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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

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