The band’s lead vocalist talks family, art and Kanye
“One of our first gigs we booked was in Knoxville at this small club called the Pilot Light. I looked up the venue and saw that Bon Iver had played there in the beginning of his career so I figured it must be cool. We got there and it was ... More
Frontman Max Kerman discusses the band's newest album Morning Report and his favorite pop song at the moment
This five-piece band from Hamilton, Ontario began jamming together in the late 2000s. Since then, the Arkells have garnered international praise for their politically charged lyrics, catchy hooks and infectiously high-energy stage presence.
In the past two years, the Canadian group has been a regular in the American music festival circuit ... More
Luke Spiller of The Struts talks fashion, touring and the highlight of 2016
The final show of 2016 for The Struts ended with a massive explosion of red, white and blue streamers in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. The glam-rock lead vocalist Luke Spiller was donning a glittery top hat to match his sparkly jacket. It seemed fitting as the foursome has ... More
The music industry looks to the “most wonderful time of the year” to bring it some joy—emotional and financial
How much Christmas spirit does Neil Diamond have? His cheer is bottomless, apparently. This fall, the singer-songwriter released his fifth Christmas album, a mix of originals and holiday standards titled Acoustic Christmas. Diamond is generally prolific—he has put out 34 studio albums over the past 50 years, not including a ... More
The band’s frontman dishes on Hope, touring and his beard
The Strumbellas are in the home stretch of a North American tour following the release of their third album, Hope. Although Toronto’s folk-pop group propelled to mainstream notoriety in early 2016 with their catchy anthem “Spirits,” the group has been performing together since 2008.
I caught up with Simon Ward, lead singer ... More
The long-time lead guitarist is now a front man for his new side project
The iconic rock band born out of New York City, The Strokes, released their debut album Is This It nearly 15 years ago. The guys regrouped in 2013 to deliver a fifth album, Comedown Machine.
Since then, all of its members have embarked on their own passion projects with an exception ... More
United Kingdom's alternative rock band Broken Hands debuted their album Turbulence, an instant hit in the UK. While listening to the band’s high-energy, booming songs, including the hit single “Meteor,” you’d never guess that the house where Turbulence was realized is located just outside of quiet Canterbury in the charming village of Kent. The band's ... More
The fashion legend speaks about her start with Pink Martini and a new FLOTUS
Ikram Goldman may be known for her work in fashion, but as she gears up for a few stops on a touring schedule with Pink Martini’s “little orchestra,” the industry maven has successfully proven the scope of her talents. For Pink Martini’s recently released studio album, Je dis oui!, Goldman ... More
Music’s biggest night has an epic guest list in store
Whether you’re crossing your fingers for a return from Yeezus, Kanye West himself, or you’re preemptively laughing at what is sure to be a hilarious set by this year’s host James Corden, it is time for music’s biggest night. The 59th annual Grammy Music Awards nominees are in, and ... More