Tag Archives: interview

Interview: frogi Wants to Topple the Industry’s Boys’ Club With Powerful Bedroom Pop—Introvert EP is Out Now

LA’s frogi is filled with contrasts but not contradictions. The songwriter and producer recently released a bedroom pop EP titled Introvert. It is restrained and quiet, tied together with a strong motif of love, though probably not the love you’re thinking of. Her stories are nuanced and sensitive, but that is not what defines her. […]

More
Mike Krol
An Interview with Mike Krol — a man of many hats who ultimately makes some stellar garage rock

There is something about being from Milwaukee. Whether it’s the midwestern work ethic or knowing you are on your own as far as any creative pursuits. When you meet a Milwaukeean in a creative field you can bet they had nothing handed to them. Mike Krol is no exception, except… he is. Krol’s path to […]

More
Hippo Campus
An Interview with Hippo Campus — we talk social media, the cathartic nature of songwriting, and short attention spans

It’s really easy to write-off Hippo Campus as just another indie-pop band. From their young age to their weird name, they have all the markers of the average Bandcamp musician. But the Minnesota-based quartet, comprised of Jake Luppen (vocals), Nathan Stocker (guitar), Zach Sutton (bass guitar), and Whistler Allen (drums), are able to set themselves […]

More
Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Sego Promises New LP Soon, Prepares for Headlining Show at the Echo This Thursday

A New Era of Sego Walking down an unassuming street in an industrial area just a few blocks from Chinatown, I feared I was lost. When I approached the tall iron fence that guards The Cube, I searched for remnants of rock stars, but it was a quiet afternoon, with only some nondescript trucks parked […]

More
Pop-rock icons Sparks talk reinvention twenty-three albums in — L.A. dates at El Rey

Sparks Release 23rd Full-Length Album with Three Los Angeles Dates at the El Rey With a discography spanning decades and legacy of influences across genres, Los Angeles-born pop and rock act Sparks have made a career out of reinvention that’s culminated recently into the release of their twenty-third studio album, Hippopotamus. Comprised at its core of […]

More
Meredith Lockwood photo
An Interview with Meredith Lockwood of Indie Jams: tasty musical treats you can eat

Food is the new rock n’ roll, a sentiment echoed throughout the ever popular, growing world of celebrity chefs, recipe blogs galore, hyped up food mashups in the social media spotlight, and the continuous roll out of “must have” kitchen gadgets. The spiciness of Sriracha may give you a similar thrill to that of jumping […]

More
Big Black Delta
Interview with Big Black Delta: How chatting with a friend landed him a dream Debbie Gibson collaboration

Jonathan Bates was sitting with a friend at a bar discussing his solo project Big Black Delta. Bates wasn’t even sure he wanted to continue the project, but his friend asked him if he could work with anyone, who would he choose? “I just said Debbie Gibson, because I love her music,” Bates relayed via […]

More
Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
An Interview with The Heavy: We Talk New Album “Hurt & The Merciless,” Marmite and Grand-Dad Dancing to DJ Jazzy Jeff

I’ve been a fan of UK rock n’ soul band The Heavy for some time now, instantly hooked by their big, 2009 hit single “How You Like Me Now?” and then again by their 2012 release The Glorious Dead. So when I found out that their new album, Hurt & The Merciless, was dropping April […]

More
katy goodman la sera photos
Interview with La Sera: Discussing their new record and the role Ryan Adams played in producing it

If you read anything about indie pop darlings La Sera‘s new record Music For Listening to Music To, you undoubtedly will see the name Ryan Adams somewhere in the first paragraph (like I did just now), maybe even the sub-headline. While Adams worked his magic on the production side of things, newly-married Katy Goodman and Todd […]

More
Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Polica photo
Interview with POLIÇA: An in-depth discussion of their new politically charged album “United Crushers”

On Friday, March 25, Minneapolis synthpop band POLIÇA returns to Los Angeles for a date at the Fonda Theatre. They had a busy week during SXSW in Austin, playing upwards of a half-dozen shows during that stretch. Their new album United Crushers dropped a few weeks ago via Mom + Pop Records and it is a very […]

More
Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Page 1 of 712345...Last »