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Eat You Alive is Bringing the Best in UK Alternative to Horwich this Weekend
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Eat You Alive is Bringing the Best in UK Alternative to Horwich this Weekend

Alternative music fans of Bolton and beyond: you are in for quite a treat this weekend! In case you missed the news, Eat You Alive is bringing their first-ever club night to The Ramp in Horwich on Saturday, February 3rd. This isn't your ordinary 'Emo Nite'. In addition to having a DJ spin all your edgy favorites until the wee hours of the morning, Eat You Alive has also booked a stacked line-up of some of the hottest acts in UK alternative scenes and stocked the club with all sorts of goodies for you to enjoy. Need the details? We got you covered. Eat You Alive Presents... Who: Eat You Alive x MAD HAÜS present their first-ever alternative music night, featuring live music from Hametsü, Pageant Mum, Octopus Montage, and KID BRUNSWICK, followed by a DJ set spinning all the ...
Your Guide to Bristol’s Misery Loves Company Music Festival
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Your Guide to Bristol’s Misery Loves Company Music Festival

"We're all sad, so let's be sad together." This time next week, a curious new UK-based alternative music festival, Misery Loves Company, will be taking place. A celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and of course, great live music, MLC is definitely worth considering as a late edition to your summer festival schedule. Why? For starters, the festival has 5 stages across 4 venues and features a line-up of over 40 bands hailing from all points on the heavy metal-alternative rock-emo-and-beyond spectrum. So listen up, all you current and "former" emo kids-- you lot in particular are going to want to pay attention to this. Below, you will find all the need-to-know information about the festival. You will also find a list of a few artists that we feel are particularly notewo...
Help! Mercury is in Gatorade! [a Retrograde Survival Guide, ft. Nick Neutronz]
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Help! Mercury is in Gatorade! [a Retrograde Survival Guide, ft. Nick Neutronz]

“When the planet Mercury enters apparent retrograde motion, that marks the beginning of a span of misfortune down on Earth.” Wilder Davies, TIME. It’s that time again. What time? Well, we’re currently midway through the oh-so Internet-infamous, ‘Mercury in Retrograde,’ what’s what!  Now, there are a few things you might be thinking:  Oh no, not this again...  Oh no, not THIS again!  Or, perhaps– Oh no, what even IS this?!  Regardless of where you fall on the astrology-reaction-spectrum, this article is for you. That is because we are going to explore what exactly ‘Mercury in retrograde’ refers to, what it means for this particular season, and offer up some tunes to listen to while we wait for this chaotic season to pass.  We also co...
Fair Pay at SXSW: Please Pay These Brilliant Brits!!
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Fair Pay at SXSW: Please Pay These Brilliant Brits!!

Despite the fact that it’s held in March, SXSW is still on a lot of minds–especially right now. Before I dive into a recap of the incredible artists I saw live in Texas, I want to bring your attention to something important that is happening today: a protest outside of the Penske Media Corporation NYC Offices that is demanding fair pay for artists at SXSW.  This protest is led by the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers, and is made up of a coalition of music workers organizations, music industry unions, local organizing groups, and more. Protesters are gathering in front of Penske HQ because the media conglomerate is the festival’s largest stakeholder, as of 2021; after similar protests were held in Austin during SXSW this year, the festival made a pledge to reassess the situati...
THE HARA Challenge Mental Health Stigma with their Debut Album, ‘SURVIVAL MODE’
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THE HARA Challenge Mental Health Stigma with their Debut Album, ‘SURVIVAL MODE’

"Nobody talks about what it feels like to slowly get out of survival mode.There’s emotional withdrawals, moments of intense confusion, and so much grief that comes with seeing life as it truly is."- Dr. Nicole LePera, PHD Chronic stress takes a toll on us—that’s no secret. Since it’s currently Mental Health Awareness Month here in the United States, and we’ve entered year three of what could be considered mass exposure to a collective, global traumatic stressor, this might be a good time to talk a bit about mental health. As you know, MendoWerks Magazine isn’t run by mental health professionals, so we’re going to do what we do best—we’re going to talk about music. Specifically, we’re going to be digging into SURVIVAL MODE, the highly-anticipated debut album by THE HARA, which was relea...
National Library Week: A Celebration of Books Through Music
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National Library Week: A Celebration of Books Through Music

It’s National Library Week here in the United States, and this year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story.” This is definitely fitting (for our purposes, at least), especially given the fact that this article is not only about libraries themselves... but also about music related to stories or literature in some way. Before we get to all that, we need to set the record straight: libraries are awesome. While COVID may have had a tremendous impact on library systems due to closures and low foot traffic, and many people consider libraries to be ‘dead’... They aren't. But they do need your help. And honestly, you probably need your library more than you think, too. "What do I need a library for? I have my cellphone/the Internet/whatever." Listen—I get it. I love my han...
It’s All About THE HARA, You Know: “Autobiography” out now.
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It’s All About THE HARA, You Know: “Autobiography” out now.

If you were able to catch THE HARA at their first showcase during SXSW 2023 on Monday, or if you keep up with them through other means, then you already know the good news; if not, then we’re here to tell you-- "Autobiography”, the band’s sixth and final single in support of their upcoming debut LP, SURVIVAL MODE, is finally here.  Check out the exciting tell-all track on Spotify, below.  https://open.spotify.com/album/2uL9lH4pvsdPfkEMuetPTT?si=PAtnJEZgSg6mADsUhe_iYg True to THE HARA’s mission, this track is a little bit absurd, a little bit chaotic, and a whole lot of fun. I mean, just look at the lyrics, especially in the second half– The lads are not only bringing us into a shared egotistical, manic-hypervigilant panic spiral of sorts– they even dragged ...
THE HARA is Here to Get You Laid. [On Recent Updates, SXSW, & More]
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THE HARA is Here to Get You Laid. [On Recent Updates, SXSW, & More]

In case you missed it, THE HARA dropped some major announcements on social media recently, including their American debut at SXSW, some updates on their LP, an upcoming single... ... and their plans to get you laid. Need I say more? Read on. THE HARA to see their American debut at SXSW Get a taste of the best in UK alternative rock by heading out t0 Austin, TX, next month for SXSW. The Details: On December 8, 2022, THE HARA announced their acceptance into SXSW 2023, as presented by Scruff of the Neck. Their showcase will take place on 17th March at The Velveeta Room. Other artists featured at this showcase include Avalanche Party, GIRLI, and Lime Garden. You can witness the lads in a live environment through their "Live At Satan's Hollow" off...
“It’s Called ‘Fool & The Thief’ and It Goes Like This” — THE HARA Dropped Live at Satan’s Hollow Music Video
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“It’s Called ‘Fool & The Thief’ and It Goes Like This” — THE HARA Dropped Live at Satan’s Hollow Music Video

When THE HARA had announced that they recorded their Satan's Hollow show and were putting out a live album, I was so excited I didn't know what to do with myself. Even better? The band just dropped the "Fool & the Thief" segment on New Years Day for us all to enjoy. Happy 2023 indeed. Check out THE HARA's 'Live at Satan's Hollow - Fool & The Thief', now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VvGc_V3iMY In case you never got to experience THE HARA in concert, this video is a good introduction to the absolute madness that ensues. The use of creative camera angling and the way the team uses color and lighting to their advantage aids in mimicking the chaotic, ever-changing energy that's contained in the room. After all-- THE HARA is the ban...
THE HARA Takes On “Level Four” of SURVIVAL MODE. [Tour Announcement, Music Videos + More!]
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THE HARA Takes On “Level Four” of SURVIVAL MODE. [Tour Announcement, Music Videos + More!]

In case you haven’t noticed, THE HARA have hauling ass lately. For starters, they dropped the fourth single off their upcoming album, Survival Mode, last week. The song is called "Okay, That's Me". The music video is due out this Friday... Yes. You read that right. The fourth single–and music video--for a full-length HARA album, are here. I cannot contain my excitement.  Stream "Okay That's Me" on Spotify: If you wanna know why I'm so excited, take a listen to "Okay That's Me" while I catch you up to speed on THE HARA’s latest endeavors–tour announcements, album announcements, and music videos that will suck you in… literally.  They're far from done... and it’s almost hard to keep up with it all! Staying Vigilant: THE HARA are out to win ...