Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown

  • Boss Ladies: Leah Taylor – Director of Communications @ Bandsintown


    Welcome one and all to the first edition of our newest series on MindEqualsBlown entitled Boss Ladies, hosted by yours truly, Maria Gironas. In the past here at MEB, you’ve seen us go back stage at festivals like Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, and CMJ. You’ve seen us bring coverage from some of your favorite bands…

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  • Interview: Drew Pelisek of CHON


    MEB staff writer/photographer M.J. Rawls recently caught up with bassist Drew Pelisek of CHON to talk about their recently-released album Grow, influences, and thoughts on Kickstarter. MEB: What enticed you to the intricate play style of CHON? Drew: For me personally, I was really into The Beatles when I was a kid. The first time I…

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  • Interview: Shortstraw

    Shortstraw Promo

    With Freedom Festival less than two weeks away, our South African writer Craig Roxburgh sat down to talk to Shortstraw regarding their recent success in South Africa, their new album, overseas tours, and their upcoming performance at Freedom Festival. Be sure to stayed tuned to Mind Equals Blown for all of his coverage of the festival.…

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  • Interview: Haggis and Bong

    Haggis and Bong Promo

    The band is called Haggis and Bong – do you even need more motivation to read this interview? Craig Roxburgh sat down to talk with the South African-based Celtic metal outfit about the history of the band, the South African metal scene, and whether they would ever stop using bagpipes. There are probably quite a few…

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  • Interview: Skillet


    If there is one recognisable name in the world of Christian rock music, then that name would be Skillet. Ahead of their upcoming performances at Freedom Festival in South Africa, Craig Roxburgh spoke to the band about the difficulties of being a christian rock band, how far they have come in their career, the musical…

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  • Interview: The Airborne Toxic Event


    In light of the release of their new album, Dope Machines, Craig Roxburgh got to talk to The Airborne Toxic Event about the indie scene, what it means to be indie rock, their new album, and their upcoming visit to South Africa for Freedom Festival. The Airborne Toxic Event were born on the tail-end of…

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  • Circa Survive @ Cannery Ballroom + Interview with Jon Simmons

    Circa Survive are currently on tour in support of their most recent album Descensus, released nearing the end of 2014. They have brought special guests Balance and Composure and CHON along with them. CHON is a relatively new progressive metal band from San Diego. Their first album was released the day before this show titled Grow. They are an all-instrumental…

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  • INTERVIEW – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 2014 Official Photo

    In light of their upcoming performance in South Africa at Freedom Festival, our South African correspondent Craig Roxburgh got to interview Randy Winter of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. MEB: The history of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus as a band spans over a decade, and has been explosive in terms of the rapid claim to popularity. What…

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