Indie Pop Interview Q & A

Q&A: Holychild On Melodies, Mindspeak and Firefly

Indie pop duo Holychild have built quite a following over the past year. Their initial single “Happy With Me” was an exuberant introduction to Liz Nistico and Louie Diller, who made even more joyful noise on their first EP, Mindspeak. While on the road, Liz and Louie were nice enough to break down the history […]

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Q&A + SHOW PREVIEW: Terraplane Sun w/Little Daylight at The Shelter 4/7/14

Up and coming Venice Beach act Terraplane Sun have been hard at work since the release of their 2011 album, Coyote. Their sound on last year’s promising EP (download Ya Never Know at iTunes)  floated between indie rock and blues with a hint of Cage The Elephant, Grouplove and Foster the People. Since then, the five-piece set has […]

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Q&A: Flume at St. Jerome’s Laneway Music Fest 2013

If you were at the first edition of St. Jerome’s Laneway Fest in September, you probably wouldn’t have easily been able to pick out Harley Streten aka Australian producer Flume. The rising musician graced the Meadowbrook Music Festival grounds with a sly smile, quiet manner and hoodie that understated his global success. With a number […]


Interview: Tim Sweetwood – Talent Buyer at Masquerade and Sweetwood Presents

Before I knew I was moving back to Michigan, I was able to interview talent buyer Tim Sweetwood. You know all of those awesome indie, rock, dance and metal acts you’ve seen in Old Fourth Ward? It’s likely Tim brought those acts to the Masquerade. Aside from shows and festivals, Tim is the catalyst behind […]

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INTERVIEW: Ume – Playing Atlanta’s Masquerade, Saturday, July 28th

From a lineup change to a band hiatus to an album years in the making, three-piece rock act Ume (pronounced ooo-may) epitomises their namesake, “perseverance”. That strong will has led to the band’s signing to Modern Outsider Records, the release of their debut album Phantoms and an opening slot on Toadies’ latest tour. Not too […]

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Festivalist ’12: Hangout Music Fest – Big Gigantic Interview

Ever since discovering Big Gigantic prior to last year’s Hangout and sneaking into their late night performance with Pretty Lights, I’ve been following the duo’s every move. Somehow, I was able to interview Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken live and in person at the 3rd edition of Hangout. Below is an excerpt of our conversation: […]

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Festivalist ’12: Hangout Fest Preview – Dispatch Interview

So, yeah. Somehow, I was allowed to interview Chad from Dispatch and he was real cool to talk to and I appreciate the time he took. These guys are going to kill it on Saturday at the Hangout Main Stage at 5:15. Here is a excerpt of our discussion: Circles Around The Sun is the […]