Interviews

Payasa

If you don’t know about hardcore band Payasa, you’re a clown and missing out big time. Fronted by a badass woman this band speaks their mind and has killer songs. Recently they opened up for Kharma, Dare and Year Of The Knife which was a pretty big show for them. At the show finding out …

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Habitats

This interview was long over due and I’m hella stoked to have it out. Habitats are a sick band from Chicago. Pulling inspirations from different genres. The band itself focuses on their sound and music then categorizing themselves. Their EP “Live Love Laugh Now Cry Later” has to be one of my favorite releases from …

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Dare

OC straight edge band Dare has been fucking killing it recently. They just finished a run with Chicagos very own Kharma. Their last album “Against All Odds” shows their roots from Fullerton, CA and being a straight edge band. I got to talk with them first night of the tour at Beat Kitchen about the …

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Porcupine

It’s been three years since I’ve sat and talked with these guys. After a change in line up, a new EP called “The Sibyl,” plus playing shows with Gulch and Drain. They have been killing it recently. I’m stoked to finally have this out for you all to get some insight on what they’ve been …

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X Will Mark The Place

X Will Mark The Place is a dancy hardcore punk band. I’m stoked to put out this interview with vocalist Eric Centeno. Their mix of hardcore, noise and punk will get you up and two stepping. Since summer the band has been playing killer shows, singing songs from their EP “Babble.” Two new tracks “Panhead” …

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Action/Adventure

I remember seeing these guys play in a garage in the suburbs back in 2018. Three years later they opened up for Real Friends at Bottom lounge. It was long over due that I did an interview with them but we made it happen. We talked about their latest Ep, their well deserved success and …

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Muted Color

After two years shoe- gaze band from Chicago, Muted Color hit the stage at Bottom Lounge. They band opened up for Chicago legends, Real Friends. Opening the show with fellow locals Action/Adventure and Wilmette. I caught up with them before the big show to chat. We talked about new music, favorite shows, and goals for …

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Cleveland Avenue

It has been three years since the last time I’ve sat down with the band. A lot has happened since then. New music, amazing music videos, and being written about In Alternative Press. Their latest Ep “The Things Better Left Unsaid” is one of my favorite releases of the year. We had tons to talk …

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Fluorescents

Here’s my interview with Chicago local pop punk band Fluorescents. Lately these guys have been killing it. Releasing two new singles and blowing up on Tik Tok. I was thrilled to be able to sit and chat with three fourths of the band. All their links are down below. Make sure you go check them …

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Si Dios Quiere

Aquí está mi entrevista con el grupo local de Chicago Si Dios Quiere. Tuve la oportunidad de hablar con un grupo de chavos muy buena honda. Tubimos mucho de que hablar sobre topicos muy profundos de esta esena de musica. Espero lo disfruten mucho. Les dejo todas las links abajo. Here’s my interview with local …

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Bad Planning

Last summer I did an interview with Alex from Bad Planning but now we did a full band one. We had a lot to talk about all things from their split with A Semester Abroad to 913 Fest. Which the full lineup just got announced today with so many amazing bands (poster will be down …

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Wolf Rd

Not too long ago I did an EP review for these guys and I knew I had to interview them. We made it happen! I caught up with Wolf Rd at their last show and we had tons to talk about. All things from their new EP to favorite shows they’ve played. Seeing them live …

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Station 6

Here’s my interview with Chicago Metalcore band Station 6. I had never seen them prior to this but they kick ass live! I had an incredible time talking with them. As of now, no upcoming shows but definitely be on the lookout for one. All their links will be down below make sure you go …

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Mock Nine

After multiple song reviews is was long overdue an interview with the amazing, Mock Nine. I caught up with the band at one of their shows and we had a great time chatting. We talked about song meanings, band name and so much more! They have an upcoming show at the Chop Shop this Saturday …

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Who Knows?

After a long wait, my interview with Who Knows? is finally out! They’re a great group of guys and I had a lot of fun talking to them. We talked about the local scene, playing Warped, and even about some new music. They kick ass live and they a show coming up show poster is …

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Cleveland Avenue

Here’s my interview with Chicago pop punk band, Cleveland Avenue. I saw these guys perform a little bit ago and they knocked my socks off! Their stage performance was 10/10 and I highly suggest seeing them live. Today is the release of their new Ep “True Love Is Just Not A Pizza Tattoo.” Congrats dudes …

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Bad Planning

Here’s my interview with Alex Crook vocalist for Bad Planning. We had a lot to talk about from local bands to new music. They have a split EP with Semester Abroad coming out Oct 11th and the pre save link is down below. Bad Planning has an upcoming show at the 105 in Naperville, IL …

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Belmont

I caught up with Belmont last night at their Chicago date. I had a fun time chatting with these guys. We talked about new music, changing labels and local bands. They still have some dates left on their tour which will be listed down below. Belmont is so energetic live and get the crowd going. …

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Heartfelt

Here’s my interview with Chicago’s post emo band, Heartfelt. I had fun chatting with these guys. We talked about new music, shows, and so much more. They have a show August 15th in Glenview, IL, a benefit show for non-profit RAICES (show poster down below). I highly suggest going. I hope you enjoy! Click on …

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Porcupine

Here’s my interview with Chicago’s hardcore band, Porcupine. We had so much to talk about from their East Coast tour to constantly releasing music. They have a couple upcoming shows, one in Michigan and one in Chicago (show posters down below). Definitely go check them out, all their links are down below, enjoy! Click on …

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Authentic Pines

I saw these guys a few weeks back and let me tell you, they’re killer live! It was my first time hearing and seeing them. I knew I wanted to interview them. So here’s my interview with Authentic Pines where we talked about Chicago’s local scene, favorite shows they’ve played and the meaning behind their …

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Division Point

Here’s my interview with Division Point. These guys are dope and I had a great time chatting with them. We talked new music and how they incorporate their culture into their music. Go show them some love and all their links will be down below, enjoy! Click on BOLD to access their links Instagram- @divisionpointband Facebook- @divisionpointband …

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Dad Hat

It was long over due for an interview with Dad Hat but we finally did it! Not only are they a band but these are the homies. I’ve known Brian and Axel for a couple years now. Much love for those guys. No up coming shows or music out yet but they do have a …

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Brian Sees Stars

I met with the guys in Brian Sees Stars and we talked new music, local bands and where they got their name from. Right now, no upcoming shows but keep an eye out. All their links will be down below and enjoy! Click on BOLD to access their links iTunes- Brian Sees Stars Spotify- Brian Sees …

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Monarchy Over Monday

I caught up with Jose and Rylan from the band, Monarchy Over Monday. We talked about their band name, new music and so much more. Their links will be down below. As of now, no upcoming shows but keep your eyes out. These guys have incredible energy live. Also make sure to check out their …

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