Videos
Mutts: "Shake It Up"

Mutts: “Shake It Up”

Live! from The Rock Room has released the second video from their session with Chicago's Mutts. For their follow-up, the band performs the track "Shake It Up" off of the 2014 EP, Fuel Yer Delusion Vol. 4. You can check out their performance below.

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Vasudeva announces new record

Vasudeva announces new record

New Jersey's instrumental band Vasudeva have announced they will be releasing a new record in 2017. The record is called No Clearance and it will be released on March 31st through Skeletal Lightning. They will be releasing the first single and the pre-order for the album on January 24th. You can click read more to view the album art and track-listing.

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Culture Abuse accuses From First to Last of stealing LP cover

Culture Abuse have accused the reunited From First To Last, which includes Skrillex, of stealing the design of an album cover. Culture abuse claims that their album cover for Peach looks strikingly similar to the album cover for Make War.

On social media, Culture Abuse noted the similarities and also quoted Bob Marley and the Wailers, for some reason. Skrillex responded with "Just wanted to convey we were unaware of the band Culture Abuse’s cover art with a peach similar to ours for From First to Last that we released yesterday. It was a complete coincidence, and we would never disrespect or appropriate another artist’s work. Shoutout to Culture Abuse, and as a positive to come from this, hopefully people will go check out their music and show them some love."

You can see both covers below, along with songs by both bands.

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Interviews
Jess Townsend teaches YOU how to play the drums

Jess Townsend teaches YOU how to play the drums

Jess Townsend is a freight train crammed into a 5'7'' frame. As the drummer for the band/carnival show that is World/Inferno Friendship Society, Townsend has kept that pack of animals rocking along with her heavy, energetic boom-bap for nearly seven years. Finding anyone who could get the Inferno crew to act in unison is an exercise in futility, but somehow, night after night, Townsend is able to crack the whip and get the crew rocking along with her forceful finesse.

But not only that, she's backed early La punk legend Alice bag on tour, has supported legendary feminist-rocker June Millington, and has played in Parlour Bells.

Now, in addition to drumming in Inferno, she's giving out lessons and you can get schooled on that here. In the meantime, check out Editor John Gentile's interview with Townsend below.

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Videos
Amuse: "Life Sucks"

Amuse: “Life Sucks”

Live! from The Rock Room just released the first video for the session with Indianapolis' Amuse. The song, "Life Sucks," comes from their forthcoming EP of the same name. Amuse will also be playing a series of dates starting this month and into February, looping around Lake Michigan. You can check out the dates of that tour, and video of their performance, below.

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