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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 238):  Jordan of A BETTER HAND
Alternatives, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 238): Jordan of A BETTER HAND

Contributor's Note:  Jordan of Minneapolis alternative rock trio A Better Hand joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 238th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Jordan talks about A Better Hand's latest release entitled "Cheap Smokes and Champagne", which was released February 26th via Mutant League Records.  They also discussed their music video and single "25 Below", and they get into a discussion about The Menzingers.  A Better Hand is out of Minneapolis and if you're into bands like State Champs, you'll definitely be into A Better Hand.  Fans can find A Better Hand on Facebook, Bandcamp and Twitter. Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Fans can check o...
WEEKEND BRUNCH EDITION Vol. 9:  Weekly Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts (11/2-11/3)
Making The Grade

WEEKEND BRUNCH EDITION Vol. 9: Weekly Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts (11/2-11/3)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this special First Weekend of November edition of Weekend Brunch Edition Weekly News and Spotify Playlist via Madness To Creation!  The air is crisp, and people are getting stressed out knowing that the holidays are right around the corner.  As we have been crazy busy with our work weeks, we are celebrating the weekend!  We crack open some eggs, fry up some steak, and enjoy some brunch.  But wait, we missed out some music news and you might be wanting some new music to check out!  Well, Madness To Creation is your hookup, holler if you hear us!  #SorryScottSteiner  So, after you put away the Halloween decorations, sit back and relax and enjoy this weekly Spotify playlist. It is broken down into the following categories:  Meat & Taters:  This is where the...
Wilson Shaner of LAST NIGHT SAVED MY LIFE Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness, “Undone” and Upcoming Release “Cherry”
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

Wilson Shaner of LAST NIGHT SAVED MY LIFE Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness, “Undone” and Upcoming Release “Cherry”

Editor's Note:  Michigan pop/rock band LAST NIGHT SAVED MY LIFE is preparing to take some major steps in their career in 2019.  They have recently premiered their music video for "Undone" with Substream Magazine and they are going to be releasing their debut full-length album entitled "Cherry" on June 28th.  Last Night Saved My Life is composed of Wilson Shaner on vocals, Justin Burns on guitars, Riley Hupfer on guitars, Ryne Weber on bass, and Eric Cousins on drums.  Wilson Shaner was kind enough to sit down with Madness To Creation to discuss mental health, their music video for "Undone" and the upcoming debut album "Cherry".  Fans can find Last Night Saved My Life at the following locations: www.facebook.com/lastnightsavedmylife www.lastnightsavedmylife.com Madness To Creation:...
Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 5:  Weekly Music News plus Spotify Playlist for your Easter Sunday!
Making The Grade

Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 5: Weekly Music News plus Spotify Playlist for your Easter Sunday!

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this special Easter edition of Weekly Brunch Edition via Madness To Creation!  Here the weekend is upon us, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you get to sleep in!  As we have been crazy busy with our work weeks, we are celebrating the weekend!  We crack open some eggs, fry up some steak, and enjoy some brunch.  But wait, we missed out some music news and you might be wanting some new music to check out!  Well, Madness To Creation is your hookup, holler if you hear us!  #SorryScottSteiner It is broken down into the following categories:  Meat & Taters:  This is where the heavy hitters come in to play.  The main course if you will.  Chances are you’ve heard of this group.  Light & Fluffy:  This is where a band/artist might come off on t...
Maggie Schneider Gets Into The Christmas Spirit with Madness To Creation!
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

Maggie Schneider Gets Into The Christmas Spirit with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  It was so good to talk to Maggie Schneider in reference to the Atlanta music scene, her performance at the Vans Warped Tour, and in regards to her indie-folk side project The Foreword.  She has also shared the stage with the likes of He Is We, Assuming We Survive, and We Were Sharks.  We also had a wonderful discussion about her career, Christmas traditions, and her singles "695 North Avenue" and "Pretend".  Fans can find Maggie Schneider at the following locations: www.facebook.com/itsmaggieschneider www.rockinmags.com www.twitter.com/rockinmags www.instagram.com/rockinmags www.facebook.com/TheForewordDuo https://linktr.ee/theforewordduo Madness To Creation:  What's going on today? Maggie:  Oh, nothing much, just excited for Christmas, I'm getting i...
Tobi Duncan of Trash Boat Discusses His Puppy and Vans Warped Tour with Madness To Creation!
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

Tobi Duncan of Trash Boat Discusses His Puppy and Vans Warped Tour with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  UK Alternative Rock band Trash Boat has recently wrapped up the Vans Warped Tour and have also released their album entitled "Crown Shyness" via Hopeless Records.  Madness To Creation had literally a few minutes to prepare for this interview, so prepare for this off-the-cuff conversation with vocalist Tobi Duncan.  Fans can find this sensational band at the following locations: www.facebook.com/TrashBoatUK www.trashboat.co.uk www.twitter.com/TrashBoatUK www.instagram.com/TrashBoatUK Madness To Creation:  Your band, Trash Boat, has recently released "Crown Shyness" via Hopeless Records, how has the response been thus far? Tobi:  Well, our data signal doesn't really work too well out here, so I haven't really had a chance to dive into the depths of the Inter...
Sam Boxold and Scott Eckel of MAKEOUT Gets “Childish” with Madness To Creation While Being “Open Minded” at Vans Warped Tour!
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

Sam Boxold and Scott Eckel of MAKEOUT Gets “Childish” with Madness To Creation While Being “Open Minded” at Vans Warped Tour!

Editor's Note: It was a beautiful time at the Vans Warped Tour as we got to interview some amazing artists.  I hope that someone will pick up where Kevin Lynam left off with this extravagant festival.  Punk rockers Makeout were the first on the docket and it made for a thoroughly good conversation.  They are known for their highly energetic show and music that is full of fun and happiness.  Fans can find Makeout at the following locations: www.facebook.com/MAKEOUTOFFICIAL www.makeoutofficial.com Madness To Creation:  You must work out guys! *laughs* Sam:  Yeah man! I'm so buff!  *laughs* Madness To Creation:  What types of working out do you like to do? Sam:  Honestly man, I like to skate.  I try to do some pushups every now and then, and our set is pretty much all cardio...
The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 9:  “From All Time Low to Transform Space: How Vans Warped Tour Impacted My Career” by Maggie Schneider
The Musician's Tribune

The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 9: “From All Time Low to Transform Space: How Vans Warped Tour Impacted My Career” by Maggie Schneider

Editor's Note:  There is something to be said about that singer-songwriter who takes multiple influences and creates it into his/her own brand.  That is what Atlanta native Maggie Schneider certainly did as she is carving her own niche into the music world.  Maggie's career began to launch as she found herself sharing the stage with the likes of State Champs, Jonny Craig, Like Pacific, and Courage My Love, and her EP "Tinted Glasses" is out now!  I would venture to say that she never imagined playing at Vans Warped Tour, let alone being produced by Rian Dawson of All Time Low, which she considers as one of her all time favorite bands.  In this edition of "The Musician's Tribune", you will read about how the band All Time Low came full circle in Maggie Schneider's life and career.  In the m...
(Album Review) “Living Proof” by State Champs
Standards and Benchmarks

(Album Review) “Living Proof” by State Champs

The phrase "living proof" can take on several meanings.  When I think of "living proof", I think of situations involving learning from tough lessons or going through challenging obstacles to prove doubters wrong and in order to grow as a person.  I also think of "living proof" as when you're giving advice of something that is advisable or not advisable, one advises because they've been through a situation and are trying to help somebody in that situation so the two people can relate to one another.  "Living Proof" means growth and maturation and pop-punksters State Champs embody that definition that I described with their June 15th release of "Living Proof" via Pure Noise Records. State Champs got help and mentoring from pop-punk heavyweights Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 and Alex Gaskarth of ...