Interview: Smallpools dive from the high board

Los Angeles synthpop quartet Smallpools may have just formed last year and made a dent in music world in 2014, but singer Sean Scanlon is already planning ahead.

“I have [...]

By |November 17, 2014|1 Comment
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    Interview: Twin Peaks and Meatbodies dish the dirt ahead of Bottom of the Hill show

Interview: Twin Peaks and Meatbodies dish the dirt ahead of Bottom of the Hill show

Twin Peaks and Meatbodies are both newcomers on the crowded scene of fuzzed-out retro/garage/psych rock bands, yet they've both managed to distinguish themselves, and you can see why this [...]

By |November 13, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Twin Peaks and Meatbodies dish the dirt ahead of Bottom of the Hill show
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    Interview: Nils Frahm talks synthesizers, asshole celebrities, and the humor in serious experimental music

Interview: Nils Frahm talks synthesizers, asshole celebrities, and the humor in serious experimental music

Berlin-based experimental composer Nils Frahm will make a two-day stop in San Francisco on his latest tour at the Great American Music Hall on November 11-12. I spoke to Frahm [...]

By |November 7, 2014|1 Comment

Swedish duo First Aid Kit reaching peak after peak in 2014

With a sound bathed in country, dipped in Americana, and topped with ‘70s AM pop, a casual listener would expect that First Aid Kit had traveled from American coast [...]

By |November 6, 2014|2 Comments
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    Interview: Sunhaze dig into the sound of their just-released EP ‘Last Summer’

Interview: Sunhaze dig into the sound of their just-released EP ‘Last Summer’

It’s extremely difficult trying to stay focused during an interview when the Giants are a run away from heading to the World Series. Especially for a guy like me [...]

By |October 21, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Sunhaze dig into the sound of their just-released EP ‘Last Summer’
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    Interview: Kimbra breaks from Gotye’s shadow with ‘The Golden Echo’

Interview: Kimbra breaks from Gotye’s shadow with ‘The Golden Echo’

Kimbra still sees concertgoers with puzzled looks on their faces at her shows. People who’d heard her sing on one song, bought tickets, and were surprised to hear something [...]

By |October 16, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Kimbra breaks from Gotye’s shadow with ‘The Golden Echo’
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    Interview: The Growlers bring ‘Chinese Fountain’ to Treasure Island

Interview: The Growlers bring ‘Chinese Fountain’ to Treasure Island

In The Growlers’ song “Going Gets Tough,” off of their fifth and newest album, Chinese Fountain, lead vocalist Brooks Nielson sings: “Placebo for pain / And there's no one for [...]

By |October 14, 2014|1 Comment

Interview: Perfume Genius likes being more in-your-face

Perfume Genius was just as charming during our phone interview as I had hoped. The solo project of Seattle-native Mike Hadreas, Perfume Genius is having a moment. The release [...]

By |October 13, 2014|1 Comment
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    Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

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“Before Ex Hex started, I had never really thought about making a song that was under two minutes long,” Mary Timony remembers.

Considering her sprawling [...]

By |October 10, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Interview: M. Lockwood Porter premieres “Restless”

M. Lockwood Porter is not eager to join the 27 Club. After releasing a well-received tribute to Chris Bell—Big Star frontman and notable member of said club—in March, he's [...]

By |October 8, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: M. Lockwood Porter premieres “Restless”
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    Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)

Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)

Irish singer Imelda May is OK with playing in front of smaller audiences, or opening for others, in the U.S.

The 40-year-old with a shock of blonde in her black [...]

By |October 6, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)
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    Interview: Zola Jesus embraces operatic past, escapes from L.A.

Interview: Zola Jesus embraces operatic past, escapes from L.A.

Nika Roza Danilova, better known as singer-songwriter Zola Jesus, was raised singing opera on a hundred acres of forest in Wisconsin. She studied under an instructor for several years [...]

By |October 2, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Zola Jesus embraces operatic past, escapes from L.A.
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