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Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

It’s not Metal, but it’s Heavy. An interview with BlackWater HolyLight’s Sunny

Back in October of 2017, I was covering LOSE YR MIND fest when I discovered BlackWater HolyLight. It sounded as if Ty Segall and Black Sabbath had a baby, a really pretty, well dressed, shredding baby. Fast forward a few months and I’m sitting at the bar at Creepy’s and low and behold the front

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Getting to know The Death Valley girls

The Death Valley girls are part of the Burger Records family and it seems that family subscribes to a very powerful spirituality, the Church of Rock and Roll. I would go as far to say that Bonnie...

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Behind the scenes of Burger Records with Sean Bohrman and Lee Rickard

I called the boys over a Burger Records during their radio show and they were kind enough to take some time to talk to me about their current tour, Burger A Go GO. The duo is incredibly...

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Quick interview with The Coathangers

I was able to have a quick chat with Julia Kugel of The Coathangers. We were able to discuss the latest release comin from the threesome and short, west coast tour they’ll be doing with Burger Records...

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Getting nostalgic with Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is currently on their West Coast tour. The band has been together for over 15 years and has traveled the world, started their own record company and overcome a language barrier. Senon Williams, who plays...

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Breaking down “Cherubian” with ANT’LRD. An interview

ANT’LRD is the brainchild of Colin Blanton (no relation, don’t worry this FMJ is not practicing nepotism) While originally from Birmingham, Alabama he has spent the last few years in Chicago and now Portland. I had the...

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Interview with Knightstown: on past, present and future

There’s music that makes you happy and music that makes you sad. Michael Aston’s solo project Knightstown is the best of both world, the kind of music that will amplify your happiness or add vivid colour to...

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Adrian Galvin on becoming Yoke Lore, nature and his upcoming tour

Yoke Lore is a new musical evolution of Adrian Galvin, you may have known him as Yellerkin and Walk The Moon. His music reminds of sunny festival days, listening to the likes of M83, Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer,...

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Femdot is on a mission to out-rap everyone like it’s ’94

“My foundation is that I am trying to out-rap everyone like it’s ’94 or something; I can wrap over anything. I want to interest you, even if I am just talking about going to the store,” says...

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders talks about “MAKANDA” and working with Shabazz Palaces

Pierre Kwenders is a man of many talents born out of a vivid cultural background. Kwenders is not just riding the wave of new age African artists, he is humbly spearheading it from his home base in...

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