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Every journey begins with a step. For me, it seems like the road to the Wiltern, started long before I heard that Tears for Fears would be playing to a sold out auditorium in Los Angeles. It began with a simple phrase I read on Facebook written by a friend that simply read, “Live More

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I hope that we all take the world around us a little more seriously and consider that our actions can either impact the world or they can just be another passive glance on social media sites as they scroll down to the clever videos of men, women and children with ice buckets. Maybe one day that will be the thing that resonates with me long after I leave this place – maybe I can help raise a better awareness of a very real world in need that just might be outside your doors.


It’s kind of this upside down feeling being lost in the mayhem. Trying to understand the world, our place in it, and wondering if music still has the power to change the world – the way that I once believed it could. Sitting down with artists this year feels a little superficial. Not that they

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Steven Machat has lived the life of a rock star and the odds are that you’ve probably never heard of him. In his tell all book, “Gods, Gangsters and Honour,” Steven dishes all the dirt you could ever want to know about the music industry and while he’s at it he also names every name

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When Derek Webb Tweeted, “wait, was i just nominated for a dove award? where did i go wrong??” it was just the latest in a string of issues that the former member of Caedmon’s Call turned solo artist has directed towards the Christian music industry. He later clarified with the statement on Twitter which read,

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There’s an old saying. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. A couple of days after Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks lost their first game in the Lin era there was the line “Chink in the Armor” posted on the ESPN mobile site. Was it an intentionally

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In honor of the weekend festivities, costume parties and jaunts through neighborhoods with your children – there are some movies we should revisit from film’s past that were just plain good films for this occasion. So it seemed only appropriate for all you horror aficionados out there to take a moment to remember some of the great vampire films that you might want to revisit to kick off this traditionally horrific holiday. Please note, this list is not by any means exhaustive, but we have done our best not to include anything that glistens in the sun.


The Gruesome Twosome and their Halloween Hootenanny show come to St. Charles, Missouri in horrific fashion. It’s definitely a scary costume clad crowd. You feel as though you’re sitting in the end zone at an Oakland Raider game or on Bourbon St. for Halloween. It was an unusually warm autumn night at the Family Arena but there was nothing “family” about this concert…


For those of us who caught Flyleaf open up the main stage at Pointfest, we knew we were in store for a good show. Flyleaf is a band made up of five Christians but doesn’t want to be defined as a Christian rock group. Their songs are influenced by their faith but are ambiguous enough that they can tour with such metal groups as Disturbed, Stone Sour, Seether, and Avenged Sevenfold.


Let me start out by saying that even though I’m already very familiar with Anberlin and their music, I was a little surprised by the turnout for the KROQ sponsored event at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA this past weekend. So much so that by 7pm, I was already posting, “Definitely didn’t realize how big this band was” and “Who are all these kids?” on FaceBook. In any case, by the time I walked through the door, the venue was a little over capacity downstairs with no chance to move around. The last time I was at the House of Blues for a show with an audience this large was when Avenged Sevenfold played there, but that was a while ago and this audience was actually larger. The question for me was, “Would this show actually be better?