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Interview: Taking Back Sunday Talks “Tell All Your Friends”, 20th Anniversary Shows, and the Meaning of Legacy

By: Jessica Nakamoto – With three gold albums, four Top 10 records, and ten Top 10 singles, Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductees, and acclaimed rock band, Taking Back Sunday, have clearly had many milestones to commemorate over the course of their impressive career. And as vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist/vocalist John Nolan, drummer Mark O’Connell, … Continue reading

Interview: Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins Talks “Screamer”, Trap Music, & Carbon Neutral Touring

By: Jessica Nakamoto – California-based quintet, Third Eye Blind, has been a powerful force in the alternative rock scene since their debut single “Semi-Charmed Life” first topped the charts back in 1997. Now, on the heels of 2015’s Dopamine, frontman Stephan Jenkins and crew are back with their first new record in four years. Screamer (out … Continue reading

Interview + Photos: The Anti-Queens Talk Debut Album, New Music Videos, & Tour Prep

Interview by: Jessica Nakamoto – Photos by: Katrina Lat –  Known for their high-energy live shows and gritty in-your-face punk-rock sound, powerhouse all-woman quartet, The Anti-Queens, have once again reinvigorated Canada’s underground music scene. Signing to Stomp Records, and releasing their first ever full-length album (out now), lead vocalist and guitarist Emily Bones, guitarist Valerie Knox, drummer … Continue reading

Interview: Rick Ross on Living the American Dream and Not Fearing Death

By: Allison Kugel – One conversation with rapper Rick Ross will have you questioning the definitions of success, wealth and opportunity; how to identify opportunity, how to achieve success and how to maintain it while keeping your soul and bodily faculties intact. Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, rose to prominence in 2006 with his breakout … Continue reading

Interview: Brendan Angelides Talks “13 Reasons Why”, New Music, and His Pet Squirrel

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Known under his artist name, Eskmo, Los Angeles-based producer, composer, and recording artist, Brendan Angelides has not only toured the globe as an electronic musician, but has made a lasting impression on millions of screens across Hollywood and beyond. Returning to score season three of the popular Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why, … Continue reading

Interview: Brian d’Arcy James Talks “The Ferryman” and Being Directed by Sam Mendes

By: Allison Kugel – Actor Brian d’Arcy James delivers a tour de force performance as dashing and tormented Quinn Carney in the Broadway play, The Ferryman, winner of four 2019 Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Author (Jez Butterworth) and Best Director (Sam Mendes) In the acclaimed three-act play, d’Arcy James leads a magnificent tapestry of … Continue reading

Interview: Alison Mosshart Talks “CAR MA”, New Music, & Skate Culture

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Music, love, cars, travel, art, and rock and roll. This is Alison Mosshart’s life in a nutshell. Or in this case, a memoir. Known as an avid painter, punk-loving fashion icon, and lead vocalist of rock duo, The Kills, and blues-rock supergroup, The Dead Weather, Mosshart has always been a creative force … Continue reading

Interview: Julien Baker Talks Sled Island 2019, Boygenius, & Growing Up in Memphis

By: Lucy Sky – On the heels of her triumphant Matador Records debut Turn Out the Lights and the critically acclaimed EP as one-third of boygenius (not to mention recent team-ups with Matt Berninger, The National, and Jack Antonoff), Julien Baker has been on a creative hot streak as of late. Baker is an astoundingly powerful voice in … Continue reading

Interview: Ronit Kirchman Talks “The Sinner”, Mind-Melds, and Recording Live

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Known for its head-scratching plots and addictive “whydunnit” style mysteries, USA network hit crime drama, The Sinner, is the modern anthology thriller we never knew we needed. And following a riveting first season starring actress Jessica Biel, viewers can’t seem to get enough of Detective Ambrose’s (Bill Pullman) dark and puzzling cases. … Continue reading

Interview: John Roberts Talks “Bob’s Burgers”, His New EP, and Collaborating with Blondie

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Generating over 40+ million views on YouTube nearly 11 years ago, with viral clips such as “The Christmas Tree” and “My Son is Gay”, it wasn’t long before actor and comedian, John Roberts made the impressive jump from one of social media’s first stars to America’s (animated) sweetheart. Now, most recognizable as … Continue reading