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Writing Music: Biohazard

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series discovering and reviewing heavy metal bands in the order in which they appear in The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal by Daniel Bukszpan. Check out the rest of the series and stay tuned for new reviews each week. Until I finish this book, stay heavy, my friends. Maybe the reason the Resident Evil series of video […]

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Writing Music: The Atomic Bitchwax

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series discovering and reviewing heavy metal bands in the order in which they appear in The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal by Daniel Bukszpan. Check out the rest of the series and stay tuned for new reviews each week. Until I finish this book, stay heavy, my friends. This is another band that I hoped […]

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Tips for the Ultimate (and Drama-Free) EDM Vacation

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on March 30, 2016 by THEHIPMUNK So you’ve decided to spend your precious vacation time at raves and EDM festivals. You are undoubtedly in for a blast of epic proportions. Still, it’ll be helpful to employ a few strategies in advance of your trip in […]

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Writing Music: Aerosmith

Heavy Metal

This is part of an ongoing series of discovering and reviewing heavy metal bands in the order in which they appear in The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal by Daniel Bukszpan. Check out the rest of the series and stay tuned for new reviews each week. Until I finish this book, stay heavy, my friends. Another massive, mainstream, marginal metal band has […]

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Writing Music: Abdullah

Heavy Metal

Some writers require absolute silence to be at their best. I don’t know how they do it. Whenever I’m working at my computer — writing, editing, putting together social media posts, killing time on Reddit, whatever — I have to have some tunes in my ears. Recently, it’s been video game soundtracks from the 16- […]

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Five Free Things to Do in Vienna

View of the City from the Vienna Woods

  Austria’s beautiful and historic capital has no shortage of sights to see and things to do, but some of the city’s most popular attractions come with hefty admission fees. Luckily, the City of Music also offers top-notch entertainment for the budget traveler willing to stray from the beaten path. Visit the Perfect Parks Vienna […]

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An Artful August

Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture

  This month in Dublin, don’t miss two fantastic series of free (!) theater in Dublin’s beautiful outdoor venues. The city is angling for the coveted European Capital of Culture in 2020, and their artistic offerings to the community now will go a long way to securing this prestigious title. Shakespeare in the Park Running […]

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New Frugal Guide: Dublin Podcast Starring CMC Ireland

New Frugal Guide: Dublin Podcast Starring CMC Ireland

  Nestled in the crook of tiny Fishamble Street near Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin’s City Centre is the offices and library of the Contemporary Music Centre. I was inspired to pay them a visit after attending my second round of fabulous free lunchtime symphony concerts in the Horizons Series. I spoke with Evonne Ferguson, director […]

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RTE National Symphony Orchestra Horizons Series

RTE National Symphony Orchestra Horizons Series

  Each year, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Contemporary Music Centre to showcase the talents of contemporary Irish composers north and south. Called the Horizons Series, this month-long event features four absolutely free lunchtime concerts at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Each concert begins with a public interview with the […]

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