4 Essential Tips To Appeal To A Record Label Or A&R

Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), an established student-run record label at Berklee College of Music, is operated by musicians for musicians and expands careers by offering opportunities in all aspects of the music More »

Touche Amore and Tigers Jaw Announce Summer Tour

Touche Amore announced today that they will be heading out on tour with Tigers Jaw and Dads this summer, beginning in June. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 A.M. Check More »

PHOTOS: Metal Fest: Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Within the Ruins

Check out a full online photo gallery of Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, and Within The Ruins from New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 18, 2014 after the More »

PHOTOS: Metal Fest: Behemoth, Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain

Check out a full online photo gallery of Behemoth, Whitechapel, and The Acacia Strain from New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 18, 2014 after the jump and More »

WATCH: The Summer Set Cover The 1975′s “Chocolate”

The Summer Set have been experimenting with their shows lately. After throwing an Ed Sheeran cover in their set, they’ve added another song to their cover repertoire: the group covered The 1975‘s More »

WATCH: Transit “Nothing Lasts Forever” Acoustic

Transit have been playing some shows across the U.S. on their Acoustic Basement Tour. While they had a bit of free time on tour, the group performed “Nothing Lasts Forever” off of More »

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Nate Sirotta (Total Assault)

Last month we brought you our industry interview with Bandhappy founder and Periphery drummer, Matt Halpern. This month, we bring you  an interview with Nate Sirotta, Director of Digital Marketing at Total Assault . Future publicists,and bands looking to sign More »

New Suicide Silence Album Update

Suicide Silence is set to release their new album – the first album with a new frontman, Eddie Hermida – on July 15. The album will be titled You Can’t Stop Me, More »

Reading And Leeds Festivals Add The Story So Far, Issues & More To Lineup

The quickly approaching Reading and Leeds Festivals are still making lineup announcements as the date gets close and closer. The newest bands added to the roster are The Story So Far, Neck Deep, More »

TOUR DIARY #2: Not Tonight Josephine

Okay, so after we last left you while we were cruising the French Quarter, Danny (vocals) tried to sleep in a guitar case, we found out Christian (drums) can’t rap, and that More »

Yes, Being In A Band Is Actually Hard Work

Typically, the response I get when I tell people that I’m in a band is somewhere between a yawn and a shrug (with an occasional smirk thrown in). To put it in More »

INTERVIEW: Calamity Jane

Infectious Magazine caught up with pop-punk rockers, Calamity Jane to discuss their debut album, the local Texas scene, and crowdfunding. Check it out below. More »

ALBUM REVIEW: Framing Hanley

Framing Hanley’s long awaited third album, titled The Sum of Who We Are, is finally here! But it wasn’t without a few hiccups along the way, which would explain the almost four More »

Mayday Parade Will Soon Release “Hold Onto Me” Music Video

Mayday Parade have announced that they are planning to release a new music video for their song “Hold Onto Me” this coming Monday, April 28, so keep your eyes peeled for the More »

Boston Calling Announces September Lineup: Lorde, The 1975, Neutral Milk Hotel & More

I have to tell you, each time Boston Calling announces their new lineup I think, “the festival has really outdone itself this time.” From its inaugural performances by fun., The National, and More »

WATCH: The Maine “Blood Red” Acoustic

John O’Callaghan of The Maine recently performed the song “Blood Red” as a part of the Discover.TV Acoustic Sessions. Check out a video of his acoustic performance below, after the jump. Want More »

WATCH: You Me At Six “Cold Night” Video Teaser

You Me At Six have recently released a trailer for the music video of their song “Cold Night.” The whole video will premier soon, but in the meantime, you can watch the More »

Musicians You Didn’t Know Could Act & Vice Versa

These days in the entertainment industry, it is amongst many celebrity’s tactics to become a double or triple threat – to be an actor, singer, and, if they’re capable, a dancer – More »

Lorde Postpones Tour Due To Illness

Lorde, the 17-year-old hit singer from New Zealand, is postponing her Australian tour because she is fighting a chest infection. According to Billboard, the Kiwi singer was set to play six Australian More »

The Killers To Headline At Glasgow Summer Sessions

After going on a hiatus in late 2013, The Killers announced that they will be headlining at the Glasgow Summer Sessions this year. Last year’s acts included Eminem and Kings Of Leon, More »

 

4 Essential Tips To Appeal To A Record Label Or A&R

Heavy Rotation Records Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), an established student-run record label at Berklee College of Music, is operated by musicians for musicians and expands careers by offering opportunities in all aspects of the music industry. Here are some of our tips, as business students, and also as fellow artists, on how to appeal to a record label or A&R. 

Touche Amore and Tigers Jaw Announce Summer Tour

touche amoreTouche Amore announced today that they will be heading out on tour with Tigers Jaw and Dads this summer, beginning in June. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 A.M. Check out tour dates below.

Be sure to check out each bands’ website to purchase a CD, and make sure you buy concert tickets as soon as they become available.

PHOTOS: Metal Fest: Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Within the Ruins

Thy Art Is Murder-5Check out a full online photo gallery of Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, and Within The Ruins from New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 18, 2014 after the jump and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets at each band’s website.

All photos by Larry Wentworth

 

 

 

PHOTOS: Metal Fest: Behemoth, Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain

Behemoth-6Check out a full online photo gallery of Behemoth, Whitechapel, and The Acacia Strain from New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 18, 2014 after the jump and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets at each band’s website.

All photos by Larry Wentworth

 
 

WATCH: The Summer Set Cover The 1975′s “Chocolate”

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The Summer Set have been experimenting with their shows lately. After throwing an Ed Sheeran cover in their set, they’ve added another song to their cover repertoire: the group covered The 1975‘s “Chocolate” at a recent show on their Legendary UK tour. Check out a fan-recorded video of the performance after the jump!

If you like what you hear, buy concert tickets here to see The Summer Set live for yourself and purchase a CD of their tunes here!

WATCH: Transit “Nothing Lasts Forever” Acoustic

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Transit have been playing some shows across the U.S. on their Acoustic Basement Tour. While they had a bit of free time on tour, the group performed “Nothing Lasts Forever” off of their album Young New England for Alternative Press. The video is part of AP TV’s stripped down, acoustic-style Acoustic Story series. Check out the performance here.

Want more of Transit? Buy concert tickets here to see them live and purchase a CD of their music here!

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Nate Sirotta (Total Assault)

Total Assault MarketingLast month we brought you our industry interview with Bandhappy founder and Periphery drummer, Matt Halpern. This month, we bring you  an interview with Nate Sirotta, Director of Digital Marketing at Total Assault . Future publicists,and bands looking to sign with an agency would do well to check this one out.  

New Suicide Silence Album Update

suicide silenceSuicide Silence is set to release their new album – the first album with a new frontman, Eddie Hermida – on July 15. The album will be titled You Can’t Stop Me, which is named after lyrics Mitch Lucker left behind after his recent death. You can check out a statement from the band below, after the jump.

For more music from Suicide Silence, purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here to see them live.

Reading And Leeds Festivals Add The Story So Far, Issues & More To Lineup

ReadingLeedsFestival2013FeaturedImageThrashHitsThe quickly approaching Reading and Leeds Festivals are still making lineup announcements as the date gets close and closer. The newest bands added to the roster are The Story So Far, Neck Deep, Issues, Enter Shikari and Tonight Alive. You can check out the full lineup flyer below.

Reading and Leeds are a pair of festivals that take place at the same time; as the name suggests, one is in Reading, England and the other is in Leeds, England. They share the same lineup and happen on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August. This year, they fall on the 22nd, 23d and 24th.

For more information on the festivals and to buy concert tickets, you can check out the Reading and Leeds websites. Also, make sure to purchase a CD from some of the bands performing to help yourself get pumped!

TOUR DIARY #2: Not Tonight Josephine

Not Tonight JosephineOkay, so after we last left you while we were cruising the French Quarter, Danny (vocals) tried to sleep in a guitar case, we found out Christian (drums) can’t rap, and that maybe, just maybe, there’s a reason two visits to New Orleans should be kept few and far between. Overall though, we weren’t in too bad of shape.

It’s a relatively quick drive to our next stop in West Louisiana, a small town outside of Shreveport called Bossier City where we had stopped before. The venue there is also where Evan (bass), on a previous tour, had nearly destroyed the entire lighting truss with an over excited bass spin, so of course the running joke of the night was something to the tune of “Hey, don’t go breakin’ any more of those fancy lights” or something equally as creative. The lights would prove to stay safe however, since the addition of a disco ball hanging even lower than the lights was a much more appealing target anyway. 

Yes, Being In A Band Is Actually Hard Work

CosmonautTypically, the response I get when I tell people that I’m in a band is somewhere between a yawn and a shrug (with an occasional smirk thrown in). To put it in the kindest light, being in a band doesn’t typically solicit the same respect that people have for other avenues of creativity such as writing, acting or painting.

A friend studying printmaking once told me that being in a band would be “too easy” and he needed to really challenge himself with his art. His remark struck me as pretty ludicrous and thoughtless (not to mention downright offensive), and though I winced slightly, I let it pass without comment. The truth is people often overlook the hard work that comes with being part of a functional and gigging band.

INTERVIEW: Calamity Jane

Calamity JaneInfectious Magazine caught up with pop-punk rockers, Calamity Jane to discuss their debut album, the local Texas scene, and crowdfunding. Check it out below.

ALBUM REVIEW: Framing Hanley

Framing HanleyFraming Hanley’s long awaited third album, titled The Sum of Who We Are, is finally here! But it wasn’t without a few hiccups along the way, which would explain the almost four year stretch between now and their last release, A Promise To Burn, in May 2010. From the departure of bassist Luke McDuffee in August, to some legal issues with the album that lead to postponing The Sum of Who We Are‘s original October release date, Framing Hanley has had their hands full. But the group pushed forward and with the help of their fans donating to Kickstarter to help fund the new project, the finished product is nothing short of a job well done.

Mayday Parade Will Soon Release “Hold Onto Me” Music Video

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Mayday Parade have announced that they are planning to release a new music video for their song “Hold Onto Me” this coming Monday, April 28, so keep your eyes peeled for the release at the beginning of next week.

Also, on May 27, Mayday Parade will be releasing a deluxe edition of Monsters In The Closet, their most recent album, via Fearless Records. It will feature a few new songs that you’ll surely want to hear! Check out the track listing below, after the jump, and pre-order the album here.

In the meantime, to listen to Mayday Parade, purchase a CD they’ve already released here and buy concert tickets here to see them live.

Boston Calling Announces September Lineup: Lorde, The 1975, Neutral Milk Hotel & More

Boston Calling Music FestivalI have to tell you, each time Boston Calling announces their new lineup I think, “the festival has really outdone itself this time.” From its inaugural performances by fun., The National, and Marina and the Diamonds, to last September’s awe inspiring performances by The Airborne Toxic Event and Gaslight Anthem, the festival continues to grow, and inspire an incredible mix of talent. With this May’s celebration right around the corner, the festival has already announced their September lineup—and it’s a doozy. The festivities kick off September 5th, 6th, and 7th, at City Hall Plaza, and early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow, 4/24 at 10 am EST. Check it out below, purchase a CD at each band’s website, and buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: The Maine “Blood Red” Acoustic

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John O’Callaghan of The Maine recently performed the song “Blood Red” as a part of the Discover.TV Acoustic Sessions. Check out a video of his acoustic performance below, after the jump.

Want to hear John O’Callaghan, along with the rest of The Maine, in person? Then buy concert tickets here!

And to listen to more of their music in the meantime, purchase a CD here.

WATCH: You Me At Six “Cold Night” Video Teaser

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You Me At Six have recently released a trailer for the music video of their song “Cold Night.” The whole video will premier soon, but in the meantime, you can watch the teaser below, after the jump.

For more music from You Me At Six, you can purchase a CD here and pre-order their upcoming Cold Night EP, which will be released April 27, here.

And although the band has postponed their North American summer tour until fall, you can still buy concert tickets here to see them live!

Musicians You Didn’t Know Could Act & Vice Versa

Retro MicrophoneThese days in the entertainment industry, it is amongst many celebrity’s tactics to become a double or triple threat – to be an actor, singer, and, if they’re capable, a dancer – to essentially (as I would say) take over the world. Many have already managed to do so, making the crossover from either side in equal amounts, and some surprisingly successful in doing so. From many well-known hybrid entertainers to others you never would have guessed, here are a handful of musically-inclined actors and acting-inclined musicians that will give you so much more reason to fan girl/boy about your favorite celebs.

Lorde Postpones Tour Due To Illness

LordeLorde, the 17-year-old hit singer from New Zealand, is postponing her Australian tour because she is fighting a chest infection. According to Billboard, the Kiwi singer was set to play six Australian cities starting on April 24. Read her Tweet regarding the postponement below, after the jump.

The news comes shortly after Lorde’s strong performance at Coachella this month. Still, you can buy concert tickets here when they become available, and purchase a CD of Lorde’s music here.

The Killers To Headline At Glasgow Summer Sessions

The KillersAfter going on a hiatus in late 2013, The Killers announced that they will be headlining at the Glasgow Summer Sessions this year.

Last year’s acts included Eminem and Kings Of Leon, and this year’s lineup is sure to include great acts as well, such as The Courteeners and Miles Kane. The Summer Sessions begin on August 19 in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Happen to be traveling in Scotland this summer? Buy concert tickets here starting on April 25. And to hear more of The Killer’s music in the meantime, purchase a CD here.