Amy Sciarretto has scribbled for Kerrang! Spin, Revolver, Alternative Press, Noisecreep, Spinner, ARTISTdirect and Teen People, to name a few, as well as Taste of Country, GuySpeed and more. Google her and you'll see she's an expert on rock, metal, pop, movies and lip gloss. She's also Roadrunner's publicist, an author, a green tea drinker, a Jer-Z native (born in South Jersey, currently residing in North Jersey), a Philly sports fan and a bulldog owner.
10 Festival Survival Tips
Festivals: There's lots of 'em and lots to do at 'em. Since we're seasoned professionals and festival veterans, we know what to anticipate. We've learned how to prepare for 12-hour days in the hot sun; navigate the dozens of acts we want to see, even though they're spread across five stages located nowhere near one another; and deal with the raging desire to avoid using public toilets.
Gypie Mayo, Guitarist for Dr. Feelgood and Yardbirds, Dead at 62
Guitarist Gypie Mayo, whose impressive resume includes stints in pub rock band Dr. Feelgood and long-running rockers the Yardbirds, has died. He was 62.
CMJ 2013 Announces New Round of Performers: Yuck, Tanlines + More Headed to NYC
The CMJ Music Marathon is right around the corner -- it runs Oct. 15 through 19 at countless venues across NYC -- and organizers have announced a new round of performers. The roster includes Yuck, Real Estate, Father John Misty, the Head & the Heart and Talib Kweli.
Rock the Bells Cancels Washington + NYC Stops
The Washington, D.C., and New York Stops for the traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells have been canceled. The trek is celebrating its 10th year, but the anniversary mirth and merriment is now marred by this recent development.
Target Celebrates Fall Style With Some Help From Coco Electrik’s’ ‘Pussyfooter (Ju. Do. Remix)’
Who doesn't love Target? Visit the store with the Big Red Bullseye, and you can get everything you need, from groceries to bath towels to Halloween ephemera to limited edition, mass market, high-low fashion collaborations between the store and lux name-brand designers. In the new 'Tailored: Target Style Fall 2013 Trend' commercial, which is all of 16 seconds, models strut down the runway in sophis
Gentlemen Hall, ‘Every Morning’ – Video Premiere
Diffuser.fm has teamed up with Boston alt-rockers Gentlemen Hall to premiere the vivid stop-motion animation video for 'Every Morning.' It'll remind you of the glory days when claymation ruled MTV!
Win a Pair of 3-Day Passes to the Mountain Oasis Festival in Asheville, N.C.
Want to rage along with Trent and co. in North Cackalacka? Enter to win a coveted pair of 3-day passes.
Bonnaroo 2014 Dates Announced
Summer 2013 isn't even over yet, but already, the powers-that-be at Bonnaroo have announced the dates for the 2014 edition of this, one of the most enduring and best-attended American festivals of the last decade.
New Music Releases – September 2013
Summer may be giving up her fight, but as the list of September 2013 new music releases suggests, record labels aren't. Plenty of awesome new albums will land on retail shelves and digital platforms in September, and at the very least, the kids will have loads of good tunes to listen to as they head back to school and settle into the grind of classes, exams and all that stuff.
Voodoo Experience 2013 Adds the Cure as Third Headliner
New Orleans' annual Voodoo Experience festival has revealed its third headliner, and it's a biggie. It's none other than -- drumroll, please -- the Cure. Other bill-topping acts include Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails, giving the event a very '90s alt sheen. Nothing wrong with that, either.