My Interview with Max Jury

Max Jury

The new album is out today – June 3! This was a really fun interview to do – sometimes you feel like you could just keep talking about anything with someone. Max Jury is an old soul. There’s something about his music that conjures up a sense of time and space, fading photographs and late-night… Continue reading My Interview with Max Jury

My interview with Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar, born Sean Tillmann, is one of those people whose undeniable talent has led him on a journey through genres and unabashed theatricality. How many people can do semi-nude handstands, then belt out a soul song with complete mastery? Bye Bye 17, his last album, was filled with songwriting craft and vocal chops.… Continue reading My interview with Har Mar Superstar

Lucius releases new album Good Grief – review

Lucius - Good Grief

If you have heard of Lucius, it might have been via Matt Sharp, of Weezer past, and his incarnation as The Rentals, where they did sharp work providing vocals for Lost in Alphaville. Or it might have been Wildewoman, their debut album. Or maybe you noticed the two highly stylized look-alike women providing a unique… Continue reading Lucius releases new album Good Grief – review

Lull brings out new music – Cicada and Rainer

Felipe, Toby, Simon, and Jon from Lull

New single from Lull – “Cicada/Rainer” This North London based-band was formed in early 2014 by Jon, Toby, Filipe and Simon. Their press compares them to Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. But they are very much their own. February 29th sees the release of single “Cicada/Rainer” on Plastic Fish. Cicada starts off with… Continue reading Lull brings out new music – Cicada and Rainer

Seratones – live at Mercury Lounge, NYC

Seratones Live at Mercury Lounge, NYC Seratones blew in on a southern breeze to NYC’s Mercury Lounge. Let’s let the singer, AJ Haynes, introduce, just as she did from the stage on Houston Street: “From Shreveport, Louisiana – you can blame us for all the slush and shit.” There’s definitely a warm weather vibe from… Continue reading Seratones – live at Mercury Lounge, NYC

Review of Wet – Don’t You

Wet

Wet is singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow. According to the press, Wet wrote the album in the countryside, on hiatus from Brooklyn. They released an EP in 2014 that drew attention. Kylie Jenner likes them. And now a brand new album. But coming off what is now nearly a month… Continue reading Review of Wet – Don’t You

Interview with Fred Macpherson of Spector

A very enjoyable interview with the affable, sharp, and nicely bittersweet Fred Macpherson, who also wins a prize for his Twitter tribute to the great Alan Rickman.  Spector. The Guardian described them as being “somewhere between Roxy Music and The Strokes”. Enjoy It While It Lasts, their first album, stormed through the UK charts. “All… Continue reading Interview with Fred Macpherson of Spector

Reflections on Dave Gahan and Soulsavers at Town Hall, NYC

Dave Gahan on stage with Soulsavers

  Dave Gahan and Soulsavers – live at Town Hall, NYC October 22, 2015   Town Hall in New York City is one of those historic theatres, built at a time when acoustics mattered. Not to mention comfort, or the rare quality of being able to see the stage from wherever you are. It’s a… Continue reading Reflections on Dave Gahan and Soulsavers at Town Hall, NYC

My interview with the iconic John Taylor of Duran Duran

Roger Taylor, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes - Duran Duran

Q Icon Award last week.  MTV Video Visionary Award tonight in Milan. The global force that is Duran Duran. Time to acknowledge a band that changed everything.   Nick Rhodes. Simon Le Bon. John Taylor. Roger Taylor. If you haven’t heard of Duran Duran, that’s unusual. At the recent CD signing in New York, every… Continue reading My interview with the iconic John Taylor of Duran Duran

Mercury Prize Nominees – my interviews with Wolf Alice and Jamie xx

Congratulations to Mercury Prize Nominees – Wolf Alice and Jamie xx. I did interviews with both over the summer. See what they each had to say about their music and why they do what they do.   Jamie xx Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has had a meteoric rise in the music world. He’s accomplished… Continue reading Mercury Prize Nominees – my interviews with Wolf Alice and Jamie xx