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Motion City Throwback: Even If It Kills Me (Win Tix To NYC 9/10 Show)

August 24, 2011 drainu182 0

By Britnee Foreman

Justin Pierre has some pretty awesome hair. That’s not really relevant to the album Even If It Kills Me but that’s how I started listening to Motion City Soundtrack, so that’s where we are going to begin. I grew up quirky (to say the least) so a band fronted by a gent that looks like he stuck a fork in an outlet really piques my interest.

My first exposure was “Everything is Alright” on the internet. …

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Green Room Music Source CMJ Shows (WIN FREE TICKETS!)

October 15, 2010 drainu182 1

Minneapolis booking mavens Green Room Music Source are hosting three momentous events during CMJ 2010 in NYC.

The week begins on Wed, Oct 20th with a Free Official Day Party at Spike Hill in Williamsburg from 12Noon to 6pm, highlighted by sets from Pearl & The Beard & Communist Daughter.

The music moves to Manhattan that evening where the Minneapolis core of the roster packs Green Room Music Source MPLS at Fontana’s from 7pm – 2am.

Thursday, Oct 21st it’s …

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Statement From Zack de la Rocha on Soundstrike

July 23, 2010 drainu182 0

Good morning, my name is Zack de la Rocha I’m the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. Welcome to everyone here.

Friday July 23rd is a very important day for us, for a couple of reasons. One because it will be the first concert that Rage has played in Los Angeles in 10 years. It will be held here at the Palladium in a venue that will capture the spirit and the intent of our music and we are …

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Jared Leto Is An Actor Trying To Be A Musician

January 2, 2010 Mr.Hopeless 8

A good actor can take on a role that is completely different from who he or she is in real life. Musicians, on the other hand, perform at their best when bringing a piece of themselves to the stage.

Herein lies Jared Leto’s problem. He is an actor who thinks he should be doing music, too. His performances in movies like “Requiem for a Dream” were nothing short of remarkable, but unfortunately he is trying to apply the same techniques …

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It’s The Audio Perv’s Birthday and He’s Sick Today

January 27, 2009 drainu182 0

Hello fellow pervs and pervettes. It’s my birthday today and I’m spending it the best way possible.. with a really bad cold and cough and some pills (not sure if they’re all legal?). Regular blogging should return hopefully later in the week. Until then, continue clicking on the ads. It helps. …

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Clive Davis’s last Grammy Party

January 12, 2009 drainu182 0

Wait, that headline sounded like Clive Davis is going to die soon. Maybe he is but I meant that this will be the last grand Grammy party that Sony will be paying for according to Page Six from the NY Post. The NARAS (National Academy of Recreational Amateur Sex Recording Arts & Sciences will be sponsoring the event. The Post says:

An insider said, “Sony told Clive it wasn’t going to pay for the party this year. It was

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The LA Times tells us what’s wrong with concert festivals

November 27, 2008 drainu182 0

You might remember the days when concert festivals used to rule and they pretty much made up your summer. You also might’ve noticed that lately they all seem to be waning in awesomeness. The LA Times wrote up a brief piece on why this is happening. Here are some factors:

1. They’re getting expensive. Why are these shows running $100 bucks or more?
2. They all have the same acts.
3. These bands tend to have radius clauses where they …

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Is Axl Rose suffering from a broken heart?

November 21, 2008 drainu182 1

There’s been a lot of talk as to why Guns N Roses’s new album, “Chinese Democracy”, has taken so long to be released. Was Axl Rose really working on a masterpiece? Were there a lot of legal problems? Did he just take a nap and not want to get up? It’s a little bit of everything but one topic that hasn’t fully been examined is that Axl Rose could’ve been broken-hearted and maybe even depressed. A closer look at some …