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Alyssa McKinley

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Alyssa is a contributing writer for idobi, a live music addict and a multimedia junkie. She is a senior at Syracuse University, studying Television, Radio and Film. Weaknesses include Brand New, pizza, and magic hour.

13 posts by Alyssa McKinley

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We Love The Butcher shirts being sold for the benefit of Andy Mrotek (ex-The Academy Is…) after robbery

August 16, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

Members and former members of The Academy Is.., Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, and Panic! At The Disco have come together in designing a shirt to sell for the benefit of the ex-drummer of The Academy Is…, who was recently injured severely in a robbery.

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Mixtapes – Interview

August 10, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

Today ends our Today’s Mixtape Festival coverage with a hilarious interview with Mixtapes. The band talks their new album, a potential split 7″ with Mikey Erg, and show off their bubble blowing skills.

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Coasta – Interview

August 9, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

Coasta sat down with idobi at Today’s Mixtape Festival for the band’s very first interview. They discussed how they came to form and what’s in store next music-wise.

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Major League – Interview

August 9, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

idobi interviewed Major League at Today’s Mixtape Festival. The band talked their upcoming album, how they connect with fans, and what lies ahead for the rest of the year.

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With The Punches – Interview

August 8, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

idobi interviewed With The Punches at Today’s Mixtape Festival on Long Island, NY. The band discuss their new album, tour life, and Ryan from Mixtapes makes a special cameo.

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Bellwether – Acoustic Session

August 8, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

Bellwether let fans join in on a special acoustic session for idobi at Ollie’s Point during Today’s Mixtape Festival.

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The Front Bottoms – Your Nose Is Bleeding (Acoustic)

August 6, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

The Front Bottoms perform an acoustic rendition of “Your Nose Is Bleeding” for idobi at Today’s Mixtape Festival.

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The Front Bottoms – Hello World (Acoustic)

August 6, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

The Front Bottoms perform an acoustic rendition of “Hello World” for idobi at Today’s Mixtape Festival.

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Athletics – Who You Are Is Not Enough: Album Review

July 21, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

Athletics’ gorgeous blend of post rock, ambient, and post hardcore results in an album that is nothing short of breathtaking.

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Coasta – EP: Album Review

May 27, 2012 | By Alyssa McKinley

The self-titled, self-released EP from alt rock newcomers Coasta will come as a breath of fresh air to any lover of the Long Island music scene.