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The Big Orlando artist interview-WEEZER
10/02/14 at 07:16 AM by magicrat85
Here is a recent interview Big Orlando festival artist Weezer did with kroq http://kroq.cbslocal.com/weezer-worl...on-kevin-bean/) . For more iformation on Big Orlando festival go to http://www.thebigorlando.com/
Tags: weezer, interview, big orlando
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The Big Orlando Comes To The Sunshine State
10/01/14 at 05:24 PM by magicrat85
It was recently announce that the first annual "The Big Orlando" festival will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on Sunday, December 7th 2014. Featuring Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Young The Giant, Dirty Heads and many more national recording artists, The Big Orlando festival is sure to be a success. For more information on how to get tickets, go to http://www.thebigorlando.com/

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Tags: festival, fall out boy, weezer, young the giant
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Anberlin Premier New Track From Forthcoming Farewell LP
07/01/14 at 10:12 AM by magicrat85
Check out the link to hear the new Anberlin song "Atonement" which will be on their upcoming farewell LP "lowborn" which will be released on July 22nd.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/m...iere/11817029/
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Slightly Stoopid Interview
04/23/14 at 11:19 AM by magicrat85
Here is a recent interview that I did with Miles from Slightly Stoopid. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/140412-002mp3
Tags: Interview
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SEEKER INTERVIEW
01/23/14 at 07:44 AM by magicrat85
Recently, I was able to interview Bryce Lucien, vocalist for the Texas- metal band SEEKER. Bryce was kind enough to talk about their Victory Records debut “UNLOVED” and what inspired SEEKER in the development of the band. Enjoy the interview and for more information on SEEKER and please go to

http://www.victoryrecords.com/seeker

1. Talk to me about “UNLOVED” and how that record came to be? (Follow-up: Was anything recorded that ended up being left off the record)

Unloved came out of a need to be able to do exactly what we wanted to do. We wanted to be a band that was able to completely let go, play what we wanted to play, and express what we wanted to express. "Unloved" is us trying to be at our most free.

Everything that we liked made it onto the record. We're extremely hard on ourselves, so if we weren't 100% confident in a riff then we got rid of it.

2. What bands inspired you to choose Metal instead of another genre of music?

The list of bands is huge, but when I was a really young kid it was band's like Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and Soundgarden. That eventually got me into bands like Neurosis, Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, The Locust, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Isis which brought to where I'm at today.

3. With it being so early in the life of the band, how did it feel to be able to sign with such an established label such as Victory Records?

It felt amazing. We would have never imagined a label like Victory would care about what a band like us was doing, but they were ridiculously proactive about signing us and have been unbelievably supportive. They've been amazing about helping us achieve the sound and vision that we wanted and work ridiculously hard to promote our band, so we couldn't be happier with our decision to sign with them.

4. At what point did you realize that music is what you wanted your life to be consumed by?

The first time I heard Led Zeppelin I realized that nothing else in life was important. I was 11.

5. What is the best advice you have received from your peers in the industry?

Stay humble, never be content with where you're at artistically, always push yourself harder every night onstage, and keep as much control over your art and business as possible.

6. What is your favorite SEEKER lyric?

The lyrics to the song "Escape" are the most meaningful to me. I wrote those last and they still get a strong reaction from me onstage.

7. What bands do you listen to that would surprise people?

I listen to a ton of bands that sound nothing like us. Lately I've been listening to a ton of Chelsea Wolfe, The Kills, Bjork, U2, True Widow, Van Halen, and Grimes. I also listen to a ton of rap so Aesop Rock, Cage, Immortal Technique, Diabolic, El-P, Ruggedman, Tech 9, and Talib Kweli have been on constant rotation.

8. What does SEEKER have planned for 2014?

Constant touring. We've been on tour for about 3 weeks now, go home in a week, and then head back out in late February for 2 months. We're writing a little bit here and there, but touring is the priority.

WORD ASSOCIATION


9. SEX

What's that?


10. DRUGS

Awesome.

11. International House of Pancakes

I hate sweet, syrupy breakfast nonsense like pancakes and waffles. Fuck that.

12. Dime bag Darrel

Best guitarist in the best metal band to ever live.

Last question


13. Would you rather watch porn starring your parents or watch porn starring yourself with your parents watching as well?

This question is ridiculously fucked up, so while I'm gonna say porn starring myself, I'm going to change the rules. It'll be fetish porn for people who like to watch people eat. This means that I will be seated fully clothed at a table in an asexual way with a platonic friend of mine. We will eat a delicious dinner while my parents watch from the corner of the room. I'm sure there's someone out there that can get off to that.
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Hydra Melody's New Video
01/03/14 at 08:21 PM by magicrat85
If you are not changed after viewing Hydra Melody's video for "Your What I Do On The Weekends" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHPIK...=youtu.b ethe ) you kind of suck. Check out the video and for more information on the band (Tour dates, Merch, etc....), go to http://www.hydramelody.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/HydraMelody.
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Tortuga Music Festival 2014 Lineup Announced
12/10/13 at 05:37 AM by magicrat85
What a hell of a thing to wake up to. Huka Entertainment announced this morning the line-up for the 2014 edition of Rock the Ocean's 2014 Tortuga Music Festival which will take place on Ft. Lauderdale beach on April 12-13, 2014. The lineup includes country mega star Luke Bryan, returning 2013 artist Eric Church, Adult Alternative staples Train, Sheryl Crow and many more. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13th 2013 at 10am est. For more information on the lineup and information on how to buy tickets, please go to http://tortuga2014.wpengine.com/

See you on the beach!
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Hydra Melody Concert Review and Interview
11/20/13 at 09:52 AM by magicrat85
Last night, I had the privilege of watching something special happen, something spiritual of sorts. I went to see San Antonio, TX band Hydra Melody open for Third Eye Blind in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After starting later than the ticket time stated, the five-piece band took the stage. The groove was immediately infectious and got the crowd moving from the opening song “Devil in Disguise” to the final bow. What makes this band special is that they get “it”. They worked hard to make a connection with the audience and they made that connection last night. Hydra Melody hypnotized the audience (including this writer) into a spiritual trance. Hydra Melody has what is lacking in many live performances and that is the connection that a band must make with the crowd is on the forefront of their minds. Blowing any placement in a specific genre out of the water with every changing song, seeing Hydra Melody is an experience like no other. You must see this band. You won't regret it.

To listen to a pre-show interview that I did with the band, go to: https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/hydra_melody

For more information on Hydra Melody, go to:

http://www.hydramelody.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HydraMelody
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Motion City Soundtrack Interview
07/30/13 at 09:51 AM by magicrat85
This is an interview that I did with Josh from Motion City Soundtrack. Please listen and share.

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/mo...ity-soundtrack
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Hawthorne Heights Interview
07/30/13 at 09:50 AM by magicrat85
This is an interview I did with Eron from Hawthorne Heights at Warped Tour 2013 on 7-27-13. Please listen and share.

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/hawthorne-heights
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Super Water Sympathy Interview
07/30/13 at 09:47 AM by magicrat85
This is an interview I did with Super Water Sympathy at Warped Tour 2013 on 7-27-13. Please listen and share.

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/super-water-sympathy
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Billy Talent Interview
07/30/13 at 09:46 AM by magicrat85
This is an interview that I did with Aaron and Ben from Billy Talent. Please listen and share.

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/billy-talent
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Art of Shock Interview
07/30/13 at 09:44 AM by magicrat85
This is an interview that I did with Art of Shock at Warped Tour 2013 on 7-27-13. Please listen and share.

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/art-of-shock
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Anarbor Interview
07/30/13 at 09:42 AM by magicrat85
This is my interview with Slade from Anarbor at Warped Tour 2013 on 7-27-13. Take a listen and share it :)

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/anarbor
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TR3 Interview
07/21/13 at 08:56 AM by magicrat85
This past weekend, I was able to sit down with the band TR3. Click on the link to listen to the interview. Thanks

https://soundcloud.com/magicrat85/tr3-interview
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