Interview with Mike Haliechuk from Fucked Up: Short Answers

Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuk—who occasionally goes by the name “10,000 Marbles” (mostly in the band’s liner notes these days)—is not an easy interview, as The Aquarian learned after a scheduling conflict with outspoken frontman Damian Abraham—“Pink Eyes” (his stage name, not the cause of the conflict in question)—led to a …

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Interview with Keil Corcoran from Starfucker: Kissing The Sky

Though their name and subversive sense of humor might suggest otherwise, Starfucker churn out upbeat electronic indie tunes so palatable and catchy that even Target has used them in commercials. The Portland, Oregan quartet—led by songwriter Joshua Hodges—have steadily built up a reputation for exhilarating live performances that push those …

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Interview with David Barratt about The Beatles Complete On Ukelele: Ask Me Why

David Barratt is a London-born producer who has worked with artists as prominent as Robert Plant and David Bowie and has composed music for commercials for Coke, Verizon, Hasbro and many others. Recently, Barratt has turned his attention to a much more unusual project: a reinterpretation of The Beatles’ entire …

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Interview With Joe Michelini From River City Extension: Life, Line By Line

River City Extension are a bunch of New Jersey natives whose volatile cocktail of folk songcraft and punk tenacity serves up joy and sorrow in equal measure, suggesting the one might not be complete without the other. Their most recent album, 2010’s The Unmistakable Man, has found them a …

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Interview With Roger Miller From Mission Of Burma: Psychedelic Sorties

One of the most celebrated post-punk bands of all time, Mission Of Burma’s songs have always maintained a consistent balance between unorthodox experimentation and stripped-down punk rock immediacy. This is due in part to the division of the majority of songwriting duties between two of the band’s four members. Clint …

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Interview with Dustin Kensrue of Thrice: Reading Into It

To some of The Aquarian’s readership, Dustin Kensrue’s name may not be as immediately recognizable as the name of the experimental rock band he’s fronted for over a decade (that would be Thrice), but Kensrue is responsible for some of that band’s most beloved characteristic. From their hyper-literate lyrics …

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Interview with Randy Randall of No Age: Getting A Whiff Of Punk

No Age are the leaders of a pack of young musicians making sprawling, noisy, artful punk rock that harkens to indie rock’s formative years, when hardcore bands realized that they could maintain their attitudes while coloring outside the lines. Guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Spunt have become figureheads for …

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Boris @ Starlight Ballroom

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The minute details of this show—the sort of material one packs into reviews to give the reader a sense of having been there—are almost inconsequential. I have no witty anecdotes about waiting in line or struggling to find parking. It does not matter what the bands were wearing, what …

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Islands @ Music Hall Of Williamburg

BROOKLYN, NY—There are those who would complain that indie rock as we know it today has become a cesspool of self-importance and hip elitism, and let’s face it—those people have a point. It can seem like every Monday a new wave of Pitchfork-approved Brooklynites rises to blogosphere fame and rides …

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Animal Collective @ Prospect Park

BROOKLYN, NY—Yep, Animal Collective in Brooklyn. This artist/venue pairing guarantees one thing above all else: Hipsters. Lots of ‘em. Beards, thrift store ensembles, and irony. I won’t deny that my taste in music overlaps quite a bit with the hipster elite, but somewhere between listening to TV On The Radio …

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