Tweed – Getting Together: An Interview with Joe Vela

Two friends got married and hosted a wedding celebration in Philadelphia in recognition of their union. No ceremony, no walking down the aisle, no ordained minister or mutual friend cracking inside jokes and testing new material. Just a party for friends and family to revel under a tent with a …

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William Patrick Corgan: These Days

When I pick up the call, William Patrick Corgan strikingly sounds exactly as I imagined he would: youthful. A voice to match the heart-shaped, ultimately shaved-headed alien baby-face that lead the Smashing Pumpkins into 1990s iconship and beyond, Corgan, 50, seems like the type of person to whom you’ll say, …

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&&& Onward: An Interview with Evan Stephens Hall of Pinegrove

Back in March, I had the chance to chat with Evan Stephens Hall of Pinegrove, the Montclair, New Jersey-based sometimes-sextet that’s slept (in the gradual, quiet success sense) its way to the top of NPR’s “Top 100 Songs of 2016” and to the attention of fans that span alt country, …

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Purpose, Plus…: An Interview With Minus The Bear

Right from the get-go, Minus the Bear’s first-person narrative-driven math/prog/indie rock and seemingly random, idiosyncratic song titles (i.e. “Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco Twister,” “Lemurs, Man, Lemurs,” “Spritz!!! Spritz!!!”) made them easy to spot on MySpace-era sharing platforms, even easier to skip to on your iPod shuffle (or, …

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Who We Are: An Interview With Underoath

When I speak to Chris Dudley, he is literally in the future—15 and a half hours ahead of New Jersey in Adelaide, Australia. In Adelaide, it’s 12 p.m. (“just turned noon!”), “sun-shiny and hot,” middle of summer. The guys were off yesterday (a couple dates in Melbourne, then Sydney, then …

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Feels Right: An Interview With Against Me!

When we talk about music, we often talk in labels. We give types of music labels in order connect on shared category preferences, split hairs over purist expertise, seek out tunes in our wheelhouse, create a narrative in music history, and allow the music industry to create a product for …

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An Interview With Deaf Havana: What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

The challenge of striking a balance between making money and doing what you love is a unifying growing pain for Millennial talent. Consumers have more options and information available to them than ever before, and however modest or abstract their definition, workers and producers are presented with an often unpredictable …

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An Interview with Acceptance: Get Into It

Seattle-bred rock band Acceptance started out in the late ’90s the way a lot of young bands do: playing local shows and touring hard for little money as kids living at their parents’ house, valuing music over money. Contemporaries of The Juliana Theory, Finch, Further Seems Forever, and Anberlin, Acceptance …

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An Interview With The Devil Wears Prada: Existence Precedes Essence

When I reach lead singer Mike Hranica at his home in Chicago, we are 18 days out from kick-off for The Devil Wears Prada’s two-leg Rise Up Tour, co-headlined by Memphis May Fire with support from Like Moths To Flames, post-hardcore band Silverstein jumping on for a couple of the …

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Lifting The Curtain: An Interview With Coheed And Cambria

In high school, our creative writing teacher tasked the class with a writing assignment that called for taking a choice song lyric and creating a fictional narrative. Using the example of “Your hair is everywhere,” pulled from teen-heartthrob songwriter Chris Carrabba aka Dashboard Confessional’s breakout song “Screaming Infidelities” (showing my …

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