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An Exclusive Interview with Lily Virginia

by Michael McCarthy If St. Vincent ditched the electronics and simply made her music with live instruments, she would probably sound a lot like Lily Virginia, who’s an equally talented singer/songwriter/guitarist. Other artists Lily reminds me of are Ben Folds – she’s like a female Ben, just using guitar instead of piano –...
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An Exclusive Interview with Mimoza H

by Michael McCarthy Mimoza H is one of the most fascinating artists I’ve come across in a long time. Her somewhat abstract music is like a cross between Florence + The Machine, Bjork and Tori Amos. That might not sound like a good combination, but to my ears it’s sonic bliss. I especially...
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An Exclusive Interview with Gigi Rowe

by Michael McCarthy Gigi Rowe is a pop star in the making. Based out of Miami, she makes fun songs that blend modern pop beats with early ’80’s pop vibes. Her bouncy and mighty danceable songs make me think of Madonna’s first album and Cyndi Lauper’s album She’s So Unusual. Come to think...
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WENDY BEVAN: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy One of the most bewitching albums I’ve heard all year is Rose & Thorn by British artist Wendy Bevan. Not merely a singer/songwriter/violinist, Wendy works in a variety media including film, visual imagery and intense, experiential artworks. To experience any of her work is to step into an alternate...
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An Exclusive Interview with Christian O

interview by Michael McCarthy “Don’t have much to say,” sings Christian O — a super talented pop/R&B/soul singer/songwriter — at the beginning of “Free,” the first track from his latest EP Shiva’s Dance.  Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  As the song later goes, “Everyone’s free to be as they wish to be.”...
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TIM SKOLD: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

by Michael McCarthy It’s hard to believe, and makes me feel old, but I’ve been following Tim Skold’s career for roughly 30 years now. I first became aware of his music when he went by the name Tim Tim and was the bass player for Shotgun Messiah, who were considered a hair band...
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An Exclusive Interview with Michael Clayton Arbeeny of Tyketto

interview by Michael McCarthy Tyketto is one of those bands who debuted in the early ’90’s and happened to be good looking, long-haired guys so they were lumped in with hair bands when in reality they were more like a Journey or Night Ranger or Styx. Of course, there were some similarities to...
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An Exclusive Interview with Chip Z’Nuff of Enuff Z’Nuff

interview by Michael McCarthy It’s no secret that Enuff Z’Nuff is my favorite band.  My favorite solo artist is Butch Walker, but my favorite band is easily Enuff Z’Nuff.  The band debuted in the late 80’s and had three modestly successful albums then you could say they vanished into obscurity.  However, they proved...
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THE RANGE ON THE LINE: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES HINTON

interview by Michael McCarthy The Range is the moniker of choice of James Hinton, a super talented quote “electronic musician.” I use the quotes because when many people think of electronic musicians they tend to think of sterile music that lacks the human touch. This is where The Range’s music differs substantially. Rather...
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AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH BELETH OF NOCTEM

interview by Michael McCarthy Back in 2014 we interviewed Beleth and Exo of Spanish extreme/black metal band Noctem regarding their brutal and mind-blowing album Exilium. Their follow-up album Haeresis was just released in late September and is equally brilliant, jam-packed with shrieked and growled vocals that come at you like a rabid wolf,...
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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SARAHJANE GIBSON OF STREETS OF LAREDO

interview by Michael McCarthy On October 21st folk rockers Streets of Laredo will release their sophomore album, WILD, via Dine Alone Records. The album is a spectacular set of tunes rich in kaleidoscopic color with lyrics that are inspiring as they inspired. With several different percussive instruments, horns, bass, electric and acoustic guitars...
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HAYDEN THORPE OF WILD BEASTS: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy Wild Beasts, one of today’s most popular bands out of the United Kingdom, released their fifth album, Boy King, back in August and it’s one of the best records I’ve heard this year, packed with songs that are equal parts catchy, pop-minded affairs and intellectual, artistic statements. It’s also...
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: QUINN LEWIS

interview by Michael McCarthy Born in Australia and currently residing in Nashville, Quinn Lewis is one of today’s most interesting up and coming singer/songwriters. While he originally moved to Nashville to do more traditional songwriter fare, he soon switched gears and now makes exquisitely produced music that blurs the lines between electro-pop and...
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JT TOLLAS OF FAMOUS LAST WORDS : THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy I recently had the opportunity to hear The Incubus, the forthcoming, third album by Revival Records’ group Famous Last Words, which is due out on September 30th. I’m not a big fan of post hardcore bands, and I admittedly don’t know much about the scene, but when I love...
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