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The South Is On Fire: On Metalcore and How Norma Jean Made Me Learn to Re-Love the Mosh Part

I’ve reminisced a couple times as of late with some friends of mine about the early-aughts days of MTV2. When I was in elementary school and early middle school, MTV2 became one of the most important factors in my music discovery. 1,501 more words

5 Years Of Songs

You have no idea how excited I am to be hosting the 5th anniversary show at Beat Kitchen we’ve put together April 25th. I’m featuring three bands that are very well known to me, and hopefully you, but not household names by any means. 227 more words

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Kitten at Beat Kitchen 3/29/2016

The last time I saw Kitten play live was almost three years ago to the day when they were still essentially an unknown. They opened for… 340 more words

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Music.Defined. Turns 5


I never thought we’d make it this far. Honestly, when I started Music.Defined. it was mostly out of spite, which explains the terrible name. Looking back it was the right decision, branching out on my own, but I probably could’ve done a better job that first year (or four). 645 more words

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Chicago Concerts To See In March by Nick Grundtvig

With spring break just a couple weeks away, there’s no better way to get your mind off of school than to spend time soaking up some sound waves, and seeing some amazing bands; either during spring break or to pass the time until spring break is finally here. 616 more words

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Freaks For Geeks-"What Might Get Out" (Video)

Local Chicago group Freaks For Geeks debuted a new video last week over on Bucket Full Of Nails, but I’m going to share it with you now. 118 more words

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The 92's @ Beat Kitchen

So one of the bands you’ll see a lot on here is the 92’s. That’s because 1) they rock, 2) they’re local, and 3) I used to work alongside the lead singer Dan Durley back in Champaign, IL as managers at a student media company. 781 more words

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