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BY: ALYSON COLETTA
The whole idea of starting something this big was a bit nerve-wrecking at first.
I wanted to do this for the longest time, but without someone by my side helping me, it would be impossible. I woke up with a reconstructed idea of what I wanted to do with my life. This became it. I went to Briee [Salgado] and told her my plan. She was the only person to not find me entirely insane, and was thrilled to partner with me on this adventure. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my parents, who helped us set up everything for this. We are forever in your debt for believing in us enough to help us start this. I’d also like to give a special thanks to our staff. You are outstanding and we could never repay you for all that you have done for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love you dearly. Briee and I are two ordinary people who want to make people’s dreams come true. I tell everyone this: music gave so much to me, and now it’s time to give back. This is what Something to Shout About and Shout! Magazine are all about - making dreams come true and giving back to music. We hope, if you’re reading this, we can make your dreams come true.
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FEATURES 09 - SUMMER JAMS
15 - A VERY WARPED SUMMER
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Everyone at Shout! picks their top summer albums that you should know about and why. See what we’ve been listening to. Maybe you’ll discover your new favorite band!
In this interview, Dalton gets to pick at the brain of this Cincinnati-based rock band’s vocalist, Brady Reis.
Over the course of 3 days, Briee and Alyson took on Warped Tour. Read about the best acts of the summer, and why everyone should experience this great summer event.
Bands are forming daily, but some have been around far too long to not have gotten any recognition. This feature gives a shout out to the local / unsigned bands you should know about.
PAGE 5: PAGE 6: PAGE 7: PAGE 8: ATTILA MAKE ME FAMOUS STATE YOUR CAUSE HOLLYWOOD RED A LOSS FOR WORDS MAYDAY PARADE
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CHRIS FRONZAK OF ATTILA PHOTO BY: BRIEE SALGADO
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MATT ARSENAULT OF A LOSS FOR WORDS PHOTO BY: ALIE KHRON
KELLIN QUINN OF SLEEPING WITH SIRENS PHOTO BY: ALYSON COLETTA
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JAMES SCOTT OF STATE YOUR CAUSE PHOTO BY:DALTON BARTLETT
DEREK SANDERS OF MAYDAY PARADE PHOTO BY: BRIEE SALGADO
DOMINIC FRISSORA OF HOLLYWOOD RED PHOTO BY:DALTON BARTLETT
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LOCAL LOVE HOMETOWN KEARNY, NJ TRACKS TO JAM TO ESCAPIST LONG LIVE THE KING FLOODGATES GENRE PROGRESSIVE / METAL / HARDCORE
FEATURED: DAY IN DAY OUT
FACEBOOK FACEBOOK.COM/ DAYINDAYOUTBAND
Day In Day Out is one of the few local bands I’ve managed to see in the past couple months. They
caught my attention when they released their newest song “Escapist.” I gave it a listen, and I knew these guys were a band I had to see play live. I took a trip up to Clifton, NJ where they played at Dingbatz in the beginning of August. I brought along my camera to snap a few shots of the set, and I was set to see how well they could put on a show. I think it’s safe to say that I was impressed. I didn’t think to grab any of them for a quick Q&A at first, but when I got home I brainstormed some ideas for questions, and contacted the lead vocalist [Matt Whipple] asking if he’d like to do a little interview. He accepted without hesitation, and I was stoked to hear what he had to say. Day In Day Out has a lot of potential, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the future. The interview I had with Matt below will tell you more about them, and what they’ll have in store for their fans in the coming months. Keep an eye out for them! How did the band form? When did you guys start out?
In 2010, Brian, Will, and Kevin (guitarists and bassist, respectively), kind of wanted to start doing something musically that was fun. At the time, I was practicing vocals a lot more, and I was good friends with Brian, so they decided to grab me as a vocalist. I knew Matt Bastos from school, and he started playing drums and got good really quick (over a summer, actually), and we needed a drummer, so we added him to complete the lineup.
What made you want to make & play music? Is it just something you enjoy doing, or is this what you want as your career?
I think ever since we were young all of us liked music. We’ve all played instruments or wrote music the majority of our lives. I definitely want to play music as a career; I know lots of local bands say this, but it truly is my passion, and I’m so blessed to have the experience of being in this band and meeting people and such. So, yes, I do like playing music and want to make a career out of it, but at the same time I don’t want it to be without meaning.
Are you working on any new music that could be coming out soon? What about upcoming shows?
We’re actually writing a new EP at the moment. We have one song left to write for it, then we’ll wrap up pre-production for that final song and kind of pick apart the songs and make them better. Our original demos were kind of just thrown together. Like, we still enjoy them, but I feel if we took more
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time with them, they could have come out a whole lot better. So we’re gonna take our time with these next ones. As for shows, we have one on September 22nd with some cool local bands (Weighed in the Balance, Handed to the Thousands, etc.), one October 6th with Ark of the Covenant, and then one on October 21st with some locals and our best friends in The Divine Threshold.
What are you trying to accomplish with your band?
Right now, I think collectively we’re just trying to play a lot of shows and get people to listen to our music. It’s not really our goal to be signed or tour the world right now; we just kind of want people to listen to our music and get really into it, while being a band that stands for positivity.
Do you have any messages you’re trying to bring across in your songs?
Personally, as a lyricist, I believe your lyrics should reflect your beliefs. That’s why I hate seeing all these bands who kind of just sing about nothing; their heart isn’t in the right place. Personally, I’m a Christian, so my lyrics reflect that. The majority of us are Christians, not all of us, but that’s the message of this band. I kind of combine those beliefs I have along with stuff that’s going on in my life, and I always try to give a message of hope, which I believe is important.
Why do you think it’s important to support the local music scene? Do you think more people are getting involved, or does it seem to be dying out?
Before this band, I didn’t support the local scene at all, honestly. I know it sounds cliché, but now that I’m in it, I see that a lot of these bands are just as good as bigger bands out there. I think it’s important to support the local scene because it makes it fun for everyone; it allows the bands to have more fun by you participating, and you get to hang out with friends and check out some cool bands. Honestly, I haven’t been around here long enough, but it doesn’t seem too bad; there seem to be a lot of new bands popping up lately, and some are pretty talented. I guess I’ll see in the long run.
Cheesy question – why are you “something to shout about?” Why should people check you out?
I guess people should check us out because we kind of write what we want; our music is different. We all have different influences, from hardcore to post rock to indie to whatever else there is, and we all kind of draw from that; and also, because we actually stand behind our message and are real about it. INTERVIEW W/ MATT WHIPPLE BY: ALYSON COLETTA PHOTO BY: CARMINA LASAM
OUR CITY OF RUINS Down and dirty metal. When you listen to these guys, you’ll hear a lot of influence from Suicide Silence and The Black Dahlia Murder. These guys aren’t in it for the looks, or the fame. They’ve been shredding faces in the local Dayton, Ohio scene since 2007 and they’re still going strong. Powerful vocals, and strong guitars are the mold that holds this band together. To sum this band up, they ignore the scene, and more so... aim to destroy it. FACEBOOK.COM/OURCITYOFRUINS
STATES AWAY If you hate girls and love your bros, States Away is the way to go. With that pop-punk sound everybody loves to get down to, States Away has taken the southern Ohio music scene by storm with their thrilling breakdowns and storytelling lyrics. States Away is pure poppunk and they are aiming to please your ears. Don’t take this band lightly though, from the second they kick into their intro at a show, they’ll get the crowd moving.
HOLLYWOOD RED Ever hear your parents reminiscing about those old 1980’s hair metal bands? Ever see Guns ‘n Roses or Motley Crue on TV or the Internet and think, “Jesus, hair metal is dead.” Well, think again, because Hollywood Red from Columbus, Ohio is here and ready to stay. From Vince Neil vocals and Slash guitar solos, this band has it all, and they’re looking to send us all back in time. FACEBOOK.COM/HOLLYWOODRED614
LOCAL BAND YOU LOVE? Contact Alyson at alyson.coletta@ somethingtoshoutabout.com and tell us why they’re worth shouting about!
STATES AWAY PHOTO BY: RICK WAIT
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