By the Barricade Started A Record Label?
Nov13

By the Barricade Started A Record Label?

I don’t usually write personal articles but big changes are headed to By the Barricade. In just under three years this site went from an idea in a dorm room to a full fledged lifestyle. BtB’s team quickly grew with the help of writers and photographers from all over the country. With a common goal of giving every band equal share of the limelight regardless of size, By the Barricade progressed further than I ever dreamed....

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Warped Tour KS From One Writers Eyes
Aug15

Warped Tour KS From One Writers Eyes

The Vans Warped Tour is known for blistering heat, and July 30th was no exception. With temperatures surpassing ninety degrees by 11am, the Bonner Springs date of Warped Tour in Kansas proved to be another hot one. There are many jokes that go around about the humidity that plagues the Midwest, but when that is combined with an all-day endeavor on top of asphalt, the heat was no laughing matter. Over-shirts had already been removed...

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SuperSession Interview
Aug07

SuperSession Interview

South Bay melodic punk group SuperSession kicked off the show on Friday Aug 1 at the VFW in Redondo Beach, CA.  The trio was there in support of the band fIRED’s CD release, but also celebrated the debut of their own 3 song sampler, Urchin. By the Barricade was on hand to interview the guys and see what is coming up for the band.  Learn all about SuperSession in the full interview transcript that follows. Guitar/Vocals : Tony Cook...

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Is the Vans Warped Tour the Best tour on Earth?
Jun04

Is the Vans Warped Tour the Best tour on Earth?

Crowd surfers, moshing, dehydration, and your favorite bands are just a few of the things that are brought to mind when it comes to the Vans Warped tour. Twenty years ago founder Kevin Lyman had the idea of a tour that brought fans and their favorite music together at a price they could afford. The Vans Warped Tour is now one of the most popular festivals in the United States. It has become more than just a festival, it is more of a...

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Kevin Lyman Spills Secrets to Warped Tour’s Success
May27

Kevin Lyman Spills Secrets to Warped Tour’s Success

On May 22nd Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman stopped by Pomona, California at the California State Polytechnic University to share experiences, advice, and motivation with those lucky enough to attend the lecture. He discussed valuable techniques for almost all aspects of the music business and shared some of the reasons the Vans Warped Tour has become so successful. He then opened the floor to an anything goes Q and A. Some of the...

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Record Store Day 2014
Apr10

Record Store Day 2014

Saturday, April 19th is Worldwide Record Store Day.  Celebrated on all continents except Antarctica, Record Store Day honors the unique culture of the independent record store annually on the 3rd Saturday of April.  This year over 400 titles in all music genres will be available for vinyl collectors and music enthusiasts. Due to the limited nature of the releases, not all stores will order all titles and not all stores will get what...

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10 Artists that Shook the World
Apr04

10 Artists that Shook the World

Recent earthquakes in California were the catalyst for this post on Artists who shook things up.  The team at By the Barricade brainstormed a quick list of bands that caused a stir in the music world either through innovation or controversy.  Of course once you create this type of list, there are always more considerations and some contention over whether or not a band or artist is worthy of inclusion.  For music fans, bands and their...

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