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Interview: Mastodon Talk “Hushed and Grim”, Their 2021 U.S. Tour, & Collabing With Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Over the course of an esteemed and perpetually growing career that has seen them catapult up the ranks and become one of hard rock and metal’s most iconic names, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar), and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), have accomplished both tremendous musical feats and found the … Continue reading

Interview: Jewel on the Surprising Talent That Made Her a Music Superstar 

By: Allison Kugel – The first thing I noticed when I sat down with Jewel was her beautifully sculpted cheekbones and trademark smile, but I was instantly redirected toward her glow; a warm and welcoming glow emanating from that same place where, no doubt, her poetic music and lyrics originate. I wanted to learn more. It … Continue reading

Interview/Review- Tribeca 2021: “Welcome to Respite” Powerfully Showcases VR’s Aptitude as a Storytelling Medium

By: Katrina Lat –  Welcome to Respite, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, is an immersive VR experience. The production puts the audience in the shoes of Alex, a child with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Originally a live action performance by CoAct Productions, the presentation was adapted into VR with The Ferryman Collective. Deirdre … Continue reading

Interview: Jenna Elfman Talks Marriage, Nuclear Disarmament & “Fear The Walking Dead”

By: Allison Kugel – In AMC’s hit series, Fear the Walking Dead, the post-apocalyptic spin-off series of The Walking Dead, now in the second half of its sixth season, actress Jenna Elfman brings a tour de force performance as former ICU nurse and apocalypse survivor, June Dorie. Her character carries significant trauma, and Elfman plays each … Continue reading

Interview: Hail The Sun Talks “New Age Filth”, Vinyl, & Working With Kris Crummett

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Once again corralling explosive power, complex technical instrumentation, and emotive lyricism around a vibrant post-hardcore center, Hail The Sun have returned with their most impressive and diverse offering to date. Titled New Age Filth, the band’s fifth studio album (out now via Equal Vision Records) mixes pop elements with some of the … Continue reading

Interview: Manchester Orchestra Talks “The Million Masks of God”, & Celebrating Life

By: Jessica Nakamoto – “There’s a decision we’re faced with when experiencing loss and the inevitable grief that follows”, frontman Andy Hull observed as he addressed a recurring theme through music and life. “Do we let it sink us? Try to ignore it and pretend it’s not there? Or do we search and dig until we … Continue reading

Interview: Holding Absence Talk “The Greatest Mistake Of My Life”, Reddit Inspired Poetry, and the Story Behind “In Circles”

By: Jessica Nakamoto – With an elegant reflection on a lifetime of love and regret, an almost forgotten classic is born anew in Holding Absence’s most profound offering to date. Out April 16 via SharpTone Records, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life encapsulates a bold new statement from the Cardiff-based outfit. Yet, the inspiration behind the … Continue reading

Interview: Han Soto Talks “Cobra Kai”, Connecting with Fans, and The Power of Ubuntu

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Will Miguel recover? Will Johnny reclaim his dojo? Is the next generation of students doomed to repeat the same mistakes as their senseis before them? Following the shocking cliffhanger that left fans on the edge of their seats, hit Netflix dramedy Cobra Kai is back and ready to answer these burning questions … Continue reading

Interview: Wu-Tang’s RZA Talks Second Chances and His New Film “Cut Throat City”

By: Allison Kugel – As leader of the legendary multi-platinum selling rap group, the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, or Bobby, as he is known to close friends and colleagues, had a particular way of putting beats to razer-sharp lyrics that made you feel part of a song’s creative process. Fans feel RZA’s music, both from Wu-Tang and … Continue reading

Interview: USS Talks “Einsteins of Consciousness”, Farewell Tour, + Their Favourite Memories as a Band

By: Jessica Nakamoto – In a heartfelt announcement last October, USS frontman and guitarist Ashley Buchholz and vinyl-spinning DJ/turntablist Jason “Human Kebab” Parsons revealed that all good things must come to an end. For the iconic Toronto duo, this meant one last album full of tracks encouraging fans to reminisce, rock out, and maybe even get … Continue reading

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