Kate Lloyd, writing for Broadly:
Gardiner explains that the council started off solely raising awareness about consent at the festival, but changed its strategy as more and more people came forward to talk to them about their experiences of sexual assault. Its festival staff now includes an independent sexual violence adviser, domestic abuse experts, and sexual health nurses.

"In an ideal world, all festivals would support approaches such as ours, but that's not the case," says Gardiner. "It's a fact that when you raise awareness and offer support, victims will seek it out--which is what we want, but it can make it look like assaults have increased. I guess events are concerned about...
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 12:34 PM
Downwrite has a Summer Songwriter Showcase coming up on August 22nd in Chicago. Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife / IATA), Stubhy Pandav and Pat Gilroy (Lucky Boys Confusion / Super Happy Fun Club), and Warren Franklin and Anthony Sanders (Founding Fathers / Island of Misfit Toys) will all be playing. Tickets are now on sale.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 12:11 PM
Laura Jane Grace and Lauren Denitzio are on a recent episode of All Songs Considered.
Laura Jane Grace and Lauren Denitzio both fell in love with music in their teens, and both turned it into a career. By the time they met in the studio this past winter, their lives had taken very different paths.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:48 AM
The Forecast are up to something.

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Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:24 AM
Hands Like Houses will be releasing their third album Dissonants this fall.

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Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:21 AM
Chasing Morgan's new album is streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:20 AM
Sparrow Sleeps released an album of Hit the Lights lullabies called "Skip Naps, Sleep Nights" today. A version of "Breathe In" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:19 AM
Hit the replies to watch Bleachers' "Like a River Runs" video.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:14 AM
Columbia Music House (you know, get 8 CDs for a penny, then spend a shit ton on the ones you have to buy next) has filed for bankruptcy. I got in so much trouble from my parents for signing up for this in middle school.
The owner of onetime mail-order music giant Columbia House filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking to sell what remains of its business after almost two decades of declining revenue.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:14 AM
Hit the replies to watch Bon Iver's full Eaux Claires set.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:12 AM
Head to the replies to watch a video of Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy playing an acoustic version of "Uma Thurman."
Jonathan Bautts on 08/11/15 - 11:10 AM
Boysetsfire will release their self-titled album via Bridge Nine Records on September 25, 2015. The band has also premiered a track from the album called "Cutting Room Floor" via a fan's Facebook.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:08 AM
Modern Baseball will be touring with Pup, Jeff Rosenstock, and Tiny Moving Parts. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:05 AM
Chvrches have announced some UK tour dates.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:05 AM
Vulvatron apparently didn't like the vocalist of Upon a Burning Body being gross toward woman at this weekend's Heavy Montreal Festival. In a statement to Lambgoat she said:
My message is don’t come up and grab strange women’s asses randomly and then when they push you off say ‘fuck you whores, I fuck better women every day’… and then not expect someone to act defensively. Security was nowhere to be found so I thought it would be best to put him in a restraint til they did. I hit him in the glasses with my beer then got a chokehold on in 10 seconds. Threw him out of our area and said don’t treat women like that you entitled dick. He came back with 5 of his friends (I wonder what he told...
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:00 AM
Coheed and Cambria will be hitting the road with Glassjaw and Cursive. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 10:56 AM
Kendrick Lamar will be the first guest on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show." The episode will air on September 8th.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 10:51 AM
It's day two of Absolute 100 week. As a recap: This is where the staff get together and scour the internet for 100 bands we think you need to check out. All week long we will be unveiling the artists in buckets of 25. Check the replies for today's list. Each band selected on the list comes with links to their social pages, links to where you can find music, a song selected for stream by the author, and a blurb about why they were picked and what they sound like. If you're looking for new music: time to bookmark.

In case you missed it: Part 1.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 10:44 AM
Whisper whimper, I won't forget to close your eyes for you.
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Blake Solomon on 08/11/15 - 06:38 AM
Ghost have announced a string of in-store acoustic performances. Details are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/11/15 - 06:06 AM
You can watch Secret Eyes' new video for "Kiss For Kill" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 08/10/15 - 06:11 PM
Mute Math will release Vitals on October 16th.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 05:52 PM
One of our users recently caught up with Deryck Whibley from Sum 41 and talked with him about his recovery process and being back with the band. Find it here.

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Jonathan Bautts on 08/10/15 - 05:39 PM
Read my review and check out my photos from the Mansfield, MA stop of Slipknot's Summer's Last Stand Tour with Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless In White.
Slipknot is no stranger to overcoming adversity, including the death of founding bassist Paul Gray in 2010 and the exit of longtime drummer Joey Jordison in 2013. While these events have undoubtedly impacted the band internally, their live show has gone unphased; it remains a spectacle of chaos, both sonically and visually.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/10/15 - 04:16 PM
Good Old War is teaming up with Mashable to create a song based on Tweets.
That’s where you, our lovely Mashable audience, come in. We’re asking you to tweet us a technology love story in 140 characters. Interpret that however you'd like, whether you envision two robots falling in love or simply a story about why you heart your tech. It's up to you.

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Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 02:56 PM
Paper Route have enlisted Darren King to play drums on their upcoming album.

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Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 01:55 PM
For Today will release their new album, Wake, on October 2nd.

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Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 01:52 PM
The Stranger has written up a piece about Warped Tour's troubles this year. Kevin Lyman is quoted as saying next year those under 21 will have a tough time being on the tour.
“Next year we're going to have no kids on this tour. It’s going to be really tough if you want to be on this tour and are 21 and under. Whether it's the artist, crew… anyone.”
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 01:07 PM
It looks like Smartpunk.com is back.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:56 PM
Halsey have posted a trailer for her upcoming album Badlands. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:54 PM
Saosin have confirmed via Facebook they are in the studio with Anthony Green recording an album for a 2016 release.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:50 PM
CHVRCHES performed their new song, "Clearest Blue," at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:49 PM
Lana Del Rey's new single "High By The Beach" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:43 PM
Cartel's "gold' pressing of "Honestly" on 7" vinyl is now up for pre-order. This pressing is limited to 500.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:37 PM
Joanna Newsom will release Divers on October 23rd. Hit the replies for the video for "Sapokanikan."
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:35 PM
Knuckle Puck's video for "True Contrite" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:31 PM
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes' new album Blossom can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:27 PM
Against the Current's video for "Fireproof" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:26 PM
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die's new video for "January 10th, 2014" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:23 PM
Knuckle Puck has announced a new tour with Seaway, Sorority Noise, and Head North.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:20 PM
Alt. Press called the new Neck Deep song "Threat Level Midnight" a "pop-punk masterpiece." Judge for yourself: here.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:17 PM
Have Mercy have announced tour dates with Transit, Somos, and Microwave. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:15 PM
Manchester Orchestra are teasing the release of their earlier material on vinyl.
Jason Tate on 08/10/15 - 12:14 PM
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