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Ahhhh! So Parahoy! was the most amazing experience ever. End of story, end of review.

No, but seriously, when I say that it’s the best thing I have ever done, and probably will ever do, that’s no exaggeration. At this point, I don’t even think the birth of my first child could top it (sorry, future kids!). I will admit, I’ve never been one for a first-person account, but part of what made Parahoy! so truly special was the way everyone was invited to weave their own individual story on board. What was simply astounding - and potentially unrivalled - was the level of togetherness it provided. For us, as fans, for me, as a writer, and of course, for the bands. There is literally no other experience for music fans on Earth of the magnitude that the hosts, Sixthman, provide, and in all honesty it felt incredibly surreal throughout. For that reason, in order to do its personal elements justice, I needed to introduce this epic adventure (that I never wanted to end!) by speaking from the heart.

With the trip being so long and incorporating so many performances from the 6 bands, the DJs and the comedians, here are the highlights!

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Calling all Tigers Jaw fans! It looks like the wait is nearly finally over for the news of the band’s long-awaited new album.

The Pennsylvanian indie/rock outfit have revealed that they will be announcing details of their new album, upcoming shows and even a song premiere within the next week or two.

A message from the band confirming the news can be found by clicking read more.

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Candy Hearts have announced their long-awaited sophomore album will be titled All The Ways You Let Me Down and is scheduled to be released on June 10th via Violently Happy Records.

The first single "I Miss You" will premiere on March 1st.

Dates and ticket information for the band’s current US tour with We Are The In Crowd can be found by clicking read more.

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Avril Lavigne has announced she will support the Backstreet Boys on the US leg of their In A World Like This tour.

Dates can be found by clicking read more.

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Lorde revealed in a new radio interview with Australia’s KIIS 1065 that she turned down an offer to support Katy Perry on her PRISMATIC tour due to wanting to establish herself and stay independent.

You can see what the singer had to say about turning town the tour offer by clicking read more.

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Yellowcard have announced they have parted ways with drummer Longineu Parsons III.

A statement from the band can be found by clicking read more.

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Tonight Alive are currently in the United Kingdom supporting All Time Low and yesterday (March 12th) played a one-off headlining show in Wales.

The Australian quintet performed the tracks, "Bathwater" and "Complexes," for the very first time live, both of which are taken from the band’s new album, The Other Side.

You can watch fan-shot videos from the show by clicking read more. Dates and ticket information for Tonight Alive’s upcoming North American tour can be found here.

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Seahaven have announced they will be heading out on tour this spring with Adventures and Foxing.

Dates can be found by clicking read more.

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The Summer Set treated fans in attendance at their recent "Legendary Unplugged" show in Chicago to a cover of Fall Out Boy’s "Chicago Is So Two Years Ago".

You can watch a fan-shot video of the band’s stripped down rendition of the track by clicking read more.

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Tonight Alive vocalist Jenna McDougall joined All Time Low on stage last night (March 8th) in London, England to perform "A Love Like War".

A fan-shot video of the performance can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Tonight Alive kicked off their UK tour with All Time Low last night (March 8th) in London, England.

The band treated fans in attendance to a performance of a brand new song titled "The Edge." A fan-shot recording can be viewed by clicking read more.

Dates and ticket information for Tonight Alive’s upcoming North American tour can be found here.

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Happy International Women’s Day! Thank you to everyone for supporting and checking out this week’s content devoted to #IWD2014!

#ICYMI: You can read all of our articles in honor of #IWD2014 by clicking read more.

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Watch a video of We Are The In Crowd performing a stripped down version of "The Best Thing (That Never Happened)" by clicking read more.

Remaining dates and ticket information for the band’s headlining tour can be found here.

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For over a decade, Hayley Williams has been proving the critics wrong. Sexism and a male-dominated music industry immediately labelled Paramore as just another No Doubt copycat. Critics were quick to compare Hayley to Gwen Stefani, unable to see beyond her gender and see that she’s less Stefani and more Freddie Mercury, especially during live performances, when she electrifies crowds like a thunder storm of bubble-gum spunk and roaring vocals.

Perhaps Hayley is a rock ‘n’ roll super hero or Lisbeth Salander-tinged heroine, but what cannot be debated is her ability to inspire through infectious music that’s about as perfectly pop as cotton candy at the County Fair. Hayley is the exception to the rule: straight edge, vocally talented, and driven to succeed with her music rather than her behavior on the “scene.” If the recently wrapped 'Paratour' is any indication of the future, she seems to destined to continue shattering the glass ceiling, hanging with the boys, and proving that being genuine is the most valuable currency in life.

As if you didn’t love her enough already, here are five reasons why Hayley Williams is a true role model for the millions of teenagers chasing their dreams and following in her footsteps.

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On March 8th, women’s rights and achievements are globally recognized and celebrated across the world for International Women’s Day.

Since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been a movement towards gender equality, including the right to vote, be trained, hold public office and receive better pay. According to the official International Women’s Day website, “The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices.”

Part of the success made in women’s history is in the music industry, where female-fronted bands, female musicians and female songwriters have begun to dominate. From Joan Jett’s all-female band, The Runaways, changing the male-dominated rock genre to Beyoncé releasing a “visual album” without a hint of promotion and selling 80,000 copies in just three hours. Kris Littman, Program Director of Chicago’s Fearless Radio, says, “It is an absolutely wide-open playing field; there are no barriers to what you can [do]… The only limit is your imagination, your creativity; your voice can be heard, your writing can be posted, the audience is there and you just have to be good enough to grab their attention.”

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