Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown

  • Book Review: Flyleaf Spreads Their Wings

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    Family is a huge part of everyone’s lives. It keeps people motivated to keep going when the times get tough and it makes bands feel supported as they go across the country playing shows. For Texas rock band Flyleaf, the bond between the group and Carl Phelan, grandfather of guitarist Jared Hartmann, consisted of miles…

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  • The Birthday Massacre: Reality Based Fantasy

    From Toronto, Canada, The Birthday Massacre is captivating audiences with their new release, Superstition, on their current headlining tour. Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitars/vocals/programming), M. Falcore (guitars), Rhim (drums), Owen (keyboards), and Nate Manor (bass) have perfected the art of blending electro/industrial/synth elements with hardcore music to create a symphonic sound that engages listeners from beginning…

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  • The Downtown Fiction: Prescription for Fun

    Pop punk innovators The Downtown Fiction bring elements of music from every source to their new album, Losers & Kings, making it one of the stand out albums of the punk scene this year. The Virginia quartet of Cameron Leahy (Vocals/Guitar), David Pavluk (Bass/Vocals), Wes Dimond (Guitar/Vocals), and Kyle Rodgers (Drums), is not satisfied with the…

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  • Slash Has Still Got It

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    Written by Spencer Blohm For fans of Guns N’ Roses it should come as no surprise that Slash, the celebrated guitarist of the group, is still rocking nearly 30 years after he and his bandmates were thrust into the spotlight with their debut album, Appetite For Destruction, in 1987. Since his official exit from the…

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  • Drama Club: Behind the Mask

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    Mystery surrounds electro/shock pop duo, Drama Club. They are encased in costumes, faces hidden behind white, porcelain-like masks. They look like twins, but perform as individuals. They are known as Andromeda, after the constellation, and Zero, considered by ancient cultures to be the ‘cosmic egg’, depicting both the nothingness of death and the totality of…

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  • This Century: Back on the Road

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    The wait is over! This Century is back on tour with The Long & Winding Roadshow and will be performing old favorites and exciting new songs to audiences across the nation. The music of Joel Kanitz (vocals), Sean Silverman (guitar/vocals), and Ryan Gose (drums) reverberates with honest, emotional lyrics set to provocative melodies. Each song…

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  • Rise Against ______________.

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        On a crisp, clear Autumn evening, Rise Against took the stage at Jacob’s Pavilion in Cleveland like a steamroller on a deadline. Tim Mc Illwrath (vocals/guitar), Zach Blair (guitar), Joe Principe (bass/Backing vocals), and Brandon Barnes (drums) matched the energy in the crowd, responding through the driving force of their music. Crowd surfing…

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  • Pianos Become The Future: Punk Rock and Post-Rock in a Post-Influenced Society

    Pianos Become the Teeth 2014

    It’s obvious if you know me that I like sad music a lot. There’s something to be said about songs that make you second-guess the commonplace effects of happiness. The whole “it takes more muscles to frown than to smile” makes me admire the hardworking DIY feel and common darkness found in emo, punk, and…

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