Thnks fr th Mmrs

Dear friends,

If you’ve noticed we’ve been quiet for most of this year, you’re right. The Daily Slice is, sadly, coming to a close.

The reason I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life is pretty simple: When I was 16 years old when this thing first started, I could afford to be paid in free music and concerts, but free stuff won’t pay the bills and I, unfortunately, do not have the time or resources to invest in the site to make it generate revenue. So I’ve decided I can’t continue to ask the wonderful writers who helped me keep this site afloat, who I care for and respect, to donate their time anymore.  You could say, I guess this is growing up.

I couldn’t fit all the good this website and community have brought me into one post. But I’ll do my best. First and foremost, I have to thank the contributors, current and former. They’re great writers and photographers, and even better friends. Some of them I’ve never met, but feel like I’ve known forever. Some I knew before TDS. And some I met because of TDS. I even flew across the Atlantic to meet Ryan. Lots of these people have been with me from the very beginning, and have provided an incredible support system for me through all the ups and downs of this industry, especially when I’ve had something “controversial” to say.

And of course I have to thank the community I’ve become a part of because of my work on this website and all of the projects that came from it. I can’t name everyone, but some of my best friends have come out of this scene, and you kept me afloat in some of the weirdest years of my life so far. You listened to my crappy radio show and never (ok, rarely) made fun of me for the dumb shit I said on-air. Dozens of you performed at the show I put on for my 18th birthday. We’ve had sleepovers and waited in lines for 8+ hours before concerts in excruciating weather. And you stood behind me when people in positions of power in this scene resorted to public humiliation, name-calling, and mass onslaughts of bullying to discredit my writing on sexism and misogyny in our scene (concerns that had been voiced by women and queer folks long before me, and have been voiced ever since). This has stuck with me most of all, and I could never adequately express my appreciation.

I’m very grateful to have been so heavily involved in this music scene during what feels to me like a moment of reckoning. From Front Porch Step to With Confidence, I am encouraged by the way this scene has moved forward in recent years to address its deeply rooted issues. However, the fact that artists like Falling in Reverse and Don Bronco headlined the final run of Vans Warped Tour shows me we have a long way to go. While many of us have fond memories of Warped, I hope that as these two chapters of my life close simultaneously, our scene can move forward in a more radical way where we prioritize the safety and acceptance of all fans, not just the most powerful at the top, and eradicate all abusers from the scene, not just a few sacrificial lambs. And I hope to be a part of this ongoing transformation, both as a fan and a writer, but in a different capacity than I have been these last seven years.

Anyway…I digress. The Daily Slice will still be available online, but as an archive to pay tribute to the last seven years of adventures and the amazing work of my friends. Over the next few months, you might see some changes to the layout to reflect this. Most of the staff are on Twitter or Instagram. Check out our bios for links, and I would encourage you to follow all the talented people on this site. I can’t wait to see what we all go on to do.

To anyone who has bothered to click on this site or read one of the pieces published here, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I adore each and every one of you, and I’d rate you all 8 out of 8 slices.

Thnks fr th Mmrs.


Abandoned By Bears announce US headline tour

Abandoned By Bears will be hitting the road on a US headline tour in support of their debut album, Headstorm. The album will be out on August 24, 2018 through Victory Records. Light Up The Sky, Boys of Fall, We Were Sharks and Youth Fountain will be joining them on various legs. Check out the dates below.

You can pre-order Headstorm here.

Abandonded By Bears
with Light Up The Sky, Boys of Fall

8/24 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
8/25 – Kalkaska, MI – The Fireball Lounge
8/26 – Dekalb, IL – House Cafe
8/28 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage
8/29 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
8/30 – Iowa City, IA – Yacht Club
8/31 – Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club
9/1 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
9/2 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
9/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
9/5 – Jermone, ID – Diamondz Event Center
9/7 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
9/9 – Bremerton, WA – The Charleston
9/11 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
9/12 – Medford, OR – Bamboo Room @ King Wah
9/13 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
9/15 – Garden Grove, CA – The Locker Room
9/16 – Oceanside, CA – Midnight Jack Brewing Company
9/17 – Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
9/19 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground

Abandoned By Bears
with We Were Sharks

9/20 – El Paso, TX – Love Buzz
9/21 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
9/22 – Big Spring, TX – Desert Flower Art Bar
9/23 – Denton, TX – Andy’s Bar
9/25 – Lafayette, LA – The Platform at Dat Dog
9/28 – Orlando, FL – Henao Comtemporary Center
9/30 – Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
10/2 – Ringgold, GA – Cloud Srpings Deli
10/3 – Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
10/5 – Scranton, PA – Irish Wolf Pub
10/6 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park Music Foundation

Abandoned By Bears
with We Were Sharks, Youth Fountain

10/7 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
10/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/9 – Manchester, NH – Bungalow Bar & Grill
10/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
10/11 – West Haven, CT – RVP Studios: The Cave
10/12 – Attleboro, MA – Patients Creations
10/13 – Brantford, ON – Club NV
10/15 – Syracuse, NY – Spark Art Space
10/16 – Corning, NY – Lando’s Hotel and Lounge
10/17 – Tonawanda, NY – Stamps
10/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
10/19 – Erie, PA – Andromedas

Abandoned By Bears
with Youth Fountain, Boys of Fall

10/20 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
10/21 – Columbus, OH – Donatos Basement
10/22 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Glory Hub
10/23 – Lakewood, OH – Mahalls Locker
10/24 – Covington, KY – The Thompson House
10/25 – Nashville, TN – The End

Boston Manor announce new album, release new song/video

UK rockers Boston Manor have announced they will be releasing their sophmore album, Welcome To The Neighbourhood, on September 7th, 2018 through Pure Noise Records

Check out the album art, track list, and new song/video below.
Pre-order the album here.

1. Welcome to The Neighbourhood
2. Flowers In Your Dustbin
3. Halo
4. England’s Dreaming
5. Funeral Party
6. Digital Ghost
7. Tunnel Vision
8. Bad Machine
9. If I Can’t Have It No One Can
10. Hate You
11. FY1
12. Stick Up
13. The Day That I Ruined Your Life

‘Halo’ music video