Charli XCX: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Charli XCX.  She released her first studio album, True Romance, earlier this year, and is embarking on her first headlining tour of the U.S. this month.  This month she also released a new song and music video for SuperLove, with plans to release a second studio album in the Spring.  She took the time to call in from Stockholm this morning to participate in this interview.

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Chloe Chaidez, Kitten: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Chloe Chaidez of Kitten.  Chloe is the singer and driving force in the very young band that has been blowing up the music industry with their high energy live shows and interesting blend of musical genres.  They will be supporting the upcoming Charli XCX tour, which has recently been rescheduled.  Kitten just released their new EP, Like A Stranger.

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Susan Ottaviano, Book of Love: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Susan Ottaviano with Book Of Love.  The pioneering New Wave favorite from the 80s and early 90s will be releasing some all-new music later this year and will be playing some special live concert dates in California in October.

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Kevin Preston, Prima Donna: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Keven Preston with Prima Donna. The Los Angeles-based rock band will be embarking on a North American tour with Adam Ant starting later this month, running July, August and September.

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Steve Marker, Garbage: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Steve Marker with Garbage.  The band is finishing a tour in the United States currently (and I will be covering their show in Las Vegas at The Pearl Theater at The Palms Casino Resort next week), and news has begun to circulate about the possibility of a new studio album coming early next year.  Steve was kind enough to talk with me today about the music industry in general, being part of the band, what they have planned for Record Store Day this year and more.

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Method Man & Redman: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview (Caprices Festival Special)

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. My latest guests are Method Man and Redman. The guys were kind enough to make some time to sit down and chat with me at their hotel prior to their performance. This special edition of the podcast was recorded at Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland on March 16th, 2013.

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Spencer Page, Daniel Taylor, Chris Ellul, and Kelvin Swaby are The Heavy: “Rock Talk” Interview (Caprices Festival Special)

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Yesterday I had the opportunity and honor to meet with The Heavy backstage in their dressing room after their soundcheck for their set at Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland to talk to them a little bit and ask some questions about their band and perspective on a variety of topics.  You can also check out my thoughts on their subsequent performance was well as photos over in my Day 7 coverage of this event. [Read more...]

Peter Hayes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview (Caprices Festival Special)

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This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. My latest guest is Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The band will be releasing their seventh studio album,  Specter At The Feast, next week, and the full album can be streamed on their official website at www.BlackRebelMotorcycleClub.com.  This special edition of the podcast was recorded prior to their gig at Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland on March 14th, 2013.

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Jack Hues, Wang Chung: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

This article features the sixth in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Jack Hues of Wang Chung.  The band is today releasing their first new album in 23 years, Tazer Up!, and front man Jack Hues took the time to talk with me from England about the new release and his thoughts as a veteran of the music industry going back to his pioneering days at the forefront of the New Wave movement of the 80s.

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Christian McAlhaney, Anberlin: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

This article features the fourth in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Christian McAlhaney of Anberlin. I saw the band perform live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Friday.  Anberlin’s sixth studio album, Vital, will be released in the U.S. tomorrow, and they will be headlining a new tour throughout November.  Mr. McAlhanely, guitarist with Anberlin, talked about their new album, touring, their history as a band, and the music industry at large.

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Lawrence Gowan, Styx: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

This article features the fourth in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Lawrence Gowan of Styx. Tonight I will be attending their concert at Thunder Valley Resort and Casino in Lincoln, California.  Mr. Gowan was been a vocalist and keyboardist for the legendary rock band since 1999.  With this interview, he discusses his career, his work with Styx, and thoughts about the music industry and rock music in general.

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Clive Farrington, When In Rome UK: “Rock Talk” Podcast Audio Interview

This article features the third in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Clive Farrington of When In Rome UK. Last week I had the pleasure of seeing When In Rome UK perform along with a number of other bands best associated with the 80′s as part of the “Lost 80′s Live!” concert event at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, California.  Mr. Farrington is a founding member of When In Rome and was kind enough to take some time to talk with me today about his history and experience with music and in the music industry, and the popularity of their huge hit, “The Promise”.

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