Interviews

Keepin’ It Jewlicious – Jewish Musicians Dish on Traditional Eats

Photo by Got Kosher? Cafe Today marks the first night of Chanukkah, which means Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah song” does its yearly representing of the tribe in between hours and hours of non-stop Christmas music. Though silly it may seem, it is a time when I think of my own Jewish roots. I am transported back […]

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Emily Saex |
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An Interview with POND: the enormity of outerspace, whiskey and jokes

You wouldn’t be able to tell that POND considers their band a tongue-in-cheek affair if you just listened to their music. Throughout their six-year run they have made some of the hardest hitting psych-rock to come out of Australia. Touching on influences as far reaching as AC/DC and Outkast (with some Bowie sprinkled in for […]

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An Interview with Courtney Barnett: Books, Tomatoes and Life On The Road

Courtney Barnett has been on tour for the better part of the last two years. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when I get in touch with her over Skype she sounds relieved to be back home in Australia. “It’s so good to be back and seeing everyone.” she tells me, “it’s been awhile.” […]

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Ziv Biton |
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An Interview with Broods — their meteoric rise will continue with release of new album Evergreen

Just eight months ago, the New Zealand sibling synth-pop duo Broods was making their U.S. debut at Bardot’s It’s A School Night. This past Tuesday, they headlined the El Rey Theatre in front of a sold-out crowd to celebrate the U.S. release of their first full-length album Evergreen, which came out on these shores on […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Viva Halloween! (Even When It’s Not Halloween) — An Interview with P L a N E T S

Interview feature by Emily Saex / Photo by Lemuel Thornton  Anyone that’s seen Los Angeles based music/performance art collective P L a N E T S live can attest to the grand and striking performances that they give, nothing short of 110% every time. P L a N E T S currently have a Halloween […]

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An Interview with Craig Nyman: Get to know Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

Last October, Las Vegas played host to the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival — a two-day fiesta of music, art, food, and learning that took place on the city streets of the rejuvenated downtown Strip. The festival was such a success that this year’s festival has been expanded to include a third day and will […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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An Interview with Dan Boeckner: From cooking for a living to endless tour life

Photo by Shervin Lainez / Interview Feature by Ziv Biton Dan Boeckner has had a prolific career to say the least. In the last 14 years he has released 13 albums from five different bands. His work with Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and Divine Fits has taken him all over the festival circuit twice over. […]

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Everything All The Time: An Interview with Burger Records’ Sean Bohrman

Interview feature by Emily Saex Since 2007 Burger Records has quickly snowballed into one of the most influential record labels in Southern California. With a D.I.Y. ethos and pure enthusiasm for music and supporting bands, there is no denying its integral place at the forefront of the Southern California music scene. Label co-founders Sean Bohrman […]

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Emily Saex |
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Interview with Meg Myers: mixing maniacal genius with massive sex appeal

All photos by Pamela Garcia Aguirre If they ever decide to do a remake of the ’80s cult classic Heathers, about two high school outcasts who plot to kill the popular kids, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Meg Myers should be tabbed to score the film. Though she’s got just two EPs to her credit thus […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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SXSW Interview: Passion Pit’s Ian Hultquist scores new film, Animals

Ian Hultquist graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2008. He majored in film scoring and never really foresaw Passion Pit – the über popular elctro-pop for 20-somethings band with whom he plays guitar and keys for – taking off like it did. “Passion Pit kind of took off the second I graduated,” […]

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Valentina Valentini |
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