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Interview: Michael Franti talks charity, solo vs festival gigs, and the importance of voting

By: Josh Terzino – Michael Franti knows all about the power of music. He knows how it can inspire, uplift and make people want to dance or cry. “Your mission in life should be to be yourself and to embrace the diversity of others” is a rule that the San Francisco based singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist has diligently … Continue reading

Interview: The Suffers talk early beginnings, collaborating, and music festival murals

By: Josh Terzino – Here to shake up the notion that they’re another soul revival band. The Suffers are just as much influenced by classic rock & roll, country, Latin and Southern hip hop as they are the Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era. The 10-piece band are bringing a fresh approach to what they have coined … Continue reading

Interview: X Ambassadors talk sold-out shows, and the influence of Prince, and David Bowie

By: Josh Terzino – Brooklyn indie-rockers X Ambassadors, who released their debut album, VHS, on June 23rd, 2015 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope/Universal Music Canada, have spent the last two years on the road in support of their two EP’s – Love Songs Drug Songs and The Reason. The band has extensively toured Canada, performing alongside artists such as Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit, Kodaline and … Continue reading

Interview: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness talks Weezer tour, new music, and pre-show rituals

By: Josh Terzino – Andrew McMahon has been through a lot in 32 years: like all of us, he has lived joy, pain, accident, and illness; unlike most he’s also dealt with the vagaries of the music business, the strains of tour; he has battled cancer and witnessed the birth of his first child. Life has changed and so … Continue reading

Photos: BottleRock 2016 (Day 3) – Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Lumineers, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Photos by: Kari Terzino, Chris Carrasquillo, Zach Patino, & Jorge Menza –  The third and final day of BottleRock 2016 on May 29th in Napa Valley, California featured performances by Grammy-winning, and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will release their eleventh album, The Getaway, on June 17th via Warner … Continue reading

Interview: The Struts on their favourite concert films, and their love for The Darkness

By: Josh Terzino – UK rockers The Struts, who released their debut album, Everybody Wants, on March 4th via Freesolo/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, have been touring non-stop for the past year, with their dynamic live show garnering not only hoards of new fans but also the attention of fellow musicians. At the end of last year, The … Continue reading

Interview: K.Flay talks becoming an indie artist, and gaining inspiration from books

By: Josh Terzino – The path to self-discovery is often littered with obstacles – a journey one must make on his or her own terms. This was no different for K.Flay, who found her sound only after climbing over more than a handful of roadblocks. The indie hip-hop musician, born Kristine Flaherty, had released four mix … Continue reading

Photos: BottleRock 2016 (Day 2) – Florence And The Machine, Death Cab For Cutie, Ziggy Marley

Photos by: Kari Terzino, Chris Carrasquillo, Zach Patino, & Clayton Humphries –  Day two of BottleRock 2016 on May 27th in Napa Valley, California featured performances by Florence And The Machine, Death Cab For Cutie, Ziggy Marley, The Struts, The Joy Formidable, and more!

Photos: BottleRock 2016 (Day 1) – Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Buddy Guy

Photos by: Kari Terzino, Jose Negrete, Zach Patino, Clayton Humphries, Chris Tuite, & Asa Moore –  Day one of BottleRock 2016 on May 27th in Napa Valley, California featured performances by iconic soul singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, funk-rock singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, and more!

Interview: Atlas Genius talks pre-show rituals, music festivals, and favourite concert outfits

By: Josh Terzino – Atlas Genius, which features brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery, are back with their new album, Inanimate Objects – the follow-up to their breakthrough debut, When It Was Now, which is out now. Atlas Genius‘ 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, featured the Gold-certified hit single “Trojans”, and after first being discovered by a slew of blogs, the track gained momentum online and on radio, and … Continue reading

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