Staff Picks – April 2015


  • Neon Trees Announces Dates For Intimate Tour

    Neon Trees

    The Scoop: Neon Trees has announced a new list of tour dates around the U.S. with Alex Winston and Yes You Are supporting the first half of trek. Coin and Fictionist will be supporting the second half. The Spin: Check out the full list of the tour dates below. You can get tickets here. The…

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  • Sleeping With Sirens: Madness

    Sleeping With Sirens

    There were many times during my listening to this record where I kept checking the data of my iTunes to see if it was the same album or band. Perhaps I left my tracks on shuffle by accident. Madness is not a k turn, but a completely left turn to the previous post-hardcore laden tunes of…

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  • Single Review: Twenty One Pilots: “Fairly Local”

    Twenty one Pilots

    Some considerable time has passed since Twenty One Pilots dropped their breakout debut album, Vessel. With such a vivacious response to that album, I myself, was wondering how the band would respond with their sophomore debut. Would the first single be as infectious as “Holding On To You”? If that song is considered Jekyll, then the…

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  • Neon Future Tour @ Hammerstein Ballroom

    Steve Aoki

    Anytime you go to a Steve Aoki show, one has to know that it’s going to be an all-encompassing experience. Not just for the cakes, but for the crowd rafting and a plethora of confetti throughout the night. It’s a show that is not only meant to appeal to your musical senses, but to get…

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  • SXSW: Fader Fort


    Contributed by Ted Chase One of the best, in fact probably the best, of the unofficial showcases at South-by-Southwest has long been the FADER Fort, which sets up just east of Sixth Street & the interstate in a giant tent, free drinks & free music for all of SXSW (including a preview show on the…

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  • Roger Goode To Headline Pretoria EDM Stage At Freedom Festival

    Freedom Festival Logo

    The Scoop: Roger Goode to headline the Pretoria EDM Arena at Freedom Festival. The Spin: The announcement that Freedom Festival shall be replacing the fifth international band with an EDM stage was met with a considerable amount of anger. Nevertheless, Freedom Festival has calmed the raging anger by introducing a brilliant EDM line-up. The festival already boasts a tremendous…

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  • Run The Jewels Release Video For “Close Your Eyes”

    Run The Jewels

    The Scoop: Run The Jewels have just released a new video for “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”. The video is a artistic take on the relationship between law enforcement and youth. The Spin: Check out the video below. The Question: What do you think about the new video? Let us know in the…

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  • Fashion Meets Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup


    The Scoop: Fashion Meets Music Festival returns to Arena District in Columbus, OH during Labor Day weekend September 5th and 6th. This year lineup includes AWOLNATION, Young the Giant, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and O.A.R to name a few. The Spin: Check out the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale…

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