• ZE Records

    ZE Records

    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.

  • Lullatone

    Lullatone

    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.

  • What Does the Economic Future Hold for the Music Industry?

    What Does the Economic Future Hold for the Music Industry?

    Elianne Halbersberg discusses the future of the music industry with the president and CEO of the National Association of Music Merchants.

  • Bill Bruford

    Bill Bruford

    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.

  • 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.

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