• Dredg

    Dredg

    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.

  • Juba Dance: Ben Lamar

    Juba Dance: Ben Lamar

    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.

  • The Secret Machines

    The Secret Machines

    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.

  • The Beat goes on for ska icon Dave Wakeling

    The Beat goes on for ska icon Dave Wakeling

    The English Beat refuses to die with the ’80s. Ink 19‘s Robert M. Sutton chats with The Beat’s Dave Wakeling about the early days of the 2-Tone ska revival in England and the challenge of taking the past back into the future.

  • Miniature Tigers

    Miniature Tigers

    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

    Burn Halo

    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.

  • Pepper

    Pepper

    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.

  • tUnE-yArDs

    tUnE-yArDs

    Merrill Garbus‘s enigmatic musical experiments are released under the odd moniker tUnE-yArDs. Ink 19 caught up with tUnE-yArDs to dish on her new album, BiRd BrAiNs, out now on vinyl.

  • Coheed & Cambria’s Chris Pennie

    Coheed & Cambria’s Chris Pennie

    Gail Worley finds drummer Chris Pennie of Coheed & Cambria to be one rad guy.

  • Or, the Whale

    Or, the Whale

    Tim Wardyn speaks with the alt-country septet voted one of The Onion‘s worst band names of the year in 2007, Or, the Whale.

  • Disturbed

    Disturbed

    Dan Donegan gives Ink 19‘s Elianne Halbersberg the lowdown on Indestructible, Disturbed’s third consecutive No. 1 album, following in Metallica’s footsteps, and getting laid at concerts.

  • White Denim

    White Denim

    S D Green sits down (in front of a computer) and chats with (emails) White Denim bassist Steve Terebecki. What follows is a conversation about their new album Fits, opening for ABBA, and Thomas Jefferson. Kind of.

  • The Damned

    The Damned

    Rob Levy braves the danger and mayhem of one of the UK’s most legendary punk bands to interview Captain Sensible, guitarist and longtime member of The Damned, about a variety of topics including the new album So Who’s Paranoid?

  • Obscured by Clouds

    Obscured by Clouds

    William Weikart, the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds, is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.

  • Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

    Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

    It’s been eight years since the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies released an album, but lead singer Steve Perry has been keeping himself quite busy. Tim Wardyn talks with Perry about their latest album Susquehanna, becoming a real daddy, and… molecular biology?

  • Girl Talk

    Girl Talk

    A boy called Girl Talk. A bio-engineering DJ. Rick Astley and Metallica? Gregg Gillis wholly embraces the philosophy of the “mash-up.” Reyan Ali wonders if what Girl Talk does is legal, good for the industry, or can even be considered music. So, he asked Gillis about it, point blank.

  • Steve Weinberger

    Steve Weinberger

    First-time author and rock-concert veteran Steve Weinberger has written perhaps the funniest overview of the mosh-pit population ever. Like a mad scientist, Weinberger categorizes and analyzes every species of concertgoer in No Air Guitar Allowed, painting them with deft satirical strokes and a surprisingly empathetic eye. Ink 19 and Weinberger discuss how he spent years of his life illustrating the differences between KISS and indie-rock fans.

  • Ron MacLean

    Ron MacLean

    Ron MacLean weaves a dream-like reality, exploring detachment and loss in his short story collection Why the Long Face?. S D Green conducts an unconventional interview with the author exploring, in part, technology’s impact on human interaction and contemporary literature. Does it work? You be the judge.

  • Kayo Dot

    Kayo Dot

    Erica Belfiore gets in a Q&A with neo-metal explorers Kayo Dot at their recent show in Jacksonville, FL. Though she didn’t discover their favorite ninja turtles, she did manage to unearth some reflections on the band’s music and the populist approach to a maudlin of the Well comeback.

  • Fredrik

    Fredrik

    There’s something in the “vatten” in Sweden. They just keep churning out these awesome, ethereal folk bands. P. McEver corners one, Fredrik, to find out just what makes them tick. Don’t be surprised if the answers include raspberries, imaginary friends, and submarines…because they do.

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