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Interview: Saint Mesa Talks “Beads”, Therapeutic Songwriting, & His Chilean Heritage

By: Curtis Sindrey – Self-taught, alt-pop musician Saint Mesa is back, and has released his new R&B influenced single “Beads,” which featured production by LA duo WHAMS (Jacob Banks, Say Lou Lou), and follows up the Southern Californian’s debut EP, Jungle. In our new interview, Saint Mesa discusses the making of “Beads”, therapeutic songwriting, being from Chile, and more! … Continue reading

Frightened Rabbit Announces North American Tour

By: Staff – Frightened Rabbit have unveiled details for their upcoming North American tour. The cross-country trek includes a run of headline shows as well as a festival stop at BottleRock Festival Napa Valley. The tour kicks off at the iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 25th, supporting Band Of Horses. Tickets for the … Continue reading

Interview: Michael Franti talks charity, solo vs festival gigs, and the importance of voting

By: Josh Terzino – Michael Franti knows all about the power of music. He knows how it can inspire, uplift and make people want to dance or cry. “Your mission in life should be to be yourself and to embrace the diversity of others” is a rule that the San Francisco based singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist has diligently … Continue reading

Interview: The Suffers talk early beginnings, collaborating, and music festival murals

By: Josh Terzino – Here to shake up the notion that they’re another soul revival band. The Suffers are just as much influenced by classic rock & roll, country, Latin and Southern hip hop as they are the Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era. The 10-piece band are bringing a fresh approach to what they have coined … Continue reading

Interview: X Ambassadors talk sold-out shows, and the influence of Prince, and David Bowie

By: Josh Terzino – Brooklyn indie-rockers X Ambassadors, who released their debut album, VHS, on June 23rd, 2015 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope/Universal Music Canada, have spent the last two years on the road in support of their two EP’s – Love Songs Drug Songs and The Reason. The band has extensively toured Canada, performing alongside artists such as Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit, Kodaline and … Continue reading

Interview: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness talks Weezer tour, new music, and pre-show rituals

By: Josh Terzino – Andrew McMahon has been through a lot in 32 years: like all of us, he has lived joy, pain, accident, and illness; unlike most he’s also dealt with the vagaries of the music business, the strains of tour; he has battled cancer and witnessed the birth of his first child. Life has changed and so … Continue reading

Interview: The Struts on their favourite concert films, and their love for The Darkness

By: Josh Terzino – UK rockers The Struts, who released their debut album, Everybody Wants, on March 4th via Freesolo/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, have been touring non-stop for the past year, with their dynamic live show garnering not only hoards of new fans but also the attention of fellow musicians. At the end of last year, The … Continue reading

Interview: K.Flay talks becoming an indie artist, and gaining inspiration from books

By: Josh Terzino – The path to self-discovery is often littered with obstacles – a journey one must make on his or her own terms. This was no different for K.Flay, who found her sound only after climbing over more than a handful of roadblocks. The indie hip-hop musician, born Kristine Flaherty, had released four mix … Continue reading

Interview: Atlas Genius talks pre-show rituals, music festivals, and favourite concert outfits

By: Josh Terzino – Atlas Genius, which features brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery, are back with their new album, Inanimate Objects – the follow-up to their breakthrough debut, When It Was Now, which is out now. Atlas Genius‘ 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, featured the Gold-certified hit single “Trojans”, and after first being discovered by a slew of blogs, the track gained momentum online and on radio, and … Continue reading

Interview: Fantastic Negrito talks “The Last Days of Oakland”, Prince, and advice for musicians

By: Josh Terzino – Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song the true story of a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that put him in a coma, and is now in … Continue reading