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The Idol Dead filled out our interview. Read what they had to say.
Memories of my first time on the internet looking for Blink 182 websites which you used to be when I was a teen! I had one friend in my hometown with the internet and the same taste as me and we found AbsolutePunk pretty early and milked it for every band it had on it. We got into pop rock by finding New Found Glory’s From the Screen to Your Stereo mentioned on there. Nothing like that was played on the radio or on TV in the UK so we thought we were cooler than cool listening to Blink, The Ataris, Fall Out Boy and Brand New.
Zac Djamoos on 03/26/14 - 06:21 PM
Fourtitude answered our interview; here's their response.
I honestly had no clue there actually was a Radical Records, and I was amused to receive a cease and desist notification from their legal team. Apparently they didn’t want anybody to be confused into thinking they were in any way associated with my terrible rap music - I can’t say I blame them.
Zac Djamoos on 03/25/14 - 07:34 PM
You can read our interview with Miss May I vocalist Levi Benton here. We talk about the band's recent touring schedule, what's next for them, and their upcoming new record Rise Of The Lion, which you can pre-order here.
This one was a lot of pressure just to follow through with it and I guess not being scared and jump back to our first record, because I feel like that’s what a lot of people thought we were going to do.
Jake Denning on 03/25/14 - 10:43 AM
Post-hardcore band The North took some time to fill out our random interview. Read it here.
I love listening to the radio. It opens my eyes up to popular rap, hip hop, pop, indie and many more styles I wouldn’t normally listen to! Even though our band may not be “Top 40” style, we may be able to fit on Sirius Radio.
Zac Djamoos on 03/24/14 - 08:15 PM
Fine Fine Titans answered our interview; read it here.
After we finished our short set, for some reason, people wanted more! Never being a band to disappoint, our fill in guitar player ripped into a barely recognizable version of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters that we had never practiced before. Ever. And we completely bombed it. Somehow, we managed to drag our way through it to the end, but not without hitting just about every speed bump along the way. We overplayed the chorus, underplayed the verses, and I even think the drums were in the wrong key, which I’m formerly thought was impossible.
Zac Djamoos on 03/21/14 - 09:07 PM
Read our interview with Boston Calling Music Festival co-founder and producer Brian Appel. The upcoming third event takes place in downtown Boston from May 23-25 with performances from Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Brand New, The Decemberists and more.
With the alternating stages we’re able to setup for the next band while one band is performing. There’s no waiting in between bands. We can seamlessly move on to the next performer within seconds of the other finishing, which ultimately leads to the ability to book more on our lineup and for the audience to see all the bands that they came for.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/21/14 - 07:44 AM
Nikol filled out our interview. See what she said.
I am a certified phlebotomist…drawing blood…I took the course with my older brother because he asked me to, and yeah…I can do that. I don’t though. He does, and he’s great at it.
Zac Djamoos on 03/19/14 - 08:05 PM
Cool motive. Still murder.
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Tokyo Police Club - Forcefield (Blake Solomon)
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InterviewsFour Year Strong (Jake Denning)
Drew Beringer on 03/19/14 - 04:23 AM
That's Not My Baby answered our interview; see what they had to say.
If you aren’t a big name pop star or have a really good record label promoting you don’t have much of a chance to get on major stations. It’s not the radio stations fault. To become a successful radio station you have to appeal to a really broad audience, and with satellite radio and services like Spotify and iTunes it has become really easy to find music that like and avoid the radio completely. So if you’re like us, not a pop band, and don’t necessarily have large listener appeal we don’t stand much of a chance.
Zac Djamoos on 03/18/14 - 08:16 PM
You can check out our interview with Four Year Strong here. The band is currently out on Bayside's "Great American Cult" U.S. tour.
We’re going to go back and do some more songs after this tour, doing some more writing and recording. I think we’re going to do something in the summer, that’s going to be in the U.S…people will find out about it in a little while…
Jake Denning on 03/18/14 - 06:25 PM
The Nearly Deads' vocalist Theresa Jeane answered our random interview; check it out.
We offer something that is so hard to define, so hard to classify or label, and that's a good thing! We genuinely enjoy what we do and we have fun. That's something that comes through in the music. We're regular people, and I sing about regular stuff. It's a very raw sound, and we don't try too hard. So, if you like good, honest rock and roll, we're the band for you.
Zac Djamoos on 03/17/14 - 09:00 PM
You can check out our interview with Blackbear here. We talk about working with Basecamp on his debut album The Afterglow, Spotify, Warped Tour, and more. He currently is out with T.Mills and MOD SUN on the rest of the "All I Wanna Do" tour, dates are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 03/17/14 - 08:05 PM
I'll be speaking with Dan O'Connor of Four Year Strong today in Portland, OR. If you have any questions for him, leave them in the replies.
Jake Denning on 03/15/14 - 10:52 AM
Night Windows filled out our interview, the answers to which can be found here.
I looked everywhere and came up with a ton of names, and the only name that really stuck in my mind was Night Windows. So, I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite bands (The Weakerthans) and name the band Night Windows after one of John K. Samson's most beloved songs.
Zac Djamoos on 03/14/14 - 08:46 PM
Something You Whisper filled out our interview, which can be read here.
People should listen to our band because we aren’t dumbing down the music. I get that there needs to be the hooks and the repetition, but I’m blown away at the amount of music out there with no actual meaning. I think music has the power to heal people, and save lives, and I just hate to see some musicians wasting their opportunity to change lives with invaluable lyrics. Maybe their goal was strictly to make money, so in that case, congratulations for meeting your goals. No one is failing if they are reaching their goals I just have different ones.
Zac Djamoos on 03/13/14 - 08:12 PM
We recently interviewed Taking Back Sunday vocalist Adam Lazzara about Happiness Is, which will be released through Hopeless Records on Tuesday.
I think we went with Happiness Is because it’s kind of a blanket statement about where the band is right now. We were much more comfortable writing with each other this time around and there wasn’t any kind of outside influence as we were writing and recording. I think it just speaks a lot to where Taking Back Sunday is right now.
Deborah Remus on 03/13/14 - 03:16 PM
In a new interview with MTV, Lil Wayne confirmed that Tha Carter V will be his last solo LP.
Jake Jenkins on 03/13/14 - 10:03 AM
What could we have done to deserve the violence like this?
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Deborah Remus on 03/13/14 - 08:12 AM
Heyrocco filled out our interview - check it out.
I love all the asshole BS that goes on. when you find someone to work with that is also a fan and friend it makes the journey that much more enjoyable. A band is usually only as big as they are good. That part isn't up to the industry. We're not that big now for a reason, we're not as good as we're going to be. Although, I'd like to stop hearing so many people say they know 'how the music industry is these days' but that's not something the industry can change.
Zac Djamoos on 03/12/14 - 07:59 PM
Joe Chang of Gold Light took some time to answer our random interview. His answers can be found here.
Also it seems like early on a lot of those traveling band guys approached touring as like grinding it out, it had to be done to get their music out there, and there's something fascinating to me about that. Like being a rock musician was like punching a clock, and it was approached with this sense of a workingman's ethic, not celebrity or whatever, I like the honor in that. I mean, it still happens, it just seems like it was different back then.
Zac Djamoos on 03/11/14 - 07:45 PM
Best Day Ever filled out our random interview, read it.
More than 13 years ago, Brian and Jeff met at a Christian camp in the Poconos as "camp counselors." They each thought the other was crazy but the music brought them together as friends.
Zac Djamoos on 03/10/14 - 08:04 PM
Pete Wentz sat down with Larry King a few weeks back to talk about Fall Out Boy, Best Ink, his personal life and more. You can check out the full interview on Hulu.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/06/14 - 09:42 PM
Still the Sky's Limit filled out our interview, and that can be found here.
As with any artist, we put every ounce of effort that we have into every single note of every song, so I'd say an answer would lay within our passion for music itself. These songs are literally first hand experiences of my life (Johnnyb.), and mean the world to me, so to have even one person enjoy them, and hopefully be able to relate on a certain level in their own life is such a gratifying experience. We have received the amazing compliment that our style of rock is different than many people have heard and they have trouble categorizing us. That's one of the best compliments I've ever heard.
Zac Djamoos on 03/06/14 - 07:54 PM
King Goat filled out our random interview; read it.
I don't think that we really have a place on standard radio. Do many people even listen to the radio nowadays? (Unless they drive a taxi.) We're lucky enough that we live in an age where we have instant access to so much music, as well as fantastic recommendation services (last.fm, etc.) that radio isn't always the most efficient way to hear new music for a lot of people.
Zac Djamoos on 03/05/14 - 06:47 PM
Here is Two-Bit Sister's interview.
I think the diversity of radio now, means there's probably a good size station for virtually every genre, which is a plus I think. It's good that people aren't forced to listen to mainstream stuff, even if it means a smaller potential audience on a given station.
Zac Djamoos on 03/03/14 - 06:51 PM
Kwolek's interview's up right here.
I used to only really listen to radio in the car. Now I don't own one, so I don't really know radio anymore. Yet I've seen stats that suggest that nearly everyone still listens to it. Clear Channel sucks wango, of course. Is college radio still viable? Is there any recent artist who can say "radio was where I was discovered?" I tend to think "no," but maybe I'm just a dick.
Zac Djamoos on 02/27/14 - 05:59 PM
"Why don't you smegging well smeg off, you annoying little smeggy smegging smegger?"
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InterviewsStiff Little Fingers (Kelly Doherty)
Dre Okorley on 02/27/14 - 06:58 AM
Kevin Lyman discusses his selection process for Warped Tour and teases reunion bands in an interview with The Gunz Show.
Christian Wagner on 02/26/14 - 10:24 PM
You can read Nameless' interview here.
The word "Nameless" tries to suggest the idea of a lack of identity. We think that this feeling could be recognized and shared by lot of people, beyond the different personalities, because it focuses on something intimate and unconscious, hard to admit but often true.
Zac Djamoos on 02/26/14 - 07:39 PM
"And when this hourglass has filtered out its final grain of sand, I'll raise my glass to the memories we had."
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Richard Tyler Epperson - Hourglass (Craig Manning)
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Craig Manning on 02/26/14 - 06:20 AM
Oh Captive filled out our interview; read what they had to say over here.
Listening to "Africa" by Toto in the car. If an alien came to earth and asked for a single song to represent our planet's music, I'd want it to be that.
Zac Djamoos on 02/25/14 - 07:42 PM
Last week, I got the chance to chat with Chris Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever fame) about his new band, Twin Forks. During the interview, Carrabba opened up about his long-held aspiration to pursue folk music, the slow and steady formation of the new band, an upcoming tour with Augustana, his current feelings about his other musical projects, his opinions on the modern mainstream folk resurgence, and his friendship with Butch Walker. Check out the interview here and the review of the new Twin Forks album here.
Craig Manning on 02/25/14 - 07:55 AM
"And the plaster dented from your fist in the hall where you had your first kiss reminds you that the memories will fade."
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Craig Manning on 02/25/14 - 05:47 AM
Audrey Sinead took the time to fill out our interview; you can read that here.
My favorite song to play right now is my new single called "Say It Again." My boyfriend lives in Scotland, so the song is about how hard it can be to be in a long distance relationship, but it’ll be worth it eventually when we won’t have to wait months to see each other anymore.
Zac Djamoos on 02/24/14 - 08:41 PM
You can check out my interview with Anthony Raneri (Bayside) The band's fantastic new album, Cult, is available now (read my review) and will be heading out on its headlining tour next month.
And the same weekend we were doing those shows, Long Island Fest was happening in like a VFW Hall and I Am The Avalanche was playing. And I remember thinking like I would much rather be at Long Island Fest right now. I don't care, I don't want to be in front of these 10,000 people who don't get what I'm doing and as soon as we're done playing they're gonna go buy a confederate flag beer coozie. I would much rather play in front of a thousand people in a VFW Hall in Long Island right now. And that...
Drew Beringer on 02/20/14 - 06:10 AM
Neveralone filled out our interview; check it out.
We grew up listening to all the punk rock bands from the 90s and first years of 2000, to name a few: Blink 182, New Found Glory, Nofx, Lagwagon, Mxpx, Useless ID, Strung Out, Jimmy Eat World, Nirvana, Offspring, Rufio, Millencolin, but also some heavier stuff, like nu metal, hardcore and such.
Zac Djamoos on 02/19/14 - 08:25 PM
Stay Seventeen took some time to fill out our interview - you can find it here.
Our influence comes from a wide variety of bands, especially with the new stuff we’ve been writing. One Direction, The Summer Set, Katy Perry, and Imagine Dragons have all seemed to find their way into the new songs! It makes for an interesting and diverse mix, which is something we want to be apparent in everything we put out.
Zac Djamoos on 02/18/14 - 08:21 PM
The horribly named Holy Pinto! filled out our random interview, read it here.
Final year of college and frustrated with life and how we weren't doing music at the time. I spent about two years trying to convince Ryan to start a band with me. I don't think I ever played him any songs or anything I had written though, so it was a very counterproductive persuasion. Eventually happened, I guess!
Zac Djamoos on 02/17/14 - 08:48 PM
The Young Wild Hearts filled out our interview; read it here.
The abillity to never get full, or fat, so I can eat french dips all fuckin' day.
Zac Djamoos on 02/14/14 - 08:50 PM
Strange Times' interview is now up for your reading pleasure.
*basscalist [base-ka-list] - (n) a person that is both the bassist and lead vocalist of a band.
Ex. Fat Mike, Les Claypool, Paul McCartney, Comrade Aaron, etc.
Origin: 2013; 21st Century English < Latin: bezsacalistica
Zac Djamoos on 02/13/14 - 08:46 PM
Johnny Wore Black's interview can be read here.
My name is Johnny, that's what my dad called me. I like Johnny Cash, a story teller with integrity in his writing and delivery. He wore black to identify with those less fortunate and I remember the black suit I wore at my father's funeral when I was seventeen.
Zac Djamoos on 02/12/14 - 07:33 PM
AC ANGRY took some time to fill out our interview, you can read that here.
We wanted a name that sounded like kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll. As we were going through a list with suggestions, AC ANGRY was the one that made the cut. To us AC ANGRY sounds like an American muscle-car going at full throttle. It also can be interpreted as raging power, with the AC meaning alternative current.
Zac Djamoos on 02/11/14 - 06:17 PM
Here's another band to band interview, this time with Matt & Toby of Emery, and Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime. Head to the replies to check it out.
Jake Denning on 02/11/14 - 01:30 PM
You can read our interview with Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime here. The band will be releasing What Was Done: Volume I, an acoustic re-imagining of past material, later in 2014.
Jake Denning on 02/11/14 - 01:03 PM
Today's interview comes from pop-punk band When We Team Up, and you can read it here, if you are so inclined.
I was the tour manager for the last ever Attack! Attack! tour. Be on stage for the last show ever was pretty insane. The energy was unreal. Lot of good friends were made on that tour as well, big shout out to the dudes in The Plot In You, Get Scared, Dangerkids, and Closer To Closure and of course to the Attack! Attack! Family and all of the guest artists that came out from bands like We Came As Romans, Beartooth, and In Fear And Faith. It was a great send off.
Zac Djamoos on 02/10/14 - 03:01 PM
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