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The wait is over: Weatherbox is back with a new record. Released by the Favorite Gentleman (founded by members of Manchester Orchestra) division of Triple Crown records, Flies in All Directions is Weatherbox’s first ...

Weatherbox – Flies in All Directions

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I had the chance to interview the vocalist of New Heart, Matt Green. Matt was one of the first people I met when I moved to Connecticut from Chicago. He is the person who took my love of punk music and showed me hardcore ...

New Heart Interview

Interview

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of sitting down with the very hospitable Tay, Ines and Michelle of Damn Broads! A three-piece punk band based out of Torrington, CT. So let’s start out with talking about your new ...

Damn Broads! Interview

Interview, Local Band Interview

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I was booking a house show recently and was looking for newer Connecticut bands when I stumbled on Guest House. I was blown away by their inaugural 4 song EP I'll Get Over It I Guess, and I started passing it around to ...

Guest House Interview

Interview, Local Band Interview

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Washington based metal act, Trap Them, have recently unchained their 4th full length LP boldly entitled 'Blissfucker'. The group holds a relatively extensive history within extreme music, and consistently work to innovate ...

Blissfucker – Trap Them

Review

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Considering the guest feature lineup, insane verses and energy Cold World continues to bring to the hardcore community, it is safe to say that How The Gods Chill is an appropriate title. The band has once again left its mark ...

How The Gods Chill – Cold World

Review

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This past weekend, I sat down with Joe T., Joe M., Ray and Chauncey from Strike Hard, a melodic hardcore band from Stratford, CT. We were hanging out in their van outside of a show in Milford, avoiding mosquitoes, gnats and ...

Strike Hard Interview

Interview, Local Band Interview

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I am always interested in what is going on with hardcore around the state/country/world. I had the chance to interview Alexis of the French based record label Straight & Alert. How did Straight & Alert ...

Straight & Alert Records Interview

Interview, Scene Check

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At the end of May, my band Churchkey played a show with Kite Party when they came through Chicago during their tour with Three Man Cannon. A few days later, I sent the band some interview questions. Russell tells me about ...

Kite Party Interview

Featured Band Interview

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This year has witnessed a truly stellar series of releases from the Exploding In Sound Records roster. Fantastic records from Two Inch Astronaut, Ovlov, Geronimo!, My Dad, and Pile now add one more to their ranks: Vacation ...

Vacation Vinny – Grass is Green

Review

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It is always good to catch up with Mongo Dave, but this time we talked about his new band Ends Meet. Dave drums in the band, which is based out of  Western Massachusetts. How did Ends Meet form? Brandon and Crusty ...

Ends Meet Interview

Interview, Local Band Interview

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Harebrain is the perfect example of how much fun a punk band can be. Undeniably fuzzy, hard-hitting and catchy, the Chicago band takes musical cues from a variety of other genres, including shoegaze, to form their ...

Harebrain – Harebrain

Review, Uncategorized