When We Were Young Fest and why the world will end April 8-9


The news broke the other day about an emo music festival to be held in Santa Ana California featuring Morrissey, Descendents, AFI and tons more. Many thought this horribly designed flier to be a joke and deemed it “too good to be true”.  Some have gone as far as saying this lineup is so good they […]

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Album Stream: Urban Outfielders – “The Grandest Slams”


We are proud to bring you an exclusive stream of “The Grandest Slams” – the debut album by Boise ID’s baseball-themed punk rockers, Urban Outfielders! The album comes out this Friday via Hidden Home/Ronald Records and the band will be celebrating with a show – er, game – at the Olympic Venue in downtown Boise the same […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Listen to In Her Own Words


Last month I was given the opportunity to go on tour with In Her Own Words  and sell merchandise. I’ve known the boys in IHOW for quite a while now, but I never spent 7 consecutive days with them. Here are 3 reasons I learned while on tour for why you should listen to In Her […]

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Kicking Out 2016 and Kicking Off Tour


  Iris Jupiter is Orange County’s newer sad-boy-power-pop-shoegaze? group and their 2017 West Coast Tour kicks off on New Year’s Day. Supporting the release of their Self Titled album through Open Door Records, the band is touring cities to Bellingham, WA and back home before the official release date on January 13th. SHEER, NOYES and BLIVET […]

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Mahaffie Top 10 Records


I have been very busy editing a documentary about going to mars called The Mars Generation.   This is my top 10 list. Jeff Rosenstock – Worry. (Best Overall Record) A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (Best Non-Punk Record) Beyoncé – Lemonade (Best Visual Record) Kendrick Lamar […]

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Top 10 Records I DIDN’T listen to in 2016


Lets face it 2016 was an insane roller coaster of a year and between my job, personal life, running a record label, following the asinine election, and watching copious amounts of professional wrestling that leaves little time for listening to every record that comes out in a timely manner. The following records are albums that […]

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Such A Mess at EMO NITE LA


On the first Tuesday of every month, The Echo in Los Angeles hosts an alternative event called Emo Nite, but you probably already knew that. This week, I was invited by Such A Mess to shoot them headline the night. Here is their opening song of the night

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CVLTVRE Premiere new single “Drown”


CVLTVRE is an Inland Empire based music project that is driven by post-hardcore ambient writing with testimony based lyrics. Their live performance will tell the stories they convey in their songs in broad new ways. Currently they are working on their debut release, a five song EP simply titled, “All Life Is…Act One: An Act […]

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