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Conversations: John Rzeznik Of The Goo Goo Dolls

Conversations: John Rzeznik Of The Goo Goo Dolls

All photos courtesy of the artist Photo credit: Mark Dellas My dad introduced me to music. He loved The Beatles and Vietnam War protest songs. Something else he loved? The City of Angels soundtrack, specifically “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls. Having only heard “Iris”

CONVERSATIONS: PAUL CHERRY

CONVERSATIONS: PAUL CHERRY

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] On the green stage at Pitchfork Music Festival, a stage that will welcome Lauryn Hill, Fleet Foxes, Syd & The Internet, Tame Impala, and a host of other renowned

CONVERSATIONS: BAY FACTION

CONVERSATIONS: BAY FACTION

[spb_text_block element_name=”Text (intro)” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] While in the past bands have been formed by answering ads stapled to telephone poles, Bay Faction’s origins were more 21st Century. “I met Kris [Roman] through

CONVERSATIONS: CARRY ILLINOIS

CONVERSATIONS: CARRY ILLINOIS

[spb_text_block element_name=”Text (intro)” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Pooneh Ghana, courtesy of the band Carry Illinois is an LGBTQ force of power in the Austin, Texas music scene. Creating what many would call

CONVERSATIONS: WELLES

CONVERSATIONS: WELLES

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] It was a drab Friday in Kansas City. One of those majorly uneventful days; the skies were slightly grey, it felt like Thursday for some reason, and everyone just

ALBUM REVIEW + CONVERSATION: TANCRED, ‘NIGHTSTAND’

ALBUM REVIEW + CONVERSATION: TANCRED, ‘NIGHTSTAND’

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] There is quite a lot that separates Nightstand from previous releases from Tancred, the nom-de-rock of musician Jess Abbott. From outright production quality to maturing lyrics, the album takes

CONVERSATIONS: TOTALLY MILD

CONVERSATIONS: TOTALLY MILD

[spb_text_block element_name=”Text (interview)” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Thumbnail & Header photo by Mia Mala McDonald In a quaint Starbucks on 4th street, as teenage girls performed a synchronized dance outside the window, Totally Mild’s Liz,

CONVERSATIONS: FRANCOBOLLO

CONVERSATIONS: FRANCOBOLLO

[spb_text_block element_name=”Text (interview)” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] London-based Francobollo made their live American debut at this year’s SXSW Music Conference. In Austin, they found good tacos, long lines, and enthusiastic crowds. How’s Austin been

CONVERSATIONS: YOKE LORE

CONVERSATIONS: YOKE LORE

[spb_text_block element_name=”Text (interview)” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Adrian Galvin of Yoke Lore rarely spends a week in one place. We caught a few minutes of his time outside the Austin Convention Center last week

CONVERSATIONS: PRONOUN

CONVERSATIONS: PRONOUN

[spb_text_block element_name=”Text (interview)” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] We took a few minutes on the Friday of SXSW to grab a beer (actually, an Austin Eastciders) with Alyse of Pronoun. We chatted about her history