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I’m Zackary Zarrillo, and I’m a music blogger, artist manager, record label owner + employee, and podcaster in Philadelphia, PA and New York City, NY.

I’m stuck on a memory,
Of you dancing in a backyard in North Jersey.
You’re holding sparklers,
And silhouetted by the porch lights on a summer evening.
So, while I’m pulling my gloves off with my teeth, 
It occurred to me you used to be happy.

Shows At The First Unitarian Church Are (Kind Of) Coming To An End

propertyofzack:

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R5 Productions has announced that shows at the legendary First Unitarian Church are mostly coming to an end after 2014 due to the space not being used as heavily by the promoters. The venue has become an institution to the punk scene in Philadelphia. Read a message from R5 below.

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This sucks for a lot of reasons.

It also doesn’t suck for a lot of reasons.

It still sticks for a good amount of reasons, though. 

Off The Record 020: The Barometer Of Cool

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Listener Questions:

  • Thoughts on band name changes and band’s “relaunching” as a new band?
  • How can more localized bands produce great music recordings on a tight budget?
  • EP versus LPs versus song choice per release. 
  • What is it like working with bands in one area when you’re in another? Ie, virtual work.

Rock people don’t get the next Nirvana already happened 

  • Skrillex.
  • Lorde.

Songs Of Hatred

  • U2 released a new album. Apple put it in your music collection.
  • Apple is now letting you remove this album.
  • Why Zack thinks all of you complaining are being children.
  • Why Jesse hates U2.

The iPod Classic Is Dead

  • Zack is nostalgic.
  • Jesse hates nostalgia.

Maybe take a listen? 

kevinpdevine:

Broken-hearted, shocked.
Mike Skinner of the Goddamn Band & Miracle of 86 passed away this weekend.
Mike played on, toured on, and/or co-produced “Make The Clocks Move”, “Split The Country, Split The Street”, “Put Your Ghost To Rest” & “Brother’s Blood”, as well as Miracle’s “Every Famous Last Word” & “Last Gasp”.
Mike was my friend. He was charismatic, generous, tasteful, singular, brilliant, hilarious; he was a whirlwind, a magnet.
It’s impossible to overstate his contribution to the development of Miracle & KD+GDB, but, in short, he made us better, more interesting. More than almost any other person, he encouraged me to push myself, to be confident, to take my talent seriously, because he did.
Mike was dynamic, complex, and beautiful. My life’s richer & a lot more more colorful for the 12 years I got to have him in it. He loved to play for you guys and took a lot of pride in the records we made & tours we did.
He leaves a wonderful family. Keep them in your thoughts.
(I think Emily Driskill took this picture a long time ago, at Stubb’s in Austin.)

Incredibly sad news. 

kevinpdevine:

Broken-hearted, shocked.

Mike Skinner of the Goddamn Band & Miracle of 86 passed away this weekend.

Mike played on, toured on, and/or co-produced “Make The Clocks Move”, “Split The Country, Split The Street”, “Put Your Ghost To Rest” & “Brother’s Blood”, as well as Miracle’s “Every Famous Last Word” & “Last Gasp”.

Mike was my friend. He was charismatic, generous, tasteful, singular, brilliant, hilarious; he was a whirlwind, a magnet.

It’s impossible to overstate his contribution to the development of Miracle & KD+GDB, but, in short, he made us better, more interesting. More than almost any other person, he encouraged me to push myself, to be confident, to take my talent seriously, because he did.

Mike was dynamic, complex, and beautiful. My life’s richer & a lot more more colorful for the 12 years I got to have him in it. He loved to play for you guys and took a lot of pride in the records we made & tours we did.

He leaves a wonderful family. Keep them in your thoughts.

(I think Emily Driskill took this picture a long time ago, at Stubb’s in Austin.)

Incredibly sad news. 

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