Interviews

FIREFLY MUSIC FEST 2015: VIV AND THE REVIVAL

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“My name is Viv and each and every person that reads this is the Revival. We’re all here to make a big noise. We’re all here to shake things up. We’re all here to change the world. This is your moment, this is your time, this is your world, this is your Revival… I’ve played music my whole life, and ... Read More »

STRAIGHT LINE STITCH: T R A N S P A R E N C Y

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“Heavy metal and hard rock fans are a fickle and discerning bunch. Bands that attempt to make a career for themselves by trend jumping with half-hearted devotion do not last. Straight Line Stitch has been steadily ascending the ranks of metal and hard rock through authentic and impassioned performances, an organic evolution of their writing and recording, and a tried ... Read More »

DAVID GRAY’S SLOW CURVE

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On June 17th, 2015, David Gray played to very embracing audience at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  He created such heightened energy among the crowd that they left their seats to join those in the first few rows and fill the isles close to the stage. I had the privilege of speaking with David before he kicked ... Read More »

BUCKCHERRY: IT’S ABOUT A VISCERAL CONNECTION

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June 2, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, will release their 7th studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. In anticipation for the upcoming record, the band has premiered a new track/video for their first single, “Bring It On Back.”  See what guitarist, Keith Nelson has to say on the ... Read More »

Get to Know Kelvin Jones

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It was just reported that British artists are selling 1 in 7 albums world wide and for good reason. With each new act breaking onto the scene, it seems like there is no shortage of global talent coming out of the UK. New onto the scene is Kelvin Jones who I chatted with via email earlier in the week. Take a ... Read More »

DUSTIN KENSRUE’S FORM OF MUSIC

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Broken Records Magazine was privileged to have the opportunity to interview Dustin Kensrue (Thrice) on his solo project and the ideas that propel his music. 1. Why are you touring with solo music? Dustin: “Supporting the solo record. And at the core of it, I’m doing it to put food on the table. As much as I love sharing my music ... Read More »

DREAMERS: “LIVING THE DREAM

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DREAMERS (members of Motive) is a unique brand of grunge that is nostalgic for a space somewhere between art-school eccentric and the late 1970s punk scene.Drawing inspiration from the likes of John Lennon and David Lynch, DREAMERS first sent their kaleidoscopic sound out into the universe with their self-titled debut EP (November 18, 2014) and now return with their highly ... Read More »

THE YOUNG WILD: “RIDING THE STORM”

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“The Young Wild is the creation of singer and songwriter Bryan B William.  From writing songs on the piano, William crated the modern rock sound that he had always envisioned for the band he wanted to create.  After forming in late 2014, the band released their debut EP, “For Now Not Forever,” and had success with their single, “Moment Goes.” ... Read More »

THE VANITY: A MUSICAL DIARY

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Emerging Austin-based five-piece band THE VANITY come fully loaded—with hooks, depth and attitude—on their debut indie EP STRANGERS. Featuring such songs as “River,” “Cowboy Killer” and “Black & Blue,” the EP is “…full of memorable, guitar-driven melodies laced with the frontman’s powerful vocals,” according to DIFFUSER which premiered the EP in early March 2015. The band–Alex Dugan (vocals), Mic Vredenburgh ... Read More »

A.D.D. TO THE “CORE”!

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Chicago-based band A.D.D. is starting 2015 out with a bang, releasing their 2nd full-length hard hitting album “CORE” in January. The band has sold 6,000 cds independently and have amassed over 4,000 paid downloads. They have played with KORN, Chevelle, Halestorm, Sevendust, Alterbridge, and Buckcherry to name a few. In addition, they have headlined some of Chicago’s most prestigious venues ... Read More »