Mike Henneberger

Mike Henneberger is a video producer/director and music journalist with more than a decade of experience. He’s put his live music addiction to good use by contributing to Billboard Magazine, SPIN, and Rolling Stone. You can follow his adventures and misadventures at @mikeyleerock and @abergerjoint on Instagram.

The Dirty Nil Rock Rough Trade in Brookyln, NY

The Dirty Nil

It’s always great when you get to grab a little redemption for the year’s mistakes before the year is over. That was the plan when I first saw that The Dirty Nil was playing at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on Dec. 4. My introduction to the Canadian punk rock band …

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Jimmy Eat World Astounds at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey

If you’re one of those people who hears the name Jimmy Eat World and lumps them in with the past decade’s increase of nostalgia bands pulling cash grabs with reunion and anniversary tours, then you’re not listening. Sure, the band has not just been around for well-over two decades, but …

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Assuming We Survive Kicks Off Zero Platoon Relaunch, Battling Mental Health Issues in the Military – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

I, Mike Henneberger, started Zero Platoon back in 2013 with one goal in mind: to help active-duty military members who struggle with mental health issues like major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, or even just the loneliness and hopelessness that can come from the commitment they’ve made. See, I was one …

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Frank Iero Talks My Chemical Romance and Jonas Brothers Beef in Exclusive Interview

Earlier this year, Joe Jonas made a comment in an interview on UK’s KISS FM Breakfast show saying, “I’ve got some dirt, My Chemical Romance apparently were rehearsing next to us in New York recently, which I thought they broke up, so I don’t know” teasing My Chemical Romance fans …

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There Ain’t Nothing Like the First Time: Blink 182 – Nine, Riot Fest, Barclays Center

“First love, first high. There ain’t nothing like the first time.” With almost 25 years of music behind them, there are thousands of words to reference when writing about pop punk patriarchs, Blink 182. I haven’t googled it, but I’m sure “What’s My Age Again?” and “Dammit” are probably the …

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Taking Back Sunday Discuss 20 Years of The Band and more at Riot Fest

Taking Back Sunday’s Shaun and Mark joined us in the TickPick tent made possible by Music Mayhem, to discuss their favorite songs to listen to, their past 20 years as a band and the album that resonates with them personally. For more videos and content from RiotFest, and to find …

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Frank Iero Talks New Album ‘Barriers,’ Working with Steve Albini and more

We had the opportunity to chat with Frank Iero of Frank Iero and The Future Violents at the 2019 Riot Festival in Chicago, IL to discuss his latest record, Barriers, who he worked with and what inspired the new record including his near death experience in Sydney, AUS and working …

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VIDEO: Bad Sounds Hit the U.S., Starting with South by Southwest

South by Southwest (SXSW) is the gift that keeps on giving (and there might even be more to come). With over 2000 bands and artists performing, the week-long March music festival that is just a small part of the 10-day tech/film/comedy/music festival, SXSW is a music-fan’s paradise––especially if discovering new …

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Our South by Southwest First Draft Pick: Anna Shoemaker

If there were something like Fantasy Football for South by Southwest (SXSW), indie-pop artist Anna Shoemaker would be my first draft pick. When I first listened to her music in my month- long preparation for the festival, I immediately passed her song “Liquor Store” to my friends who join me …

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Our Top Discovery at 2019 South By Southwest: Illuminati Hotties

No lists. No countdowns. No patience necessary. Here’s the best band we saw at South by Southwest 2019, Illuminati Hotties. With more than 2000 official acts this year, it helps to have a name that catches the eye of someone quickly scrolling through the list of mostly unknowns and up-and-comers. …

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