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Concert Review: The Coathangers and The Audacity @ The Silver Dollar

The Coathangers
The Silver Dollar is an awkward venue, due to its layout. Great for smaller blues bands and bands that don’t require much movement from their audience, but for punk bands on a cold Monday night, it can inherently affect the experience, which is just what it did for punk bands Audacity and The Coathangers.

The Audacity
I went to this show looking forward to The Coathangers, but walked away loving Audacity’s…

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Getting Cozy With: Michael Fitch

Michael FitchHowdy, AMBY, Canada and readers/listeners worldwide!

I’m Michael Fitch and I’m writing this missive (is that really a word?) from the less-than-cozy confines of my day job cubicle in fair Philadelphia.  It’s been a long, long winter here (too long for this transplanted southerner)…but, today the sun is out, the weather is agreeable and music is on my mind!

That being said, I’d like to invite you…

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Gimme Your Answers 2: An Interview w/ PAWS

PAWS

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It’s been almost two years since we last spoke with Glasgow-based group PAWS. Back in 2012, the trio (comprised of Phillip Taylor, Josh Swinney, and Matthew Scott) released their debut album Cokefloat!. Now, they’re set to release their sophomore record Youth Culture Foreverand are currently on tour with We Are Scientists.…

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Gimme Your Answers (Beyond the Stage): An Interview w/ Beth Martinez

Beth Martinez
Ever wonder what happens beyond the stage? Well we do. These roadies, managers, guitar techs, lighting directors, publicists (and even positions you may not have known about) make the music you love come alive! In a recent interview, A Music Blog, Yea? spoke with Beth Martinez –  an extremely  passionate woman in the industry (who we’ve had the pleasure of working with) doing publicity for…

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Ticket Giveaway: Leopold & His Fiction @ Beat Kitchen

Leopold and His Fiction
Austin-based garage-rockers Leopold and His Fiction will play Chicago’s Beat Kitchen on Wednesday, April the 30th with Angelina Lucero and Innkeepers. Courtesy of Kickstand Productions, A Music Blog, Yea? is giving away a pair of tickets to the event!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is fill out the form below and write in your name and mailing address. The contest will run until…

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You’ve GOT to Hear This: Katy B – “Little Red”

Katy B
Katy B is a South London Dubstep-Pop princess who is another of the famous BRIT school Alumini (Adele, Jessie J, Kate Nash, Imogen  Heap, Amy Whinehouse) who has charted in at number 1 with her second album Little Red. For those of you who instantly dismiss this as being pop-garbage, hold on a minute and give this incredibly inventive piece of work a listen. She rose to fame back in 2011 when…

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