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Interpol's Sam Fogarino Explains There's 'No I in Threesome,' Gears Up for Two-Night Stand in Boston

Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol’s debut album, was released 13 years ago and rightfully launched the New York based facet into the ever elusive indie stratosphere. It possessed a sort of darkly heroic surge; lyrical descents into desolation were eclipsed by a brassy yet lusty sway. Paul Banks was relentless in his baritone brilliance, Daniel Kessler held on […]Read More »

John Vanderslice Takes Us Behind The Scenes of Tiny Telephone Recording

John Vanderslice on Tiny Telephone: Giving Independent Bands Access to the Craft of Analogue Recording “This is what everyone gets wrong,” John Vanderslice explains as he prepares a pot of organic third-wave coffee. “They don’t heat up the cup, and that’s violence on fucking coffee, man.” He proceeds to show us how to warm the […]Read More »

Jessicka from Jack Off Jill Opens Up About the Band's Reunion

In the 90’s Goth-Riot-Grrls Jack Off Jill used to terrorize audiences from coast to coast with their glamorous bride-of-Chucky look, foul-mouthed lyrics and loud and obnoxious music. Fifteen years have passed since the dissolution of Jack Off Jill, but what the band created in those eight years they were together is still just as powerful […]Read More »

We Dance To All The Wrong Songs: The Story of REFUSED’s First Album in Nearly 20 Years

We Dance To All The Wrong Songs: The Story of REFUSED’s First Album in Nearly 20 Years Q&A with Dennis Lyxzén on songwriting, the band’s accidental fame, and their new record, Freedom. On October 6, 1998, in Harrisonburg, VA, four boys from Umeå, Sweden found themselves in a crowded basement with 45 Americans. Not even […]Read More »

How To Transform Street Performers into a Full-Fledged Rock Juggernaut

THE RELEVANT ELEPHANTS: How To Transform Street Performers into a Full-Fledged Rock Juggernaut  The Relevant Elephants by The Relevant Elephants What do you get when you take a group of four eccentric street musicians and make a band out of them? You get the Relevant Elephants. These guys (Zack Hankins on vocals and acoustic guitar, Drew […]Read More »

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