Special Report

Voices Carry; An interview with Terra Lopez of Rituals of Mine

Produced alongside Wes Jones featuring Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In), the release of Ritual of Mine’s Devoted landed it on many indie “Top Ten Albums of 2015” lists and for good reason. The project, primarily comprised of Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez and that originally carried the Sister Crayon moniker, is a fiery, electronic-tinged experiment that hammers on … Continue reading Voices Carry; An interview with Terra Lopez of Rituals of Mine

Time To Take Notice; An interview with Nathan Peters of Lioness

A good number of bands start out when a handful of musicians simply plug in their gear and start jamming together.  Whether it evolves into something special begs to be seen.  With musician Nathan Peters, a night of hanging with friends on a cold December became a beacon of hope.  A fuse was unexpectedly lit and sparked the creative fire that … Continue reading Time To Take Notice; An interview with Nathan Peters of Lioness

Feeling Groovy; An Interview With Slow Dancer

Australian crooner Slow Dancer (the moniker for Simon Okely) saddled into a nice groove with his latest album In A Mood.  Throughout the full-length, Okely mentioned that he pushed himself to go more ambitious and more expansive with his sound.  Incorporating new instruments such as drum machines and elegant strings, In A Mood is hopelessly romantic and soft to the … Continue reading Feeling Groovy; An Interview With Slow Dancer

Finding The Vibe; An Interview With Keagan Beresford Of Hoops

Bloomington, Indiana’s own Hoops are about to head out to one of their first extensive tours in a matter of days, running through the US and United Kingdom. Before they embark on their voyage across the United States in support of their latest Routines (via Fat Possum Records), I was curious on how morale was with the troupe. Hoops member … Continue reading Finding The Vibe; An Interview With Keagan Beresford Of Hoops

Photos: Son Little, Fountain Square, June 16, 2017

In advance of their album, New Magic, which arrives September 15 via Anti-, Son Little visited Cincinnati’s Fountain Square on June 16 (photos by Tim Anderl below). Son Little is a unique artist who proves the axiom that sometimes the best way to move forward is to look backwards.  Artists from Muddy Waters to Thelonious Monk to Bob Dylan to the … Continue reading Photos: Son Little, Fountain Square, June 16, 2017

Speak No Evil; An interview with Ruben Gallego and Austin Jefferson of Abusive Language

The enigmatic Philadelphia-based Abusive Language is a four-piece cold-gaze post-rock band from who surfaced with a six-song, untitled release before ever playing a proper show. The mysterious project — started in late 2015 and consisting of Austin Jefferson, Ruben Gallego, Jon Weed and Alan Vito — is described by the band as what, “Johnny Cash would have sounded like if they … Continue reading Speak No Evil; An interview with Ruben Gallego and Austin Jefferson of Abusive Language

Mood Rings; An interview with Derek Knox of Way Out

Providence, Rhode Island trio Way Out create a dizzying mix of arty, post punk the beckons to memories of lost innocence and shattered identity. Consisting of singer and guitarist Derek Knox, drummer Anna Wingfield, and bassist Nick Sadler, the band was founded by Knox in 2012, and became an entity unto itself following the arrival of Wingfield– whose shared love … Continue reading Mood Rings; An interview with Derek Knox of Way Out