Interview with Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter: Art Imitates Life

Being asked to leave his former band after two years of touring and making music left then 22-year-old Dear Hunter mastermind Casey Crescenzo jaded, scorned and wondering what he should do next. He could never abandon music altogether, but after all the work he put into The Receiving End Of …

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Interview with Devin Townsend: Connecting To Infinity

Making his name as the unpredictable and wild mastermind behind Strapping Young Lad and the goofball behind Ziltoid The Omniscient, Devin Townsend is one of the world’s most gifted composers and stunning vocalists.

As prolific as anyone, Devin had released four albums in the last two years and, as …

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Interview with Billy Howerdel from A Perfect Circle: Great Beams Of Light

A Perfect Circle is in a unique and widely envied place for a rock band. With an image as far from today’s DIY musicians as it gets, A Perfect Circle has released three albums in 12 years—just two of original material. They tour sparingly, and their members, most notably singer …

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Interview with Dead Fish Handshake: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

If nothing else, Dead Fish Handshake’s story is one of practice, perseverance and figuring out what is really important in life and in music. Guitarist Rob Ferreira and singer Matt Paul started Dead Fish Handshake as an acoustic side project, something different that would provide relief from the local grind.…

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Kam On Film: ‘Transformers,’ ‘Jig’ And What’s New In Theaters

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Paramount Pictures

Rated PG-13 for profanity, mayhem, destruction, sexual innuendo and intense, sci-fi violence.

LaBeouf Leads Latest Showdown Between Autobots And Decepticons

This summer, a number of sequels have reimagined the past by placing fictional characters at the center of critical historical events. For instance, …

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Interview with Chris Squire from Yes: Sustained

Certainly no conversation about progressive rock is complete without Yes. A key influence to every prog-leaning band since their inception in 1968, Yes are titanic figures in the genre with repeated and successful crossover pop hits that have brought to them new audiences while satisfying old ones at the same …

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Interview with JOLLY: Just Like Their Name, Only Incredible

Progressive rock, perhaps above everything else, is a genre that most rewards subtlety and dynamics. For rising NYC-based prog luminaries Jolly, their 2011 opus, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part I), released in March, is as complete as it gets.

Not only are the songs novel, imaginative and sincere, …

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Interview with Gavin Hayes from Dredg: Not Gonna Listen To Your Opinion

Dredg has been accused of almost every musical crime any band in any genre can be accused of. They’ve pissed fans off by being too heavy, too soft, too experimental, too alternative, too pop, too electronic and more. The indie rock collective from Los Matos, California has changed their sound …

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Thank You Scientist: The Perils Of Time Travel

Perhaps the greatest success of Thank You Scientist’s debut EP, The Perils Of Time Travel, is that it is accessible while also eluding the most pedestrian trappings of genre. The New Jersey-based seven-piece round out the typical rock quartet with violin, viola, saxophone, trumpet and keyboards, among other additional …

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Interview with Thomas Giles of Between The Buried And Me: Vital Signs

Between The Buried And Me is known throughout the metal world for being uncompromising in their creativity and unlimited in their imagination. They are prolific writers and their arrangements are unpredictable, so it should surprise no one that vocalist Thomas Giles used his time off after the last BTBAM tour …

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