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AT PEACE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL LEWIS OF L.A. GUNS

interview by Michael McCarthy A year ago I caught Enuff Z’Nuff live and interviewed Chip Z’Nuff. The band was opening for Tracii Guns’ L.A. Guns, but Chip had me interview him outside in his van while they were onstage. When I went back into the venue after Tracii’s band was playing and I...
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A GOD STRIKES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEREK SHERINIAN OF SONS OF APOLLO

interview by Michael McCarthy Sons of Apollo is the blessed new prog rock venture by Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater fame along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). To be perfectly honest, I...
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FLYING SOLO: AN INTERVIEW WITH KELE OKEREKE OF BLOC PARTY

interview by Michael McCarthy I first became aware of Kele Okereke when I read about Bloc Party, the band he’s fronted for roughly a dozen years now, in the British magazine Q in 2005. Immediately after reading about them, I hunted down their debut album, Silent Alarm, and knew I liked it before...
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#songoftheday = GIGI ROWE: “GOT THAT”


Back in December 2016, we interviewed rising pop star Gigi Rowe, who'd just had a song included in Just Dance 2017.  Well, here we are in October of 2017 and we've just discovered that Gigi will have a song in Just Dance 2018. too.  In fact, it's "Got That,"...
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DEFRAGMENTING JASON WERBELOFF, AUTHOR: PART TWO

interview by Michael McCarthy On Monday we published part one of our two-part interview with Jason Werbeloff, one of the most exciting sci-fi authors to emerge during recent years.  His series Defragmenting Daniel had me binge reading, immediately going from one book to the next, and I’m normally a slow reader.  So, that...
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#songoftheday = MIMOZA H: “WELL OF MELODIES”


It's always fulfilling when an artist you thought was brilliant turns around and releases something new a year or two later and they're still just as impressive.  In other words, there's nothing worse than saying someone is as refreshing as a cool, sudden rainfall on a 100-degree day...
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#songoftheday = Mcbaise – “Paradis Du Cuir”


If you took Phoenix, Hot Chip and Passion Pit and chopped them up in a blender then made a gorgeous painting out of them and that painting could play music, Mcbaise is exactly what it would sound like.  OK, so that's a bit of a stretch, but those are...
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