All Posts By Angela Mastrogiacomo

Bands Interviewing Bands: Output 1:1:1 & Portes

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I have to be honest—this is one of my favorite editions of Bands Interviewing Bands, and it's because it touches on so many important aspects of our lives, including one that's incredibly dear to me, climate change. Throughout the interview, both our artists, Output 1:1:1 and Portes show true introspection and curiosity for not only ...

BANDS INTERVIEWING BANDS: Owen-Glass + Saint Spicer

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For the Bands Interviewing Bands series, we have Owen-Glass (RIYL: Tom Petty, Dave Matthews Band and Sufjan Stevens) and Saint Spicer (RIYL: Erykah Bau, India.Arie, Sade). From the Piney Woods of East Texas, singer-songwriter Kelly Wayne Conley and his trusty sidekick, guitar prodigy Cole Humphrey, are having fun and making a splash with their indie folk ...

BANDS INTERVIEWING BANDS: The Inoculated Canaries + Host Bodies

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Today we're bringing together New York's The Inoculated Canaries, an eclectic, boundary-defying foursome who never lack in sarcastic remarks with San Francisco creatives James and Nick of live electronic duo, Host Bodies. Check it out. Host Bodies: What's the one interview question that no one ever asks but you wish they would? The Inoculated Canaries: If we ...

Bands Interviewing Bands: Sam Hale & Rändi Fay

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Today we bring together Nashville psych-rock artist Sam Hale and Wisconsin singer-songwriter Rändi Fay for our latest Bands Interviewing Bands. After years of sharing his music in Los Angeles, Sam Hale decided to continue his journey in Nashville where he's just released his latest EP, Somewhere Between Love and War. The new EP holds nothing back, as Hale gives ...

Bands Interviewing Bands: Forts Like Vana and Major Moment

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For this installment of Bands Interviewing Bands we've brought together Nashville's Forts Like Vana (RIYL: The 1975, Jon Bellion ) and Boston's Major Moment (RIYL: 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park, and Muse). When a brand new band’s debut song amasses over 35,000 Spotify streams in under four months, you know something special is happening. Such is ...

Bands Interviewing Bands: Shadow of Whales & Vaeda Black

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With a passion for creating music and spreading hope through friendships comes Austin five-piece, Shadow of Whales. They are all songwriters, they all love music, and more importantly, they all love people. The band made their debut appearance at the Austin Convention Center in front of thousands of people for DellWorld; this act brought them to appear on TV only weeks later on KTBC – FOX 7. Less than a year later, SoW released their debut self-titled EP and saw an explosion of support from their quickly growing fan base and the web. The debut EP charted on CMJ’s Top 200 and has seen regular rotation at Starbucks Coffee and Hollister stores across the United States and Canada.

Bands Interviewing Bands: Jeff Michaels & Ten Two

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Whether his music is being played during some of television’s most popular reality shows or inspiring people in the aftermath of Boston’s worst terrorist attack, singer-songwriter and pianist Jeff Michaels has been entertaining fans with thought-provoking lyrics examining today’s biggest social and political issues while infusing them with his unique brand of humor. Jeff’s dedication to the independent music scene has been a lifelong cause and several of his songs have been licensed to over a dozen television shows, appearing in episodes of The Real World and Teen Moms (MTV) and the T.O. Show (VH1).

Jeff Michaels Releases New Holiday Single “It’s Been A Long Time, Christmas”

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For the past five years, Boston-based singer-songwriter Jeff Michaels has released a holiday single and accompanying video. Each has been a unique look at Christmas, from “Too Cold for Santa” in 2012 to “Hey Santa (Bring Me Some Lovin’),” an effort to do no more than spread holiday cheer. This year, Michaels has released “It’s Been a Long Time, Christmas,” a simple call for the return of Christmas and the brighter days we all need.

Bands Interviewing Bands: K-Bust and Lindsay Katt

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Every now and again you find someone you hit it off with in the most magical way. Someone whose work, soul, and being you can find inspiration in—a kindred spirit. When I introduced Montreal electro-pop sensation K-Bust and award-winning filmmaker and solo artist (in every sense of the word) Lindsay Katt, it was clear that there was a blossoming friendship almost immediately—and it made for a compelling interview. These two powerful women interviewed one another for our Bands Interviewing Bands series, uncovering what drives them, what makes them tick, and how they’ve transformed their careers in this industry.

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