The National Parks Project is a great hybrid between the music we love and the places we so rarely get to see. For this piece I interviewed several directors, producers and a musician who were all directly involved. For more information about the project, visit the official website.
Much thanks to Kendra Hart for shooting and editing this.
I did a print piece not long ago about Black Lips detailing how to use a human skull as a reverberation chamber. This video is from the same interview and is equally entertaining. Be sure to check out the band’s upcoming album Arabia Mountain when it comes out on June 7 via Vice.
Thanks to Rick Thompson for shooting and Michelle Lottamoza for editing this piece.
Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, put out his fifth studio album entitled Here’s To Taking It Easy last year, but is still touring in support of it. For our interview we talk about what releasing music is like in the digital age and although he has toyed with the idea of releasing individual songs, he’s still very found of making and listening to LPs.
I interviewed The Go! Team’s Ian Parton and Ninja outside The Opera House hours before their show and they essentially told me that after the current tour the band is breaking up. It was a little sad to hear as they’ve made some great tunes since forming in the late ’90s/early 2000s. Their latest album is called Rolling Blackouts and definitely warrants a few listens.
Six Toronto schools were awarded grants for $10,000 to help their music programs. I covered this event for AUX Weekly, which acknowledged the sponsors and the students from each of the schools. It also featured a performance by pop singer Fefe Dobson.
Thanks to Rick Thompson for shooting the event and Tristan Moran for editing the package.
I’ve never been to a rap battle before and it would be a stretch to say I’ve even attended an actual hip-hop concert so doing this event coverage for AUX Weekly was quite an experience.
This was the first battle of four set to take place across Canada with a cash prize and record deal awarded to the eventual winner. After the first battle round I was literally amazed at how talented the people are that do this. It pleases me to know such talent like this exists and it has given me a much different perspective of rap/hip-hop music.
Thanks to Tristan Moran for shooting and Kendra Hart for editing the interview. Watch it on AUX.
Telekinesis has just released a new record called 12 Desperate Straight Lines and I interviewed them for AUX Weekly while they were here in Toronto a few weeks ago. We managed to film some of their in-store performance at Sonic Boom before chatting with members Michael Lerner, Jason Narducy and Cody Votolato about the new album and some of its themes.
Thanks to Kendra Hart for shooting and editing the final package of the interview. Watch it on AUX.
I interviewed Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley from Tennis for AUX Weekly a few weeks ago. They’re really nice people and have a great record out called Cape Dory, which is the name of the boat they sailed on before returning to shore and making music.
Thanks to Tristan Moran for shooting and Michelle Lottamoza for editing the final interview package. Watch it on AUX.
Lead singer Christian “Chrigel” Glanzmann from Swiss folk/death metal band Eluveitie (pronounced El-Vey-Ti) tells AUX Weekly about a show the band played in India and how their music caused the 25,000 people in attendance to start a riot. Watch the full interview on AUX.
Wavves’ lead vocalist Nathan Williams and bassist Stephen Pop reveal to AUX Weekly what happened the last time they crossed the Canada/U.S. border as well as the band’s favorite pastime: smoking marijuana. Watch the full interview on AUX