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Month: January 2023

Exclusive Look: Dead By Wednesday’s Lego-Themed ‘Mars in Exile’ Music Video
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Exclusive Look: Dead By Wednesday’s Lego-Themed ‘Mars in Exile’ Music Video

Photo Credit: Jeremy Saffer Dead By Wednesday caught our attention recently with the release of their new animated stop-motion music video for the single "Mars in Exile." The story and concept for the music video were inspired by the drummer's 8-year-old son, Orion St. Lawrence. He put his creative talents to use by designing the building brick band characters and shooting some of the footage. The video was directed by Sal DelGreco, who also performed all of the voice acting with Paul Stamper perfecting the animation. During the guitar solo, footage shot by St. Lawrence was projected onto the screens. The single is taken from the band's latest album "Capital Conspiracy," which was released last summer, and is available in stores and online music platforms. Getting To Know Dead B...
Semaphore’s New Album ‘I Need a Reason to Stay’ Drops in March
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Semaphore’s New Album ‘I Need a Reason to Stay’ Drops in March

The Brooklyn-based quartet, Semaphore, is poised to unleash its new album, I Need a Reason to Stay, on March 24th. They're giving us a sneak peek of the release with their lead single, "Smother." Comprised of singer and guitarist Siddhu Anandalingam, drummer Emmett Ceglia, guitarist Jay Kohler, and bassist Niko Hasapopoulos, the band explores the complexities of modern life through its signature shoegaze-inspired sound. Photo Credit: ​​Adam LaMothe Anandalingam shares that "Smother" tackles anxiety and uncertainty, exploring the human experience of not knowing one's purpose in life. With influences from Foo Fighters and Balance and Composure, the singer experiments with sitar-like tuning to add a unique touch to the song. Check Out The Video For "Smother" The accompanying musi...
Breaking Waves: Where’s Skeler?! [Spoiler: It’s Red Rocks!]
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Breaking Waves: Where’s Skeler?! [Spoiler: It’s Red Rocks!]

Take a seat, Djedi– we’re all a “proud wavedad” today. https://twitter.com/brett_djedi/status/1619747980604751872 After all, this announcement from one of the scene's favorite artist-slash-managers is kind of a huge moment for all of us in the wave music community… because earlier today, it was revealed that Skeler will be making his Red Rocks debut!  Read on to find all the details about this wavy edition of 'Rezz Rocks'. Skeler makes his Red Rocks debut: Full support for “Rezz Rocks V” has been unveiled… According to 9News in December of last year, originally, “Rezz Rocks V" was going to encompass just one day, September 1st. It featured a handful of the current support artists– Ivy Lab, Esseks, ROSSY, and isqa. This first date sold ou...
Atreyu Unleashes Emotional New Single “Drowning”
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Atreyu Unleashes Emotional New Single “Drowning”

It's been a minute since we've heard from the dynamic rockers of Atreyu. They've returned with a vengeance with their latest single, "Drowning." This single is a masterclass in emotive rock and roll - it's a cathartic journey through the darkest depths of depression and the power of self-expression to find healing. Photo by Dennis Larance These Californian metalcore pioneers, formed in 1998, have been delivering the goods for over two decades. With eight studio albums under their belt, including their 2002 debut "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses" and the recent "Baptize," Atreyu continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of rock. The guys in Atreyu have never shied away from baring their souls and "Drowning" is no exception. The subject matter hits hard, but the m...
‘M3GAN’ is an Instant Camp Classic (Review)
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‘M3GAN’ is an Instant Camp Classic (Review)

With 'M3GAN,' Blumhouse has done it again. They've delivered a low-budget, high-concept thrillride that is a total blast, even if it's been watered down to a PG-13 rating. Producer James Wan ('Malignant') tapped New Zealand director Gerard Johnstone to helm this campy blend of horror and comedy from a taut script by Akela Cooper. Cady (Violet McGraw) has just lost her parents in a car accident and is sent to live with her aunt Gemma (Allison Williams), who just happens to be a high-end toy designer in Seattle. Gemma has no idea how to handle a young child and instead adapts a robot project she's been working on. It's easier for her to hand over M3GAN (Model 3 Generative Android) to babysit Cady and use its AI adaptive learning to keep her busy. But M3GAN takes her duties a...
Zebrahead’s 20-Year Journey: From Grammy Nominations to ‘Middle Seat Blues’
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Zebrahead’s 20-Year Journey: From Grammy Nominations to ‘Middle Seat Blues’

Zebrahead Orange County, CA native Zebrahead has been bringing its unique blend of punk, metal, and devil-may-care grooves to the masses for years. Their latest single "Middle Seat Blues" is no exception. At the helm of Zebrahead is vocalist/rapper Ali Tabatabaee and vocalist/guitarist Adrian Estrella, who is also the band's frontman. Rounding out the lineup are bassist Ben Osmundson, drummer Ed Udhus, and guitarist Dan Palmer. When asked about the meaning behind "Middle Seat Blues," Estrella had this to say. "It's about surrounding yourself with quality, not quantity. Not everyone around you has your best interests in mind." Osmundson added, "It's a song that combines a bit of metal, a bit of laid-back groove, and splashes a bit of punk on top. Hard to imagine right? Well, give...
Disco Donnie Presents & Third String Entertainment Announce New Partnership, Disco Punk, & More.
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Disco Donnie Presents & Third String Entertainment Announce New Partnership, Disco Punk, & More.

Attention, fellow emo-to-EDM-pipeline kids: we have some news for you. Yesterday, Third String Entertainment and Disco Donnie Presents announced a new partnership company, Disco Punk. This partnership company will be in charge of curating Texas-based events Unsilent Night and So What?! Music Festival from here on out. Along with the announcement of the Disco Punk collaboration came the release of 2023's So What!? dates. Read on to find out more. Disco Donnie Presents & Third String Entertainment's So What?! Fest: So What?! Music Festival: So What?! music festival is going to take place on June 24-25 at Fair Park in Dallas. The festival was originally founded in 2008 by Mike Ziemer and Orlando Mendoza of Third String Entertainment, with the goal to ble...
Breaking Waves: Another Great Week for the Electronic Underground
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Breaking Waves: Another Great Week for the Electronic Underground

2023 has been off to an incredible start, and it's all thanks to the electronic underground. On New Year's, we saw UFO.Wave drop their first mixtape; last weekend, we saw Cyberwave Collective's annual winter festival go live on Twitch. And now, we got some powerful new singles coming from the likes of MAYKO and Nick Neutronz. If only time could slow down a little so we can take it all in! Because trust me when I say that this is a pair of singles that you will want to take some time with. Let's dive in. A Week in Underground Hits: MAYKO & Nick Neutronz Getting new music this week from two of the artists who were part of what made 2022 so special was an incredible treat. MAYKO released his uplifting new single, "YOU GOT IT" on Wednesday, January 18th. The ne...
How to Virtually Attend the Sundance Film Festival 2023
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How to Virtually Attend the Sundance Film Festival 2023

The Sundance Film Festival 2023 is now underway in Park City, Utah. Despite the return of the in-person festival this year, organizers have continued with a way for film fans across the country to attend virtually. The in-person event is running from now until January 29. Titles will be available to watch at home from January 24-29. The full in-person lineup is not available virtually this year, but you will have the opportunity to watch every movie in competition in the dramatic and documentary categories as well as the NEXT programming and several other premieres. Tickets This year, most ticket packages sold out pretty quickly. Many festival titles are still available for individual purchase. You can buy access to all available movies for $20 each. Keep in mind that every...
Pistols At Dawn Announces Tour Supporting Ugly Kid Joe and Fozzy
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Pistols At Dawn Announces Tour Supporting Ugly Kid Joe and Fozzy

Pistols At Dawn, the Atlanta-based hard rockers who have been turning heads with their powerful sound, are set to hit the road with a vengeance this spring. They'll be joining forces with the legendary Ugly Kid Joe and the unstoppable Fozzy on the 'Rad Wings of Destiny' tour. Kicking off on May 3rd in San Diego, the tour will take them across the country, with stops on the East Coast before wrapping up on June 10th in San Antonio, TX. Tickets for this unmissable event are on sale as of Friday, January 20th at 10 AM. This marks the first full U.S. tour for Ugly Kid Joe in nearly three decades. They initially broke up in 1997 but reformed in 2010. Since then they've released two albums and played a handful of festival shows. Pistols At Dawn Reacts To Major Tour Announcement ...