LIVESTREEAM REVIEW: Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals – A Vulgar Display of Pantera


If there’s one thing the last twelve months or so have taught people it’s how to adapt, and fans of live music have been no exception. With no shows to attend, the number of people paying to watch their favourite bands – or just any band – performing special quarantine sets has been steadily on the rise.

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW – Crowbar


Directed by Mike Holderbeast (Exhorder/High on Fire) what you see (and hear) from “Crowbar from New Orleeeaanns!” third slab of live streamage is what you’d expect to get… Crowbar playing a bunch of songs in an empty bar. Continue reading


LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Melvins TV: Volume 2 – Divine Monkeyshines Valentine’s Day Special


A Melvins Valentine’s Day Special……. Yeah…….. let that sink in for a moment. If you were anything like me you started with a puzzled look that slowly turned into a grin as the gears began turning trying to imagine what this could entail. With Covid changing the game everyone has had to dig into their bag of tricks and hustle like never before. It’s like touring (thanx to social media) has turned into who can be more creative and really tap into what they think their fans are going to want. So, a lot of bands have been going the route of the “Live Stream ”, but how the hell do you get ppl to pay to watch a band play in front of nobody? I mean it’s like sitting in on a rehearsal, it’s cool but you’re not getting the feels or the energy of the crowd and artist interaction.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #565: Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks Returns

Matt and Curtis welcome back Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks/Blast Beat Network. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #565 is an interview with Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks on Whether Where you Are From Matters. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Avatar – Age Of Memories


In a time when the world must take a break from live concerts and events to keep our peers safe, there are few ways for bands to keep their connection with the fans alive. Melodic Death Metal quintet Avatar, however, have found an effective way around that – one in which they not only perform multiple livestreams of full shows but have their fans select the songs they play. Thus, Avatar Ages was born.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #564: Group Chat On Promoting Music, Hardcore Ethics and More!

Matt, Curtis, and Keefy from Ghost Cult hosted a new FREE music marketing Q & A over Zoom. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #564 is our Group Chat On Promoting Music, Hardcore Ethics and More! The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #563: Miscommunication

Matt and Curtis discuss why being clear with your communication is everything. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #563 is all about Miscommunication. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #562: Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions


Matt welcomes in music industry legend and expert Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions (ex Season of Mist) but his long career in the business. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #562 is an interview with Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions. International. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #561: Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International


Matt welcomes in Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International to forecast what the future of the music industry looks like for record deals, touring, and more. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #561 is an interview with Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading