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Tune-In Tuesdays #57: Cardiac Half on Having Faith in Music

Alt-pop sibling duo Cardiac Half has put both halves of their hearts into their music, a dream they’re working towards turning into a career.

Cardiac Half is led by brothers Drew and Dylan Miller, two passionate, faith-driven musicians who touch their audiences with their honest, compelling, and intriguing lyrics.

Recently, we spoke to Drew and Dylan via telephone to learn more about their background in music, their latest single “Medicine,” and their goals as a band.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #55: Wave Break on “Out of Breath”

New Jersey-based alt-rock band Wave Break has made waves with their energetic sound in the past, but they’re on the verge of unleashing a tsunami with the release of their single “Out of Breath” on Feb. 7th.

Recently, we reached out to vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kelly Barber and bassist Ken Knightly to learn more about the band, their upcoming single, and their passion for performing live.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #54 BONUS: Doctor Octoroc on Creating “Soft Bits In”

Last week, Levi “Doctor Octoroc” announced the upcoming Kickstarter for his latest chiptune project: “Soft Bits In,” a tribute to The Flaming Lips’ “Soft Bulletin” album.

We spoke to Doctor Octoroc via telephone to get a behind the scenes glimpse at his creative process, as well as a taste for what backers can look forward to on the Kickstarter.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #54: From UK to LA with Karima Francis

UK-raised and LA-based indie artist Karima Francis touches her listeners with her heartfelt, organic sound, which is further highlighted by her moving lyricism.

Following the release of her single, “Shelf Life,” which details the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, Calif. we reached out to Francis via email to learn more about her years of performing, her music, and her goals for 2020.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #53 BONUS: Doctor Octoroc Announces New Kickstarter Project

Levi “Doctor Octoroc,” the mastermind behind “In The RP2A Over the Sea,” a chiptune cover album of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” is gearing up to launch a Kickstarter for his latest project: “Soft Bits In,” a chiptune tribute to The Flaming Lips’ “The Soft Bulletin” album.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #53: Big Smile on What it Means to Be a Band

Ohio-based band Big Smile has been leaving everyone with a big smile on their face through the power of their signature “angry, sad boy, pop-punk” sound.

Earlier this month, we spoke to Big Smile bassist John Morris via email to learn more about the band, their latest music video, and their upcoming shows.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #52: Going Back in Time to an 80’s Arcade with Nae

Florida-based synthpop artist Nae is a colorful, fun-loving musician who is just as vibrant as her music sounds.

Following the release of her latest single, “80’s Arcade,” we spoke to Nae via email to learn more about the track, the upcoming music video, and her passion for music.

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BYOBottle: The Future of Sustainable Concerts and Festivals

Nothing looks more like a music festival than rubber bracelets, band t-shirts, flower crowns, and countless water bottles littering the ground.

…What, can you blame the attendees? Staying hydrated is vital to survival, and it’s all the more important when you’re dancing your heart out or drinking your face off at a festival, as stressed by the data in a 2018 Addiction Science and Clinical Practice study.

But we don’t have to dehydrate the audience in order to help save the planet, nor do we have to put an end to festivals altogether.

There’s a middle ground that allows us to have the best of both worlds: water and music. Meet BYOBottle.

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