Thursday, April 4 was what I’ve come to find is a pretty standard night at Favorites. Sets by Success, Poke da Squid, TheCore. and Deadhand were punctuated (and often accompanied by) the antics of one overly drunk helmet-wearing, gymnastically-inclined bar patron who spent the evening dancing onto stage barefoot, only to fall backward and be picked up by a like-minded man equipped with a far too dangerous laser pointer. So that sets the stage, right? ...

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Local guitarist/vocalist Brendan Scholz has been putting a lot of time into his solo project Mercy Music lately, but that doesn't mean that his band Deadhand is over. Far from it, the trio, which also features Aaron Weislogel on drums and Jarred Cooper on bass has released a brand new song "Unsettling," their first new track since their excellent, self-titled debut in 2011. ...

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June 8th’s eNVy showcase (presented by figgzillamusic.com) was certainly a night to remember. Aside from it just being plain awesome to see some of our good friends on the big House of Blues stage, it was also 3d6 frontman Jimmy Johnson’s last show with the band and Brock Frabbiele of TheCore. proposed to his girlfriend Kate at the end of their set (Congrats!). ...

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