INTERVIEW: How Briana Marela Finds Balance With Music

Catch her at Baby's All Right this Wednesday when she headlines our showcase at Baby's All Right with Gold Child and Wilsen! Photo by Eleanor Petry Seattle often seems like a mystical place for those of us who have never visited: tall trees surrounding a beautiful city on the edge of the ocean. [...]

INTERVIEW: Bedouine Turns Refugee Struggle into Universal Truth

photo by Polly Antonia Barrowman Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Anziv Korkejian says she doesn’t necessarily perceive herself as political, but her music allows her to express her views in an emotional way. Displaced by the Armenian genocide, Korkejian’s parents raised her in Saudi Arabia, but moved to America after winning [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:25-04:00October 20th, 2017|FEATURES, Interviews, Profiles|

INTERVIEW: Spowder Summons the Spirit of Rock with Health Palm

Health Palm on Vinyl, released by State Champion Records Like many a band to come out of New Jersey's unofficial rock capital, New Brunswick swamp rockers Spowder have a wild and passionate energy and melodies that appeal to punkish tendencies. They display a chaotic authenticity in their live performance that lights a fire [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:06:33-04:00June 20th, 2017|FEATURES, Interviews, Profiles|

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Amy O on Zine Culture and Basement Pop

Seventy low laps around the track You’ll want to look back From Ohio to the east onto the midwest Time pools in the past Amy Oelsner (otherwise known as Amy O) has been fine-tuning her brand of grunge-infused basement pop since 2004. Although some might know her as one-half of the Bloomington-based duo Brenda’s Friend (alongside Erin [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:06:56-04:00May 16th, 2017|COLUMNS, Interviews, Playing Bloomington, Profiles|

ARTIST INTERVIEW: Rose Suau of Djustin

Photo by Bengt Rahm Working virtually has become the norm in the world workforce. But creating music virtually? It still takes a lot of talent and drive to create a cohesive vision from continent away. Rose Suau and Johan Angergård work from Detroit and Stockholm respectively; their virtual collaboration has created the dreamy, synth-pop [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:07:03-04:00May 5th, 2017|FEATURES, Interviews, Profiles|


Angelo Vasta is an Italian-born, Brooklyn-based videographer who works primarily with the dance community. He came to the US to study filmmaking at The New School in New York, and quickly fell into documenting dancers as a means of reconnecting with his earlier unfulfilled ambitions to pursue  dance himself, that were dashed as a result of [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:07:42-04:00February 28th, 2017|Interviews, Profiles, Reviews|

INTERVIEW: Rachael Pazdan/Hypnocraft of The Hum & LPR Presents

The world of curation, booking, and promotion. It’s a tough industry to traverse, but tastemaker Rachael Pazdan of Hypnocraft Presents, LPR Presents, and The Hum, is quite frankly kicking its ass.

By |2018-08-09T17:09:08-04:00September 19th, 2016|Interviews, Profiles|


Why are human beings so intrigued by mysteriousness and the unknown? I find that the bands who reveal the least about themselves are the ones I am always pining to know every detail about. Gateway Drugs, in their disheveled all black uniforms, are exactly this. I, still stumped on what to categorize their sound as, will [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:12:53-04:00May 27th, 2015|Profiles, Recent|


Seagulls are a five-piece Philadelphia based band that describe their sound as “harmonic folk pop with glitches & surf influences.” Their debut LP, Great Pine, is being released February 3rd (my birthday, best present ever!) on Yellow K records. With angelic harmonies, and cool guitar-riff-filled mellow jams, the release of Great Pine is bound to [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:13:32-04:00January 16th, 2015|EXCLUSIVE, Interviews, Profiles, Recent|

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