All posts by Melissa Licciardello

Melissa is a junior at Brooklyn College, currently studying film production. She puts her love of a red pen into action at The Daily Slice as an editor. In her free time, she can be found writing anything from novels to music… except for autobiographies. She hates writing autobiographies.

7 Ways To Be A True Fan Of A Band

Let’s face it, we all have that one band that holds a special place in our heart above all the rest. No matter if you proudly proclaim your love for this band or keep your undying love a quiet, guilty pleasure, this listicle will show you exactly how you should be loving your favorite band. And if you haven’t done at least one of these… well, then you’re doing it wrong.

1. Don’t Be Afraid To Show Your Excitement

Whenever you see the band pop up on your Tumblr dashboard, make a sound resembling that of a goat. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be bleating like a pro in no time. But if you’re having a hard time getting the hang of it, try swapping the goat for another animal… like perhaps this elephant shrew.

Step it up a notch if you see the band on any device that isn’t your computer. See the band on a billboard? Goose honks. See the band on television? Full-on donkey brays.  Continue reading 7 Ways To Be A True Fan Of A Band

Album Review: Nate Ruess – Grand Romantic

Grand Romantic Nate RuessWith Fun. being inactive at the moment, Nate Ruess has been working hard on Grand Romantic. The album will not disappoint any fans of Ruess’ previous work as the album is filled with his introspective and often heart-breaking lyrics and signature sound. The album starts off in a similar fashion that Some Nights did with an intro/teaser titled after the album.

After the intro,  “AhHa” also makes references to Ruess’ previous work by sampling “Some Nights” before the choruses. While the rough laughter may be my least favorite part of the album, it is craftily used after the softest part of the song and brings it to an abrupt halt. As the song stops, so does the energy as the next song, “Nothing Without Love” starts off with vocals accompanied only by a piano with lyrics that hit hard.

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Interview With Histories

While they’re hard at work on their full-length album, Springfield, MO band Histories found some time to sit down and answer a few questions for us.

TDS: To start off, can I have your names, role in the band, and your favorite type of pizza?

Grant (guitar, vocals): Pineapple and Jalapeño

Keaton (drums): Pineapple and jalapeño

Shon (bass, vocals): Bacon and jalapeño, thin crust

Aaron (vocals): Bacon and jalapeño, stuffed crust.  We like jalapeños.  Continue reading Interview With Histories

Survay Says! Announces Spring Tour & UK Tour

The New Jersey ska/pop-punkers, Survay Says! have announced their headline US tour. Having just completed a month long tour with Carousel Kings, the Asbestos Records quartet – who have previously toured with the likes of MXPX and Reel Big Fish – have re-enforced their reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the North East by announcing another full US headline run, set to kick off on February 23rd in Buffalo, NY shortly followed by a UK tour with Goldfinger. Click the tour posters below to see them in full size.

Survay Says! Spring 2015 TourSurvay Says UK








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