All posts by Tori Bilcik

Tori is a junior journalism major at Emerson College, with minors in publishing and women/gender/sexuality studies, and the editor-in-chief for The Daily Slice. She is a shameless intersectional feminist with passion for writing, traveling, advocacy, human rights, education, and the arts. When she's not at a concert or wandering aimlessly around Boston, Tori can most likely be found drinking various caffeinated beverages, or watching Orange Is The New Black.

Industry Interview: Peter James of Manic Kat Records

Based in New York, Manic Kat Records have been helping indie punk artists navigate the music business since 2009. They emphasize collaboration and interpersonal connections in all of their work, and put forth an an artists-first philosophy that ensures the artists and label grow together. Manic Kat have signed acts like Rival Town, Wired for Havoc and Bad Case of Big Mouth in their eight years in operation, and have seen their artists featured in outlets like Alternative Press.

We caught up with Manic Kat’s owner and founder Peter James to hear about the label’s history, latest happenings, and (of course) pizza preferences.

The Daily Slice: Could you first introduce yourself to our readers with your name, your official title at Manic Kat Records, and (since we’re a pizza-themed site) the best place to get a slice of pizza in your hometown?
Peter James: Sure thing, my name is Peter James and I am the owner/founder of Manic Kat Records. The absolutely best slice of pizza is right down the street from our office, it’s called Mr. Crispy’s Brick Oven Pizza. They have the best thin sliced pizza in the area, hands down!  Continue reading Industry Interview: Peter James of Manic Kat Records

Listen: Our Candy Clearance Day Celebration Playlist

It’s February 15th, also known as the day after Valentine’s Day, also known as the day the value packs of heart-shaped Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups go on sale for at least half off and every drug store in the country. Whether you hate that you love the black Friday of Hallmark stores or you love to hate its capitalist schemes, this blessed time of cheap candy and corny trinkets is something we can all appreciate. To celebrate, we’ve put together a playlist of our favorite angsty teenager-era anti-Valentine’s Day anthems for your enjoyment. Follow us on Spotify for more playlists and comment your addition to the list below!


Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival Taking Over Miami Next Week

This fall, musicians and celebrity chefs are coming together for Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Cultivate Festival, described by organizers as the “one-day food, music and ideas festival is truly a family affair meant for all ages.” Boasting a Kids’ Zone, several celebrity appearances, and some awesome musical guests, the goal of the event is to engage attendees in “educational activities to help families learn about where their food comes from and why it’s important.”


Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL

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ICYMI: Free New Damage Records’ Summer Sampler Available Now



This week, New Damage Records released their 2016 Summer Sampler for free download on their website. The sampler features 15 tracks from their killer lineup, including some of The Daily Slice’s recent favorites, Seaway and Safe to Say.

As if that wasn’t cool enough, the label is also hosting a social media giveaway to celebrate the sampler. The prize pack includes a $100 Fred Perry gift card, Skullcandy headphones, Vans sneakers, some Treadwell apparel, a Hex phone case, and records and t-shirts from various bands on the label.  Continue reading ICYMI: Free New Damage Records’ Summer Sampler Available Now