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Drew Ailes

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Six Ways to Avoid Getting Robbed on Tour

    Although musicians are infamous for walking out on bar tabs, trashing hotel rooms and hijacking chuckwagon sandwiches from gas stations, there is one thing they deserve: the ability to torture society with their particular brand of art. Sadly, it happens all too often that bands' tours are derailed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Six Reasons You Need To Flyer Your Shows

    Social media takes the heat for a lot of things. Some people insist that it's responsible for diluting activism and killing personal interaction. Others may recall the recent viral Craigslist post about the restaurant that blamed their slowing service on social media and smartphones, while some scie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Overheard at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014: The Best Quotations

    Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Bare-Knuckle Boxing at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2014

    Ten Reasons Juggalos Are Better Than You

    Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2014

    A Wedding at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    "Please, we ask you to hold your Faygo until the wedding begins," a woman with electric green braids instructs the crowd. Standing anxiously nearby is the groom, outfitted in a Jack Skellington top hat. His big day has arrived -- he is about to be wed to the love of his life, here at the Gathering o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Singer Jumps Off Stage and Punches Heckler at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    While the Gathering of the Juggalos is generally known as a peaceful event filled with unity and togetherness, there are still occasional scuffles. One such incident took the form of a melee early Thursday morning when Hed PE rapper/singer Jared Gomes launched himself into the crowd to confront a ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    We Talked to the Cops at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    What's different about this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio? Well, the cops for one thing.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Ten Changes to the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos After Its Move from Illinois to Ohio

    After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Six Rules for Sharing a Practice Space

    Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Six Reasons People Have Sex With Musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove why women want to enter the bone zone with musicians. The article summarizes research from the University of Sussex, and there are a few glaring omissions that make it useless to the general population. Aside from bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Six of the Most Underrated Songs of All Time

    The world continues to burn, propelling artists such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and La Bouche to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, some of the most brilliant artists sit silently in obscurity. Sometimes people discover them years later and bring them to light through covers, or a hip-hop artist i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Six Reasons Your Band Shouldn't Play Longer Than 20 Minutes

    Imagine you're on a date and you're telling a story. It's a long one, but you know it's a winner. Everyone always loves this story. Three quarters of the way to the punch line, you notice a shift in your date's behavior. She's glancing at the door, bouncing her leg or messing with her hair. Does she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Six Reasons Employers Should Hire Touring Musicians

    In 2014, you should've already figured it out by now: Your dumpy, forgettable band with few fans should be touring. The need to turn your local bar band into a mobile poverty-stricken disaster unit is of utmost importance. It's your chance to see beautiful rolling landscapes, fall in love with peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Six Bands I Would Fight If I Could

    In the most head-shaking news ever unleashed on the Internet, it was revealed that rapper/necrophiliac/federal agent impersonator DMX had been in talks to fight George Zimmerman, the infamous idiot who gunned down young Trayvon Martin. Luckily for humanity and overall decency in general, the fight h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Six Ways to Ruin Everyone's Lives With Karaoke

    It's the holidays! Time for you and your dopey friends from high school to reunite and tear up the town. What'll it be this evening: pouring manure on your hated gym teacher's front door step and then urinating on it? Getting trashed and picking a fight with the bully who became the bouncer at whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    I Pissed Off Megadeth, My (Former) Favorite Band

    When I began interviewing bands eight years ago, my ultimate goal was to interview one person: Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, my favorite band since I was thirteen years old. Sitting in front of my parents' computer and ruining my ears through a pair of oversize headphones, I listened and loved Mustai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    "Stoner Bowls" and Burritos: The Enticing Food Finds at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    One of the true hardships that we face as a nation is the omnipresent problem of being surrounded by booze and stimulating foods. In the comforts of your own home, you may be able to curb your pizza roll addiction into having just a civilized cup of tomato soup. At the Gathering of the Juggalos, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Here Are the Things That Happen After 5 a.m. at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    Festivities here at the Gathering of the Juggalos run every day from noon until 5 a.m., and then things start getting weird. That's not to say they weren't weird to begin with, but after hours of drugs and partying and wicked clown love, juggalos will begin displaying even more bizarre, hilarious be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    10 Must-Have Items When Camping With Juggalos

    At some point in your life, you may find yourself sitting in a minivan in rural Illinois, stressed out as you wear a metal butcher knife pendant around your neck. Your ankles are covered in mysterious goo and all of your beer is warm. It could only mean one thing --you're at The Gathering of the Jug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Death Reported at Gathering of the Juggalos; Drug Bridge Closed

    [Editor's note: Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.] The Gathering of the Juggalos' infamous "drug bridge" is closed today, following reports of a fatal overdose. Ambulances were on the scene at Cave-in-Rock, Illinois around 2 p.m. local ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2013
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