Interview: John Flynn (Hollow)

  Blistering, brooding brutality: better known as the steam-rolling, teeth-cutting trifecta that St. Louis, MO’s Hollow (formerly Hollow Heart) strives for daily. As promising as that may sound to the unassuming ear, even the most casual of listeners likely can’t help but wonder what must seem so original about this particular quartet. That’s where dynamicism…

Catching Up & Checking In With Detroit’s If Walls Could Talk

  If there’s one truly admirable human quality, it’s an individual’s steadfast determination. Such a quality is innately intrinsic in value and, when coupled with tactful artistry, begets a quanitfiable level of ethical drive and personal gain that appears cosmic- in every sense of the word. So, what happens when you multiply that star-bound personality…

Interview: Markus Johnsen (Aerial)

  … [sic] Aerial’s musicality is exactly as given by their name: taking cues from the earlier technicality of Northlane and intertwined with the dynamicism of ERRA, “Foreign Coast” is a gracefully arced and wound testament to metalcore… A few weeks back, we wrote these exact words in regards to an up-and-coming metalcore band that wandered…

Interview: Evan Kruschke (Boat Race Weekend)

Brutal honesty, gentle instrumentation, and 10,000 volts of emotion to the heart. That’s a solid summation of Spokane, WA-based emo trio Boat Race Weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the band and/or have yet to hear their sweet, melodic tones, let us give you a quick history: Boat Race Weekend released their debut album, The Talisman,…

Interview: Holden Fincher (Mansell)

  I had the greatest pleasure chatting with Holden Fincher, frontman of the indie-rock band Mansell. For those of you who are late to the Mansell-train, the newly-founded indie outfit has found some quick and sudden success as their first single “A Love Immodest” shot up to #7 on Hype Machine’s most tweeted tracks. But are you…

Interview: Michael Pfohl (Secret Stuff)

On the stoop of 1237 Niagara Street, I had the immense pleasure of catching up with Secret Stuff’s frontman Michael Pfohl. Michael and I sat, drenched in our own sweat from a successful and unbearably muggy Buffalo night, and chatted about a wide variety of topics: details and background info on their upcoming split EP…

Interview: Kurt Travis

I recently got a chance to sit down with one of my favorite vocalists, Kurt Travis. Kurt is best known as the ex-lead singer of the Sacramento post-hardcore band, Dance Gavin Dance, as well as the former singer of A Lot Like Birds. I talked with Kurt about his split from A Lot Like Birds,…