Category: Six Picks
Six Picks With Erica Glyn: Six Tips For Self-Produced Artists
Photo by Hilary J Corts

The music industry can be an expensive place for artists, producers, studio fees, possibly bringing in additional song writers or buying songs. The bills can easily go up and up and up till breaking even from sales is a dream. New York’s own Erica Glyn has found a way to keep her recording costs down, she writes, records and produces her own music. Her 2012 release, Static, is just one example. Taking…

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Six Picks With Sarah D: Six Best Breakup Songs

While Valentines Day is a time of love, chocolate and flowers for many, for some it involves getting over the heartbreak of a recent relationship that ended. So for those of you nursing a broken heart back to health we enlisted the help of LA’s own Sarah D to share with us some great breakup tunes to listen to. With Sarah’s debut EP entitled Over You, we think she knows a thing or two about getting over the ex who broke…

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Six Picks With Broken Anchor: Top Six Baby Making Songs

Known for their sense of humor, we enlisted Broken Anchor, to take part in our Valentines Day Six Picks as well. Instead of wasting the comedic talent of vocalist Austin Hartley-Leonard, we gave him a less safe topic, Top Six Baby Making Songs. Forget the over priced flowers, sappy greeting cards and boxes of chocolates, Hartley-Leonard has put together the playlist to ensure you have…

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Six Picks With The Rescues: Six Reasons Why Love Is Better Than War

Normally Six Picks are a one shot deal for bands, but for a very special Valentines Day themed Six Picks we bring back The Rescues. While last time they shared their Six Favorite Co-Ed Bands, this time they are sharing their reasons why Love Is Better Than War. With their latest album entitled Blah Blah Love And War, we think they might just know a thing or too. With references to Pat Benatar and…

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Six Picks With The Antics: Six Reasons Why Jersey Boys Make The Best Dates!

With Valentines Day just thirteen days away, for those who are single the hunt is on to find the perfect date for V-Day. For all the single ladies out there, New Jersey’s own The Antics shares why you should be seeking out a Jersey boy as a date for not only V-Day but any day. For it seems Jersey boys know the way to treat a girl to a delicious Valentines Day breakfast or the day after. Plus…

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Six Picks With Wise Girl: 6 Tips For Being The Woman Fronting A Band

Stepping into a boys world is never easy for a woman. Abby Weitz, front woman of Manhattan’s own pop-rock group Wise Girl, is all too familiar with this. With the music industry still considered much of a “boys club”, Abby shares her tips for making it as a front woman in a band. With tips including fight for what you believe in, choosing band-mates wisely and the right way to deal with creeps…

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Six Picks With Forget Me In Vegas: Six Things To Expect From Us In 2013

For many of us a new year comes with a new list of goals and expectations and that isn’t any different for New York’s own Forget Me In Vegas. Though they aren’t planning on losing weight or getting more organized in 2013. Instead their plans include connecting more with the fans, more new music and much more. They are already off to a great start by offering their latest EP, Coulda Shoulda

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Six Picks With Paper Tongues: Six Reasons Why We Are Not On A Major Label (And More!)
Paper Tongues Promo Photo 2012

Paper Tongues were not only kind enough to participate in our “Six Picks” feature with us, but all five members submitted their own picks! Topics are across the board from major labels, to skinny jeans, to even why there is not a girl in the band. Their very entertaining submissions can be found here and be sure to pick up Paper Tongues’ new Crowd Surfing EP now on iTunes!

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Six Picks With Dave Elkins: Six Reasons Why I Am Launching The Schematic Community

After over a decade of success while touring in the band Mae, lead singer Dave Elkins is hoping to help other creative minds. Which is why he’s launching The Schematic Community, a social networking site that will bring together all sorts of creative minds in hopes of helping them succeed. With The Schematic Community such a unique venture, The Sound Alarm asks Dave what inspired his decision to launch the…

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Six Picks With Dance For The Dying: Six Awesome Things About Being A Band In Washington D.C.
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Being part of a band in D.C. is an interesting experience. Our music scene has had its highlights in the past, but currently is mostly under the radar, which is a shame. There are some really awesome bands filling the D.C. clubs. Check out our reasons why being a band from D.C. is awesome!

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Six Picks With Stars In Stereo: Six Tour Tips
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Los Angeles based band Stars In Stereo are no strangers to the road. Having toured relentlessly this summer and fall with the likes of The Used and Blue October, the 5-piece act has picked up a few tips and tricks along the way for surviving tour life. Whether you’re in a band yourself, or simply interested in what it is like out on the road, you’ll want to check out Stars In Stereo’s advice!

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Six Picks With Life After Liftoff: Six Ways You Can Help Prevent Bullying

Life After Liftoff are currently Ambassadors for the Defeat The Label, an anti-bullying organization. Traveling throughout the country, Life After Liftoff takes part in special performances and presentations for middle school and high school aged students on bullying. With October being Bullying Awareness Prevention Month, The Sound Alarm asked Life After Liftoff to share ways you…

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Six Picks With Holly Would…: Six Halloween Costumes We’re Considering
Photo By: John Cachero Photography

With Halloween coming up quick the hunt for the perfect costume is on. Need ideas for your Halloween costume this year? Well Virginia’s own Holly Would… are putting the word out on The Sound Alarm as to what costumes they are considering. We hope their creative ideas spark some of your own. And their creativity isn’t just limited to Halloween costumes, they have just recently…

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