Joywave Interview

Joywave is playing in Boston this week, so I unlocked our vault to find my interview with them from the last time they were in town, which was in November of 2017. We spoke about our favorite albums of 2017, making their record Content and how to control incompetent interviewers. Enjoy this time capsule conversation […]

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Low Cut Connie Interview

I told Adam Weiner, of Low Cut Connie that I really enjoyed his early morning set at Newport Folk. He seems appreciative, but it certainly is not the most mind-blowing compliment he’s ever received. His work has been praised by everyone from Elton John to President Obama. There has been a lot that has changed […]

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Snail Mail Interview

2018 has been a crazy year and no one knows that better than Lindsey Jordan. When I talk to Jordan, who records music as Snail Mail, its before her third Boston show in 2018. She has two more scheduled in December before the year wraps up. Her following in Boston is bigger than you might […]

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Sunflower Bean Interview

When I first meet Julia Cumming, Nick Kivlen, and Jacob Faber, aka the trio Sunflower Bean, they’re enjoying an exquisitely catered dinner before opening for Interpol in Boston. Considering the unique situation they are in, as well as the fact that all of the band members are only in their early twenties, you would believe […]

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Kevin Devine Interview

Kevin Devine is an artist that I had been meaning to listen to for quite sometime—we both shared a love for REM, The Hold Steady and Frightened Rabbit, and I knew he’d be opening for Frank Turner on the final night of his six night residency in Boston. In advance of that show, I took […]

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Newport Folk 2018

I still can’t get over all the great stuff I saw at Newport Folk a couple of weekends ago. We’ll be doing a recap show soon, but not to worry, as all of our interviews from the weekend are live now! You can enjoy my conversations with Ben Jaffe of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, […]

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Wild Child Interview

Nearly every year the fine folks at Newport Folk put together an amazing supergroup to debut live at their festival. This year the group is called Glorietta, and features Backstage Alum Matthew Logan Vasquez, as well as Kelsey Wilson, one of the lead vocalists of the band Wild Child. Debuting at Newport is a fairly […]

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This Is The Kit Interview

Through her songwriting, Kate Stables of This Is The Kit makes the mundane become absolutely mesmerizing. Unlike some other folks who use the grandeur and melodrama of mythology or nature to get their point across, Stables draws inspiration from more tangible and relatable things (like her old cars) to create a song that is more […]

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