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mental health

The Music Industry Should Follow This Label’s Mental Health Initiative

Royal Mountain Records’ pledge to extend benefits to its artists is a big deal.
Brad Garcia
2.8.19
daily vice

How a Musician Hacked His Drum Kit to Sound Like a Full Band

'Daily VICE' met up with drummer Greg Fox to find out how he used high-tech sensors to make one instrument produce a landscape of sounds.
VICE Staff
9.14.17
Music

We Asked Canadian Musicians If Going to College Was Worth It

"I realized while I was in university that I didn't really want to write about other people; I just wanted to write music."
Gregory Adams
9.18.16
Stuff

What It Feels Like to Impersonate a Rock Star Onstage

Learning lessons in truth and beauty from ABBA, Oasis, and Foo Fighters impersonators who make a living at the summer's biggest fake festivals.
Francisco Garcia
7.13.16
Music

Bands Tell Us About the Worst Places They've Crashed While Touring

Glamorous tales of rotting crack houses and having your head used as a toilet.
Graham Isador
6.24.16
Music

Why Twisted Sister Actually Matters

Known today mostly as a one-hit wonder and a rock history footnote from the hair metal era, Twisted Sister's story of slow rise and rapid fall shows how fleeting fame can be.
Tony Rettman
6.20.16
Music

We Asked Bands to Show Us What They Take on Tour

There's the stuff that's so valuable you'd jump of a building to save, and then the things you more or less expect to be destroyed.
Kate Richardson
6.5.16
Music

Why Embattled LA DIY Venue The Smell Is So Important

After LA's DIY music venue The Smell was threatened with a demolition notice, we spoke to some of the bands who came up performing and hanging out there.
Peter Holslin
6.3.16
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Dissecting Parquet Courts' Surreal Stress Dreams About Endless Subways

Sean Yeaton is a brilliant bizarro and also the bassist of Parquet Courts. Whenever the band goes on tour, he has this recurring dream about a labyrinthine subway system and a vague destination he never reaches. We had an analyst interpret the...
Zach Sokol
3.27.16
Stuff

I'm Not OK: Remembering What It Meant to Be Emo

Straightened hair, snakebite piercings, straight guys kissing—what a time to be alive.
Joe Bish
3.11.16
Soulwax

​Soulwax Review All 15 Bands They Invented for the 'Belgica' Soundtrack

Being in a band is easy. You wanna do something really cool? Play in 15 bands at once.
Jemayel Khawaja
2.24.16
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The VICE Guide to Chicago: Where to Listen to Music

When it comes to venues in Chicago, you can take your pick.
VICE Travel Staff
2.3.16
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