Indie Rock Interviews

Brotherhood of the Guitar Artist – Josh Jaramillo

Brotherhood of the Guitar Artist – Josh Jaramillo

Posted August 11, 2014 at 7:21 am | One comment

Watching Josh Jaramillo play guitar is a lesson in styles. He can mix it up with crunch, as well as get some flash glassy tones out of his Stratocaster. And it all looks so easy, with a casual fluidity that comes from lots of practice and an inner channel of talent.

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Kendall Schmidt of Heffron Drive – An Introspective Look into Parallel!

Kendall Schmidt of Heffron Drive – An Introspective Look into Parallel!

Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:40 am | No comments

Kendall Schmidt, star of Nickelodeon’s hit television series, Big Time Rush, has just released his first single; “Parallel” from his new band Heffron Drive with guitarist Dustin Belt.

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Vocalist Ariana Talks About Songwriting, Heffron Drive and Head vs. Heart

Vocalist Ariana Talks About Songwriting, Heffron Drive and Head vs. Heart

Posted December 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm | One comment

While meeting with the guys from Heffron Drive, I took the opportunity to sit down with their touring partner, vocalist and song writer, Ariana. Ariana mixes it up with traditional musical instruments and more avant-garde sounds, creating a catchy and hip techno-sound that blends well with her vocals.

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Vintage GI Interview with Singer Songwriter Stephen Kellogg

Vintage GI Interview with Singer Songwriter Stephen Kellogg

Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:17 am | No comments

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.

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The Fabulous Miss Wendy – No One Can Stop Me!

The Fabulous Miss Wendy – No One Can Stop Me!

Posted September 17, 2012 at 10:11 am | One comment

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.

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Guitarist Aleks Sever Talks about Danger Girl, Her Love of Teles, and Never Giving Up

Guitarist Aleks Sever Talks about Danger Girl, Her Love of Teles, and Never Giving Up

Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm | No comments

Whenever there’s a hot shot new guitarist emerging on the scene, word on the street can work up a ground swell of “buzz”.

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Ex-Juliana Theory Frontman Brett Detar Talks About His Solo Career, Guitars and Giving Away His Music

Ex-Juliana Theory Frontman Brett Detar Talks About His Solo Career, Guitars and Giving Away His Music

Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:53 am | No comments

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.

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John Hudak of Brickwall Jackson talks about Just Life

John Hudak of Brickwall Jackson talks about Just Life

Posted April 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm | No comments

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.

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Debra Devi Talks About DEVI and The Language of The Blues

Debra Devi Talks About DEVI and The Language of The Blues

Posted February 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm | One comment

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.

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Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin: How To “Grouplove-ify” In A Garage

Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin: How To “Grouplove-ify” In A Garage

Posted September 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm | 6 comments

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.”

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