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Interview: Alex Kerns from Lemuria

A decade in the making, Lemuria is a band from Buffalo, NY that pumps out album after 7″ after album of emotionally charged indie-rock/pop music. Just over a year ago, Lemuria released their newest album, The Distance Is So Bigand followed it with nearly nonstop touring of the US, Asia, the UK and Australia. Their most recent US tour started off with The Menzingers, Cayetana and PUP. By the time the band got to Ferndale, Michigan, they were finishing out their run playing with Kind Of Like Spitting – a band form Portland, Oregon that happened to have taken Lemuria out on tour back in 2006.

I got to sit down with Lemuria’s drummer/vocalist, Alex Kerns, before their show at the Loving Touch in Ferndale on July 12th. Read More…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Circa Survive Interview @ Common Ground

We were so excited when we heard that we would have the chance to sit down with Circa Survive. In the video, Anthony Green and company talk about what they wanted out of their band and much more.

For more Circa Survive:
www.circasurvive.com
www.facebook.com/CircaSurvive
circasurvive.bandcamp.com

VIDEO PREMIERE: Andrew Jackson Jihad Feature

Sean Bonnette, singer/guitarist of Andrew Jackson Jihad, came to the WDBM studio to talk about his songwriting as well as perform a song for us. If you’ve ever wanted to know a bit more about this folk-punk band, their frontman has some interesting things to say.

For more Andrew Jackson Jihad:
http://www.andrewjacksonjihad.com/
https://www.facebook.com/andrewjacksonjihad
https://twitter.com/AJJtheBand

The Vibe 6/28

 

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Tonight on the Cultural Vibe, CJax and Spenny have a special treat. They will be giving away tickets to see Rittz tomorrow night! Tune in to find out the special trivia question in order to win. Spenny also talks to Raz Simone who will be opening tomorrow’s Rittz show at The Loft! Also don’t forget about their special Independence Day celebration next week which will include hours of independent artists and tickets to Common Ground Music Festival. The giveaway contest begins today. The rules to win are below. Read More…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Tycho – Artist Feature

You might disagree, but Scott Hansen, better known by Tycho, is in our opinion quite the interesting musician. We had the chance to sit down with him before his show at The Crofoot back in April. Also, this video will definitely prep you or fill the empty spot left in your head that’s dedicated for Electric Forest this weekend.

For more Tycho:
http://tychomusic.com/awake/
https://www.facebook.com/tychomusic
https://twitter.com/ISO50 

Big Scary Interview

Last week fellow Music Reviewer, Sami Leonardo, got the chance to catch up with the Australian music duo named Big Scary. During the interview, a variety of topics were covered ranging form the worst band names they’ve ever come up with as well as the fun moments they experienced at Sasquatch! Festival. Tom also enlightens listeners to what a “musical poo” is by his definition.

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Interview – Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure

2013 has been a busy year for the Doylestown, Pennsylvania natives in Balance and Composure. They’re in the spotlight of their scene, harnessing an honest and haunting sound that is hard to come by in today’s leading rock artists. Their newest full-length album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, reached number 51 on the Billboard charts when it was released in September, and that was followed up with a couple of tours of the country. They just finished a tour with another band from Pennsylvania called Title Fight, and they are heading towards the end of their run opening up for Coheed and Cambria. Before they opened up for Coheed in Grand Rapids on 10/26, I was able to sit down with their front man, Jon Simmons, to discuss some tour stories, the idea of emo music, their relationship with their producer Will Yip, Halloween and Breaking Bad.

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The Mowgli’s Impact 89FM Interview (Lansing, Michigan)

Impact 89FM is proud to show the world our interview with The Mowgli’s! This fun loving band from Los Angeles sat down with The Impact to talk about their song writing process, how the group formed, and what it was like transitioning to a major label! Check out their debut album, Waiting For The Dawn, in stores now! Check out our live performance of their hit song “San Francisco” here, and check back tomorrow for new The Mowgli’s content!

Interview with Bleached!

Use discretion listening, the new Bleached LP is infectious. The band has been teasing us with 45’s for a while, but they finally brought us a full length album, Ride Your Heart. They’re reminiscent of the teenage 1960’s girl group charm with lyrics that sound like they’ve been plucked out of my diary. The Clavin sisters will always have something that give them edge that no girl group ever did, a punk band. Jessie and Jennifer have come a long way from their days in Mika Miko, but they’re still having just as much fun. I caught up with valley girl Jennifer Clavin from the L.A. band before their show in Hamtramck. The band were touring North America promoting their new album that came out April 2nd on Dead Oceans. We talked about mixtapes, waiting for phone calls from boys, and The Shangri-Las.

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