Special Report

Push It Real Good; An interview with Fire In The Radio

Photo by Zach Wallace New Air finds Philadelphia’s Fire In The Radio pushing their unique brand of up-tempo indie-punk in a fresh direction incorporating elements of new wave, grunge, and shoegaze drone into tightly crafted pop songs. The result is a notably darker effort than 2015’s Telemetry, which was released to critical acclaim. It also proves to be the bands … Continue reading Push It Real Good; An interview with Fire In The Radio

Tending The Garden; An interview with Taylor Chmura of Deep State

Athens, Georgia’s Deep State have been flying under the radar making some of the best, pure-bent rock joy heard in a generation in their crook neck portion of the east coast. Power, volume, transition, and then suddenly, they’re here: one of your new favorite bands, wearing out the motor on your turntable. Friends from bands, college, restaurant jobs Deep State … Continue reading Tending The Garden; An interview with Taylor Chmura of Deep State

Riding Nerdy; An interview with Josh Perrone of The Nearly Deads

Based in the musical mecca of Nashville, TN, The Nearly Deads emit polished grit, mixing the powerful pop vocals of singer Theresa Jeane with the aggressive grunge-inspired instrumentals of Steve Tobi, Javier Garza, Josh Perrone, and Kevin Koelsch. the band has managed to create a truly unique genre that not only gives a nod to gritty grunge, but brings it … Continue reading Riding Nerdy; An interview with Josh Perrone of The Nearly Deads

American Classic; An interview with Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick of Threefifty

Threefifty walks a thin line between post rock and minimalist folk rock, blending and amalgam of sounds are arrangements conjured up by founders Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick. Born of early infatuations with guitar-heroes ranging from Chet Atkins to Randy Rhoads to Mark Knopfler to Julian Bream, Parnell and Schulick’s their pursuits led them to the Yale School of Music’s … Continue reading American Classic; An interview with Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick of Threefifty

Kill Your Television; An interview with Dave W of White Hills

To truly push boundaries and broaden horizons, reevaluation, growth, new approaches and innovation is necessary. It’s not surprise then that New York’s White Hills, a band known for their ambitious psychedelic music have reinvented themselves with a brazenly-produced, industrially-charged record that captures their most ferocious, gritty and intellectually engaging work to date. For Stop Mute Defeat, White Hills again drafted Martin … Continue reading Kill Your Television; An interview with Dave W of White Hills

Follow The Passion; An Interview with Mark Crozer

With angst that was deeply rooted within melodies that were pleasurable to the ear, The Jesus and Mary Chain have seized audiences from their humble beginnings in the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland to here in the United States.  Tracks such as the “Tastes Like Honey”, “Happy When It Rains”, and “Sometimes Always” never cease to amaze when diving into the … Continue reading Follow The Passion; An Interview with Mark Crozer

Living In A Fantasy; An Interview with Lydia Ainsworth

When it comes to Toronto-based Lydia Ainsworth’s vision for anything that she does, expect it to be filled with fantasy.  Growing up with a singer-songwriter father and set designer mother, Ainsworth has always been able to live life without boundaries.  The musician’s critically acclaimed 2014 Right from Real was nominated for the Juno Awards and positioned her as one of … Continue reading Living In A Fantasy; An Interview with Lydia Ainsworth

Trading Places; An Interview Brian Purington of My Education

My Education member Brian Purington and his family will be departing Austin permanently to live in New Zealand in about two weeks. During our conversation, Purington reveals to me that his wife has recently accepted the position of Director of Content with Lightbox, a streaming television service that is similar to Netflix and Hulu here in the United States. The … Continue reading Trading Places; An Interview Brian Purington of My Education

Sunbelt Surprise: An Interview With Ben Hirsch of Pollen Rx

A couple of years ago, Pollen Rx’s own Ben Hirsch and Maud Morgan were staring down what was a small dilemma.  The couple’s short term residency in Toronto was soon reaching its expiration date and they needed to choose where they would be living next.  While talking over the phone, Hirsch stated that neither wanted to move to respective hometowns; … Continue reading Sunbelt Surprise: An Interview With Ben Hirsch of Pollen Rx