Interview with Pompeii

Hi guys!  It’s great to hear from you and to find out how it’s all going for the imminent release of your third album LOOM after a 5-year hiatus.  First off, who is in the band and what instruments do you play? EJ: Erik Johnson - guitars & keys CB: Colin Butler - bass & percussion RD: Rob Davidson - drums Dean Stafford - vox … [Read more...]

Interview with Dream Boat

Greetings Page and Dan! I’ve had the good fortune to hear your upcoming sophomore album, The Rose Explodes, in its entirety, and wow, what a sublimely swoon-worthy beauty… It will be released via Cloud Recordings and Arrowhawk in September. What are the vibes like for you during this interim? Page: Thanks for the complement! We are already neck … [Read more...]

Mickey Hart Band – Superorganism

Mickey Hart, drummer extraordinaire of the Grateful Dead, kicks it old school and new on his latest album Superorganism, collaborating with such talents as fellow Grateful Dead member Robert Hunter (lyricist), Sikiru Adepoju (percussionist), Crystal Monee Hall (singer), Joe Bagale (singer and multi-instrumentalist), Greg Schutte (drummer), Gawain … [Read more...]

D E N A – “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools”

The titular refrain of “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” aims straight for the brain where it will remain as the feel-good mantra of the summer.  Berlin-based Bulgarian and international sensation D E N A, AKA Dena Todorova, has two previous songs to her name, “Games” and “Boyfriend”, and has just released her 4th song, “Thin Rope” while … [Read more...]

Q&A with Mice Parade

Hello Adam!  It’s great to hear back from you and to find out more about your new album Candela and your plans for 2013.  What’s next on your To Do list? Do you mean the Mice Parade to do list?  Rest for a bit and then hit Japan, Hawaii, & USA west coast in May / June. Find a replacement singer for our last two shows as I just found out … [Read more...]

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy – Live at the Toff in Town DVD

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy released their collaborative debut album Unseen Music Unheard Words on August 17, 2009 under the name Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy Present… The Live at the Toff in Town region-free DVD, filmed September 10, 2009 at the Toff in Melbourne, Australia, showcases Steve, Martin, Graham Lee (The Triffids), and Michael … [Read more...]

Rasputina – Sister Kinderhook

Rasputina mainstay Melora Creager returns with the band’s seventh studio album, Sister Kinderhook, produced and engineered by Melora, mixed by Brian Kehew (Fiona Apple, Air), and released on June 15th.  Rasputina is currently a trio of Melora (vocals, cello, banjo, harpsichord), Daniel DeJesus (backing vocals, erhu, and the band’s first male … [Read more...]

Making Movies – In Deo Speramus

The intriguing Panama-via-Kansas City vibe promised by Making Movies' (or to be more precise, guitarist/vocalist Enrique Javier Chi's) South American roots surfaces sporadically on their debut In Deo Speramus, in a bunch of songs that are foremost worthy for their strong melody and dynamics, with or without a deeper trans-cultural … [Read more...]

Billy Martin & Fang Percussion Ensemble @ Rose in Williamsburg Brooklyn

One of the most important instruments that often takes the backseat both literally and musically is percussion. It isn’t often that people get a chance to see a percussion performance without any other instruments to accompany it.  The Rose in Williamsburg Brooklyn, held a weekly percussion series at the venue in Williamsburg in February and … [Read more...]