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Freshly published on A Journal of Musical Things is my new interview with Arkells frontman Max Kerman. Our chat took place before the celebrated indie rockers performed a Samsung-sponsored mall gig at Sherway Gardens. Mall concerts will always make me think of pop-star Tiffany. But I’m apparently alone on that one as Kerman thought I was talking about the jewelry store. Listen to our chat now in the Interviews section.
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At the end of the summer Riot Fest returned to Toronto’s Downsview Park bigger and better than ever with a more diverse lineup and a ton of entertainment. My first of two interviews from the Fest is with Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier who turned in a ferocious thirty minute set after flying across the country to be there. We talked about his album Marauding in Paradise and why his unique style stands apart from other Canadians. Watch it in the Interviews section.
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I’m proud to have just posted my new candid interview with heavy metal icon and former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera. We chatted about the new Soulfly album Archangel and why he’s not keen on being credited for having an influence on nineties nu-metal. Plus we discussed why he thinks Cavalera Conspiracy, the band he formed with his brother and fellow ex-Sep member Igor, better represents the original spirit of Sepultura than their old band’s current lineup. Have a listen in the Interviews section.
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Alan Cross’ A Journal of Musical Things has just published my new interview with the lovely Simone Denny. She’s best known for her success as the vocalist for Canadian techno superstars Love Inc, and for being the voice of the theme for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. She’s just released her new album in collaboration with former Monster Voodoo Machine frontman Adam Sewell, The Stereo Dynamite Sessions Vol. 1, and it’s unlike anything she’s released before. Have a listen to our chat in the Interviews section.