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Interview: Christopher Duddy Talks It's So Easy and Other Lies (Exclusive)

Music fans are often enthralled with the idea of the high-powered lifestyle that their favorite musicians seemingly live, and fail to realize that their public persona is usually an act that’s constructed to help promote their latest albums. But musicians usually become more willing to honesty share the details of their personal struggles once they overcome the biggest conflicts in their lives. That’s certainly the case in co-writer-director-producer Christopher Duddy’s new autobiographical music documentary, ‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies.’ The film powerfully chronicles the battles that Guns N’ Roses founding member and bass player, Duff McKagan, has contended with throughout his life. Featuring exclusive archival footage, ‘It’s So Easy  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Matthew Jones Talks Artist & Repertoire (Exclusive)

Striving to achieve noteworthy success and fame in such an at-times indulgent lifestyle as music is a seemingly fulfilling goal that a multitude of people aspire to achieve as they set out to define themselves in the world. But when they take a radically aggressive approach to pursuing their dreams, and nonchalantly overlook others in their relentless quest in accomplishing those goals, they can harrowingly discover that life at the peak of their prosperity isn’t as glamours as they imagined. That struggle to finding a selfless balance between obtaining tremendous triumphs and appreciating rewarding relationships is powerfully showcased in the new musical documentary, ‘Artist & Repertoire.’ The film, which explores  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Indie Rock Singer Daniel Eyes (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 6 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Indie Rock Singer Daniel Eyes (Exclusive)

Nostalgically embracing the creative innovations of the past while also contemplatively anticipating the progressive changes of the future is often a powerful key element in crafting enthralling music and inventive performances. The captivating members of the Austin, Texas-based indie-rock band, Daniel Eyes & The Vibes, naturally embody that captivating ability to honor the iconic musicians who have influenced them, while also highlighting cutting-edge and contemporary elements, in their cutting-edge music. The band’s primary vocalist, songwriter and guitar player, Daniel Eyes, has grippingly been able to celebrate his influences in the rock genre, while also proving his natural ability to infuse his personal exploration into the struggles of contemporary society. The  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Remaining dedicated to your strong roots, while also embracing new connections and inspirations, is a powerful, and often necessary, skill that allows vocalists and instrumentalists to naturally evolve as musicians. Up-and-coming heavy rock band BANDITS is one such group that features creative musicians who daringly blend their training and experiences with their passion of continuously building their connections with their fans and fellow artists. BANDITS, which features Lulu Demintro on bass, keys and vocals; her brother, John Demintro, on guitar and vocals’ and Andrew Oakley on drums, recently debuted their latest singles. The first song, ‘Kill Tonight,’ premiered on Consequence of Sound on January 5, and its black-and-white video later  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Punk Rock Band Lost In Society (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Punk Rock Band Lost In Society (Exclusive)

Paying homage to the musicians who have inspired you, while also infusing your own personal interests and experiences into your unique sound, is an essential process for bands, especially as they begin building their fanbase. Up-and-coming punk-rock band, Lost In Society, is one such group that features creative musicians who daringly blend their original style with their tribute to their influences, including Green Day, Nirvana and Motown. Lost In Society, which features Zach Moyle on lead vocals and guitar, Nick Ruroede on bass and back-up vocals, and Hector Bonora on drums, released its third album, ‘Modern Illusions,’ on February 26. The alternative band proves its admiration for ’90s punk and  [ Read More ]

Interview: Marlon Wayans Talks Fifty Shades of Black Soundtrack (Exclusive)

Confidently declaring your devoted admiration for the most important people and things in your life through comedy is one of the most powerful and endearing forms of flattery. Celebrated actor and comedian Marlon Wayans is once again showing his appreciation for pop culture in his upcoming comedy, ‘Fifty Shades of Black,’ his latest film in his signature genre that he passionately refers to as comedic remixes. The writer and producer is also embracing the fact that hip-hop and R&B soundtracks have been dominating the music charts to help support his love of parodying modern society. Open Road Films is set to release ‘Fifty Shades of Black’ on over 2000 screens  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lexi Atkins Talks Some Kind of Hate (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 12 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Lexi Atkins Some Kind of Hate (Exclusive)

Harrowingly scaring devoted fans of the horror genre through physical and emotional scares can be a daunting task, as many people have become detached from feeling empathy for others who are contending with frightening situations. So creating an enthralling horror movie that captivatingly chronicles the problems of contemporary society in a meaningful way is no easy feat, especially for a first-time filmmaker. Actress Lexi Atkins effortlessly collaborated with Adam Egypt Mortimer, who made his feature film writing and directorial debuts on the upcoming independent horror, ‘Some Kind of Hate,’ to create realistic characters who audiences can empathize with. The movie, which is set to be released on Friday in theaters  [ Read More ]

Interview: Keith Powers Talks Straight Outta Compton (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 12 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Keith Powers Talks Straight Outta Compton (Exclusive)

Relentlessly fighting to uphold your idealistic ideas about what it means to live a truly equal life, where everyone’s rights are equally supported, is a visionary concept that isn’t easily upheld. The gripping exploration into how far people are willing to go to endorse that concept is shown in director F. Gary Gray’s new drama, ‘Straight Outta Compton.’ The biopic, which opens in theaters on Friday, follows the determination of rappers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E and the other members of the persistent acclaimed hip-hop group, N.W.A. The group strove to protect their communities and family, including Dr. Dre’s younger brother, Tyree, who’s played by up-and-coming actor Keith Powers, against  [ Read More ]


Jungle Rot has steadily collected fans by the thousands since their 1995 demo release Skin The Living. Since then, they’ve remained a staple in the American death metal community and they just unleashed their 9th album unto the world – Order Shall Prevail,  on June 30th. Recognized for their “knuckle-dragging” behemoth sounding performance, Jungle Rot have consistently churned out some of the most solid, heaviest American metal in the past two decades. Having played alongside some of the best, including tours with Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation, Deicide, Entombed, and Six Feet Under, Jungle Rot is ready and willing to bring the pain to Mayhem this summer. We had a chance to sit down with Dave Matrise, lead singer and  [ Read More ]

Ajay Mathur 9 to 3 Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 18 - 2015 0 Comment
Ajay Mathur 9 to 3 Album Review

Artist: Ajay Mathur Album: 9 to 3 Passionately revealing candid insight into your true soul can be a daunting task, but humorously and endearingly approaching life’s most complex emotions can help make the process more liberating. India-born singer-songwriter Ajay Mathur has deservingly has received acclaim throughout his career for doing just that, particularly on his recent albums, 2011′s ‘A Matter of Time’ and 2013′s ‘Come See Conquer;’ he has become known for not being afraid to divulge his true feelings on troubled relationships and feelings. The musician, who’s now based in Switzerland, has creatively related to audiences around the world with his latest album, ’9 to 3,’ as it uniquely  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jacob Underwood Talks O-Town Reunion (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 14 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Jacob Underwood Talks O-Town Reunion (Exclusive)

Graciously recognizing and embracing your unique talents, as well as your ability to relatably connect those abilities with the people who admire those efforts, is a powerful and gratifying experience. But the process of truly understanding and associating with people with similar interests, and incorporating those ideals in enthralling professional and personal endeavors, can often be an even more noteworthy one. Singer-songwriter Jacob Underwood, who first gained attention in 2000 when he appeared on the popular ABC reality show, ‘Making the Band,’ and was later chosen to be a part of the series’ boy band, O-Town, has always infused the group’s songs with his own eclectic musical tastes. After the  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2015 Interview Colin Hanks and Sean Stuart Talk All Things Must Pass

Enthusiastically discovering and pursuing a thriving business venture you’re intensely passionate about isn’t a luxury everyone has the privilege to explore in their lives. But for those who have that powerful advantage, they naturally exude a powerful devotion to spread that eagerness to everyone who works, and interacts, with them. Such is the case with Russ Solomon, the founder of the renowned 20th century music store, Tower Records, who created such an engaging environment for his employees and customers, that people around the world were keen on taking part of the company’s movement and history. Actor Colin Hanks intriguingly captured the world’s attraction to Tower Records in his feature documentary  [ Read More ]

Interview: Blothar on GWAR’s Future, Oderus & A Possible Video Game

Posted by Melissa Molina On November - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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GWAR has been hypnotizing their fans around the world with their costumes, story lines and most importantly their music for decades. The band has been able to successfully sustain their popularity, a fantastic feat for any musicians out there. Earlier this year they took a major hit when their fearless leader Oderus Urungus (David Murray Brockie) passed away, leaving a huge vacant spot in the lead singer department. It hit GWAR fans really hard, but rather than fade into obscurity, the band continued on. They quickly filled the void with not just one, but two new Scumdog singers – Blothar (Mike Bishop) and Vulvatron (Kim Dylla). In the blink of  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Exclusive Interview with rapper DaForce Dawg DaForce Dawg is an unconventional rapper, not only because he’s originally from Canada, not only because as an enfant prodige he took a guitar in his hands at the age of 5, the drums at 9 and by the time he was ten years old he had his own band. His being out of the ordinary can be spotted straight away in his sound and multi platform stages: his free-flowing style, over hitting hip-hop beats, magically blends with his strong social media presence. His talents as a producer has made him sought after by many independent artists, and despite he was approached by Warner  [ Read More ]

Interview: Emily Browning and Stuart Murdoch Talk God Help the Girl

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Emily Browning and Stuart Murdoch Talk God Help the Girl

Performers are often known for naturally exuding self-assurance and fearless when they promote themselves and their work to their audiences, as they’re always supposed to be confident in their ability to entertain. But when their frailties and vulnerabilities begin to take over and plague their courage to effortlessly present their heart-felt work, their creativity surely begins to suffer. The main characters of the new musical drama, ‘God Help the Girl,’ powerfully understand the difficulties many musicians face as they’re on the verge of their big break, as they’re plagued with self-doubt over whether they’re truly talented enough to succeed. The movie, which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts  [ Read More ]

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