Interviews

Getting Personal With: tortuganónima

Today's the first day of tortuganónima's first ever tour of the U.S.. Hailing all the way from Santiago, Chile, the experimental post-rock quartet is playing their first gig tonight in the Houston suburb of Baytown, TX. While most of the tour will be...

Getting Personal With: Hooray For Earth

I know you pretty well at this point, and know that music is your life. From a psychological perspective can you elaborate why you think you feel a need to create music? I wish I could answer that question, for you and for myself. I’ve always just b...

Lumerians: A Trippy, Transportive Dance Party

© 2011 Ken McCandless Austin Psych Fest vastly expanded this year, taking over a cavernous art deco power plant to celebrate the roots of psychedelic music and its current resurgence. The immensely increased space and extended schedule also a...

Getting Personal With: F.M. Cornog / East River Pipe

"My songs are an extension of my personality. They seem to underline and italicize things that I’m already semi-aware of."—F.M. Cornog East River Pipe – “Cold Ground” His is a story of a once homeless, drug-addicted musician who buried himself in...

Getting Personal With: Paul & The Patients

"My mom is like a human jukebox that can't be unplugged." —Paul Holmes Paul & The Patients - "Embrace" One of the first times I saw Paul & The Patients perform, every little thing clicked into place. The passion and execution ignited a fi...

Getting Personal With: The Radio Dept.

"We agree with Thurston Moore when he says that we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture. However, since we’re extremely lazy people  we leave the destruction to others and play pop music instead."—Johan...

Getting Personal With: Gary Wilson

"In some ways my shows are getting wilder. In the old days the audience was often hostile to me and my shows. Sometimes we needed a police escort out of the venue because the audience wanted to 'kill' us." —Gary Wilson Gary Wilson - "In The Night"...

Getting Personal With: Shilpa Ray

"I'm a scrawny, bizarre looking Indian chick, a total weirdo, but when I heard that music I felt powerful. I wanted to make music or be creative in some way because it was free of rules and societal limitations."—Shilpa Ray Shilpa Ray & Her ...

Getting Personal With: Cheyenne Marie Mize

"I never could just concentrate on one thing. I never had an interest in mastering one instrument, I just wanted to play anything I could get my hands on." —Cheyenne Marie Mize Cheyenne Marie Mize - "Best" Cheyenne Marie Mize is far more tha...

Getting Personal With: Soft Reeds

"My mother had me singing at nursing homes when I was 3, and I just never stopped." - Ben Grimes, Soft Reeds Soft Reeds – “This Affair” As many stories go, Ben Grimes was once in a band with some of his closest friends, only to see success eat aw...

Getting Personal With: Hooray For Earth

"I've always just been into music because it's the only thing that feels right." -Noel Heroux, Hooray For Earth Hooray For Earth - "Surrounded By Your Friends" Since the initial release of their EP MOMO via eMusic at the end of 2009, they've been...

Getting Personal With: Gayngs

MUSIC: Gayngs - "Faded High" Gayngs (feat. Har Mar Superstar) - "One More Try" (George Michael cover) INTERVIEW: Gayngs Mentality 09.24.10 A couple years ago, when first connecting with 10CC's "I'm Not In Love," Gayngs' Ryan Olson surely ...
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Featured Artist: Zambri

From: New York, NY RIFYL: MGMT, !!!, Yeah Yeah Yeahs NEW: MUSIC: Zambri (feat. John Philpot of Bear in Heaven) - "Carry" Zambri – “Tonight We Fly” (The Divine Comedy cover) Zambri – “W/ Somebody (DMDS Remix)” Zambri – “X-mas Ooh” Zambri i...
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Featured Artist: Hooray For Earth

NEW TOURDATES: 09-20-10 / The Vernon Club / Louisville, KY w/ Jukebox The Ghost 09-21-10 / Cicero’s / St. Louis, MO w/ Jukebox The Ghost 09-20-10 / Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom / Little Rock, AR w/ Jukebox The Ghost 09-23-10 / Bronze Pea...
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Getting Personal With: Unicycle Loves You

Unicycle Loves You’s self-titled 2007 debut full length was a fun power pop record. It was bouncy and overflowing with tightly-wound hooks.  Singer James Carroll’s vocals were reminiscent of The Cars’ Benjamin Orr, as were the melodies he wrote. Bac...

Getting Personal With: Judson Claiborne

"I recognize that we all come from different traditions and trajectories and experience art in different ways, but at the same time, I want to find that the things we all share." - Judson Clairborne Judson Claiborne - "A Song or Dreaming" Baref...
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Getting Personal With: Deleted Scenes

"We weren't allowed to listen to any secular music growing up, and there was no radio in the house. The only music we had was the music we made." - Dan Scheuerman, Deleted Scenes Deleted Scenes - "Fake IDs" For me, music has always been a deeply...
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Interview: Miracles of Modern Science

Miracles of Modern Science - "I Found Space" In the last decade it's become quite common for rock bands to utilize string players to expand their sound, but not for rock bands to structure their sounds around these instruments the way Miracles of Mo...