We got the chance to talk with Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of up-and-coming Denver band Tennis before their show last week at the Fox in Boulder. Listen in as they discuss life on the sea, writing their debut full-length and longing for simplicity.
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Hot Congress recently posted about some of the press surrounding Indiscretions, the newest release from Achille Lauro. As part of their post they used a video I shot of the group while I was living in Chicago. Seeing that video reminded me that I did an interview with singer Matt Close following the show (and promptly forgot about it). Unfortunately the video was ridiculously dark, so I decided to save face by sprucing up the audio from that interview for this post (there’s still some motorcycles in the background, sorry). So now, even though the references about being in the Midwest are all outdated, you can enjoy my chat with Matt Close.
The Knew have been one of Denver’s busiest groups recently. In the last year they’ve released a full length and an EP, played MHMF, and been featured on the popular video game Guitar Hero. I sat down with the group to talk about these subjects and more. (Also, Tim Rynders really does play the fog in addition to bass).
Due to a combination of technical limitations and laziness/busy-ness, here’s the interview I did with Candy Claws last month (better late than never). While some of the references may be out of date (Hidden Lands came out August 3, go get a copy if you still haven’t got it) it’s still a great chat. During this interview we talked about what went in to Hidden Lands, highlights from their tour, and expanding the group from 2 to 8 players.
Covering Warped Tour yesterday was a marathon. Between photographing sets I had a chance to talk with The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (specifically I talked with the friendly Reverend and his wife/washboard player Breezy). They gave us a great interview that I would consider to be one of the best I’ve ever conducted.
So, while I get to work on the mountain of photos taken yesterday, enjoy this video and be sure to catch the Big Damn Band at Warped Tour in Denver next Sunday.
Finally! A fresh interview! I sat down with Zach Tipton to discuss his newest project I Am The Dot before his recent show at the Hi-Dive. Enough with this description, just watch the video.
I had an interesting time interviewing Hello Kavita right before their CD release party for To A Loved One. It was interesting in that we had a good conversation and there were a few surprises thrown in (if you watch through enough of the video you’ll get to see a cameo appearance by Houses guitarist Mike Marchant).
We were fortunate enough to sit down with Greg before his sold out show at the Bluebird a couple weeks ago. This video comes a bit late because I’m now running Windows 7 (and have been for a month now). A note to all Sony Handycam users with Windows 7: there is no USB support, so you’d best be getting some firewire action. I figured some geekery would be good to keep the blog from getting too musicy (after all we are engineers). Expect to see our interview with Hello Kavita coming later this week.
Frank Turner is a British folk-singer with a new record called Poetry of the Deed. We talked with Frank before his gig opening for Gaslight Anthem at the Ogden and have this audio interview to share.
Photo by Bryan Lambert
We met quite a few nice and interesting people at the Warped Tour this year and got to interview a few of them. One of my favorite interviews was with Alexisonfire’s Dallas Green. We talked about the origins of the band’s name and how he manages also working with his side project, City And Colour.