Monster Energy artists dominate 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Monster Energy artists dominate 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Last week the Loudwire Music Awards took place honoring some of the finest talent in the heavy metal and rock music genres. Several of Monster Energy’s artists performed at the event with a number of them taking home prestigious awards. Texas thrashers …

How Ross Robinson shaped nu metal
Heavy music’s lyrical content had always preached the message of being all-powerful and being part of metal’s all-encompassing fellowship, but Jonathan wrote about isolation, vulnerability and the trials and tribulations of being an adolescent weirdo.

5 great 2017 metal albums you may have missed
White Ward work in electronics that at various times have elements of glitch, future garage, trip-hop, industrial, and breakbeat, and even their heavy parts aren’t just pulling from traditional black metal … styles of music together and the results …
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Redesigning NBA Logos As Hip-Hop Artists, Because The Two Are Already Indelibly Intertwined

Redesigning NBA Logos As Hip-Hop Artists, Because The Two Are Already Indelibly Intertwined
Dr. James Naismith may have invented the game of basketball when he drew up his famous and expensive 13 original rules on December 21, 1891, but the game today assimilated the majority of its moves and traditions from the inner-city playgrounds and …
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Hip Hop Hall of Fame Adds Hotel, Retail, & Performance Venue to New Manhattan Hip Hop Museum…
NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — After two decades of development, the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame (“HHHOF”) is poised to become “the Hip-Hop institution of record for the 21st century,” as reported in Billboard Magazine. The organization kicks off …

Hip-hop and politics have a long history behind the mic
This weekend one of hip-hop’s hottest acts, Drake, lent his talent to protest offshore drilling. On Sunday, the 23-year-old rapper performed at the Stop The Offshore Drilling rally at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. In May, hip-hop veteran Talib …
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Smartphones at Concerts: How Some Artists are Dealing with Them

61783766Smartphones at Concerts: How Some Artists are Dealing with Them
In 2005, Bono asked fans to take out their cellphones at a U2 concert and hold them up high. “Make this place a Christmas tree,” he instructed, likening phones to a “modern cigarette lighter…but far more powerful.” But just over a decade later, phones …
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Concerts coming to the SF Bay Area
Everyone was shocked after Holly Holms second round knockout of Ronda Rousey on Saturday night. Perhaps no one was more shocked than UFC commentator Joe Rogan. There are few moments in a sports fans life when one is literally left speechless.
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Ex-One Direction man Zayn Malik to announce UK concerts
The former 1D singer is set to announce his own huge UK concerts after setting up new company Drop Zed Touring, including at least one date at London’s O2 Arena. A source said: “Zayn’s excited and he’ll be as hands-on with this as he was with his album.
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Five World-Class Artists Talk About Why Photography Is Their Passion

trendFive World-Class Artists Talk About Why Photography Is Their Passion
As a part of the promotion for Photo London 2016, the exhibition team has put together a video with five fine art photographers who are interviewed about their love of photography. This short shows off some of their captivating work and really brings …
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Urbex Photography Taken to the Next Level: On Top of Christ the Redeemer
When looking at urbex photographer’s work, one can only wonder how they get in some places. Often these photographers will go to crazy locations just to get a single picture. Sometimes risking their life – or so it seems like – to get that adrenaline …
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Feature | Faces Of Photography: Walking The Line Between Art & Artifact
With the advent of digital photography, the act of constructing and recording life has become a language all its own as it can be created without cost in the hands of anyone who has a phone. Its very ubiquity demands a new level of discourse as our …
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French right-wing tells artists: Earn your keep

trendFrench right-wing tells artists: Earn your keep
Artists on the French Riviera are dismayed by a decree from the far-right town hall of Frejus, obliging them to give free workshops for schoolchildren or lose their low-rent accommodation. David Rachline, one of 11 Front National (FN) mayors elected in …
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Top 10 Horror/Sci-Fi Artists
This list comes from Stoneburner’s Steven Archer, who put together an incredible and richly detailed list that goes over his Top 10 Horror/Sci-Fi Artists. Archer explains, “I am using the term “artists” very loosely because I would like to cover a lot …
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Bucksport Arts Festival to feature 30 artists
This weekend she will be at the Bucksport Arts festival showing off some of her paintings along with about 30 other artists. The festival will feature a variety of art from jewelry to fiber to wood along with food and music. Lammers is looking forward …
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