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Interviews

Interview with Mike Lessard of The Contortionist

Interview with Mike Lessard of The Contortionist

Interview with Mike Lessard of The Contortionist I was able to catch up with Mike Lessard, vocalist of The Contortionist while they were co-headlining a North American tour with Periphery, Intervals and TOOTHGRINDER.  The Indianapolis six-piece, having stopped in Ottawa, were welcomed with outstretched arms and ears. We talked about his influences, his passions and [...]

October 10, 2014 Griffin Elliot Interviews, Metal, On Tour, Ottawa, What's Hot 0

Interview with Adaliah

Interview with Adaliah

Interview with Adaliah Adaliah is a part-progressive part-melodic hardcore band from the town of Bradenton, Florida. Comprised of six members with two vocalists they have been making heavy music for the past several years. Touring has brought them across the U.S.A. and now Canada for the second time as they support headliner Suffokate. They are [...]

October 10, 2014 Griffin Elliot Interviews, Metal, On Tour, Ottawa 0

Interview with Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble

Interview with Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble

Interview with Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble By Owen Maxwell It’s not often that a band can make you feel like you just stepped out of a time machine, but California retro-revival rockers, Vintage Trouble, pull it off perfectly. The band is the real deal, playing old-school rhythm and blues mixed with a bit of [...]

September 29, 2014 Owen Maxwell Blues, California Bands, Interviews, On Tour, Ottawa, Rock 1

YACHT Interview : Live tonight at The Hoxton!

YACHT Interview : Live tonight at The Hoxton!

YACHT Interview: Live tonight at The Hoxton! – PICK OF THE WEEK! – Interview below Who: YACHT w/White Fang & Digits Where: HOXTON, Toronto ON When: Friday Sept, 26 Event Details and Tickets $14: http://thehoxton.ca/events/yacht-september-26-at-the-hoxton-toronto/ The psych-dance cult band YACHT is just one of the many creative outlets that keep bandmates Jona Bechtolt and Claire [...]

September 26, 2014 Darrell Indie Rock, Interviews, Toronto pick of the week 2 0

Finding “a sense of freedom” with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney

Finding “a sense of freedom” with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney

Finding “a sense of freedom” with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney It was 2003, and unless you lived under a rock, you heard about the Jack Black comedy School of Rock. The latest by director Richard Linklater featured Black as lovably unlovable musician Dewey Finn, posing as a prep school teacher to recruit kids into [...]

September 25, 2014 Griffin Elliot Interviews, Ottawa, Rock, What's Hot 0

Interview with KOI Fest Co-Creator Cory Crossman

Interview with KOI Fest Co-Creator Cory Crossman

Interview with KOI Fest Co-Creator Cory Crossman For the past five years downtown Kitchener has been the host to KOI Fest, one of Southern Ontario’s largest alternative music festivals. Cory and Curt Crossman saw the opportunity to start a community centred on a cartoon superhero koi fish and the stage lights are the limits for [...]

September 19, 2014 Griffin Elliot Alternative Rock, Festivals, Indie Rock, International Bands, Interviews, Metal, ON Festivals, Pop, Punk, Rock, What's Hot 0

Interview with Mike Bilenki of Take Me To The Pilot

Interview with Mike Bilenki of Take Me To The Pilot

Interview with Mike Bilenki of Take Me To The Pilot Winnipeg’s Take Me To The Pilot has been rocking into the hearts of Canadians since their formation in 2010. The four-piece pop/rock group have seen national success touring the country on the heels of their self-titled release. With songs receiving radio and TV play, including [...]

August 27, 2014 Griffin Elliot Interviews, On Tour, Ottawa, Pop, Rock, What's Hot, Winnipeg bands 0

Atom Willard of Against Me! on Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Atom Willard of Against Me! on Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Atom Willard of Against Me! on Transgender Dysphoria Blues “I’m proud more than anything,” admits Atom Willard, sprawled across a booth bench in the basement of Ottawa’s Ritual Nightclub. The drummer explains the attachment to his current band, Florida punks Against Me!, amidst touring behind their January release, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The record details singer [...]

August 12, 2014 Griffin Elliot Interviews, Ottawa, Punk, What's Hot 0

Interview with Rachel Bolan from Skid Row

Interview with Rachel Bolan from Skid Row

As SKID ROW gears up for their upcoming release, RISE OF THE DAMNATION ARMY - Chapter two of their United World Rebellion EP series – Skid Row Bassist, Rachel Bolan says “There's plenty of rock and roll for everyone.” [...]

August 4, 2014 guest Interviews, Metal, Rock 0

Interview with Alex Kerns of Lemuria

Interview with Alex Kerns of Lemuria

Interview with Alex Kerns of Lemuria Buffalo’s Lemuria is currently on tour promoting their most recent release The Distance is so Big with friends and Portland natives Kind of Like Spitting. The bands will be playing in Ottawa at the infamous House of TARG on July 10. I had the chance to pick the brain of drummer/vocalist [...]

July 9, 2014 Griffin Elliot Indie Rock, Interviews, NY Bands, Ottawa, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa pick of the week 0

Interview with Hamilton’s Ash & Bloom

Interview with Hamilton’s Ash & Bloom

Interview with Hamilton’s Ash & Bloom On Thursday, June 12th, acoustic Duo, Ash and Bloom (Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal), made an appearance at Halifax’s Taz Records during  their mini cross-maritime tour. Taz offered the band a quaint venue to perform a few of their favourite songs while shoppers were browsing the records. As shoppers [...]

June 20, 2014 Cody Halifax, Hamilton Bands, Interviews 0

Interview with Rockfest creator Alex Martel

Interview with Rockfest creator Alex Martel

President and founder of Amnesia Rockfest Alex Martel says that he did not expect to be producing a festival of this caliber almost a decade down the road. This year’s festival will be the 9th edition and promises a line up of around 150 bands plus some major improvements. Amnesia Rockfest 2014 will be held [...]

June 3, 2014 Griffin Elliot Festivals, Interviews, QC Festivals, Uncategorized, What's Hot 1

Farewell Davidson is trending upwards

Farewell Davidson is trending upwards

Farewell Davidson is trending upwards Wakefield, Quebec indie and alternative rock band, Farewell Davidson, has been generating a lot of attention throughout the local music scenes in Eastern Ontario and Quebec lately.  The four-piece band consists of Ryan Wiles on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Zac Liberty on lead guitar, Alex Claro on bass guitar [...]

May 24, 2014 Griffin Elliot Band Profiles, Interviews, Ottawa, Ottawa bands 0

Quincy Jones interview gets cut off at CMW 2014 but the legend holds his ground

Quincy Jones interview gets cut off at CMW 2014 but the legend holds his ground

Quincy Jones interview gets cut off at Canadian Music Week 2014 but the legend holds his ground “Ladies and gentlemen I’ve got some good news for you we are no longer in the Marriott hotel we are in Quincy’s Joint. My name is Rob Simon and thanks to Neill Dixon and his fantastic Canadian Music [...]

May 15, 2014 Darrell Interviews, What's Hot 0

Take The Throne gives fresh young metalcore

Take The Throne gives fresh young metalcore

Take The Throne gives fresh young metalcore Hailing from St. Catharines Ontario, Take The Throne is an up-and-coming metalcore act quickly gaining ground. Talented musicians mastering their instruments, learning to come together as one united sound is what Take The Throne brings to the table. With newly acquired frontman Landon Smallwood accompanying guitarists Tom Jakobs [...]

May 12, 2014 Griffin Elliot Interviews, Metal 3

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