This is my eight time interviewing Juliet. In the nine years I’ve been speaking with her, I watched her go from leading Automatic Loveletter to performing on NBC’s “The Voice” to her recently signing to Sumerian Records. Over the years Simms has always been as candid as she has been persistent in her work ethic.
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.
- Farewell Winters
- Hope for the Day
- In Hearts Wake
- Kaiser Solzie
- Kevin Lyman
- Kublai Khan
- Real Friends
- Reel Big Fish
- Tatiana DeMaria
- Tonight Alive
- Trash Boat
- TREADS and Nihiloceros
- With Confidence
Bands Respond to YouTube Comments
Bands Sing Public Domain Songs
- As It Is – “Hush Little Baby”
- Assuming We Survive – “Twinkle Twinkle”
- Broadside “ABCs”
- Doll Skin – “Kookaburra”
- June Divided – “Pop Goes the Weasel”
- Motionless in White – “Humpty Dumpty”
- Nekrogoblikon – “Row Your Boat”
- Pros & iCons – “It’s Raining”
- Sharptooth – “Itsy Bitsy Spider”
- Skyward Story – “ABCs”
- Sleep On It – “Humpty Dumpty”
- Story Untold – “ABCs”
- The Interrupters – “This Old Man”
- The Living Strange – “Humpty Dumpty”
- Yungblud – “Twinkle, Twinkle”
I had the opportunity to interview a few people at Emo Nite Baltimore last Saturday.
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.