AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLITZEN TRAPPER

“I’ve been here so long, the weird stuff is normal,” laughs Eric Earley, frontman of Portland-based folk-rock outfit Blitzen Trapper, of his hometown. The band, which toured last year to support their latest album, Wild And Reckless, is gearing up to hit the road again with a show in San Jose, California on February 16th.…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with WALKER LUKENS

“I really started my new year with a whimper,” laughs Texas-based pop rocker Walker Lukens. “I played on New Year’s Eve outside in the 21-degree weather, woke up on New Year’s day, and slowly declined into sickness,” he says. “The flu was all around us.” Even so, that whimper is a minor dip in the…

PREVIEW: TYPHOON at EXIT/IN on 2/3/18

“Listen. Of all the things you’re about to lose, this will be the most painful,” relays Typhoon’s Kyle Morton, in the spoken word introduction to the band’s latest release, Offerings, out January 12th via Roll Call Records. The album was an ambitious undertaking, almost two years in the making, which tackled the theme of memory…

PREVIEW: DOROTHY at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/27/18

“I think it really needed to happen,” says Dorothy Martin, frontwoman of alt-rock outfit Dorothy, of the ultimatum she received from her producer, the iconic Linda Perry. Then right before a recording session for her forthcoming album, 28 Days In The Valley, out March 9th via Jay Z’s Roc Nation and Kerry Brown and Linda…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ROOKIE SEASON

Sanders Bohlke, the Virginia-based Mississippi native, dad of three, and one of the most creative folks we know, has been refining his musical palate. “I listen to a lot of kids music these days,” he reveals with a laugh. “It’s funny how when you first hear some of it, you’re like, ‘Man, is this really…