Category: Interviews

Draa: Economically Speaking

Most bands that start out in high school end up being little more than a name, a logo on notebooks, and maybe a few tepid jam sessions in someone’s basement before drifting apart. But the origins of the Tempe-based band…

Sunset Shipwrecks Forms Out Of American Steel

American Steel put out five full lengths and a handful of 7”s and EPs over their nearly 15 years of existence, winning over fans across the globe and earning a reputation as of one of the most consistently great punk…

Velvet Crush: Ric Menck’s Divine Intervention

“We knew we had good songs, and we knew we played well together as a band,” Drummer Ric Menck said confidently on his time in Velvet Crush. “Yes, we knew something special was happening. We didn’t really think about it…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Shallow Side

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: Cullman, Alabama Members and Instruments: Eric Boatright (vocals) Cody Hampton (bass, acoustic guitar,…

The Posies: Resilience Is the Key

It’s been six years since The Posies last put out a record, but they’ve experienced enough tragedies in that timeframe to crush less resilient bands. Since the release of 2010’s brilliant ‘Blood/Candy,’ founding members Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer have…

Hey Mercedes: Reuniting Every Night Fire Works

Exactly 15 years from the release date of their first full-length album ‘Every Night Fireworks’ (ENFW, Vagrant Records), Hey Mercedes is hitting the road for a 6-week U.S. tour and the fine folks at TopShelf Records have secured the rights…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Ted C. Fox

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: Nashville, TN Members and Instruments: Ted C Fox: vocals, guitar, mandolin Lloyd Aur…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Kyle Cox

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: I was a military kid, however, I say I’m from Orlando, FL, since…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Emily Rodgers

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: Elkhart, IN Members and Instruments: Erik Cirelli (guitar) Megan Williams (violin) Allison Kacmar…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with Jon Reynolds

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma Members and Instruments: Jon Reynolds – Guitar, Keys, Vocals Short Bio:…