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Sunndrug talks starting anew in the 2016 music scene

Sunndrug talks starting anew in the 2016 music scene

Bands break up but that doesn’t mean that the musicians are finished making music. Just like any creative outlet, a band can be played out (figuratively and literally) and moving on is generally more difficult for the fans than it is for the players themselves. Sunndrug is made up of the same such musicians. Drawing [...]

November 14, 2016 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Alternative Rock, Interviews, What's Hot 0

Dan Briggs of BTBAM talks Coma Ecliptic tour

Dan Briggs of BTBAM talks Coma Ecliptic tour

I had the chance to talk with Dan Briggs, bassist for North Carolina’s progressive metal outfit Between the Buried and Me. We talked about the new record Coma Ecliptic, locals-only tours featuring bands from North Carolina and who’s making it onto his playlist these days. BTBAM’s current tour with Native Construct, Enslaved and Intronaut hits [...]

December 7, 2015 James Rockso Interviews 0

Kandy Face and Stupid Famous

Kandy Face and Stupid Famous

  Below, an interview by The Scene Magazine’s James Rockso with Jordan Viaene, bassist and producer of DIY rock outfit Kandy Face. The worldwide music scene has evolved much since the height of bands like Alice in Chains and Queens of the Stone Age, seemingly making 90s grunge and rock music obsolete. What would you [...]

November 17, 2015 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Interviews, Rock 0

Interview with Arms for Elephants

Interview with Arms for Elephants

Arms for Elephants, the Minnesota five-piece post-hardcore band recently released their new album My Judas Scene. James Rockso got the chance to chat with Fletcher Archerd, the band’s co-vocalist and guitarist. You can pick up a copy of the new album on their official Bandcamp as well as checking out their new music video for “The Laws [...]

September 21, 2015 Griffin Elliot Interviews 0

M is for Manning – NXNE 2015’s Only Residential Event

M is for Manning – NXNE 2015’s Only Residential Event

M is for Manning – NXNE’s Only Residential Event A house party at 159 Manning Ave has been a perennial hit at NXNE and is the festival’s only residential event. I took time on Friday to talk with Tim McCready and Jay Share-it about their yearly North by shows, their band Fill Spectre, and about [...]

June 30, 2015 Tyler Brown Indie, Interviews, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, What's Hot 0

Interview with Caleb Hart of Tasman Jude

Interview with Caleb Hart of Tasman Jude

Vocalist Caleb Hart of Grande Prairie, Alberta reggae band Tasman Jude took some time to answer questions from Halifax’s Natalie Erb about their ongoing Canadian tour, their most recent trip Down Under, and a very special cause. Check it out below! I saw on your Facebook page that this is your first time touring the Maritimes [...]

May 26, 2015 Cody Halifax, Interviews, Reggae 0

Getting FUBAR with Deaner and Nightseeker

Getting FUBAR with Deaner and Nightseeker

Last April a shitstorm blew through Ottawa, and its name was Hurricane Deaner. Mavericks Bar was a victim of the Dean and his heavy metal band Nightseeker. It was by far the rowdiest show I have ever been too, and that’s saying something. Fists were flying remorselessly and beer cans buzzed over the top of [...]

April 26, 2015 Griffin Elliot Griffins Groove, Interviews, Metal, Ottawa, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews, Rock, What's Hot 0

Bitter Kids talk going with their gut, the new tour, and why they’re so bitter

Bitter Kids talk going with their gut, the new tour, and why they’re so bitter

Bitter Kids talk going with their gut, the new tour, and why they’re so bitter Squished onto a single cream-coloured couch above Leaky B’s LaVa Lounge in Nepean, Bitter Kids’ four members seem right at home. This might come from the fact that Leaky B’s is literally someone’s house, and we were sitting in the [...]

March 7, 2015 Griffin Elliot Interviews, On Tour, Ottawa, Punk, Uncategorized, What's Hot Comments Off on Bitter Kids talk going with their gut, the new tour, and why they’re so bitter

The Menzingers’ Tom May talks songwriting and selling out

The Menzingers’ Tom May talks songwriting and selling out

The Menzingers’ Tom May talks songwriting and selling out By Luke Ottenhof “What we’re doing essentially is sharing parts of our lives and our creations and emotions that we have with a group of people, and then ask them to buy a t-shirt.” In no less than 32 of Her Majesty’s English words can Tom [...]

February 26, 2015 Griffin Elliot Interviews, Pennsylvania Bands, Punk, Uncategorized, What's Hot 0

Interview – “Cannibal! The Musical” Director Christopher Bond talks bringing Trey Parker’s movie to the stage.

Interview – “Cannibal! The Musical” Director Christopher Bond talks bringing Trey Parker’s movie to the stage.

After adapting Evil Dead and Night of the Living Dead to the stage, with blood and guts galore, Christopher Bond now sets his sights on Trey Parker’s student film Cannibal! The Musical, inspired by the true story of Alferd Packer. Accused of eating his fellow men in the Colorado Rockies, this takes a comedic spin [...]

February 18, 2015 Stefan Ellison Interviews, Uncategorized 0

Interview with Pinball Sessions and Class of 2015 Showcase

Interview with Pinball Sessions and Class of 2015 Showcase

 Interview with Pinball Sessions and Class of 2015 Showcase Daniel Cooper is the head of Pinball Sessions, a Guelph music blog that defies the traditional definition and moves toward being a live project with video production. Daniel has been working with Toronto promoter Dan Burke to bring a winter showcase of acts to look for [...]

January 2, 2015 Darrell art scene, Canadian Music, Indie, Interviews, What's Hot 1

Interview with Stefan Babcock of PUP

Interview with Stefan Babcock of PUP

Interview with Stefan Babcock of PUP “I’ve never been as happy with my life as I am right now. And I think that’s true for the other guys. We’re doing what we love every day, and it’s exciting, and it’s cool. I know it’s not going to last forever, so I’m trying to appreciate every [...]

December 13, 2014 Griffin Elliot Interviews, Ottawa, Punk, Toronto bands 0

Converse Rubber Tracks Studio and Live Tour

Converse Rubber Tracks Studio and Live Tour

Converse Rubber Tracks Studio and Live Tour The second Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour was recently completed with headliner Deafheaven. The openers for each show featured five indie artists who have all recorded at a Converse Rubber Tracks “pop-up” studio in each city, selected by Deafheaven to perform as the supporting act. The next tour [...]

December 9, 2014 Darrell Indie, Interviews, Live Music Reviews, Metal, shoegaze 0

Interview with Jordan Viaene of Kandy Face

Interview with Jordan Viaene of Kandy Face

Interview with Jordan Viaene of Kandy Face Kandy Face is John Pegg on lead guitar and vocals, Brandon Morgado shredding rhythm guitar, Jordan Viane slapping bass and singing backup and Jesse Rose banging the drums. The small town four-piece is kicking down doors and stealing stereos with a big city sound. With one album in [...]

November 7, 2014 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Canadian Music, Interviews, Ottawa, Rock 0

Art Bergmann Live and Alive – Review and Interview

Art Bergmann Live and Alive – Review and Interview

Art Bergmann Live and Alive – Review and Interview Who: Art Bergmann From: Vancouver, BC Where: This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton ON When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 We all have a musical bucket list – except I terrorize myself with artists that the probability of seeing are slim to nothing. But, every now and then, I [...]

October 31, 2014 Matt Groopie Interviews, Live Music Reviews 0

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