The full text of my interview with TSO Eastern tour director Derek Weiland
The full text of my interview with The Head and The Heart's drummer Tyler Williams
The full length interview with Mish Way for the OnTap feature article
Wayne Kramer is an eternal militant. As a founding member of the MC5, Mr. Kramer helped push social and musical boundaries with the legendary Detroit hard rock group. Taking musical influences from Chuck Berry, John Coltrane and Sun Ra, and social/political influences from the Black and White Panthers, the MC5 became one of the groundbreaking bands of the late 1960s.
The rock band Dimples, like anatomical feature, is beginning to make marks in the music world. With an album and two singles under their belt already, the band is starting to leave an impression.
Most people do not often mention Dr. Dre and The Everly Brothers in the same sentence. Well, Brett Farkas, the creative force behind the LA-based recording project Boys School, is not most people.
Gumbo, in many ways, is the quintessential New Orleans dish. Gumbo, like The Big Easy, is made up of many different flavors and elements: a melting plot of cultures and cuisines. It seems appropriate, then, that one of the hottest new bands out of New Orleans, the Brass-A-Holics Go-Go Brass Funk Band, takes after this quality of the city.
You probably couldn’t tell at first glance, but Brett Young is a man who likes his soul music. Indeed, Brett talked a bit about the influence that artists like Al Green and Marvin Gaye had had on his music when we talked backstage before his performance at the Hamilton in downtown DC.