An Interview With Anthony Green: Bringing His Past Present And Looks Toward A Very Bright Future

An Interview With Anthony Green: Bringing His Past Present And Looks Toward A Very Bright Future

Pixie Queen, the fourth solo album from singer, songwriter, and musician Anthony Green, debuts on Sept. 9 with a comprehensive look at the evolution of love. Through 11 deeply personal tracks, Green brings listeners along on an explosive and honest exploration of commitment, forgiveness, and everlasting love.

The upcoming album, produced by Will Yip, features Tim Arnold and Keith Goodwin on drums and keyboards and is a complete sonic departure from Green’s first three solo projects, Avalon, Beautiful Things, and Young Legs. With a self-described acoustic “campfire” vibe and raw, contemplative lyrics, Pixie Queen is the artist’s most intimate album to date.

Green is a husband, the father of three small children, a solo artist, and the current lead singer of both Circa Survive and Saosin. The busy artist took a few hushed moments from his action-packed life to reflect on music, life, and love as he knows it, during a drive to Avalon, NJ while his wife Meredith slept peacefully beside him.

After nearly a decade you reunited with your

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An Interview With The Dead Daisies: Poised For Noise

An Interview With The Dead Daisies: Poised For Noise

Unlike their flowery namesake, The Dead Daisies are not about frills.

The band purveys a no-nonsense, blue-collar brand of music steeped in 1970s classic rock, fueled by big riffs and choruses.

The group’s current roster is comprised of grizzled veterans of the hard rock scene—singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder), drummer Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) and guitarist David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).

The band’s latest record, Make Some Noise, released on August 5, offers more of the arena-friendly formula that earned fans worldwide on previous releases The Dead Daisies (2013) and Revolución (2015).

Along with hard-hitting originals like “Long Way to Go” and “Mainline,” Make Some Noise features covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Fortunate Son”) and The Who (“Join Together”).

Over the years, the band has employed a rotating lineup that has also featured Jon Stevens of INXS, Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones members Darryl Jones and Bernard Fowler, and John Tempesta of White …

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Waste Not, Want Not: An Interview With Of Montreal

Waste Not, Want Not: An Interview With Of Montreal

With their latest, swirling album Innocence Reaches, Of Montreal has a prolific 14-record catalog of psych pop-inspired ’60s paisley sound schemes and the music scene pegged on New York in the ’70s. The follow-up to 2015’s Aureate Gloom, which dealt with themes related to founder and frontman Kevin Barnes’ separation from his wife of 11 years, Innocence Reaches boasts a range of themes from the deeply personal to the refreshingly topical, experimenting for the first time with contemporary inspiration from EDM acts like JackU and Arca.

In case you were wondering, Of Montreal’s band name was not snatched from an obscure French novel or plucked from a random, substance-fueled conversation with a friend. It is not a metaphor for displacement, nor a reference of nostalgia for a place never visited. It is not “whatever you want it to be,” nor is it so specific and arbitrary that it goes beyond the comprehension of anyone but the band. It didn’t just “sound good” or come out of a bender-driven fever dream.

Of Montreal is …

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An Interview With Julian Fulton: Bringing His Zombies Back To Life

An Interview With Julian Fulton: Bringing His Zombies Back To Life

Julian Fulton is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from NJ who is slowly but surely gaining esteem and recognition outside of his so-called “oceanside vacuum” amongst credible music institutions like Sofar Sounds and Converse Rubber Tracks. He is known best for his amalgamation of vintage rock ‘n’ roll with today’s current experimental indie-rock landscape, as well as his painfully genuine songwriting. Judging from his last three EPs, it seems that Fulton is not one who is afraid to experiment or pigeonhole himself to any specific decade or genre.

Recently, I had a chance to chat with him about his upcoming EP release (slated for this fall) and revival of his backing band, The Zombie Gospel. Read more below and catch him and his band on Aug. 31 at Asbury Park Live Summer Concert Series, playing alongside Dentist and Asphalt Grey.

So, tell us a little about yourself.

I was born, raised, and currently reside in New Jersey, come from a big family of incredibly supportive people, and have been writing songs in one way or another …

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Shoreworld: Val Emmich – Whatever’s Chasing You

Shoreworld: Val Emmich – Whatever’s Chasing You

Val Emmich has been writing and performing for several years now. I remember his early work starting with Slow Down Kid back in 2003, which was the disc that started me down what was to be a long and intriguing road of musical expression. Emmich has always trusted his creative impulses over commercial aspirations, turning down major label intoxication for the simple act of doing things his diverse way.

2006 brought us Sunlight Searchparty, one of Emmich’s best records and certainly one of his most popular to date. But even after the artistic success of that homegrown disc, Emmich continued to create sounds that combined the sharp contrast of talented composition, creative production and musical bonds and a direction that bring in the fans by the boatload.

Songs, Volume 1, Woodstock, which was released in 2007, was a batch of B-sides from Sunlight Searchparty that brought the back porch feel of New York State music straight to the Jersey Shore. Produced by longtime friend Jason Cupp, Emmich and bandmates rented a house in …

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Festival of Independence @ South Street Seaport

Festival of Independence

South Street Seaport

MANHATTAN, NY—Seaport District NYC hosted its annual outdoor free-admission Festival of Independence to the South Street Seaport area for two days and nights over the Fourth of July weekend. Vendors’ temporary kiosks offered the historic district a street fair feel, but the music stages seemed to draw the biggest crowds. Noisey, VICE’s music and culture channel, featured performances on a stage on Fulton Street on July 3 and 4, and the Howard Hughes Corporation sponsored a second stage at Peck Slip on July 4. The event concluded with a nearby view of the 40th anniversary Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks …

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Peter Vitalone: The Side Of The Dirt

Peter Vitalone

The Side Of The Dirt

Independent

Upon first listen, about 35 seconds into “Into Me I See,” the first track on Peter Vitalone’s latest album, This Side Of The Dirt¸ I thought to myself, “This is something my parents would enjoy.” And though, to some, that could be construed as a bit of an insult, …

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