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Category: Interviews

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A Dirty Dozen with AUSTIN TAFT – April 2021

A Dirty Dozen with AUSTIN TAFT – April 2021

| 2 April 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Austin Taft is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist focused on making unique and intriguing music – whatever that should entail.  The brand new album, Skeletons, has been self-described as “Prog-Metal-That-Sometimes-Isn’t.” This joins his previously released acoustic album (The Human Condition) and several additional releases to continue the trend of producing eclectic […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JAY “JAKE” LINDSEY from BOOK OF WYRMS – April 2021

A Dirty Dozen with JAY “JAKE” LINDSEY from BOOK OF WYRMS – April 2021

| 2 April 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Occult New Age is Book of Wyrms at their fastest, slowest, loudest, and weirdest. Book of Wyrms is a four-piece heavy psych band who came together over their mutual adoration of Hawkwind and ZZ Top and put out a demo in early 2015. It got some positive attention and […]

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INTERVIEW: COLT FORD – MARCH 2021

INTERVIEW: COLT FORD – MARCH 2021

| 2 April 2021 | Reply

  Just before Colt Ford took to the stage for a hit filled show that wowed a PACKED Stockyard audience in Holiday, FL, I was able to grab some time with the one and only to discuss everything from touring to collaborations to getting back to the business of making music… Toddstar: I’m here with Colt […]

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A Dirty Dozen with AUSTIN VISSER from THE UNDERTAKING! – April 2021

A Dirty Dozen with AUSTIN VISSER from THE UNDERTAKING! – April 2021

| 2 April 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Solid State Records welcomed San Diego quintet The Undertaking! to its roster last year. Now, the band is gearing up to release its label debut, Funeral Psalms, on April 30. Pre-order the record, produced by The Used’s Joey Bradford. The Undertaking! have just shared the gloriously frantic song “No Friends,” which crackles with dirty and dizzying, in-your-face energy. The Undertaking!’s founding members […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MICHAEL TARLAZZI From BLACK WAIL – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MICHAEL TARLAZZI From BLACK WAIL – March 2021

| 30 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “New Jersey rock quintet BLACK WAIL is primed to release their latest studio offering. The band has announced their new EP, Born on Fire, which will see an April 23, 2021 release via Rhyme & Reason. The new EP is the band’s fourth studio effort since forming in 2014, and is preceded by their late-2017 […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TAJ from FUSED BY DEFIANCE – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with TAJ from FUSED BY DEFIANCE – March 2021

| 30 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “LA Based, 5 piece band FUSED BY DEFIANCE has released the official music video for their single, “Cancel Culture.” Originally premiered on GHOST CULT MAGAZINE, “Cancel Culture” was directed and edited by Ron Underwood. Fused By Defiance, also known as FxD, is a five piece band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2012. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JORGE RAMIREZ from JET JAGUAR – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with JORGE RAMIREZ from JET JAGUAR – March 2021

| 30 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “After much success from their highly anticipated debut album “Endless Nights”, Mayan power metal powerhouse Jet Jaguar planned to release a video for their larger than life track – “No Surrender”, but like everything else in this world, things became complicated due to Covid–19. Filming became impossible and […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JOHNNY IGUANA from THE CLAUDETTES – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with JOHNNY IGUANA from THE CLAUDETTES – March 2021

| 26 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Produced by Grammy winner Ted Hutt (Violent Femmes, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Devil Makes Three, Lucero), High Times in the Dark won ardent acclaim upon its April 3, 2020 release by Forty Below Records. The fifth release by Chicago-based “garage cabaret” band The Claudettes, High Times in the Dark was named Album of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MICK MICHAELS from CORNERS OF SANCTUARY – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MICK MICHAELS from CORNERS OF SANCTUARY – March 2021

| 26 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hailing from Philadelphia, New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal band Corners of Sanctuary (COS) formed in 2011 with a desire to bring back the sounds of Classic Heavy Metal. 2020 started out with a bang as the band headed to the UK for its first tour in March along with the release of two […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MIKAEL JACOBSON from LIAR THIEF BANDIT – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MIKAEL JACOBSON from LIAR THIEF BANDIT – March 2021

| 25 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Liar Thief Bandit will release their third album Deadlights on May 14, 2021. The album contains 12 tracks of modern-sounding and forward-thinking Scandinavian garage rock and will be released on digital, vinyl, and CD format. Liar Thief Bandit effortlessly blends smooth guitar licks, infectious hooks, and uplifting lyrics with […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ED LAWSON from THE FUNKLABB – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ED LAWSON from THE FUNKLABB – March 2021

| 23 March 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Funklabb – comprised of Ed Lawson and Wes Davis – met nearly three decades ago crafting music behind the scenes for everyone from legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Will Smith to R&B favorites Sharissa and Allure, and now step into the spotlight for the first time. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MICHIGANDER – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MICHIGANDER – March 2021

| 23 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Michigander emanates a magnetic Midwest spirit, delivering uplifting anthems, raised even higher by six-string fireworks, empowering lyrics, and understated arena ambition. First brought to life in 2014 when the singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist was moving across his home state to Kalamazoo, Michigander has garnered the acclaim of NPR, Paste, SPIN, American […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MELODY DUNCAN – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MELODY DUNCAN – March 2021

| 23 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Atlanta, GA-based singer-songwriter/violinist/multi-instrumentalist Melody Duncan releases her debut solo album, Wolf Song, on March 12, 2021.  With hints of Americana, indie-pop, chamber-pop, and folk woven together into a compelling mix, the songs on the album also feature Duncan’s unique vocals, a slightly gravelly beckoning into the depths of her music. With a clear […]

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A Dirty Dozen with THE LADLES – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with THE LADLES – March 2021

| 17 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling an entire year’s worth of tour dates, The Ladles decided to turn their only remaining gig of 2020 — a three-week summer residency in the quaint town of Springville, New York — into their extraordinary and spontaneous new album, Springville Sessions. Recorded over the course of […]

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INTERVIEW: EVAN STANLEY – MARCH 2021

INTERVIEW: EVAN STANLEY – MARCH 2021

| 17 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Evan Stanley (son of KISS’ Paul Stanley) has become known for his unique pop sound. He has quickly grown a devoted fanbase with the release of several singles, a catchy acoustic cover of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” and most recently a cover of “Memories” by Maroon 5 alongside a video featuring acclaimed actor Bryan […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ADAM EZRA from ADAM EZRA GROUP – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ADAM EZRA from ADAM EZRA GROUP – March 2021

| 13 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Over the course of the last year, Adam Ezra Group has streamed more than 22,000 minutes, performed over 2,500 songs, and garnered nearly 13 million views with their daily livestream called The Gathering Series, sponsored by Iron Smoke Whiskey. Tonight, the band will mark a monumental feat with Gathering 365, their 365th consecutive stream – PRESS HERE to tune […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ABHIRUK from FLYING CUPID – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ABHIRUK from FLYING CUPID – March 2021

| 10 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Guitarist Abhiruk Patowary has revealed a guitar playthrough for “Into the Light,” the second single from his band FLYING CUPID’s upcoming debut album, All Turns to Dust. 19-year-old Indian-born Patowary is a multi-instrumentalist whose musical journey began 11 years ago with piano, followed by drums five years later and guitar the year […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MICAH MILLER from GETTERS – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MICAH MILLER from GETTERS – March 2021

| 10 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “With the release of their new single “Row” today, Houston rock band Getters offer a preview of their blistering 6-song EP; a unique blend of rhythmic, spatial indie rock that promises to be “the cannonball that shakes your existence” (6/24, B.A.M. Recordings). Released alongside a sci-fi inflected music […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KANDLE – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with KANDLE – March 2021

| 10 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Today, JUNO-nominated singer, Kandle Osborne, delivers “Honey Trap” — a sweet-but-fierce tune about breaking free from a sticky power struggle. It marks the Vancouver, BC born-and-based artist’s second single from her forthcoming album, Set The Fire, to be released this spring. After leaving her label and releasing her first ever independent EP, Stick Around and […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ANDREA VERDI from A CRIME CALLED – March 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ANDREA VERDI from A CRIME CALLED – March 2021

| 9 March 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Italy based, alternative rock quartet A CRIME CALLED has released the official music video for “Drown,” off of their newly released album, A New Path. “Life is an ocean current of situations, people, sensations. Navigation, solitary as it may be, has its difficult moments which lead us to give up and desist. The […]

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