I went out and talked to a variety of people and bands at Warped Tour this year. I also had some fun with some of the artists and had them respond to YouTube comments and, for fun, sing some public domain songs as well. I’ve broken up all of these interviews for your viewing pleasure.
Bands Respond to YouTube Comments
Bands Sing Public Domain Songs
I had the opportunity to interview a few people at Emo Nite Baltimore last Saturday.
First up is Frank Zummo, drummer of the legendary band Sum 41, and he talks about inspiring young people through the “Drum Tour,” meshing genres in his set at Emo Nite, and new music from Sum 41.
I also spoke with William Beckett, formerly of The Academy Is…, and he talks about his band’s legacy in emo, making new music, and crushing on The Cure.
The 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival did not let weather or controversy damper its spirit. In every great show, a little rain must fall and a little angst must reign. Sunday’s festivities were delayed but not hampered after heavy rains pummeled middle Tennessee all morning. Eminem’s pyrotechnics that sounded like gunshots drew concern. (I personally was quite close, at the main rails, and ducked the first time the sonic blast happened–but not during the other two.) Some critics argued that main acts Eminem, Muse, and The Killers were not enough to pull in fans; another dig since the show was bought by Live Nation, but attendees seemed to disagree. Next year’s festival is slated for June 13-16, 2018 (purposely the weekend after the Country Music Awards).
You’ll find video interviews with a bunch of artists that played the festival below.
I recently had the opportunity to interview a bunch of artists at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can find those all below.
Bishop Briggs sat down for a chat at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. Briggs talks about her family’s influence on her musical tastes, her travels’ influence on her fashion, and making her debut album Church of Scars. You can also find some photos from her set here.
Chris Costanza of Limbs sat down to talk with me about creating the band’s first full-length release, Father’s Son.
I recently sat down with Will Swan and Jon Mess of Dance Gavin Dance to talk about their eighth studio album, Artificial Selection, and much more.
Aaron Gillespie and Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath talk openly and honestly about their latest release, Erase Me, and walking that fine line between making fans happy and making themselves happy.
I sat down with Winston McCall, lead singer of Parkway Drive, to talk about the band’s newest release Reverence, the role of Warped Tour, and dealing with loss.
I recently sat down with Sydney, Noah, and Graham Sierota of Echosmith, having done so last in 2014. Not only have the siblings grown up, but their music has matured as well.
I sat down with Brian Swindle of Have Mercy to talk about Old Bay, Full House, and the benefits of buying tangible music.
I sat down with Josh Gilbert of Household to talk about the inspiration behind the band’s latest release, Everything a River Should Be, and why it was worth the wait.
I recently had the chance to sit down with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail and talk about how he never gave up on the band, breaking records with If There Is Light It Will Find You, and playing by his own rules.
I was lucky enough to recently sit down and catch up with Lights.
I recently had the chance to sit down with Broadside to talk about their recent album and their summer touring plans.
I recently had the chance to talk with AWOLNATION. You can check out the video interview below.
I recently had the chance to sit down with Picturesque and talk about what they’ve been up to lately.
I recently had the chance to talk with Silverstein about everything they’re currently up to and their plans for the future.
Tonight Alive are back with their new album, Underworld. This album is clearly an evolution in the band’s sound as much as it is an evolution in lead singer Jenna McDougall’s mindset.
Underworld is highlighted by McDougall’s vocals, vocals that are illuminated in the best way possible through a crystal clear recording with no apparent studio trickery. The album was largely recorded in Thailand with Dave Petrovic and it highlights the band’s growing maturity — delving into concepts such as depression and negativity with honesty and hope.
Sleep On It are making winter fun again with their debut full-length Overexposed, which came out last month on Equal Vision Records. I recently sat down with the band to talk about their new album and their plans for 2018.