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Interview: 7 Music Photographers and How They’re Coping During COVID-19

By: Curtis Sindrey – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate the world, the music photography community, along with the music industry as a whole, has been heavily impacted as music venues close and tours are postponed. With an end not quite in sight, photographers are forced to adapt to this “new normal” as they struggle to … Continue reading

Interview: Atli Örvarsson Talks “Defending Jacob”, “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”, and the Importance of Staying Present

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Based on the 2012 New York Times Bestselling novel of the same name, Mark Bomback’s thrilling rendition of Defending Jacob, is bound to become your next crime-drama obsession. Having made its global premiere on April 24 via the Apple TV+ streaming platform, the eight-episode miniseries flaunts an impressive cast with popular actors, … Continue reading

Interview: Michael Mando Talks “Better Call Saul” Season 5, “The Wild One”, & How He’s Keeping Busy in Quarantine

By: Curtis Sindrey – Canadian actor Michael Mando, who is best known as the fan favourite Nacho Varga, right hand man to the heir of the Salamanca empire, on AMC’s hit series Better Call Saul, returns with a new single, and an EP on the way. One fateful encounter in New York with Prince’s guitarist Michael “Fish” Herring sealed Mando’s desire … Continue reading

Interview: Lauv Talks ~how i’m feeling~, Future Goals, and Connecting Through Technology

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Delivering a whopping total of 21 tracks and featuring guests ranging from multi-Juno award-winning songstress Alessia Cara to K-Pop supergroup BTS, the music world has been on the edge of its seat awaiting the much-anticipated debut album from rising pop star, Lauv. An independent artist, but no stranger to the big stage, … Continue reading

SXSW 2020 Preview – Interview: Moaning Talks “Uneasy Laughter”, Sobriety, & DIY Music

By: Curtis Sindrey – Moaning, the musical effort from vocalist/guitarist Sean Solomon, bassist/keyboardist Pascal Stevenson and drummer Andrew MacKelvie, will follow-up their 2018 self-titled debut with Uneasy Laughter via Sub Pop Records on March 20th. What happens when an abrasive rock trio trades guitars for synths, cranks up the beats and leans into the everyday anxieties of simply … Continue reading

SXSW 2020 Preview – Interview: Ellis Talks “Born Again”, Anxiety, & Emo Bands

By: Curtis Sindrey – Ellis – Hamilton, Ontario’s Linnea Siggelkow – will release her debut album, Born Again on April 3rd via Fat Possum. Produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear), Born Again arrives as the follow-up to Ellis’s debut EP The Fuzz—a self-released, self-produced effort. In a departure from the viscerally charged dream-pop of The Fuzz, … Continue reading

SXSW 2020 Preview – Interview: John Alan Simon Talks “Out of the Blue” 4K Restoration, & the Genius of Dennis Hopper

By: Curtis Sindrey – Dennis Hopper’s 1980s masterpiece Out of the Blue has been given the 4K restoration treatment and will be screened at this year’s SXSW. Discovery Productions, Inc. (John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr) finished the 4K digital restoration in August 2019, and have since organized a successful Kickstarter helped fund the project. Simon and Karr … Continue reading

Interview: Shania Twain: The Humor and Strength of a Global Superstar

By: Allison Kugel – How did a child growing up in poverty in the small mining town in Timmins, Ontario, Canada emerge to become the best-selling female recording artist in history? It’s a question that often rolls through Shania Twain’s mind. Throughout the course of my in-depth conversation with Shania in which we cover everything from … Continue reading

Interview: Featurette Talks “Dream Riot”, New Music Videos, and the Story Behind Their Underdog Anthem

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Back with their sophomore album, Dream Riot (out now via all streaming platforms), Toronto electropop duo Featurette are ready to introduce their most hard-hitting and honest release to date. Coming off impressive accolades such as COCA’s pick for Emerging Artist of the Year and recognition as a Top 10 Finalist for the … Continue reading

Interview: Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins on TLC’s Legacy, Touring with Chilli and Beating the Odds

By: Allison Kugel – TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins’ life is one filled with overcoming insurmountable odds and finding blessings in unexpected places. Watkins was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at the age of seven and spend much of her childhood in and out of hospitals due to episodes with the potentially fatal condition. She was told … Continue reading