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  • Sublime with Rome - An Interview with Rome Ramirez

    Sublime with Rome - An Interview with Rome Ramirez

    Saturday, 11 February 2012 13:22
  • CAKE - Showroom of Compassion

    CAKE - Showroom of Compassion

    Saturday, 11 February 2012 12:51
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    Friday, 10 February 2012 19:10
  • ZEBULON

    ZEBULON

    Friday, 20 January 2012 07:45
  • JAMES CAVERN

    JAMES CAVERN

    Saturday, 19 November 2011 10:42
  • Local Band Report: ICONOCLAST ROBOT

    Local Band Report: ICONOCLAST ROBOT

    Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:54
  • Local Band Report: F1rst Class Citizen

    Local Band Report: F1rst Class Citizen

    Saturday, 24 September 2011 10:13
  • Rhymesayers Family Vacation Rolls On - An Interview with Slug of Atmosphere

    Rhymesayers Family Vacation Rolls On - An Intervie...

    Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:54
  • Photos! Queens of the Stone Age @ The Catalyst, Santa Cruz 7.26.11

    Photos! Queens of the Stone Age @ The Catalyst, Sa...

    Saturday, 30 July 2011 00:35
  • Keep That Dirty Side Down: A few words with Larry and his Flask

    Keep That Dirty Side Down: A few words with Larry ...

    Monday, 25 July 2011 15:30
  • An Interview with Theophilus London

    An Interview with Theophilus London

    Wednesday, 16 March 2011 15:10
  • Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview with Ami Shalev of Monotonix

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview with Ami Shalev of Mono...

    Monday, 28 February 2011 16:49
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AWOLNATION - Megalithic Symphony - Red Bull Records

AWOLNATION - Megalithic Symphony - Red Bull Records

You may have heard the single “Sail” on commercials for “The Good Wife” or “House” and it was also used by base-jumper Jeb Corliss on one of his videos. As soon as I heard “Sail”, influenced by Styx “Come Sail...

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The Fray - Scars and Stories - Epic

The Fray - Scars and Stories - Epic

In their third studio album, The Fray provides another masterfully crafted piano pop-rock masterpiece. The story telling in this album is on point. Adding a new producer, Brendan O’Brien to the team was a good move for the band, the...

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Street Sweeper Social Club - Ghetto Blaster EP

Street Sweeper Social Club - Ghetto Blaster EP

When he’s proclaiming, “We’re more than a band, we’re a motherfuckin’ social club!” Boots Riley is being metaphoric.  On The Ghettoblaster EP, SSSC sounds more like a band than ever before.  The guitar is co-active and ...

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Social Distortion – Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes

Social Distortion – Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes

When the manager for the record store I work at handed me a promo of the new Social Distortion, I accepted it with a painful grimace. It was the same kind of cringe you get when and old friend wants...

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Four Hank 3 Albums Reviewed!

Four Hank 3 Albums Reviewed!

Calling all Cattle. The Continuing Misadventures of Hank3 I first heard about Hank3 from a friend of mine a few years ago and during our conversation he told me about a show that he played and how crazy it was. My...

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Incubus - If Not Now, When? - Epic/Immortal

Incubus - If Not Now, When? - Epic/Immortal

After a long hiatus, four years to be exact, Incubus finally released their seventh studio album. The album is nothing like albums released by the band before, and has a much more laid back feel. With only on track, “Adolescents”...

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Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys - Atlantic

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys - Atlantic

In their first album since 2008, Death Cab for Cutie has definitely made a change. The album is not as guitar heavy as albums of the past and features a lot more piano. The album is definitely less of a...

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Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist - Prospect Park

Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist - Prospect Park

In their third studio album, Five Finger Death Punch stays true to all that is heavy metal. I had my reservations about the album at first because it is their first album without bassist Matt Snell. However...

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Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra - Interscope

Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra - Interscope

In their sixth studio album, and the first album with their original lineup since “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” Limp Bizkit reminds you of why they were once so loved. With the perfect combination...

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Adele -21 -XL/Columbia

Adele -21 -XL/Columbia

“21” shows the true extent of Adele’s talent. “Rolling in the Deep”, the first single on the album, proves Adele is a true powerhouse and demonstrates the amount of soul the songstress truly has. With a bluesy southern rock sound...

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Left Lane Cruiser – Junkyard Speed Ball - Alive Records

Left Lane Cruiser – Junkyard Speed Ball - Alive Records

If you don’t know Left Lane Cruiser, then consider this the first day of the rest of your life. Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, the two-piece powerhouse boasts Fredrick “Joe” Evans II on slide and vocals with Brenn Breck on...

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Tech N9ne  - All 6’s and 7’s  - Strange Music

Tech N9ne - All 6’s and 7’s - Strange Music

“All 6’s and 7’s” does have a more mainstream feel than previous Tech N9ne albums. This is probably why it’s getting mainstream recognition, however fans will not be disappointed. This album is loaded with feature artists and talented producers and...

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Your Music Olympicks News

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Check out this old Rock Wars commercial.…

Check out this old Rock Wars commercial...

We ran this commercial for the 2007 Rock Wars (Your Music Magazine Olympicks) back when local bands dominated the music scene. Scroll down and wait for it load...   Ev­ery Fri­day night at The Cat­a­lyst un­til the June 1st big mon­ey fi­nals!...

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2010 Your Music Olympicks Yearbook

2010 Your Music Olympicks Yearbook

All the Your Music Magazine Band Olympicks content from 2010 compiled into one magazine! Over 50 interviews with Northern California local bands! Company Car, The Paper Sons, Culo A Boca, Pride Subject, One Punch Machine Gun, Dimidium, 3upFront, Cuban Cigar...

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Your Music Olympicks Photos Courtesy BLA…

Your Music Olympicks Photos Courtesy BLANK PRODUCTIONS

  Photos by Brian Crabtree - Blank Productions Lyon Entertainment Presents: the Your Music Olympicks Finals at The Catalyst Saturday May 14th 2011 The ballots have been counted and double checked and the winners are: GOLD MEDAL 3UPFRONT SILVER MEDAL: ALMOST CHAOS BRONZE MEDAL: GOD'S GRAVY   Almost...

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2011 YOUR MUSIC OLYMPICKS WINNERS!!

2011 YOUR MUSIC OLYMPICKS WINNERS!!

For immediate Release 5/15/2011: The Your Music Olympicks Finals last night was an amazing time at The Catalyst! A very special thank you to all the friends and fans that came out to support local music in Santa Cruz. YMM would also like...

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JACKIE ROCKS talk about their Clone

JACKIE ROCKS talk about their Clone

Jackie - Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar, De'Andre- Bass/Vocals, Tai- Guitar/Vocals, Greg-Main Drummer. For the last four years Your Music Magazine and Lyon Entertainment have been working with the young upstarts from Jackie Rocks, a rock/pop/punk band out of the central coast of...

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FIRE'S FURY YMO interview for Your Music…

FIRE'S FURY YMO interview for Your Music Magazine 84

Neil Simmons - Vocals/Bass, Eli Post - Guitar, Chris Freehart - Drums What are your favorite Punk bands of all time?Chris: Suicidal.Eli: Jim Morrison, NOFX the list goes on and on.Neil: Danzig, Descendents, Bad Brains.Favorite Santa Cruz bands?Chris: Ribsey’s NickelNeil:...

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HELL I FEEL YMO interview for Your Music…

HELL I FEEL YMO interview for Your Music Magazine #84

Vlad Kost – Lead Guitar/Vocals, Mike Rude – Drums, Jeff Rose – Bass, Stephen Hawkins – Guitar/Vocals. Tell us about your new bass player.Our new bass player's name is Jeff Rose. We must say that he is the most...

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Your Music Olympicks S.C. Calendar

Your Music Olympicks S.C. Calendar

The Your Music Olympicks are sponsored by: WE ARE CALIFORNIA GROWN, FRENCHY’S, INDIGITAL STUDIOS, SANTA CRUZ REHEARSAL STUDIOS, COWBOYS BAR AND GRILL, HENDERSON AUTO.  

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THE BEST FRIENDS YMO interview for Your …

THE BEST FRIENDS YMO interview for Your Music Magazine issue 84

Aiden Ward - Guitar/Vocals, Christian Whiting - Guitar/Vocals, Derek Burle - Bass, Benjamin Einstein - KeyboardsChristian, what are some of the musicians you admire?Buddy Guy, Alan Wolfe, Dizzy Gillespie, he's pretty great. Newer stuff like Andrew Bird, any...

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Interviews

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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Interview

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Interview

I had the privilege of seeing Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band live a few times last year - in both stadium and small club settings. Their unique old-timey brand of...

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Keep That Dirty Side Down: A few words with Larry and his Flask

Keep That Dirty Side Down: A few words with Larry and his Flask

Larry and his Flask are:Ian Cook: Vocals + GuitarJamin Marshall: Vocals + PercussionJeshua (Jesse) Marshall: Vocals + Double Bass + Baritone + HarmonicasDallin Bulkley: Vocals + Guitar + Not GuiltyAndrew...

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The Middle Class Never Sounded So Good - Interview with Sean Stockham of Middle Class Rut

The Middle Class Never Sounded So Good - Interview with Sean Stockham of Middle Class Rut

“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” and MC Rut certainly has nothing to fix. Being a two piece, this Sacramento based rock-duo is frequently approached and...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview with Ami Shalev of Monotonix

Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview with Ami Shalev of Monotonix

Israel’s Monotonix's live shows seem like the bizarre, pornographic doomsday celebration of some anarchist tribe, typically beginning with the drums being tossed into the audience and a full trashcan being...

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John 5 - The Art of Malice Interview

John 5 - The Art of Malice Interview

Tell me a little about the new album The Art of Malice. What’s the significance of the title?Well, The Art of Malice…I think that the title means kill them...

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Crown City Rockers' Raashan Ahmad

Crown City Rockers' Raashan Ahmad

Usually when a band takes a four year hiatus to work on solo projects and other interests, the likelihood of a, for the lack of better word, reunion...

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An Interview with Theophilus London

An Interview with Theophilus London

In just a few years he's released three mixtapes, sold out shows worldwide and has honed a unique style all his own. Coming straight outta' Brooklyn, Theophilus London's latest EP...

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Local Band Report: F1rst Class Citizen

Local Band Report: F1rst Class Citizen

Long before I had a chance to hear the music of F1rst Class Citizen, I was already familiar with the name due to all the hype around the band....

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Sublime with Rome - An Interview with Rome Ramirez

Sublime with Rome - An Interview with Rome Ramirez

Their sound can be heard everywhere from stoner college kids with acoustic guitars to packed venues featuring cover/tribute bands such as Badfish. So, how did this all happen? Especially considering...

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ZEBULON

ZEBULON

In Sacramento there’s a lot of local talent. Mostly you hear of rock bands and singers on the local scene. However there is now a growing Hip-Hop...

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Post Punk, Pre Raves - The Funeral Party Interview

Post Punk, Pre Raves - The Funeral Party Interview

From the alley lit backyards of a Metal/Hardcore dominated LA Suburb emerged a hyperactive and talented group of high school friends who knew that house...

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JAMES CAVERN

JAMES CAVERN

  I was first introduced to the music of James Cavern when I was working on my interview with Iconoclast Robot. They said I had to hear his music and that...

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“The Warrior Show” Teasers Posted Online…

“The Warrior Show” Teasers Posted Online;  Featuring ASKING ALEXANDRIA and I SEE STARS An exclusive sneak peak into “The Warrior Show” has snuck its way online and these videos feature...

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Virginia Hip-Hop/Funk Duo CSJQ Named One…

  Virginia hip-hop/funk duo CSJQ has been named as one of Music Connection's Hot 100 Unsigned Artists of 2011 list for their debut EP, The Life. The highly anticipated December issue...

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MASTODON RELEASE LIMITED EDITION "THE HU…

MASTODON are currently blazing a path across the North American continent in support of their wildly acclaimed new album THE HUNTER, which features the hit single, "Curl of the Burl."...

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Wayne Kramer and James Williamson Guitar…

Numbered limited-edition 7-inch "riffing" figures with rocking heads Arriving this month are the next figures in the GUITAR GODS series...   Brother Wayne Kramer, founder of Detroit's radical rock group MC5, and James...

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SLASH: First-Ever Live Album ‘Made In St…

SLASHICONIC MUSICIAN RETURNS TO STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND--WHERE HE WAS RAISED--FOR‘MADE IN STOKE 24/7/11’FIRST-EVER LIVE ALBUMOUT ON CD & SPECIAL EDITION CD/DVD SLASH TO APPEAR ON VH1 CLASSIC’s“THAT METAL SHOW”AIRING SATURDAY,...

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Strange Music Signs Music Industry Titan…

Brown Brings More Than 40 Years Experience To Rap’s No. 1 Independent Label For Immediate Release: November 18, 2011   Strange Music has signed iconic music industry figure Violet...

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Dubstep Badass BORGORE On Tour and Comin…

Coming off the World War III tour supporting Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria, dubstep’s emerging badass BORGORE is looking to further invade the U.S.A. with his mastermind tracks on his...

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LAGWAGON!

For Immediate Release - Fat Wreck Chords - 11/18/11 On November 22nd, we’ll be releasing the much anticipated LAGWAGON reissues of Duh, Trashed, Hoss, Double Plaidinum and Let’s Talk About Feelings. The task...

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Mickey Avalon Announces Hi-5 Australia T…

Mickey Avalon has announced the dates for his upcoming Hi-5 Australia Tour in March of 2012 presented by RVCA, VonZipper and Suburban Noize Records. This tour marks the fifth year...

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RAMMSTEIN CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2…

THE WORLD’S MOST EXPLOSIVE ROCK BAND RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA FOR 21 DATES IN SUPPORT OF THEIR RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM RELEASE “MADE IN GERMANY 1995-2011” Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 - RAMMSTEIN, the...

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CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN CLOSE OUT…

WITH A STRING OF CALIFORNIA DATES, SPECIAL PORTLAND SHOW WITH LEFTOVER SALMON & NEW YEAR'S EVE BLOWOUT IN CHICAGO BEFORE HEADING EAST FOR THEIR ANNUAL WINTER RUN OF THE NORTHEAST...

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IN FLAMES Digital Single Available Today

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 15, 2011 1. Where The Dead Ships Dwell 2. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (Casper Remix) 3. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (The Qemists Remix) 4. Where The Dead Ships Dwell...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Releases Second I…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Releases Second Installment of Their  My Love Is Easy Remixes EP Series Returns to North America For Select Dates and Performances with Moby "There's a sense of weightlessness...

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LARRY AND HIS FLASK ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY/MA…

  LARRY AND HIS FLASK are back and ready to hit the road with a vengeance this February and March as they cut loose through Middle America with The Reverend Horton...

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Upcoming shows from GoldenVoice...

Feist With Chilly Gonzales (Sold Out) November 14th at 8pm The Warfield $42 & $50     The Dirty Heads (Line up change. Gym Class Heroes no longer on this show) With special guest Wallpaper. HB Surround Sound November 14th at...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT announces tra…

On November 29th, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will be releasing "Contain Us", a special tribute box-set for their epic quadrology (Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction, and Ghost) that was designed and created...

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MP3: Baby Jaymes - "Bump My Head"

Whatever Happened To Baby Jaymes EP Scheduled For November 15 Release Critical Praise for Baby Jaymes: "Baby Jaymes is a hip-hop generation throwback to the days when you just weren‘t hip...

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PUi Debuts First Official Music Video 'A…

PUi are pleased to announce that they have posted their brand new music video for the new track ‘Army of Slaves’ on the official PUi YouTube Channel. PUi first unveiled...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan - Mike Patton,…

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN POSTS FOOTAGE OF PERFORMANCE WITH MIKE PATTON IN SF BAND PREPS FOR SPECIAL HEADLINING SHOWS ALONG MASTODON TOUR It's been only two weeks since THE DILLINGER...

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LAMB OF GOD’s Chris Adler and Meinl Cymb…

  LAMB OF GOD’s Chris Adler and Meinl Cymbals are announcing select special meet and greet dates coming this fall. Chris will appear at Sam Ash in New York City, NY...

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Watch the CMA Tribute to Glen Campbell

  Wanted to share a beautiful tribute that the CMA's did for Glen Campbell last night....there were many laughs, and a few tears....See link below of Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and...

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Hawthorne Heights’ Hate EP Now Available…

As a Joint Release Between American Dream Records and Cardboard Empire   Limited Edition Colored Vinyl To Be Sold Online and at Shows UK/European Co-Headline Tour with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus...

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CHIMAIRA to Join TESTAMENT and ANTHRAX i…

Cleveland, OH natives Chimaira are set to perform with co-headliners TESTAMENT and Anthrax at their upcoming San Francisco, CA show, taking place at The Warfield on October 23rd. Rise To...

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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, TOM PETTY & THE H…

Due to overwhelming demand, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame members TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS are excited to announce they will be adding a second concert to the first...

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