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INTERVIEW: Gavin Hayes from Dredg

Last month I asked our new staff writer/photographer Todd Sipes to review the Dredg show at San Francisco’s historic Great American Music Hall. Todd took upon himself to not only take great pictures of the show but interview lead singer Gavin Hayes before they took the stage that night. The band is currently riding the… Read the full article

interview: Anvil

Anvil, the Canadian heavy metal act comprised of Steve “Lips” Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), and Glenn Five (bass, backing vocals) has released thirteen studio albums, is currently working on their fourteenth, Juggernaut of Justice, and was the endearing and interesting subject of the 2008 documentary film Anvil! The Story of Anvil.… Read the full article

interview: Horse Feathers

I’ve always been a dedicated listener of Portland, OR’s Horse Feathers. So when they released their third album, Thistled Spring earlier this year, I instantly fell in love with the overwhelmingly lush instrumentation and sandy vocals that painted the record. Heading in a little more upbeat direction yet still capturing the feelings of struggle, Thistled… Read the full article

interview: far

Looking down at his phone, Far’s lead vocalist Jonah Matranga says, “Someone wants to hear Seasick.” “I keep saying we need to learn that again!” says guitarist Shaun Lopez as thy sit backstage at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill. The band is just about to take the stage for one of many ‘reunion’ shows… Read the full article