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Recap: Alternative Press Music Awards Richie T |
07/22/2014 | Filed In: Alternative Press | Music Awards | APMAs | Mark Hoppus | Cleveland

Recap: Alternative Press Music Awards

Last night in Cleveland, Ohio the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards paved the way for the future of alternative music. There were monstrous performances from upcoming bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Alternative hotshots All Time Low & A Day To Remember, and rock legends like Slash(yes, from Guns N’ Roses), Joan Jett, and The Misfits. An event like this only has room to grow, meaning that with each year this event will help spotlight this scene and help bring many of its talented bands into mainstream attention(if that is the goal). Just because a band doesn’t make it to the Grammys doesn’t mean that its not deserving of awards and attention. The awards were voted on by fans and here are the results along with the performances:

Awards: 

Best Vocalist (Presented by Tyler Carter of Issues and Craig Owens of Chiodos)

Best Live Band (Presented by members of Crown The Empire, We Are The In Crowd, & The Word Alive)

Breakthrough Band(Presented by members of Yellowcard)

 

Best Bassist (Presented by members of I See Stars)

Nominees:

Jeremy Davis (Paramore) Zack Merrick (All Time Low) Ryan Neff (Miss May I) Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil) Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White) Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)

Winner: Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil)

Best Guitarist (Presented by members of Every Time I Die)

Best Drummer (Presented by Caleb Shomo of Beatooth, Shane Told of Silerstein, and Spencer Chamberlain formerly of Underoath)

Most Dedicated Fans (Presented By Levi Benton of Miss May I and Frankie Palmeri of Emmure)

Most Philanthropic Artist (Presented by members of Bayside, Letlive, & Less Than Jake)

Song of The Year (Presented by John O'Callaghan of The Maine & Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada)

Best International Band

Album Of The Year (Presented by members of We Came As Romans)

Nominees:

A Day To Remember • Common Courtesy Avenged Sevenfold • Hail To The King Black Veil Brides • Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones Bring Me The Horizon • Sempiternal Fall Out Boy • Save Rock And Roll Paramore • Paramore Sleeping With Sirens • Feel Touché Amoré • Is Survived By Twenty One Pilots • Vessel The Wonder Years • The Greatest Generation

Winner: Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal

Artist Of The Year (presented by Korn) 

Honorary Awards:

Vanguard Award:

Rock Icon Award:

Guitar Legend Award: 

Live Performances:

Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco performing Frank Sinatra w/Ohio Contemporary Youth Orchestra

Falling In Reverse performs “Gangsta’s Paradise” with Coolio and Tyler Carter of Issues

Sleeping With Sirens performs “If You Can’t Hang” & “Alone feat. Machine Gun Kelly”

Asking Alexandria performs “Hungry Like The Wolf” with Jonathon Clark of Korn

Twenty One Pilots’ performance includes them climbing up on the rafters and a crowdsurfing drum kit

All Time Low performs with New Found Glory & Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil

Machine Gun Kelly

A Day To Remember

Ice T & Body Count

The Misfits

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts feat. Slash

Final performance: Fall Out Boy “The Phoenix”

Well, there you have it! Overall, it was a great music awards show and a promise of something truly great in the years to come. After a few audio/sound engineering problems are fixed, online streaming becomes avaiable and a more accessible channel provides this awards show; then, this will certainly become one powerhouse of an awards show.

Written by: Intern Zach McEntire (Twitter:@McEntireZach)

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Magic Man Interview with Meet The Bands Richie T |
07/22/2014 | Filed In: Facebook "> Facebook

Magic Man Interview with Meet The Bands

If you caught the This Is Gospel tour with Panic! At The Disco in Salt Lake, you probably heard Magic Man for the first time as one of the openers. This five-piece band from Boston sat down with Richie before their first show on the tour and after their pre-show workout. (Seriously though, Justine on synths/keys was leading the guys through a series of push-ups and jumping jacks while we set up. The guys gave up.) Learn about the forming of the band, their Fox Den, and the most surreal moment of being in the band in Richie T's latest interview for Meet The Bands.

Check out the entire interview HERE

Here's a clip from the interview:

— The Fox Den —

Alex: To be fair, an important part of the songwriting phase was first nesting and building our little home studio and making sure that it was a very comfortable and inspiring place. So we spent the first couple months just collecting all sorts of weird things; we called it the fox den. We had taxidermy foxes and…

Justine: If you know where the foxes are now, please call Alex Caplow, they are missing. Not joking. They’re gone.

Alex: Someone stole them, I think someone threw a crazy party when we weren’t there and walked off with the foxes.

MagicManMusic.com

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Fresh X: Weezer "Back to the Shack" Corey O'Brien |
07/21/2014 | Filed In: Weezer | Everything Will Be Alright in the End | Fresh X | New Music | Back to the Shack

Fresh X: Weezer

Daymnnnnn, Weezer will be dropping their 10th studio album on September 30th called, "Everything Will Be Alright."  We have been the victims of teasing the third time Rick Ocasek from The Cars has entered the studio with the boys from Weezer and it has always produced some of the finest Weezer - The Green and Blue albums.

Today they released, "Back to the Shack." Riff heavy and a slight anthemy, it's great sing along Weezer and a self-proclaimed throwback. I am not sure this is a good thing, though.  What 90s band has really mad a huge splash recently by pointing out how good things used to be. The crop has not been on fire as of late. Coldplay's album is a dullard's delight. Jane's Addiction gives it a shot once in a while to no one's amusement. NIN's last one tanked though most people really wanted to like it (NIN is probably just a great live band at this point). Les Claypool's stuff falls into the same category. Scott Weiland, well, he put out that Christmas album - something more akin to a Vegas act than Rock N' Roller.

Weezer, aside from Pinkerton, has always been somewhat light and fun and you know a Weezer song when you hear it, but declaring self-awareness ane reminiscing of days gone by may not be the way to put your best foot forward.

I am going to reserve judgment until I hear the entire album. I always want Weezer to be champions.

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The First Ever Alternative Press Music Awards Richie T |
07/21/2014 | Filed In: Alternative Press | Music Awards | Mark Hoppus | Cleveland | Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The First Ever Alternative Press Music Awards

Tonight, at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, music history will be made as the first ever Alternative Press Music Awards will be presented to the world. Nothing this prestigous or grandiose has been attempted in this scene or genre of music. The event will go on at 8pm ET(6pm our time). You can watch it on AXSTV(channel #340 on DirectTV and #167 on Dish Network, sorry Comcast/Xfinity customers we'll give you the recap tomorrow). Here are the awards and what to expect:

AP Music Award Nominees

Artist Of The Year (Presented by Monster Energy Drink) A Day To Remember Avenged Sevenfold Black Veil Brides Bring Me The Horizon Fall Out Boy Of Mice & Men Panic! At The Disco Paramore Pierce The Veil Sleeping With Sirens

Album Of The Year (Presented by Journeys) A Day To Remember • Common Courtesy Avenged Sevenfold • Hail To The King Black Veil Brides • Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones Bring Me The Horizon • Sempiternal Fall Out Boy • Save Rock And Roll Paramore • Paramore Sleeping With Sirens • Feel Touché Amoré • Is Survived By Twenty One Pilots • Vessel The Wonder Years • The Greatest Generation

Artist Philanthropic Award (Presented by Sub City / Take Action) All Time Low — Skate4Cancer Memphis May Fire— Peta2 Modern Baseball — 1BlueString Pierce The Veil — The Keep A Breast foundation Rise Against — Shirts For A Cure The Used — Living The Dream Foundation

Best Live Band A Day To Remember All Time Low Asking Alexandria Fall Out Boy Pierce The Veil Twenty One Pilots

Breakthrough Band The Color Morale Crown The Empire Issues Letlive. The Story So Far Twenty One Pilots

Song of the Year All Time Low feat. Vic Fuentes • “A Love Like War” Bring Me The Horizon • “Shadow Moses” Fall Out Boy • “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” Falling In Reverse • “Alone” Paramore • “Still Into You” Sleeping With Sirens feat. Machine Gun Kelly • “Alone”

Best International Band Asking Alexandria (U.K.) Bring Me The Horizon (U.K.) Crossfaith (Japan) Parkway Drive (Australia) Silverstein (Canada) Frank Turner (U.K.)

Most Dedicated Fans (Presented by Fearless Records)  All Time Low Avenged Sevenfold Black Veil Brides Mayday Parade My Chemical Romance Pierce The Veil

Best Vocalist Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil) Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco) Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Best Guitarist JB Brubaker (August Burns Red) Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold) Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men) Jack O’Shea (Bayside) Chris Rubey (The Devil Wears Prada) Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)

Best Bassist Jeremy Davis (Paramore) Zack Merrick (All Time Low) Ryan Neff (Miss May I) Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil) Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White) Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)

Best Drummer Jess Bowen (The Summer Set) Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil) Matt Greiner (August Burns Red) Luke Holland (The Word Alive) Ryan Seaman (Falling In Reverse) 

Live performances from: Fall Out Boy • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts • The Misfits • Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco • A Day To Remember • All Time Low • Asking Alexandria • twenty one pilots • Sleeping With Sirens • Falling In Reverse • Body Count • Machine Gun Kelly • Special collaborations & more!

Special appearances from: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) • Slash • Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) • Ice-T & Coco • Suicide Silence/Silverstein - Black Veil Brides • Chiodos • Crown The Empire • Emmure • I See Stars • Issues • Korn • Memphis May Fire • Miss May I • Motionless In White • Paramore • We Came As Romans • Yellowcard • Attila • Bayside • Beartooth • The Devil Wears Prada • Echosmith • Less Than Jake • Letlive. • the Maine • Mayday Parade • Neck Deep • New Found Glory • Pierce The Veil • We Are The In Crowd • The Word Alive • & more!

The event will be hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182! You can find more info at the Alternative Press website here!

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Brief History of Our New Home: Broadway Street Richie T |
07/17/2014 | Filed In: X96 | Broadway | Salt Lake City | Name Change

Brief History of Our New Home: Broadway Street

Intern Zach McEntire here, or "Z" as Richie sometimes calls me. I recently talked to the historians of the Utah Historical Society concerning the name and history of 300 S. Street, or more commonly known as Broadway.

According to an article in the old Salt Lake Telegram (former newspaper publication), the idea to change the name to Broadway was proposed and petitioned by multiple local businesses and department stores that relocated to Broadway from Main Street. During the time, there were a lot of updates and changes made to the street, accoridng to the article, "[T]he changes that have been made in the Third South street skyline during the last few months, and the transforming of the thoroughfare from a 'back street' into one of the potentially greatest and busiest streets of the city, by reason of the contemplated transfer of a number of the largest department stores of the state, and other big businesses from Main Street loaction to the new shopping district, persons who revisit Salt Lake City wihtin the next year...will be compiled to ask one of the neatly unifromed policemen...if they dropped from the train in the wrong town."

Because of these changes on 300 South and the relocation of multiple businesses - some of them being department stores such as Paris and Keith O’Brien - these businesses wanted a more distinct name that would draw more people, specifically visitors, into their stores - especially since the street was right next to the train stop. According to the Salt Lake Telegram, “Among the arguments that are offered by those favoring the change is the fact that this thoroughfare is one of the widest business streets in the country: that the view from the Denver & Rio Grande and the Western Pacific passenger station, at the foot of the street is one of the most enticing that can be seen from any railroad passenger station in America: that a large bulk of the city’s retail business will eventually be done on that street; and, finally, that Broadway is a distinctive name, one that commands and holds attention.”

 

However, there were some who were opposed to the name change. According to another article in the Telegram, the Post Office doesn’t agree with the name change stating, “If the name Third South is changed to Broadway it will set a new precedent. New names will be creeping in and taking the places of all our good old-fashioned names. It's all right to name streets after our New Yorkers and brethren from other cities when we can find no other names suitable, but this idea of uprooting our foundation of street names is painful to me.”

At the time, the petition was turned down by the city comission, they thought of it as “ill advised.” So, business owners simply referred to the street as Broadway and after decades of the street being called Broadway, the titlewas added as an additional address name.

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