Music

Matt and Kim

Liz caught up with Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Matt & Kim at SXSW this year. Matt & Kim are an alternative indie rock duo from Brooklyn, whose high-energy performances have attracted an enthusiastic fanbase. Liz talked to them about touring, their newest album, and the geography of Australia. Here's the music video for their song, Yea Yeah : You can check out their official site here .

Los Campesinos

Liz got a chance to catch up with most of indie pop band, Los Campesinos, at SXSW this year.  The seven band members started playing together while in university in Wales in 2006, and quickly gained popularity across Britain.  Now they're...

Paul Meany from MUTEMATH

I got a chance to talk to Paul Meany from MUTEMATH when they stopped in Seattle during the "Exile in America" tour. Many of my interview questions are based on the acrobatics the band displays in their impressive live performances.  They are...

Ours

I met up with Jimmy Gnecco, frontman of alternative rockband OURS, after they opened for Marilyn Manson in Seattle.  According to their bio: Ours began in 1992, and built a strong following playing shows in New York City. By 1997, the band had...

Neil Fallon From Clutch

I got to sit down with Neil Fallon before Clutch played their sold-out show at the Showbox in Seattle.  I asked Neil about his songwriting process, including his inspiration for one of my favorite songs of all time, Burning Beard.  We also...

Scruffy from Dropkick Murphys

When Dropkick Murphys kicked off their tour in Seattle, I got a chance to talk with their bagpipe player, Scruffy.  We talked about their latest album, Martin Scorsese, and the band's tribute to Sgt. Andrew Farrar. ...the Murphys combine...

MSTRKRFT

MSTRKRFT kicked off their US tour in Seattle, and I got to talk to them about touring, their upcoming album, Vu Vu Vu, and the new Rambo movie. MSTRKRFT (pronounced "master kraft") are the Daft Punk-loving alter ego of Death from Above 1979's Jesse F....

the everybodyfields on kazoo

the everybodyfields seemed pretty happy with their Backstage Live kazoos, and they launched into a cover of Elton John's Crocodile Rock.  I think this could become part of their repetoire... You can watch our interview with them here.

the everybodyfields

I got a chance to sit down with Jill Andrews and Sam Quinn of the everybodyfields before they played The Tractor Tavern in Seattle. According to their own biography: the everybodyfields from Johnson City, TN are rapidly gaining a reputation as the...

Los Amigos Invisibles

I spoke with Latin Grammy nominees Los Amigos Invisibles during their recent tour stop in Seattle. We spoke about their years of success, their relationship with David Byrne, and the time the power of their music almost destroyed a mall. Going with...

the everybodyfields: So Good

the everybodyfields are an alt-country/Americana/difficult-to-categorize band from Tennessee fronted by Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews.  Singing about lost loves and sorrows with beautiful harmonies and a Southern twang, they put on a pretty...

Los Amigos Invisibles - Sexy

This is "Sexy" by Latin Grammy nominees Los Amigos Invisibles, recorded during their performance at Neumos in Seattle, WA. Going with the flow becomes not only a matter of self-preservation, but a hilarious, booty-shaking journey into the group's...

The Half Brothers

I caught up with The Half Brothers in their rehearsal space: the house of guitarist Richard "Rick" Miller.  Mandolinist John Ackermann and banjo player David Nixon soon arrived, and we chatted while they waited for their warm-up coffee.  The...

The Dead Science

I sat down with Sam Mickens and Jherek Bischoff of The Dead Science before their show at Vera. The topics of discussion were myriad, including their upcoming album, the origin of the band's current name, and the book Seductive Poison. "The Dead...

Wyclef Jean

Ten years after his initial Carnival album, Wyclef Jean has released The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant.  It's inspired by various music from around the world and includes appearances by Shakira, Mary J. Blige, TI, Norah Jones, will.i.am,...

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