Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Dana Halferty of Parlours talks ‘All Is Here’ and the story behind “I Dream of Chicago”

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Dana Halferty of Parlours talks ‘All Is Here’ and the story behind “I Dream of Chicago”

If you’ve ever wondered what the feeling of “home” would sound like in musical form, look no further, it’s here. Parlours. Is. It.

Lookin’ on ‘The Bright Side’: A Q&A with Meiko

Friday, October 19th, 2012
Lookin’ on ‘The Bright Side’: A Q&A with Meiko

One listen to Meiko’s new album, The Bright Side, and you’ll know that this girl has something special. Her first single off of the record, “Leave the Lights On,” is playful and catchy. The album in its entirety follows the cycle of a relationship.

Nashville’s pillar of creativity: an interview with the incomparable Butterfly Boucher

Monday, October 15th, 2012
Nashville’s pillar of creativity: an interview with the incomparable Butterfly Boucher

The Australian born, Nashville-dwelling Butterfly recently released a self-titled album that showcases her ability to make music unlke anyone else’s.  Tracks like “5, 6 , 7, 8!” and “I Wanted to Be the Sun” will make you want to dance, while songs like “Warning Bell” and “Don’t Look Now” will grip you with their mood-evoking lyrics. “When I went in to record, I really just set out to be as creative as possible. But I also wanted to make a really moving album,” she explained, “I wanted to make an album that really used the power of music to its full potential. That’s what I really like in music.”

Richard Marx talks songwriting, collaborating and upcoming solo acoustic tour

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Richard Marx talks songwriting, collaborating and upcoming solo acoustic tour

Grammy award-winning Richard Marx is arguably one of the most impactful men in the music business.  With his undeniably distinct voice and versatility as a songwriter, he has been a part of most all of our musical lives over the last THREE decades.  He has several number one hits under his belt including, “Don’t Mean Nothing,” […]

Can’t miss ’em at Bumbershoot: Polecat + interview

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Can’t miss ’em at Bumbershoot: Polecat + interview

To celebrate the 2012’s Bumbershoot Festival, I’m sharing very special interviews with some of my favorite bands who are a part of this year’s lineup. Today’s featured band is one of my favorites in the Northwest, Polecat. The band combines roots rock with southern bluegrass soul.

Interview: A Fine Frenzy on the journey to her new album ‘Pines’

Friday, August 10th, 2012
Interview: A Fine Frenzy on the journey to her new album ‘Pines’

It’s been three years since A Fine Frenzy, also known as Alison Sudol, released her charismatic sophomore record, ‘Bomb in a Birdcage.’ It couldn’t have been a more challenging and rewarding time in between records for Alison, who took an entirely different approach to her third record, ‘Pines.’ “I went into places with my heart and my soul with this record that I have never cared to go into before, I think,” she said. “It’s difficult to describe, you know?”

Sari & Brad of The Young Romans on their new album, ‘Tiger Child’

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Sari & Brad of The Young Romans on their new album, ‘Tiger Child’

Charismatic Los Angeles duo The Young Romans is about to add a refreshing twist to your summer playlists. And if you’re like me, and you can appreciate a good sense of humor, you’re in for a treat.

R&B bombshell ZZ Ward talks touring with Grace Potter & recording her latest EP

Friday, July 20th, 2012
R&B bombshell ZZ Ward talks touring with Grace Potter & recording her latest EP

If you’ve seen ABC Family’s show “Pretty Little Liars,” then you’ve already heard some of ZZ Ward’s soulful, saucy, sexy brand of rhythm and blues. If you haven’t seen the show or heard ZZ yet, then you’re in for an amazing auditory experience RIGHT now.

Q&A: Chester French talks about their upcoming release ‘MUSIC 4 TNGRS’

Friday, June 8th, 2012
Q&A: Chester French talks about their upcoming release ‘MUSIC 4 TNGRS’

I love me a good, intelligent rock duo. There are no musical pairs more fitting of that description than California-dwelling Harvard graduates, Max Drummey and D.A. Wallach of Chester French. These guys have played music with a variety of well-known musicians – in fact, their musical career began with Pharell Williams and Kanye West vying for their contract signatures – but what really makes them special is their ability to tap into the hip-hop, pop and rock genres and put together quality songs.

Brandi Carlile on the nature and magic of her latest release, ‘Bear Creek’

Monday, June 4th, 2012
Brandi Carlile on the nature and magic of her latest release, ‘Bear Creek’

In a time when many artists are playing it safe and sticking to the kind of music they know, Brandi Carlile decided to depart from the expected and take an entirely new approach to the music on her latest record, Bear Creek. “We went into this studio with the mindset of shunning any tangible sense of continuity,” Brandi explained, “it was something we’d been conscious of in the past and we wanted to see if continuity would happen without trying to make it happen.”

Wintersleep on their new album ‘Hello Hum’ + Seattle on June 1st

Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Wintersleep on their new album ‘Hello Hum’ + Seattle on June 1st

Canadian quartet Wintersleep is headed to Seattle’s beautiful Columbia City Theater on June 1st and Tim was kind enough to tell me a bit about the band’s upcoming record, Hello Hum.

Long time coming: Alex Clare’s explosive debut ‘The Lateness of the Hour’ + interview

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Long time coming: Alex Clare’s explosive debut ‘The Lateness of the Hour’ + interview

It’s no surprise that this songwriter from Southwark’s album title was inspired by song lyrics because it’s obvious that music flows through every part of his being. Citing John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck and the rest of his dad’s music collection as childhood influences, Alex has somehow managed to mush electronica, pop and soul together into a batter and then carefully he scooped hunks of the concoction into a pan and baked them into the eleven delectable songs that make up The Lateness of the Hour.