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(Album Review):  “Dead Kids, R.I.P. City” by SOFT KILL + Livestream Review
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(Album Review): “Dead Kids, R.I.P. City” by SOFT KILL + Livestream Review

On November 20th, legendary post-punk band Soft Kill released "Dead Kids, R.I.P. City" to the masses via Cercle Social Records/Cobraside.  This includes the singles "Floodgate" featuring Tamaryn, "Pretty Face" and "Roses All Around".  The album takes on the tale of Portland, Oregon the past 20 years with a story of melancholy on how the simple times are seemingly lost to the tech-fueled transformation of the city.  The album was produced by Howie Weinberg, who has produced The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nirvana.  Here is our take on the album: If you have a love of seeking new music you know if an album is worth your time in the first 30 seconds, often in the first few notes.  Soft Kill comes crashing through a fog of strings on their opening track, “Roses All Around” and immediately in...
(Boxed Set Review) “40 Live: CURÆTION 25 + ANNIVERSARY” by THE CURE
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(Boxed Set Review) “40 Live: CURÆTION 25 + ANNIVERSARY” by THE CURE

Goth rock pioneers The Cure sure have been busy boys the past few years. From their induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, to the Robert Smith curated MELTDOWN 25 festival, work on a new studio album and a sold-out summer tour I had the good fortune to attend in Ireland and tell everyone about at any given opportunity. (In fact, within these very brackets I am once more reminding you that I saw The Cure at Malahide Castle, Ireland, June 8th 2019. It was amazing.)   The Cure’s legacy and impact on popular culture is impossible to deny. Robert Smith has fought a giant robot Barbara Streisand in South Park and his tears are said to have been used in Vince Noir’s ultra-hold hairspray in British sitcom, The Mighty Boosh. Their songs not only still blessing our ear holes via regular r...
Charity Bomb & Goldenvoice Presents Strange 80’s 3D on June 1st in Los Angeles, featuring members of CHVRCHES & NO DOUBT!
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Charity Bomb & Goldenvoice Presents Strange 80’s 3D on June 1st in Los Angeles, featuring members of CHVRCHES & NO DOUBT!

Charity Bomb is proud to announce Strange 80s 3D, the third annual benefit concert set to take place on June 1st at The Fonda Theatre. Tickets are on sale Friday, April 19th @ 10AM PT: http://bit.ly/Strange80s3D. All proceeds will go to Talinda Bennington's mental health initiative "320 Changes Direction", serving those who suffer from mental health, depression and addiction issues. For more information, please visit: www.strange80s.com. Hosted by MTV's Matt Pinfield, the third annual Strange 80s will transform The Fonda Theatre with 3-D production, classic 80s film set installations, and iconic designs. Confirmed performers include: Lauren Mayberry & Mark Doherty of CHVRCHES, Adrian Young of No Doubt, Scott Shriner of Weezer, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal, Pierre Bouvier...
Strange 90’s: A Benefit for JERRY BRYANT of JBTV Announces Performers for March 8th Benefit Show in Chicago
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Strange 90’s: A Benefit for JERRY BRYANT of JBTV Announces Performers for March 8th Benefit Show in Chicago

Charity Bomb is proud to announce Strange 90s, a benefit concert for Jerry Bryant of JBTV, set to take place on Friday, March 8th at Metro Chicago. All proceeds will go to Jerry's cancer treatment fund. Tickets are officially on sale HERE. Performers include: Naked Raygun, Andrew W.K., Local H, members of Kill Hannah, Stabbing Westward, Plain White T's, OURs, Broken Hope, Morrissey, and MS MR, with additional performers to be announced over the next few weeks! Surrounding the fundraiser, President of JBTV Michael Harnett has expressed that "Jerry wants everyone to know that although these obstacles are difficult and there's a lot of trials to come - he's committed more than ever to helping artists and exposing new music." Jerry Bryant, the Emmy award winning host and owner of the ...
Razorwire Halo Converses with Madness To Creation on David Hasselhoff, Sweat, Dystopia, and Human Nature
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Razorwire Halo Converses with Madness To Creation on David Hasselhoff, Sweat, Dystopia, and Human Nature

Editor's Note:  It was a great night at Lifers in Algona as Kansas City regional touring band Razorwire Halo was sharing the stage with Motograter.  Razorwire Halo brings unique concepts to their music, ranging from graphic novel ideas to dystopia to cryogenic concept in their music.  When I watched their live show, it reminded me of Celldweller meets mid 1990's Marilyn Manson.  Razorwire Halo has recently released their music video for "Sweat", which you can check out after this interview.  Fans can find Razorwire Halo at the following locations: www.facebook.com/razorwirehalomusic www.razorwirehalo.com Madness To Creation:  Just tell me who you are and what you do in the band. Rob:  My name is Rob and I'm the touring guitarist. Darrell:  My name is Darryl and I'm the guita...
(EP Review) “Negative Space” by Satellite Citi
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(EP Review) “Negative Space” by Satellite Citi

Take something that sounds futuristic, while sounding absolutely raw with hints of psychedelic power with a whole lot of social consciousness behind it.  That's what you get when you mix those elements to come up with Los Angeles alternative rock band Satellite Citi.  This past spring, Satellite Citi released their EP entitled "Negative Space". When I think of "Negative Space", I think of removing anything that can be toxic in your life so you can feel whole again.  These days, I believe that there is this whole vacuum of negative space as we are bombarded with thousands upon thousands of advertisements, meeting people that are more likely to have negative energy as opposed to positive energy, and making every effort possible to live that life of balance and composure instead of being l...
MTC’s A-Z Throwback Reviews: Featuring Ryan Adams!
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MTC’s A-Z Throwback Reviews: Featuring Ryan Adams!

Out of Jacksonville, North Carolina comes an indie singer/songwriter who seems to captivate fans of MUSIC whether on stage or through his recordings.  Ryan Adams has been going at it since he received his GED in North Carolina. Ryan Adams was briefly in bands known as Blank Label and The Patty Duke Syndrome briefly formed country music group Whiskeytown before venturing off as a solo artist.  In 2000, Ryan Adams released probably his most critically acclaimed piece of work as an artist entitled "Heartbreaker".  "Heartbreaker" is known for the classic "Oh My Sweet Carolina" and it showcases a storytelling sense, with a hint of punk rock attitude and whiskey tinged country in the music.  The album featured Kim Richey and Emmylou Harris on backing vocals.  The album was so well received that...
Talking Music and Wrestling:  Madness To Creation Converses with John Bee of American Opera!
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Talking Music and Wrestling: Madness To Creation Converses with John Bee of American Opera!

Editor's Note:  It was an interesting night of music that kind of took me out of my comfort zone.  It was a dinner show type of evening where people were having steak dinners while listening to American Opera and Carter Hulsey swap songs at The Whiskey House Bar & Grill in Ankeny, Iowa.  It was a relaxing night of music, yet both John Bee of American Opera and Carter Hulsey provided contrasting styles to that evening's performance!  In this conversation, you will get to hear about his signing with Spartan Records, his upcoming record entitled "Small Victories", and pro wrestling.  Without further delay, here's Madness To Creation's conversation with John Bee of American Opera! M.T.C.:  Nice set up there with you and Carter! American Opera:  Thanks dude, I appreciate it! M.T.C....