Brand New Set at High & Low Fest

Brand New

Brand New performed at High & Low Fest last night. A bunch of fans stayed up and watched fan shot live streams while chatting in the forum last night. You can find the full setlist below, re-read the fan reaction in the forum, and download the set via Brand New Archive.

If that’s a variation of the “goodbye” set, holy hell, it’s just about perfect. Also, pretty cool to see Kevin Devine up there on stage playing with the band. He harmonizes perfectly.

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Interview: Anthony Raneri of Bayside (Video Interview)

Bayside

Bayside have been going strong since 2004, but it was the band’s 2007 release, The Walking Wounded, that solidified their place in the alt-rock scene. The New York-based band decided to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the album with a small club tour. I sat down for a video interview with lead singer, Anthony Raneri, prior to the first night’s show at the Ottobar in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Radiohead Issue Statement on Stage Collapse Case

Radiohead

Radiohead have issued a statement in response to a judge’s decision to stay the charges in a case regarding a collapsed stage that resulted in the death of drum tech Scott Johnson:

We are appalled by the decision to stay the charges against Live Nation, Optex Staging, and Domenic Cugliari. This is an insult to the memory of Scott Johnson, his parents and our crew.

It offers no consolation, closure or assurance that this kind of accident will not happen again.

XXXTentacion’s Reported Victim Details Grim Pattern of Abuse in Testimony

Pitchfork

Pitchfork:

On August 25, Florida rapper XXXTentacion released his debut album, 17, which entered at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The music arrived amid online debate over the criminal case against the 19-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy. Last October, prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. […]

Now, Pitchfork has obtained a 142-page transcript of testimony by XXXTentacion’s reported victim, delivered over two and a half hours in January at a public defender’s office in Miami.