Special Report

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

Play The HITS; An interview with Nathan Oliver

In only six songs and 20-odd minutes, Nathan Oliver’s Head In The Sand bounds the length and breadth of the alt-rock canon with a crooked ear and a sure stride. This EP marks the end of an eight-year hiatus for Nathan Oliver, a bedroom project of Nathan White that turns into a full band when you wish hard enough for … Continue reading Play The HITS; An interview with Nathan Oliver

Dance! Destroy!; An interview with Eric Paul of Chinese Stars

Photo by Becky DiGiglio In the spirit of Providence, Rhode Island’s penchant for odd musical offspring, Made up of members of Arab on Radar, Athletic Automation, Mahi Mahi and Six Finger Satellite, Providence, Rhode Island’s The Chinese Stars were Eric Paul, Craig Kureck, V. Von Ricci (who took over for Richard Pelletier), and Paul Vieira. The band took their music in an … Continue reading Dance! Destroy!; An interview with Eric Paul of Chinese Stars

Show Review: Tears For Fears, Hall & Oates, Schottenstein Center, May 22, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Hall & Oates teamed with Tears For Fears for a North American tour that visited the Schottenstein Center on Monday, May 22. Although the pairing seemed confusing at first, coupling two bands who so thoroughly shaped the landscape of ‘80s rock ultimately made for a stellar, roughly four hour show that had fans of … Continue reading Show Review: Tears For Fears, Hall & Oates, Schottenstein Center, May 22, 2017

Photos: Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2-4, 2017

Bunbury Music Festival took place in Cincinnati, Ohio, over the weekend (June 2-4). Ghettoblaster photographer Sarah Janosick Richardson was there to capture some of the action. This is what she saw. The 1975: Arkells: Cobi: Death Cab For Cutie: Flogging Molly: Muse: NF:   Pretty Lights: San Fermin: The Shins: Wiz Khalifa:      

There Is A Light; An interview with Jennifer Pague of Vita and the Woolf

Photo by Chris Sikich Vita and the Woolf is the sound of operatic vocals meeting synth pop. Driven by the anthemic voice of front woman, Jennifer Pague and supported by the dynamic drumming of Adam Shumski, Vita and the Woolf has been melding cross-genre influences in their powerhouse electronic style since their first EP Fang Song came out in 2014. … Continue reading There Is A Light; An interview with Jennifer Pague of Vita and the Woolf

Free Your Creativity; An interview with John Colpitts of Man Forever

The music of drummer John Colpitts as Man Forever is explorative, innovative and fearless; he’s a musician and composer equally versed in the disparate musical languages of DIY rock, improvisation, and contemporary classical. His most recent effort for Thrill Jockey is an album that defies genre classification. Propulsive, elaborate drum arrangements (created with TIGUE Percussion) remain essential to Man Forever – on the songs of Play What … Continue reading Free Your Creativity; An interview with John Colpitts of Man Forever

A Strange Day Festival; An interview with co-organizer Nicole Anne Francis

Forbidden Colors booking agency, who is perhaps best known for their work with ChameleonsVox, Modern English, and Sad Lovers & Giants are finalizing plans for their inaugural Strange Day Festival, which takes place September 8 at Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington this fall. The event promises a captivating collision of both legacy and modern post-punk acts, which is sure to … Continue reading A Strange Day Festival; An interview with co-organizer Nicole Anne Francis