Interviews: Chilling with Will Castro of La Escalera Records

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(KenNERDdy): What inspired you to want to start your own record label? Several years before I started a label, I was on tour with a band called Save Amos. My future La Escalera Records partner, Ziggy, was in that band and that’s how I met most of the earlier bands that I released records for: Success, Bastards of Young and …

Interview: Sitting Down With the Massachusetts National Geographic Bee Champ of ’03 *NOT CLICKBAIT*

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HAI PUNK NERDS. I am the noob of FtLP! I am ecstatic to be a part of such a wonderful community. I run my website, kenNERDdy.com. On there I post all sorts of junk my weird self enjoys: from interviewing those who inspire me, to reviewing albums and video games to advice columns and much more – I always intertwine …

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Breaks Down His Band’s Entire Discography

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Photo by Philip Cosores On the morning before one of Spoon’s first shows supporting new album Hot Thoughts, Britt Daniel exudes an inordinate calm. I’ve asked him to take a journey back through each of Spoon’s nine albums. He remains unfazed, speaking softly yet confidently, his memory sharp and his opinions sharper. And yet, he doesn’t seem the type to spend a lot of …

Days N’ Daze: Punk is a Movement and a State of Mind

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Everyone’s favorite DIY folk-punk extravaganza Days N’ Daze is just releasing their new record CRUSTFALL and we couldn’t resist the urge to interview them for DIY Conspiracy! What’s the story of Days N’ Daze? Do you refer to yourselves as musicians and what are your personal aspirations in punk music that drove you to form Days N’ Daze and its sound? …

Lightning Crashes: Live on Reuniting, Burying the Hatchet, and Throwing Copper

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The story of Live reads like the rock ‘n’ roll fantasy parents tell their children is “unrealistic”: A group of childhood friends from York, Pennsylvania, pursue their musical ambitions without any real illusion that it might result in selling, say, eight million copies of an album. But that’s what really happened when the band’s third album, Throwing Copper, became an alternative …

An interview with Whispering Sons

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We caught up with Belgian Post-Punk act Whispering Sons during their stop in Berlin during their second European tour, where we discussed their releases—such as the Endless Party EP, and Strange Identities single—and more! For more info visit the band’s Bandcamp page, and if you are attending this year’s Wave Gotik Treffen, Whispering Sons are definitely a must see on …

Members of Minutemen, Wilco, Deerhoof, and Tera Melos form new band called Big Walnuts Yonder

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This year has already seen its fair share of mighty supergroups, featuring various members of At The Drive-In, Melvins, Grandaddy, and Franz Ferdinand. Big Walnuts Yonder is a collection of similarly talented veteran musicians — Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges), Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos) to be exact — but the chemistry and creative …

Television’s Marquee Moon at 40: The Story of a Band, City, and Guitar Rock Masterpiece

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If ever a band was a product of a particular time and place, it’s Television. If ever there was a record indebted to that same time and place, it’s Marquee Moon. The guitar rock masterpiece, which married artful technicality with the menace and energy of New York’s then-nascent punk scene, took rock and roll into arenas that had not yet been named …

Josh Strawn of Vain Warr Talks Blacklist, WGT, and WWIII

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Share Tweet Share Share Email Blacklist were one of the best bands to come out of NYC during the 2000’s. This was noticed by the influential Pieter Schoolwerth, who released the LP Midnight of the Century on his label Wierd Records in 2009. The previous decade was quite a different era of sociopolitical milieu—where the current dichotomy of narratives would have only …

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace talks her transition, signing to a major label on The Daily Show — watch

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Laura Jane Grace has become one of the most visible faces of transgenderism since she came out in 2012. Last night, the Against Me! singer told her story to perhaps her biggest audience ever when she appeared on The Daily Show. Articulate and thoughtful as ever, Grace gave host Trevor Noah what is surely one of his best interviews ever. Even in …