Here’s one of our earliest interviews with Stephen Kellogg from around 2006. We’d seen him as a warm up act at a venue and when he and his fellow Sixers returned to the D.C. area, we caught up with him at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia, where we sat down for an interview.
Fourteen year old rising child prodigy Matthew Davidson [www.matthewdavidson.net] has been making some major waves in the music world. Getting his first taste of the guitar at the age of 3, Matthew has been stunning the ears of multiple guitar enthusiasts and organizations across the country.
Inspired by old-school punk acts like the Misfits, The Dead Kennedys, and The Ramones, Hollywood-based rocker The Fabulous Miss Wendy has come a long way since picking up a guitar at the age of ten.
Guitarist, composer, performer and producer Alex Walker is probably one of the most creative, hardest working and best musicians that you have never heard of. Although, this might not be the case for much longer as he is an extremely gifted player who is able to thrive within any musical situation.
Whenever there’s a hot shot new guitarist emerging on the scene, word on the street can work up a ground swell of “buzz”.
The music industry, as we knew it, barely exists anymore. There are very few major record companies left, record stores are vacant and the indie market has exploded.
There are many diverse roads that people take in order to realize their musical ambitions and dreams. And, oftentimes, life intrudes and those musical dreams take more time to become a hard reality. John Hudak, guitarist for Brickwall Jackson has pushed his dreams along on the side, but not without intent or focus.
Rock musician Debra Devi is a force to be reckoned with and one who is building a solid reputation with her group, DEVI, and it’s highly regarded album, Get Free.
This has been a momentous and fortuitous year for Ryan Rabin. The amazingly gifted co-founder, drummer, percussionist, songwriter, and producer, of indie rock band, Grouplove is poised for the September 13, 2011 international release of Grouplove’s stellar eponymous debut album, Never Trust A Happy Song.
In barely a year’s time, Ryan and his Grouplove band mates, Christian Zucconi, (lead vocals, guitars), Andrew Wessen, (lead guitar), Hannah Hooper, (vocals, keyboards), and Sean Gadd, (bass guitar), have released a critically acclaimed EP last January, they’ve been heralded by NME Magazine as one of the “Best New Bands of 2010.”
Tangents is the proverbial Indie needle in a haystack, and have created something so smart and crafted something so beautiful in their new record One Little Light Year that it is bound to make fans of any genre of music pay attention. TANGENTS’ sound is reminiscent of early Muse and Copeland, yet still has the distinctive qualities to separate itself from the pack.