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Jul 2010 29

by Pandie Suicide

Today’s post on the music industry is going to be a little more ‘how-to’ than last week’s piece of mine on What it Means to Be a Woman in Heavy Music Today. We are going to cover that crazy, amazing, thing: the rock n roll tour, or the metal tour, or the punk tour, or the whatever kind of tour. Going on tour is one of the most awesome things in the world, if you are lucky enough to experience this fun time, even if it’s in a gritty van. It’s the chance to live the rock n roll dream, a different town, city, venue, crowd, every night. It’s parties and late nights, good drugs and alcohol, music, fans, fame, fortune, an escape from the normal ‘9-5’. It’s an excuse to get a little wild. And that’s why we love it. That glittering, dreamy thing… [..]

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Jul 2010 29

by Damon Martin

I was in my car today, listening to my iPod while driving to the movies, and put on a play list I made that put all my favorite Seattle bands together.  A little known Nirvana track that became popular a few years ago called “You Know You’re Right” popped on and it got me thinking back to April, 1994.

For my fellow grunge-age followers, we grew up on Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and of course Nirvana. We rocked our flannel shirts, and all wanted to move to Seattle.  It seemed like everything changed on that spring day in 1994. [..]

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Jul 2010 24

by Pandie Suicide

Let’s face it, a lot of the music industry is male-dominated, from artists to the behind the scenes goings-on, music managers and record label owners and execs, particularly in the world where I roam – the world of metal. [..]

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Jul 2010 21

by Lisa Brady

We’ve all experienced that phenomenon where a certain song can bring back a wave of memories (good, bad, fucking horrible).  [..]

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