An Interview with Incubus: It’s Only A Trust Fall

An Interview with Incubus: It’s Only A Trust Fall

Sometimes in life, there are people who catch your interest right away. Other times it’s hobbies, sports, friends, or even music. In this case, for me, there is a certain band that has been active for over 20 years that has always been my number one, no matter what. This band goes by the name of Incubus.

Entering my college years, I interned for their record label strictly so I could help market their band. Fast forward a few years later, I had the chance to interview them live on the radio station that I worked for, thanks to a special co-worker. Now, present day, four years later, I am back in the position of interviewing my favorite band on the planet, Incubus.

However, let’s not worry, I am not in fangirl status, for now working in a professional industry, I have even more respect for them professionally as I do personally. Incubus are one of those bands that survived the post-grunge scene of the late ’90s, and have remained relevant ever since. I believe …

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An Interview with Death From Above 1979: Steering The Ship

An Interview with Death From Above 1979: Steering The Ship

A lot has changed in the decade since Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 put out their debut album—and up until last year, their only one—You’re A Woman, I Am A Machine. Dispersing just a couple years after its 2004 release, drummer/vocalist Sebastian Grainger and bassist/synth player Jesse Keeler turned their focus to various solo and electronic projects, both in the limelight and behind the scenes at their respective studios. Yet despite only one LP and the lapse in any sort of follow-up, the group accumulated an avid following and became an underground favorite. The two announced their reunion in 2011, and calling upon Dave Sardy to take the reigns as producer, turned their attention to the creation of their sophomore record The Physical World, which came out in September.

Now, after already spending the majority of the summer on the road, the band will be acting as main support for Incubus and Deftones on a co-headlining tour. Keeler recently filled the Aquarian in on the tour, The Physical World, and …

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An Interview with Sublime With Rome: Sirens Blaring

An Interview with Sublime With Rome: Sirens Blaring

Sublime is an epic element of the 1990s archives. The treasured ska songs live on via backyard playlists, convenience stores, and anywhere you can stop to reminisce about “What I Got.”

[Insert your favorite memory sound tracked by a Sublime song here.]

The band’s story is bittersweet personified, as founding lead singer Bradley Nowell died tragically from a heroin overdose in 1996, shortly before the release of Sublime’s self-titled major label debut. The turn of events was layered in sadness—a young creative artist left the world before the ink on his figurative mark was dry, and drummer Bud Gaugh and bassist Eric Wilson ultimately didn’t have the chance to fully enjoy their success with their comrade.

A legacy was reinvigorated when admitted fan, singer Rome Ramirez, began playing with Sublime in 1999. The present lineup—drummer Josh Freese, guitarist Rome Ramirez, and original Sublime bassist Eric Wilson, under the moniker “Sublime With Rome”—are marking their sophomore release titled Sirens, the follow up to their 2011 debut, Yours Truly.

Ramirez carries a figurative torch in keeping …

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Full Plate, Fuller House: An Interview with Candace Cameron Bure

Full Plate, Fuller House: An Interview with Candace Cameron Bure

Everyone remembers the precocious 10-year-old from the TV hit, Full House. Well, Candace Cameron Bure, or “DJ Tanner,” is all grown up and cracking open new chapters in life—while keeping a thumb on one of the first few pages. With a family of her own, she still finds the time to entertain her fans of all interests; whether it be through her books, her performance on Dancing With The Stars, or acting (and producing) murder mystery films, she continues to impress the world with her talent and ambition. Oh, and we can’t forget the upcoming Netflix nostalgia coming to us in 2016: Fuller House.

With her two books, Reshaping It All and Balancing It All, already on the shelves, Bure is set to add one more on Aug. 1: Dancing Through Life: Steps Of Courage And Conviction (B&H Publishing). And she is currently appearing in the film series, Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery—not to mention the Fuller House filming is coming up quickly, too. Luckily, Candace Cameron Bure was …

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Shoreworld: Exhibit No.9 – Suprimitive; Asbury Park Music Foundation Goes For The Grand Slam

Shoreworld: Exhibit No.9 – Suprimitive; Asbury Park Music Foundation Goes For The Grand Slam

Exhibit No.9 – “Suprimitive” Featuring Atle Østrem – Aug. 1-31

Tom White and his staff at Exhibit No.9 are back with another journey into the center of your mind. And while it’s true that on any given night you can see original offerings of art on Cookman Avenue, “EN9” cull their artists and presentations from the proverbial cream of the crop, providing an enthusiastic excitement that is hard to top anywhere in town.

Their latest undertaking is an exhibition called “Suprimitive.” Helmed by the Swedish artists Atle Østrem, “Suprimitive” is a vibrant mix of paintings and prints on paper and canvas inspired by urban culture and our everyday social issues, all viewed through the artist’s unique style and perspective.

Director of Exhibit No.9 Tom White has this to say about his latest undertaking: “Atle Østrem’s work pays homage to graffiti’s history and his start as a graffiti artist in Norway. The intricacies, overlapping figures, characters and stories are all interconnected with both humor and stark seriousness. His work is playful and distinctly identifiable, with layers …

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators @ Sherman Theater

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators

Sherman Theater

May 5, 2015

STROUDSBURG, PA—This show was a little bit of a drive for me, but since the company I work for now, SLP Concerts, was a co-promoter for this show, I jumped at the opportunity to cover it for my boss. Besides, I haven’t seen Slash perform live since seeing him with Guns N’ Roses at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ back in 1988. Without aging myself, that was 27 years ago! Holy crap!

Anyway, I arrived at the Sherman in time to catch tail end of opener Like A Storm, who I’ve seen before opening for Alter Bridge. When I …

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The Maine: American Candy

The Maine

American Candy

Eighty One Twenty Three/Big Picnic

Alternative rock band, The Maine, has been around the block for eight years now representing their hometown of, you guessed it: Tempe, Arizona. If you’ve been following this quintet comprised of John O’Callaghan (vocals), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums), Kennedy Brock (guitar/vocals), and Jared Monaco (guitar), then you should …

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