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11 Years Later: Matt Pryor on The Get Up Kids' Guilt Show

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Jan 19, 2015 9:13:17 AM

Ask anyone who was there and they'll tell you that The Get Up Kids' Something To Write Home About was a phenomenon. Alongside a select few other albums released within a few-month radius, STWHA brought a long-missing (as of the '90s, anyway) energy to a genre fairly devoid of said attribute at the time. Depending on who you ask, this may be reflected on as a positive or a negative, but it provided something of a rough blueprint for what was to come, and it was immediately obvious. I saw cover art tattoos within weeks of release. (Yes, I have one. Sue me.)
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Topics: Emo, Album Reviews, 2014

We Kicked This Year's Ass! with Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Jan 15, 2015 12:33:00 PM

We Kicked This Year's Ass! is a series of interviews I did with some folks I know who had a significant year in music. They span all sorts of corners of the music globe, forming a fairly well balanced overall look at the type of music I cover. Some are familiar faces, some new to the Sound Convictions' family, all with great things to offer. Hope you enjoy!

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Topics: 2014

We Kicked This Year's Ass! (2014) with Ramune Nagisetty (Rocket 3)

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Jan 1, 2015 2:04:01 PM

We Kicked This Year's Ass! is a series of interviews I did with some folks I know who had a significant year in music. They span all sorts of corners of the music globe, forming a fairly well balanced overall look at the type of music I cover. Some are familiar faces, some new to the Sound Convictions' family, all with great things to offer. Hope you enjoy!

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Topics: Album Reviews, 2014, Band Review

We Kicked This Year's Ass! with Sammy Warm Hands

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Dec 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

We Kicked This Year's Ass! is a series of interviews I did with some folks I know who had a significant year in music. They span all sorts of corners of the music globe, forming a fairly well balanced overall look at the type of music I cover. Some are familiar faces, some new to the Sound Convictions' family, all with great things to offer. Hope you enjoy!

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Topics: 2014, Support Music

Joel's Notes: 2014's Top 10

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Dec 15, 2014 8:43:53 AM

This year I've decided on a new approach to my year end piece, involving very little of my own favorites or experiences and a lot more of something else that's way more interesting. As such, I'm going to quickly note my favorite 10 albums so that'll be out of the way.

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Topics: Album Reviews, 2014

Spinning Wax: 6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Vinyl Record Collection

Posted by Martina Fasano on Sep 26, 2014 5:30:00 PM


INTRODUCTION:

Spinning Wax is a series of articles related to vinyl record collecting including an introduction to vinyl, care of vinyl records and other tips. Click the link to see the other articles in this series. So let's get started…

Taking Care of
Your Vinyl Record Collection:

You just inherited your family’s record collection. Or perhaps you’ve finally realized that with the huge stack of records lying on your bedroom floor, you might need to find a place for your vinyl so that it doesn’t become a casualty of your Sunday morning walk of shame. Whatever the case is, you know you have no idea how to take care of or protect your collection.

Have no fear. Read on and you shall become an archival record collector that will be able to hold their own with audiophiles everywhere.

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Topics: Spinning Wax, Vinyl Records

U2 and Apple - The Relationship All Music Lovers Need to Fear

Posted by Martina Fasano on Sep 25, 2014 4:00:00 PM

…and how you can help end the affair

Last week, million of iTunes users all over the world were treated to a free (and imposed) download of U2’s latest album.

I don’t care what the album is called, and I don’t care whether you are a fan of U2 or not, but I do care about the future of rock music and that’s why the relationship between U2 and corporate giants Apple has me frustrated.

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Topics: Music Business

The Sammy Warm Hands Interview: Famous Last Words in Punk & Hip-Hop

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Sep 24, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Get ready for some hip-hop, acoustic punk and smart but unapologetic lyrics creating a memorable and unique punk beatbox musical experience!

This is the interview with Sam Wartenbee
AKA: Sammy Warm Hands. Enjoy!

"I'm an adult and I dress like Beavis."

- Sammy Warm Hands, "Seduction On The Silver Sceen"

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Topics: Indie

My Favorite Album Pt. 1: The Anniversary

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Sep 11, 2014 8:30:00 PM

Having recently discovered Adam Santiago's fantastic podcast Your Favorite Album, wherein Adam's guest and he will talk at length about that person's favorite record, I have been thinking long and hard about narrowing it down to one. And learning hardflips. And pizza. I digress.

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Topics: Pop-Punk, Emo, Album Reviews, Indie

Sad at loss of ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist, Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams

Posted by Dale Berkebile on Aug 28, 2014 8:04:00 AM

 

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I just heard the news this morning via the Suicidal Tendencies' facebook post that Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams a recent bassist for Suicidal has passed. 

 

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Topics: Music History, Music Deaths

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