We’ve been out of touch. It’s been a crazy few months since SXSW. A quick update for you:

– We gave a van away over SXSW to The Bad Sports from Denton, TX. Upon winning a van filled with music gear they literally drove off to go play a show later that day. Awesome.

– The whole damn site is finally being redeveloped and redesigned for awesomeness. Tons of new features are being added like being able to enter your tour dates and automatically connecting with people in those cities. Plus we adding more features to allow more non-band connections to be made. Like if you’re a music fan and want to go to a festival in Seattle but you live in Madison. Then you too can find a free place to stay. Super sweet, right?

– Better Than The Van Happy Hours return! We did it last summer and we’re gearing up for a few again this year. With one exception…they will be entirely more bad ass this time around. Details are still being hashed out so stay tuned….

– Scott got some chickens and they are living in his backyard. It’s crazy.

Introducing: BTTV – Music and culture distilled

We quietly launch a little magazine after SXSW. It’s filled with show reviews, record reviews, essays, fiction, photography and a ton more.

Features

My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.

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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."

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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.

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