Interview with Luke Pritchard from The Kooks: How’d You Like That?

Picked up by and signed to a major record label just three months after forming, The Kooks struck ground and hit pay dirt in January of 2006 with the release of their first record, Inside In/Inside Out (Virgin Records). Luke Pritchard was only 18, heading the band of young rockers …

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The Disconnects/Crazy & The Brains: Are On The Other Side

I’ve been loudly singing (and, okay, in some instances, shouting) The Disconnects’ praises since around December of 2010. Coming to us from Neptune—the city, not the planet—The Disconnects are a straightforward, unrelenting punk rock ‘n’ roll machine. Their debut record, The Disconnects…Are Healthy, was an Aquarian ‘Disc Of The …

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Interview with Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge: Take The World

“Tear You Apart,” the second single off of the self-titled debut record by California darkwave-branded band She Wants Revenge was released in 2006, bringing a little smart smut to the airwaves and a delicious post-punk revival to the masses. The band’s genre is often disputed. Technically, it could be considered …

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Interview with Felix Rodriguez from The Sounds: Something To Die For

Released earlier this year on SideOneDummy, The Sounds’ fourth record is arguably their strongest yet. All driving melodies and electronic beats, the thumping dance-punk sound they’re known for has been perfected and matured. Musically, lyrically and personally, every component blends flawlessly. And they did it all themselves.

“This album differs …

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Interview with Those Mockingbirds: No One’s Laughing

Musicians of the world, please take note: If you think you don’t need to work hard because your hair is pretty and your jeans are skin tight, you are wrong. If you believe that because you can play an instrument semi-decently you don’t really need people skills, you are wrong. …

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Interview with Chris #2 from Anti-Flag: What Are We Going To Do About The USA.?

Hard times. Economic crisis. Instability. Bailouts. High unemployment. People without adequate funds for survival, without health insurance. Making do with ramen for dinner and aspirin for chronic pain because prescriptions are too expensive. Things are tough, people are stressed and kids are being forced to face hard realities sooner rather …

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Interview with Ian O’Neil from Deer Tick: Standing At The Threshold

The band may call Providence, RI, home, but much like the real ixodes scapularis, Deer Tick has kind of been everywhere lately. Frontman John McCauley’s wanderlust aside, they’ve been making frequent appearances on Pandora and college radio. A soothing blend of American rock ’n’ roll, country and garage blues …

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Echo & The Bunnymen @ The Trocadero Theatre

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Having decided not to drive for fear of getting a parking ticket or having my stereo stolen, I walked for about 40 minutes from my friend’s apartment to the venue, and missed half of the opening band’s set. I got my credentials at the box office, took a little …

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Interview with Ian McCulloch from Echo & The Bunnymen: Everlasting Neverendless

When conducting interviews, I always try to be as professional as possible. If I happen to be a super fan, I try hard not to show it. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t absolutely shaking in my Doc Martens, waiting while the phone rang. I saw the …

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Interview with Geoff Rickly from Thursday: Open Quotes

Of all the bands to break out of the New Brunswick scene, I have never been able to escape Thursday. Their music dug its way very deep into my ears at a very young age; blasting from behind the closed doors of friends’ older siblings’ rooms and then, when I …

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