Maria’s Local Radar: An Interview with Daniel James & The Loveless

Cool band alert! I recently had the chance to chat with Daniel James of Daniel James & The Loveless following their recent show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey! If you haven’t heard of this band before—which consists of vocalist/guitarist Daniel James, guitarist Mike Perdichizzi, and bassist Joe Petruccio—now …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: One-On-One With Carmine Appice

Stick It: My Life Of Sex, Drums & Rock ‘n’ Roll by Carmine Appice with Ian Gittins (Chicago Review Press, $26.99) is a double-dong doozy. I spent many a late night/early morning because I just couldn’t put it down. And it was over all too soon. Suffice it to say, …

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An Interview with Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration: Patience Is A Virtue

(Photo by Paige Farrow)

Frank Iero has the kind of speaking voice you can hear grinning through the phone. There’s a lilt that sometimes punctuates the conversation with a sort chuckle that seems to belong there as much as much as an em-dash or an ellipsis would. His answers to …

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No Time For Half-Hearted Goodbyes: Biding Adieu To Motion City Soundtrack

With six full-length albums, an army of diehard fans, and countless tours under their belt, Midwestern pop punk heroes Motion City Soundtrack are calling it quits after nearly two decades of being a band. In March, just six months after the release of their latest album, Panic Stations, the …

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An Interview with Barenaked Ladies: It Started With A Big Bang

It’s safe to say that most of us have at least heard of the show The Big Bang Theory. Well, meet the masterminds behind the catchy theme song: Barenaked Ladies. Granted, they were popular way before they were asked to compose for the popular show. In fact, the producers …

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An Interview with Lacuna Coil: A Dose Of Milano

Coffee and music—what more could you ask for? It’s been proven that a solid dose of both can actually improve your health. So when you put them together, there’s a slight chance that you’ll turn out as powerful as the members of the Italian band, Lacuna Coil. Sadly, though, the …

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An Interview with Hinds: The Deer Become The Headlights

Hailing from Madrid, Spain, Hinds (which means “female deer”) is a refreshing addition to the modern rock scene and people are beginning to take notice. The captivating Spanish quartet—vocalist and guitarist Ana Perrote, vocalist and guitarist Carlotta Cosials, bassist Ade Martin, and drummer Amber Grimbergen—give garage rock new life with …

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An Interview with The Temper Trap: Fall Together In Place

This summer marks the glorious return of Australian-based indie quartet, The Temper Trap, who are set to release their third studio effort, Thick As Thieves—the long-awaited follow-up to their 2012 self-titled electronic-driven entity, The Temper Trap. While leading singles like “Fall Together” and “Thick As Thieves” are currently …

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An Interview with Pierce The Veil: Diving Into New Things

LEFT TO RIGHT: Mike Fuentes, Vic Fuentes, Tony Perry, Jaime Preciado

A few years ago, I tweeted, “If I don’t see Pierce The Veil on Saturday, I don’t know what the point of living really is.” If that doesn’t explain what a huge fan I am of Pierce The Veil, …

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Coming Full Circle: An Interview with Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross

Alberta Cross has been around for over a decade now and continues to partner with prominent labels, management companies, festivals and tours. Why then, might you not have heard of them you may be asking yourself. This group of vagabonds puts out beautifully constructed folk-rock tunes that arguably would have …

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