Interview With Andrew Rieger of Elf Power

This interview was conducted by my friend and brilliant musician Patrick Tape-Fleming. He’s been my go-to interview guy anytime I get a request that I think he may be interested in doing. His knowledge of and passion for music is second to none and I always love reading his questions because they come from a very enthusiastic place that only a real fan could muster. … Continue reading Interview With Andrew Rieger of Elf Power

Interview With The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone

A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d be interested in interviewing one of the members of The Zombies ahead of their Oracle & Odyssey show coming up at Thalia Hall in April. Of course I would be foolish to not take the opportunity to interview one of the creators of an album as great as Oracle. But how much do I really know … Continue reading Interview With The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone

Willis Earl Beal Interview At The Empty Bottle 2/27/2017

I went to a free show at The Empty Bottle last Monday to see Willis Earl Beal. I’ve been a fan of his work since he blew up in the Chicago scene at the beginning of the decade, but this was my first time seeing him live. There was no talk of doing an interview beforehand, but my friend August Forte, who works in the … Continue reading Willis Earl Beal Interview At The Empty Bottle 2/27/2017

Get To Know Benny Bassett

A while back Kari had the opportunity to set up a feature with Stitched Sound about our friend, singer/songwriter Benny Bassett. His album These Dreams, which also features a cover artwork by Kari, came out earlier this year. You can check it out on Spotify right now. Band Name:Benny Bassett Hometown: Chicago, IL Genre: Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter How and when did the band form/ when did … Continue reading Get To Know Benny Bassett

A Giant Dog at Bottom Lounge 9/28/2016

Last fall I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with A Giant Dog at a festival in Austin. They had just signed their deal with Merge Records and finished recording their album, Pile. I found them to be quite pleasant and laid back-not at all like their stage presence, which gets your head banging and heart racing as well as any rock band in … Continue reading A Giant Dog at Bottom Lounge 9/28/2016

Q and A With Guitarist Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices

When I was offered the opportunity to interview a member of Bob Pollard’s Guided By Voices, I knew I wasn’t the person to do it. I have a very basic knowledge of the band, so my questions would be stupid softball questions you hear on shows like “Good Morning America” during their fluff pieces about dogs that can dial a telephone or something of that … Continue reading Q and A With Guitarist Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices

Interview With Christopher The Conquered

  Last week I had the great privilege to speak with Christopher The Conquered. The brilliant singer/songwriter is on the verge of releasing the unmistakably great album I’m Giving Up On Rock And Roll. It’s already been hailed by critics (and is my currently my #1 album of 2016), and none other than Ryan Adams himself praised the record as “crazy and incredible.” In the … Continue reading Interview With Christopher The Conquered