Special Report

Interview: Max Sollisch (aka. Dolfish)

At just 23 years old, Cleveland-born songwriter Max Sollisch, who performs under the moniker Dolfish, made serious waves last December when Afternoon Records, which is also home to John Vanderslice and Cincinnati’s Pomegranates, released his debut EP, Your Love is Bummin’ Me Out, on vinyl.  The witty, lo-fi record met praise from all the biggest tastemakers who compared the 23-year-old … Continue reading Interview: Max Sollisch (aka. Dolfish)

Interview: Monoxide and Jamie Madrox of Twiztid

Twiztid terror Detroit horrorcore rap legends look back at their bloody trail of hip hop madnessby Jason Webber You don’t mess with Twiztid. After almost two decades of sailing in the dangerous waters of the Detroit hip hop scene, Monoxide and Jamie Madrox have created a gloriously gory musical legacy as the serial killin’ horrorcore duo Twiztid. After rising from … Continue reading Interview: Monoxide and Jamie Madrox of Twiztid

Interview: Conor Stratton of Wheels

Though it is perhaps more likely that a confident Americana quintet would emerge from the streets of Yellow Springs, Ohio, than someplace in the U.K. (i.e. Mumford & Sons), it’s still surprising that five guys barely out of high school would emerge so fully-formed, refined and with an older-than-their-years sound steeped in folk tradition. But that’s exactly what you get … Continue reading Interview: Conor Stratton of Wheels

Interview: Jacob Merritt of Pomegranates

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Pomegranates create mesmerizing alt-pop compositions. Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2006, the young indie band quickly distinguished itself from the indie rock pack, earning acclaim from My Old Kentucky Blog (“Sweet, sweet sounds are pop honey to my ears”), massive support from WOXY.com and invitations to tour from bands such as French Kicks, Islands and Jimmy Eat World. … Continue reading Interview: Jacob Merritt of Pomegranates

Interview: Michael Hill (Tombs) on Everything Went Black Media

It is absolutely impossible to spend any amount of time talking to Michael Hill and not see the sincerity, honesty and passion he puts forward in all of his pursuits.  Primarily known for his role as guitarist/vocalist for experimental metal band Tombs, this approach to his musical efforts has earned the band and their albums wide spread critical acclaim from … Continue reading Interview: Michael Hill (Tombs) on Everything Went Black Media

Jim Martin (Faith No More) breaks silence with Q and A

After a silence of over a decade, Jim Martin (formerly of Faith No More) agreed to a Q&A session with fans via a British based fan site. A set of 15 questions were selected by administrators of the fan site from over 500 submissions by fans eager to hear from Jim. What follows is a Q&A session with Jim Martin:  … Continue reading Jim Martin (Faith No More) breaks silence with Q and A

Interview: Linford Detweiler of Over The Rhine

By some fans and critics standards, Over the Rhine have spent the last two and a half decades cruising “under the radar.”  Primarily comprised by the husband/wife team of pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist, the Cincinnati band released The Long Surrender on February 8, 2011, via the band’s own Great Speckled Dog label.  Recorded in California, with Grammy-winning … Continue reading Interview: Linford Detweiler of Over The Rhine

Cincy Psych Fest, Mayday, October 20, 2012

The People’s Temple, Mondo Drag, Outer Minds, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, The Harlequins, Children of the Emerald Fire, Ohio Knife, The Tongue and Lips at Cincy Psych Fest – Saturday, October 20 at Mayday in Cincinnati, OH By Tracey & David C. Obenour Before we even piled into the car to make that short trip from … Continue reading Cincy Psych Fest, Mayday, October 20, 2012

Interview: Fred Mascherino of Terrible Things

What started as a chance meeting between guitarist Fred Mascherino, a humble, but dedicated guitarist from Pennsylvania and I in a living room in Athens, Ohio, in the ‘00s, blossomed into an invitation to play in the Gem City.  In turn, their dedication to routing most tour plans through Riverside’s Knights of Columbus Hall instigated a long-running love affair between … Continue reading Interview: Fred Mascherino of Terrible Things

Interview: Nick Testa of The Nightbeast

Unleashing the Nightbeast Dayton’s clown prince of hip-hop dishes on  the joys of Chinese buffet, Kubiak from ‘Parker Lewis’ and being too large for the mosh pit by Jason Webber It’s all but a confirmed scientific fact: It is impossible to be sad or depressed when you’re anywhere near the Nightbeast (aka Nick Testa). The wooly and bespectacled, ever-smiling Beast … Continue reading Interview: Nick Testa of The Nightbeast