Taking Back Sunday Rides The Wave

Adam Lazzara is the closest thing to an icon in the scene in which his band, Taking Back Sunday, has become legendary. But they’ve managed to do what most bands from their era have not been able to do: reinvent themselves while continuing to be really, really good. In fact, …

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One-On-One With Graham Nash: “America Is A Big Joke Right Now…And We Know Why”

Two-time Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash continues to impress with a late career surge filled with some of the best songs he’s written in decades. From the 2012 resurgence of Crosby, Stills & Nash to 2015’s darkly brilliant solo effort, This Path Tonight, on to his …

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An Interview With GWAR: Out Of This World

Blood, guts, gore, and—aliens? Meet GWAR, a heavy metal band hailing from Virginia. Or outer space, if you were to ask any of the members. This 1984 heavy metal band takes performing to a higher level, adding gory theatrics, characters, costumes, and props to their nightly shows. However, GWAR takes …

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Coy Bowles Talks Life On (And Off) The Road With The Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band fans gear up for one helluva party whenever the band hits town. They’ve memorized all the lyrics to “Chicken Fried.” They recognize the next song within two beats of the intro and feel a special connection to the band even if they don’t share their deep Georgia …

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Artist Spotlight: Brian Mackey

Discovering new music is very easy these days. However, discovering new music that immediately hits you like a pile of bricks and leaves a long-lasting impression is not as simple. I was recently introduced to a singer/songwriter named Brian Mackey, who just had an incredible year with the success of …

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An Interview with Brandon Boyd of Incubus: Not Skipping A Beat / Undefeated

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Let me start by asking you a question: Have you ever dreamt about what you would say to your favorite band if you had the chance to speak with them? Naturally, we all have. As a journalist, sometimes these opportunities get to come to life, no longer figments …

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Baring It All – An Interview with Bebe Buell – Live From Joe’s Pub In New York City – April 5, 2017

When it comes to describing Bebe Buell, there’s not much standard information that can be given that hasn’t been printed before. Yes, she was a very lucky young Southern girl who was hired by the Ford Modeling Agency in New York, and yes, she was a Playboy centerfold in the …

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Rant’n’Roll: Korean Jazz, Human Horn, Soul Man, Two Legends, Beatle Blues, Heavy Metal & Swamp Pop

Ee-Ya-Gi (Mama Records) by the Hyeseon Hong Jazz Orchestra is a flower in early spring yearning to bloom. Hong is from Seoul, South Korea, but has been living and working in New York City for the last 15 years, gathering up the musicians who inhabit her 18-piece orchestra. It’s a …

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An Interview With Third Eye Blind: How’s It Going To Be: 20 Years Later

Twenty years after the release of their debut, Third Eye Blind is celebrating their self-titled record with a summer tour that will feature the entire album played front-to-back. Profoundly poetic lyrics with an equal balance of catchy, radio-ready hooks culminate in a record that is cherished and revered by casual …

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One-On-One With John Oates Of Hall & Oates

Back in March, I had the chance to catch up with John Oates to discuss his new autobiography, Change of Seasons: A Memoir, which is an insightful and compelling read. John also talked about the music of Hall & Oates, the possibility of new material, and more. Excerpts from …

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