• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • R.E.M.

    R.E.M.

    For his first live review, Tim Wardyn brought his wife along to one of the biggest concerts of the year in one of the best venues in the nation. Once the smoke cleared (literally), one band played like it was 1985 and another acquired a new fan.

  • What the Grammys can learn from the Oscars

    If the Motion Picture Academy has learned one thing this year, it’s that independent and low-budget films are generally better than the crap that Hollywood is now pumping out. So what can the Grammys learn from this? Tim Wardyn goes over the lesson plan.

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