An Interview with Hop Along: With Eyes Painted Shut

It happens the moment you listen to any tune by Hop Along: getting bowled over by “that voice.”

Frances Quinlan’s vocals are a unique and otherworldly instrument—part rasp, part sweetness, a chameleonic tool that can mutate seamlessly from croon to howl.

“That voice” is the perfect vehicle for breathing life …

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An Interview with Stitched Up Heart: No More Heartache

Cute kittens and heavy bass generally don’t mix too well. But lead singer Mixi Demner, or Stitched Up Heart, has certainly made it work. By night, she jams out with her band in dark, wild music halls—by day, though, she cares for newborn kittens in need of a mother. That …

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An Interview with Dinosaur Jr.: Stressing The Small Stuff

With the ever-changing tide of the music industry, staying relevant for 30 years is nearly impossible. But despite Dinosaur Jr.’s fair share of problems, they’ve made it look almost easy. The alt-rock giants released their would-be self-titled Dinosaur (the “Jr.” was added to their name after they were threatened with …

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An Interview with Life Of Agony: Through And Through

With a long-lasting career that spans over 25 years, there’s no question that Life Of Agony’s music still holds up. Through the release of colossal studio efforts like River Runs Red and Ugly in the ’90s, these New York hardcore icons have instilled many uplifting messages that touch the hearts …

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An Interview with The Get Up Kids: Still Finding Something To Write Home About

When the Midwest emo scene exploded into popularity in the 1990s, Kansas City’s The Get Up Kids were one of the bands leading the pack. Now, 20 years after their formation, TGUK are hitting the road again to celebrate their almost two decades of music.

The quintet’s storied career began …

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An Interview with Foxing: A Deal For Success

At a time where groups like The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, You Blew It! and Into It. Over It. are highly regarded amongst many heartfelt groups associated with the “emo revival,” Foxing is another shining contemporary in this community that continues …

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An Interview with My Morning Jacket: Making Something Beautiful

Just about every three years since the start of this century, a new My Morning Jacket album has announced itself to the world with a twist of inventiveness. The Louisville-based band’s discography can be likened to a series of turns off a long highway of genre-governed expectations. But the turns …

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An Interview with MewithoutYou: Pale Horses March Forward

In the beginning of the year, I had the pleasure of interviewing MewithoutYou guitarist Mike Weiss as the band started their run of supporting shows with longtime friends Dr. Dog that spanned throughout different dates of the year. At that time, the band was also in the early stages of …

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Gearing Up For Flight: An Interview with We Were Promised Jetpacks

Who knew that fairytales actually could happen? Although this story doesn’t include a fairy godmother or singing mice, it does provide a dream-come-true. The Scottish band, We Were Promised Jetpacks, rocketed from high school Battle Of The Band contestants to international rockers. Through their passion and talent for creating jamming …

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An Interview with Vanessa Carlton: Back In Action

Of course, we all know that ever-so popular song that practically everyone just had to learn on the piano. No—not “Chopsticks.” When Vanessa Carlton was around 18 years old, she concocted a beautiful tune, “A Thousand Miles,” with complex piano riffs, sending trickles of high notes down the keyboard like …

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