INTERVIEW: Spectacular Optical’s Kier-La Janisse on their upcoming YULETIDE TERROR

INTERVIEW: Spectacular Optical's Kier-La Janisse on their upcoming YULETIDE TERROR

Canadian small-press publisher Spectacular Optical has started to become the go-to place for intriguing books on genre topics. Be it their look at '80s hysteria in Satanic Panic: Pop Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, the first comprehensive analysis of director Jean Rollin in Lost Girls, or “the cool

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Director Steven Lewis Simpson on Neither Wolf Nor Dog, opening today at Liberty Hall and the Tivoli

Director Steven Lewis Simpson on Neither Wolf Nor Dog, opening today at Liberty Hall and the Tivoli

Director Steven Lewis Simpson's Neither Wolf Nor Dog — an adaptation of Kent Nerburn's award-winning novel of the same name — is a slow, meditative...

Source: www.pitch.com/arts-entertainment/movies/blog/20974782/director-steven-lewis-simpson-on-neither-wolf-nor-dog-opening-this-friday-at-liberty-hall-the-tivoli

Interview: Brian McOmber (It Comes At Night)

Interview: Brian McOmber (It Comes At Night)

Brian McOmber’s resume as a composer may be quite recent — the vast majority of his work having come in the last three years. However, his musical career is much longer, having performed as the drummer for the Dirty Projectors from 2007’s Rise Above through 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan. He’s come to greater attention over the summer for his score to the Trey Edward Shults thriller, It Comes At Night. Digitally, the score was released concurrently with the film, and it’s as tense a listen as the film is a watch. It’s out today on vinyl, via Milan Records, so we spoke with McOmber via Gchat about his compositional process.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/01/interview-brian-mcomber-it-comes-at-night/

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson on the band’s history and influences

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson on the band's history and influences

Since its founding nearly 50 years ago, Yes has been one of the defining players of progressive rock. From 1971's classically tinged Fragile to 1983's p...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20974249/yes-cofounder-jon-anderson-on-the-bands-history-and-influences

Exclusive Spin: Prom Queen’s ‘Blonde’ & interview with Leeni Ramadan

Exclusive Spin: Prom Queen’s ‘Blonde’ & interview with Leeni Ramadan

Prom Queen’s upcoming album, Doom-Wop, is a continuation of the sound the Seattle group has honed on their previous two releases. However, per the band, it’s different, and more of an album that “celebrates the ensemble that we’ve built over the last few years.” That camaraderie has been “built from the ground up,” they state, and it really shows. If you’ve enjoyed the darkly mysterious versions of the girl-group sound Prom Queen has explored on Night Sound and Midnight Veil, then you’ll likely adore Doom-Wop, an album to which I’ve returned again and again since it showed up in my inbox a couple of weeks ago.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/31/exclusive-spin-prom-queens-blonde-interview-with-leeni-ramadan/

A Prairie Home Companion’s Fred Newman shares his sound effects secrets

A Prairie Home Companion's Fred Newman shares his sound effects secrets

Voice actor Fred Newman has appeared in numerous films and television programs over the years, including voicing the titular Bigfoot in 1987's Harry and...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20973773/a-prairie-home-companions-fred-newman-shares-his-sound-effects-secrets

Interview: A Giant Dog

Interview: A Giant Dog

It seems like many articles on Austin’s A Giant Dog tend to focus on the band’s stage shows and the things which happen when vocalist Sabrina Ellis performs. What seems to get shunted to the side is the actual studio music, the band having released three very excellent albums – Fight, Bone, and Pile — with a fourth, Toy, out today on Merge Records. The music of A Giant Dog is driving, pulsating stuff, and it’s never been more apparent than on Toy‘s first single, “Bendover.” It’s a big — nay, huge — blast of punk rock with the power of a ’70s arena band. We’re so besotted with it that this where we started our phone conversation with Ellis and guitarist Andrew Cashen as they drove from Austin to Portland to play a show with their other band, Sweet Spirit.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/25/interview-a-giant-dog/

Talking Lawrence Beer Company’s opening party with the brewery’s Matt Williams and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Dicky Barrett

Talking Lawrence Beer Company's opening party with the brewery's Matt Williams and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Dicky Barrett

Friday, the Lawrence Beer Company kicks off its existence with a big street party, featuring veteran ska-punk act the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It's the cu...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20973310/talking-lawrence-beer-companys-opening-party-with-the-brewerys-matt-williams-and-the-mighty-mighty-bosstones-dicky-barrett

Downtown Boys talk punk shows & accessibility in advance of their Monday show in Lawrence

Downtown Boys talk punk shows & accessibility in advance of their Monday show in Lawrence

Downtown BoysMiguel RosarioWith 2015's Full Communism on Don Giovanni, Providence's Downtown Boys drew wide acclaim for music that attacked capitalism, a...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20972487/downtown-boys-talk-punk-shows-accessibility-in-advance-of-their-monday-show-in-lawrence

Izzy Bizu on the heart of her music before her Sprint Center show on Tuesday

Izzy Bizu on the heart of her music before her Sprint Center show on Tuesday

British singer Izzy Bizu's rise to prominence has been rather amazing. In the past five years, she's gone from the standard pop sounds of SoundGirl to t...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/blog/20972205/izzy-bizu-on-the-heart-of-her-music-before-her-sprint-center-show-on-tuesday