foxy Shazam, Stop Light Observations & Maddy Ellwanger Featuring: Foxy Shazam, Stop Light Observations & Maddy Ellwanger Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO. 7/26/14 Photos by: Shannon Shumaker Review by: Dom Vigil Going into a Foxy Shazam show, I already knew I was in for interesting night full of unique artists, crazy performances, and a diverse crowd. And sure enough, all of my expectations were met and exceeded by the end of the night. It was a late show, with only three acts performing, and before the first artist even took the stage, I was intrigued. Judging by the artwork on…

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