- Music Reviews
- October 31, 2017
The Tribute Concerts (Bear Family Records). Review by James Mann.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.