Interview With The Founders Of Taking Back Tuesday

Nostalgia-fueled community bonds over emo music

April 17th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Interview
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In four years of living in Los Angeles only once have I waited in a line that stretched for blocks and not gained entry to an event. I wasn’t trying to make my way into an exclusive club or glamorous movie premiere, and no elusive band was performing (although Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus was DJ-ing). I was trying to attend The Echoplex’s Taking Back Tuesday, aka “Emo Night,” the brainchild of three sad-song-loving adults who wanted to get their friends together and scream their lungs out to music that meant so much to them.
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Interview With Arlo Guthrie

Folk legend talks 50th anniversary tour and legacy

April 3rd, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: Interview
Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant

Arlo Guthrie, the man behind the classic talking-blues song “Alice’s Restaurant,” has been inspiring the folk community since the early-1960s. His father, Woody Guthrie, was one of the premier folk singers of all time, attracting the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Like his dad, Arlo has been known to sing songs of protest against societal injustices, truly carrying on the legacy of his family name.
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Interview With Asaf Avidan

Catch the singer-songwriter at The Mayan on 2/22!

February 16th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: Interview
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Singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan may not be super well known here in the United States, but given his new album, Gold Shadow, and his current tour across the country, now is the perfect time to get to know him!
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Shaun White Talks Air + Style Los Angeles

Olympian brings music & snow sport fest to SoCal

February 11th, 2015
Angelica Corona
Category: Interview
Shaun White Air and Style

As if bringing snow to LA wasn’t enough of an undertaking, Olympic gold medalist Shaun White is also bringing an award-worthy musical lineup to Pasadena with his Air + Style festival.
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Interview with Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday

Iconic frontman talks album re-release and more

Mary Bonney
Category: Interview
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Every fan of Taking Back Sunday can pinpoint where they were when they first heard the music that changed their life. For me, it was in my boyfriend’s car at the tender age of 16. “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)” came on, and nothing would be the same after.
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Interview With Jared Monaco Of The Maine

After months of silence, new album & tour coming!

February 9th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Interview
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One of my favorite pop-rock bands, The Maine, has spent the past few months completely off the grid. The Arizona-based quintet had previously gone quiet prior to dropping their independently-released albums Pioneer and Forever Halloween, so it should come as no surprise to fans that this radio silence has been broken with the announcement of The Maine’s fifth studio album, American Candy.
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Interview with Jade Puget (of XTRMST and AFI)

Punk legend talks new project and SoCal shows

January 26th, 2015
Gerry Doot
Category: Interview
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The song catalog of my first band in junior high was comprised of about 50% Misfits covers, about one each from Blink 182 and The Offspring, two originals, and a handful of AFI covers. That band sucked, but it changed my life musically. It gave me a glimpse into the world of punk rock.
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