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DIEHARD PROFILE: Kevin Oakley of Mosh For Paws Goes Hard for a Cause

Photo Credit: Sean Sullivan

If there is anything better than hardcore it’s puppies, and if there is anything better than puppies it’s finding a way to help puppies that are in need. Enter Kevin Oakley, local NJ show host, fervent hardcore kid and animal rights activist. If you’re part of the New Jersey Hardcore Facebook group, you’ll know him as one of the guys who posts almost every other day. If you’re part of the local show circuit–band or fan–you’ve heard of his mission before. If not, here’s your chance to meet him and get ready for his next Mosh For Paws show on September 23rd featuring acts Suburban Scum, Maximum Penalty, The Banner, Friend Or Foe, Steel Nation, Laid 2 Rest, Jukai, and Threat 2 Society at Mexicali Live in Teaneck.

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Concepts Takes on Maroon 5’s “Animals”

I think it’s safe to say that Maroon 5’s “Animals” is one of the creepiest songs on the radio right now.  The only thing more disturbing than the bizarre predatory lyrics of it all may be Adam Levine’s displacingly excited pop vocals rounding out the song.  Luckily for us, the band Concepts came out with a cover of “Animals” that is not only worlds better than the original, but sets a musical tone that’s actually suiting to the lyrics. In a heavy rock, hardcore setting, Concepts delivers punching riffs and dual vocals aptly rendering the strange dichotomy between predatory and pop that Maroon 5 couldn’t quite get a hold of.  It’s fresh, fun and worth a listen, so check it out and let us know if YOU think this cover rocks or flops!