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Voting Is Punk: Election Low-down

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Voting Is Punk: Election Low-down

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, 6,659,587 of the state’s citizens are registered to vote, but only about 68% of them actually go vote. We’re here to help give you the low-down on the upcoming North Carolina elections so you don’t miss out. The punk rock community has always been influenced by politics. It’s essentially how it was born; “rebelling from society’s norms” & shedding light on world issues. The Clash, Sex Pistols, Green Day, Minor Threat, etc. are known for their activism through music. I’m not trying to make this a thesis statement leading up to...

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The History Of Sophomore Slump

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The History Of Sophomore Slump

So we all know & love Sophomore Slump Fest, but do we know how far its come just over the past few years? Let’s take a walk down memory lane.   SSF 2016 Man, 2016 feels like it was just yesterday. Were you there for the birth of Sophomore Slump 3 years ago? We had the legendary Swedish rockers, Abandoned By Bears, the ever-so-addicting pop punk group, Knockout Kid, and Cincinnati’s favorite, Settle Your Scores to headline the “grand opening.” The supporting acts hailed mainly from the Midwest or locally as a matter of convenience & efficiency for the first...

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Local Music Scene: Philly/NJ

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Local Music Scene: Philly/NJ

Hello fellow music lovers or person who accidentally clicked on this— What’s up? Let’s discuss a few of my favorite Philly/New Jersey based bands for a moment. Why? Don't you live in Massachusetts, Deirdre? Are you a poser? Perhaps, I am, italicized font. Although, I immensely appreciate New England’s music scene (I’m sure I’ll share my thoughts in the future), I went to college in Manhattan, so I have a few friends from the Jersey area. Considering the fact our common interests revolve mostly around attending live shows, I’ll find myself venturing to Jersey once every few months if a tour run...

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How To: Rock Out Respectfully

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How To: Rock Out Respectfully

As you attend all your favorite shows this summer, FBT wants to remind you to be aware of your surroundings & take care of your fellow (wo)man.

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SOPHOMORE SLUMP FEST: FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

SOPHOMORE SLUMP FEST: FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

Sophomore Slump Fest premieres the first wave of artists performing at the fourth annual event in Durham, North Carolina at Motorco Music Hall. Artists include Scowl Brow, Shame Spiral, Nominee, AVOID, Keep Flying, and MORE!

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