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Incubus Continues To Put Their Longevity On Display With Live Show

There’s likely a song in Incubus’s long storied career that you can relate to on a personal level. Perhaps you used “Stellar” to mark how you felt about a significant other. Maybe you played “Drive” during that epiphany moment where one life choice brought you to a new horizon. The alternative rock, five-piece from Calabasas, Calif. has found a way to stick with their fans, no matter the age or the album cycle. You would think that a tour with Incubus and Jimmy Eat World would be a no-braine
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Love and Euphoria Reigns Supreme Within Kaskade's Spring Fling

Not to say that there is some synchronicity between good music and weather, but as the beginning of Kaskade‘s two-night Spring Fling began at the Hammerstein Ballroom, the relatively gloomy weather began to clear up. Before the show, there were many fans  showing their appreciation via social media, whether it be through homemade signs or tattoos with Kaskade. In this new musical spectrum that we live in where fans have more access to a musician than ever before, personality is key. Fans wan
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Linkin Park Sacrifices Signature Comfort For A More Uniform Sound With "One More Light"

All throughout the now 22-year history of Linkin Park, one thing has been certain. Fluidity through change. You can look back at their discography and point to specific instances. From the much beloved, rap-rock infused Hybrid Theory to the hard rock and angst The Hunting Party, the band have tried to retain some semblance of who they were while incorporating other types of popular music. In an interview on the Zach Sang show, lead singer/guitarist/pianist Mike Shinoda had mentioned that One
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Sorority Noise: Onward and Upward

"Fource", a spoken word narrative off of It Kindly Stopped For Me is an unflinching depiction of Boucher's thoughts right after hearing word that a friend passed. "I was just walking through the woods and I found out that one of my friends had passed away, “ he remembers. “We were on our way to hang out at the Redwoods with the bands we were on tour with and I was in a really weird state. I was walking through the woods and tried to stop and write - I couldn't write because I was so shaken up. I
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Interview: Jeremy DePoyster of The Devil Wears Prada

For almost eleven years, Dayton, Ohio’s own The Devil Wears Prada has been powering along the metalcore scene and as time went on, progressed into a band who has broken out of that mold. Their 2016 release, Transit Blues takes in all that they have learned and is one of their most musically accomplished albums to date. MEB writer/photographer M.J. Rawls caught up with guitarist/vocalist Jeremy DePoyster for an interview about their latest album, Transit Blues, the history of the band, life on
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'Rings' Finds Itself Left Behind Like the Technology It Was Created From

When the original 2002 American adaptation of The Ring was released, it was the head wind of many J-Horror releases (The Grudge, Shutter) long before it became a parody of itself. Director Gore Verbinski was able to create an atmosphere within the film that both felt refreshing and intriguing – the notion that there’s a killer video that would bring about certain death in seven days was not so far fetched in its style over an abundance of gore. Skip ahead to Rings, which is held 13 years lat
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Interview: Paul Jason Klein of LANY

Los Angeles, California three-piece LANY have made strides with their own flavor to the alternative rock scene. Starting off opening for acts such as Halsey and X Ambassadors, the band is making their on indent with their own ascetic, great songs, and a very dedicated and devoted fan base that is sure to grow when their first album is released this year. I caught up with lead singer Paul Jason Klein for an interview about the name of the band, their new album, and more. MEB: You guys kicked
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Trailer Talk: Thoughts On 'Rings' and the Second Full Trailer

It’s hard to believe that we are almost 15 years past the original American adaptation of The Ring directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). The first movie did a really good job in fusing suspense with the folklore of the 1998 Japanese release, Ring – that used the visuals to enhance the creepiness instead of gratuitous violence or gore. After an lesser received sequel in 2005, The Ring Two was not well as well received and the franchise laid dorma
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Ghost @ Kings Theatre

Ghost is a sight to see. A Ghost concert is like an even more theatrical version of Alice Cooper or King Diamond. I recall seeing Ghost for the first time at Lollapalooza 2013 — although seeing them in an early day time slot may not have been the most ideal viewing experience. The Swedish band ended their Popestar Tour with a sold-out show at the Kings Theatre — one of the most elegant venues in all of New York. In retrospect, the antique look of the venue almost fits perfectly to the aesthe
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'Fast & Furious 8: The Fate of the Furious' : First Impressions

2015’s Furious 7 would have made the perfect send off for The Fast and The Furious franchise. With Paul Walker‘s unfortunate demise, the end of the movie wrapped up that story arch nicely (queue up Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again”). Nope, there are THREE more movies announced. Now, in defense, these movies have been getting progressively better as they go on fully embracing the action and heist movie spectacle. What is left for Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and the gang? The first full trailer w
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