Tiesto on having “more passion” for dance music and working with Kanye West

My interview with Tiesto lasted exactly five minutes, although that was the amount of time allocated to myself and the other two publications that were present at the Ricoh Coliseum before his show with Wolfgang Gartner. Despite the short time, interviewing possibly the world's most famous DJ was certainly a highlight of my time spent… Continue reading Tiesto on having “more passion” for dance music and working with Kanye West

Video Interview: Phosphorescent

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… Continue reading Video Interview: Phosphorescent

Video Interview: The Go! Team

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… Continue reading Video Interview: The Go! Team

Frank Turner more worried about “useless, bulls*** politicians” than royal wedding

English singer-songwriter Frank Turner is quite the man to talk to. For our interview I brought up the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, at which point he seemed to go off on a tangent about his own political beliefs as well as his thoughts on the media coverage in general. Read the… Continue reading Frank Turner more worried about “useless, bulls*** politicians” than royal wedding

Black Lips detail how to use a human skull as a reverb chamber

Interviewing Black Lips was pretty cool. They've always been one of my favorite bands and with a new record set to come out (Arabia Mountain), I was eager to chat with a couple of the guys. They used an actual human skull as a reverberation chamber in some of their new songs and I wrote… Continue reading Black Lips detail how to use a human skull as a reverb chamber

Titus Adronicus tell of their “dispiriting” tour with The Pogues

Titus Andronicus lead singer Patrick Stickles and I sat down for coffee a week ago where he told me of the "dispiriting" experience he had touring with The Pogues last month. I was also able to ask a few questions about when the band plans to release their next album following last year's The Monitor.… Continue reading Titus Adronicus tell of their “dispiriting” tour with The Pogues

Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst on pop stars refusing to boycott Arizona

A few weeks back I did an interview with Bright Eyes for AUX Weekly before their show at the Sound Academy. It turned out to be a very long interview, almost 30 minutes, which isn't ideal for TV purposes, but the topics we discussed I felt were important so I didn't want to cut it… Continue reading Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst on pop stars refusing to boycott Arizona

Video: Ultimate MC Rap Battle in Toronto

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… Continue reading Video: Ultimate MC Rap Battle in Toronto

Video Interview: Telekinesis

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… Continue reading Video Interview: Telekinesis