UTILIZING VULNERABILITY – A CONVERSATION WITH BERT MCCRACKEN OF THE USED

     It was a huge day in Philadelphia, PA last Thursday. One of the biggest bands in the world, The Used, were in town for an exclusive in-store signing and acoustic performance. Just a week earlier, The Used released their much-anticipated 5th studio album, Vulnerable. It’s the band’s first release on their own label, Anger Music Group, in conjunction with Hopeless Records. Merely two hours… Continue reading

Nobody Moves ‘Till Boots Says Go – Boots Riley of Street Sweeper Social Club and The Coup

Nobody Moves ‘Till Boots Says Go – Boots Riley of Street Sweeper Social Club and The Coup      It was a landmark night at the legendary Blockley in Philadelphia, PA. Boots Riley, one of the greatest music artists of a generation, was in the house with his band, The Coup. Boots, best known for his political and socially relevant lyrics,… Continue reading

SHORT SONGS AND LONG STORIES – A CONVERSATION WITH SHANE TOLD OF SILVERSTEIN

        Silverstein just wrapped up a huge US Tour run with contemporaries and friends August Burns Red. The band is touring in support of their 2 most recent records, Rescue, a full-length LP that came out in 2011, and their newest record, Short Songs, came out back in February (both on Hopeless Records). Short Songs is a… Continue reading

The Story of A Wayward Victorian Girl: Into The World of Emilie Autumn

The Story of A Wayward Victorian Girl: Into The World of Emilie Autumn There are few artists in the world that have achieved the vast variety that Emilie Autumn. As a poet, singer, songwriter, violinist, and writer, she has not only changed music but revolutionized pop culture. When you go to an Emilie Autumn show, you’re not… Continue reading