- Music Reviews
- March 28, 2017
Dance of Time (Concord Music Group). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Tragically, The Knack‘s career has come to a close with the passing of frontman/ songwriter/ guitarist Doug Fieger on Valentine’s Day 2010. Steve Stav remembers the man, resurrecting this interview conducted for Ink 19 a few days after Fieger’s 53rd birthday in 2005.
Hitting the road with Ani DiFranco as a follow-up to her national touring debut with no less a superstar than Tracy Chapman, Gaby Moreno will have to follow-up her debut album, Still the Unknown with a title more befitting her potential breakout. She’s already got some surprises up her sleeve for the second act.
Too young to be fully cognizant of the more embarrassing excesses of Gothic music over the past twenty years, the young Turks of NYC’s own Blacklist are, perhaps unwittingly, the best hope of redeeming Goth-metal. Fresh from a European tour complete with horned hotel antics, Blacklist frontman and provocateur Josh Strawn told Ink 19 all about how he learned to stop worrying and love Motorhead and Scott Walker equally.
Despite a discography that would make you expect a persona along the lines of a reincarnated Captain Beefheart, in conversation, Arrington de Dionyso is polite and eager to communicate his artistic mission in as understated a manner as possible. Ink 19 caught up with the artist on a rare day off, somewhere in Texas, to speak about his new album Malaikat Dan Singa, performance, and making music to conjure spirits.
With their latest release, Tri-Polar, Sick Puppies’ luck and perseverance begins to pay off with big-league success. Bassist Emma Anzai gives Ink 19 the dish on craigslist, the glamorous rock and roll lifestyle, and why you should never skimp on vitamins.
By all accounts, Adelitas Way vocalist/songwriter Rick DeJesus should have become a statistic. Ink 19‘s Elianne Halbersberg talks with the artist about how music — and VH1 — saved his life.
Seven years ago, a 15-year-old Ben Wells had one goal in mind: to play music for a living. Now, with two albums to his credit as guitarist/vocalist for Black Stone Cherry, Wells’ dream has become reality. Ink 19 spoke with the older and longer-haired Wells as he looked back, looked ahead, and looked out of the window of a tour bus.
After thirty years, music critic Gary Giddins is still listening, still watching, and still… writing a multi-volume biography of your grandma’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby? Ink 19 sat down with Giddins to talk about the shape of jazz to come.
Kicking off Ink 19‘s new series, Labels We Love, S D Green talks to ZE Records co-founder Michel Esteban about defining a sound and establishing a label during New York’s 1970s creative zeitgeist, and the resurrection of the label that was once home to Lydia Lunch, Suicide, and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.
Musical duos have become their own genre, much in the same way the Beatles helped define the bass, drums, guitars rock quartet. Matthew Moyer looks inside the husband/wife duo of Lullatone to explore the seriousness of toy instruments and just how much babies love Busta Rhymes.
Elianne Halbersberg discusses the future of the music industry with the president and CEO of the National Association of Music Merchants.
Bill Bruford, former drummer for Yes and King Crimson, chats with Carl F Gauze about the differences between rock and jazz, the recent RIAA case ruling, and his supposed retirement.
Gavin Hayes sure likes to keep busy. His band Dredg is co-headlining a U.S. tour, then touring Europe and Australia and performing with author Salman Rushdie — all by the end of the year. Tim Wardyn discussed the new album The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion as well as religion and families in this revealing yet intimate interview.
S D Green catches up with the sensational Ben Lamar from hip-hop-blues-brazilian band Juba Dance to discuss how fruit can be music, and how porpoises can be clever.
Gail Worley gets the definitive interview out of Secret Machines’ feisty drummer Josh Garza. She calls them a grunge Be Bop Deluxe, but in a good way.
Lynn Wallace talks to Miniature Tigers front man Charlie Brand about the band’s first full-length album, touring, and its recent rise to fame.
Burn Halo‘s members have no crew, take turns driving the van, and after gigs they hoof it outside the venue to hawk their own autographed CDs. Ink 19‘s Elianne Halbersberg snuck in a quiet moment with frontman James Hart, who took a break from channeling The Minutemen to talk about the power of D.I.Y.
Lynn Wallace talks to Pepper drummer Yesod Williams about touring with Pennywise, the band’s new live album, Kona Gold, and what keeps the band going strong.