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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

Interview: Ian Hultquist and Drum & Lace Talk “Dickinson”, Wiz Khalifa, and Their Collaborative Process

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Kicking off its debut season on the brand-new Apple TV+ streaming platform, the comedic-drama, Dickinson, is one coming-of-age story you won’t want to miss. A mix of humor, history, and 19th century teenage antics, actress Hailee Steinfeld transports viewers back in time and provides an edgy twist to the life of acclaimed … Continue reading

Interview: Kevin McDonald Talks “The Kids in the Hall”, Rock Operas, & Advice for Young Actors

By: Jessica Nakamoto – A legend in the comedy industry, actor, writer, teacher, podcast host, and now rock opera producer and performer, Kevin McDonald is no stranger to a good laugh. Best known as a founding member of famous Canadian sketch comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, McDonald’s talent was first recognized by Saturday Night … Continue reading

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