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  At just about every show I’ve been to over the last six months, there has been a recurring theme of gratitude beaming from the stage. Hearing “We are so happy we can finally be here with you tonight” expelling from the PA in multiple cities. Huge smiles smeared across the faces of these musicians that have been stuck in a strange place of suddenly not having any work and losing their ability to share their craft with the world that has missed it dearly. “I had to get a real job back home, which COVID caused me to end...

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  Reader Discretion is advised Voice of Hope Matt Duenes       This month we really want to highlight guitarist for Be: Ok and Through Life, Matt Duenes. Also known as a community relations coordinator at Voice Of Hope in Lubbock, Texas. Matt is a pretty incredible individual. Dad, husband, and guitarist by night and sexual abuse advocate by day. Duenes works for the second ever rape crisis center that was founded in 1975 in Texas. Voice of Hope advocates for victims of sexual assault and sex trafficking. This organization offers a wide range of services free to victims...

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Gridiron- Homer’s bar Abilene, TX    Gridiron- Homer’s bar Abilene, TX    When Gridiron called and asked me to photograph their set in Abilene, it wasn’t even a question. This metalcore band has supported not just me, but Sound Deep since the very beginning. Their love for music and their fans show in their music and their live performances. I was so ready to hear them live again. It had already been a couple months and the anticipation of hearing their dropped bass rumble throughout another venue has been at an all time high. Playing right before the heavy well-known...

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  "A foreign coin" was the vibe in the air after leaving Jake’s Backroom in Lubbock a few weeks ago. Finding a coin from another county is unexpected and exciting, even though you can't use it. Local shows are usually pretty cool. Friends of the band members came out to sing along with their buddies and everyone was excited to see each other. This one was no exception with a killer four-band lineup. Featuring the sweetness of Jeune, the thumpiness of Tigers, some jumpy fuzz with Bleach Kings, and finally Indego capping the night off with whatever the hell they...

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          Some of us grew up with N’SYNC and Christina Aguilera. So how is it that the same person became the ultimate Korn fan and decided to hate pop music forever? WHO KNOWS!? Nobody actually "listens to everything," and most people usually don't branch out much in varying musical styles they add to their playlists. So if you really think pop music sucks, or are just not comfortable jamming Harry Styles around your death metal homies, here’s a couple releases that still jam hard while riding the line of radio friendly swill.    Bea Miller -...

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