Interview with The Dear Hunter: The Labor Of Love

Casey Crescenzo is the singer, guitarist, and brainchild of the indie rock band The Dear Hunter. After releasing Migrant in 2013, he hit the road with the band before embarking on his most ambitious effort to date, Amour & Attrition. In the fall of 2013, Crescenzo began writing this …

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Interview with Mastodon: One For The Road

On March 24, 2009, Mastodon released their fourth studio album, Crack The Skye. Up until that point, for whatever reason, I knew nothing of the Atlanta metal scene or Mastodon. A friend of mine suggested I give the album a listen, and I am glad that he did. We …

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Interview with The Hold Steady: Scoring Big

The Hold Steady have been a notable rock band in the “indie scene” for some time now. After forming in Brooklyn, NY in 2004, they have made a name for themselves with their unique ability for storytelling. Guitarist Tad Kubler’s instrumentation has been the base for singer Craig Finn’s lyrical …

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Interview with Kirk Windstein from Crowbar: Certified Riff Professor

A little over 1,300 miles separates the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, to New York, New York. Kirk Windstein, frontman and guitarist for Crowbar, has been spending the early part of May at eOne’s headquarters in New York City to promote his NOLA-based band’s 10th album, Symmetry In Black

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Black Label Society: Catacombs Of The Black Vatican

By now, everybody knows of the illustrious career of heavy metal guitarist Zakk Wylde. Wylde has found his niche since bursting onto the scene with Ozzy Osbourne in the late 1980s. Catacombs Of The Black Vatican is the latest studio album from Wylde’s band, Black Label Society.

This LP has …

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An Interview with Cage The Elephant: Taking It In

I first heard Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio” while playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 on N64, and The Offspring’s “All I Want” on Crazy Taxi for my Sega Dreamcast. I always had an ear for the music that was placed in video games. With the development of peripheral …

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RPWL: Wanted

RPWL are a progressive rock band hailing from Germany. The band is set to unload their double LP, Wanted, on April 1. What caught my eye about this album is that it will also be released as a limited edition in additional 5.1 surround sound. Giving the record a …

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An Interview with Russian Circles: Right On Track

Russian Circles have been on my radar since their sophomore full-length, Station. In October, they released their fifth studio album, Memorial. With eight tracks, Memorial brings the listener on an incredible musical journey that showcases the brilliance of the three musicians. The record closes with a unique addition …

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Zakk Wylde @ Apple Store SoHo

SOHO, NY—About 10 miles away from Zakk Wylde’s hometown of Bayonne, NJ, the 47-year-old rocker took a seat on the second floor of the SoHo Apple Store in New York City. He sat on stage with the editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, Brad Tolinski. This event took place shortly after …

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An Interview with Les Claypool: Havin’ Himself A Time

The very first time I heard music from Les Claypool was also the very first time I saw an episode of South Park. A few years later, I would be reintroduced to Claypool and Primus. Eventually, I would find myself listening to “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver” and …

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