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Let's Start a Band: An Interview with Max Bemis of Perma

Max Bemis' new project is a collaboration with his wife Sherri, who fronts Eisley. Bemis talks balancing his family life with his recording one and how marriage has changed his music, but not in the way you think.

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Yellowcard: 14 September 2013 - Indianapolis, IN

At its core, Ocean Avenue is about leaving home for the first time and the struggle to balance your life past with what lies ahead. It’s no surprise that this album proved to be the soundtrack for that period for so many of us.

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Compromising Me: An Interview with William Beckett

"I think it’s important to respect the past and honor what we accomplished and what that meant for so many people, including myself."

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The Sound of Starting Over: An Interview with Beau Bokan of blessthefall

"Some bands are just there and they go through the motions and all these bands do the same things over and over again and no one is feeling it."

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Warped Tour 2013: The Best of the Rest

While letlive. surely stand as a prime example of why Warped Tour is still a place where you’d want to spend a hot, sweaty summer day rocking out, they’re not the only ones worth mentioning on this year’s tour.

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Warped Tour 2013: This is letlive.

Behind all of the crazy exploits of letlive.'s live show lies a true conviction. The band delivers their message with a clear and purposeful punch, coupled with an adamant belief that it matters.

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Anberlin: 10 July 2013 - Indianapolis, IN

Anberlin's latest acoustic trek has been a welcome sight to fans and a creative opportunity to re-imagine some of the band's best work.

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Japandroids: 28 May 2013 - Indianapolis, IN

Truth is, one of last year’s most beloved albums not only brought the live experience to their fans’ headphones, but Celebration Rock also pushed the band’s performance and presentation to new heights.

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Underoath: 20 January 2013 - Chicago

When your favorite band goes on their farewell tour, you go. It doesn’t matter how far you have to drive; you just go. The real question lies in where you should set your expectations.

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ISO Yuletide Celebration: 15 December 2012 - Indianapolis, IN

When it comes to our intake of Christmas media, we seem to put aside our normal artistic filters, both in terms of content and in terms of presentation, and simply partake in enjoyment. And that’s absolutely okay.

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The Best Pop-Punk of 2012

If last year was a reminder that “pop-punk’s not dead”, then 2012 was a celebration of the vitality and diversity of the genre.

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The Early November: 16 October 2012 - Indianapolis, IN

The Early November and Cartel provide the perfect setting for a cool, autumn night.

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Here They Are Alive: An Interview with Yellowcard

After a hiatus, Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key opens up to PopMatters about returning to the studio and the road -- and the challenges within.

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Chiodos + The Word Alive + I Am King: 15 September 2012 - Indianapolis

It’s hard to swallow for some that a band could simply miss the mere presence of a member as much as Chiodos missed Craig Owens, but the fact remains that it never for one moment felt the same while he was absent

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The Honda Civic Tour: 25 August 2012 - Indianapolis, IN

What happens when one indie music writer ends up smack dab in the middle of a wild crowd during Linkin Park's set at this year's Honda Civic Tour? He actually end up having a pretty good time.

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Tangled in the Great Escape: An Interview with Pierce the Veil

Experimental post-hardcore act Pierce the Veil has gone from a band on the verge to main stage scene-kings on the Vans Warped Tour. The band sits down with PopMatters to make sense of the wild ride.

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Yellowcard: Southern Air

Yellowcard hasn’t just staked their claim in their return to the scene, they’ve burnt it to the ground and constructed a monument of an album that will serve as the new benchmark for the pop-punk genre.

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Warped Tour 2012: The Here and Now

While not yet veterans, these bands are far from newbies and have spent a summer or two honing their skills on the tour and becoming some of this year’s must-see acts.

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Warped Tour 2012: A Blast From the Past

This year's Warped Tour welcomed back a number of bands that played a large role in shaping the current voice and appeal of the post-punk scene.

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Eisley: 11 July 2012 - Indianapolis, IN

It’s hard not to smile when you see Eisley. The band is clearly happy and satisfied with where they are and has a clear understanding of what they’re about.

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For the Foxes: The Revolution

For the Foxes burst from the gate with a fantastic debut full of pop-rock goodness.

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