The Asbury Scene Rules

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Social media. Social fucking media. I have a love/hate relationship with social media. When I was in a band, it was a great tool for us to spread the word about shows and other fancy stuff we had going on. It was also a place for absolutely shitty bands to force people to ‘like’ them even before hearing any of their songs.

You’d be hard pressed these days to find a band, or anyone for that matter, without some sort of social networking site. “Sadly, nowadays it’s kind of a necessary evil,” according to Mat Kiley, lead singer for Asbury-based punk rock band Hot Blood. “I think it’s a lot harder now to try to break into a new scene without social media.”

But why is that?

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