Take 5 With…Jaymes Young

Jaymes Young has returned. Returned as a purveyor of warmly evocative alt pop with smooth, electro R&B edges and heady emotions on flagrant display with his debut full-length album, Feel Something, out on Please Rewind/Atlantic Records. Picking up where he left off after his 2014 Habits Of My Heart EP, this year finds Jaymes not only releasing new music but, once […]

Picture This

Picture this: Two young barely 20-something lads from Athy, Co. Kildare Ireland form a band in October 2015, book their debut live gig for early 2016, sell it out to the point that it needs to be moved to a larger venue (which also sells out), have a video recorded on an iPhone for their debut single “Take My Hand” […]

#TourHappens…With The Unlikely Candidates

Rock and roll is more than merely a sly euphemism of old for having sex or a type of music best played loudly: it is also a way of life and the way of life for The Unlikely Candidates. Straight outta Fort Worth, TX, Kyle Morris (vox), Cole Male (guitar), Brenton Carney (lead guitar), Jared Hornbeek (bass), and Kevin Goddard […]

#TourHappens…With Jared & The Mill

On the road again… Jared Kolesar (vox, acoustic guitar), Michael Carter (banjo, mandolin), Larry Gast III (guitar), Chuck Morriss III (bass), and Josh Morin (drums) have been doing their musical thing as Arizona’s Jared & the Mill since 2011. With the release of their 5-song EP Orme Dugas in September are set to embark upon a huge tour in support of […]

Connecting The Dots With MisterWives

If you are Mandy Lee (vox), Etienne Bowler (drums), William Hehir (bass), Marc Campbell (guitar), Jesse Blum (keys, trumpet, accordion) and Mike Murphy (saxophone) aka MisterWives, how do you follow up your wildly successful 2015 debut album, Our Own House? You connect the dots. Produced by Bowler and Butch Walker (Weezer, Taylor Swift, P!nk), Connect The Dots (released on May 19th […]


Early in the afternoon at a small café in West Hollywood, CA is when and where I meet Eric Stang and Mario Cerutti of the Los Angeles duo, Polarcode, and Eric is putting the final killing strokes on his salad. The kind of salad that he ordered is irrelevant (arugula, if you really must know), what’s important is the fact […]

Goodbye June

“I’m Landon Milbourn. Lead vocalist, star extraordinaire.” “This is Tyler. Tyler Baker. The real star vocal. I play guitar.” “Brandon Qualkenbush. Guitar. I’m celebrating 04/20 in full effect right now.” And that is how our conversation began. Oh, Goodbye June, what are we going to do with you? Let’s put that question into proper (and G-rated) perspective: The Nashville trio […]