Pink Poetry: An Interview with Jennifer Castle

Pink Poetry: An Interview with Jennifer Castle BY JORDAN MAINZER Toronto singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle’s car lost power on the way from Philadelphia to Chicago. She and her sister (who was on tour with her) pushed it and somehow restarted it, only to arrive in her Chicago set at the Hideout to a virtually empty crowd. The last time Castle was in Chicago, she opened for mass appeal band Alabama Shakes at [more]

My Friends are Luzers: An Interview with La Luz

My Friends are Luzers: An Interview with La Luz BY KATI HENG You know when it just clicks? Like, when you’ve been struggling over a problem for hours, you look back, and the solution is there? That feeling, that perfect click, like you’re a cartoon character with a light bulb popping up over your head, is the epitome of Seattle’s La Luz, whose namesake directly translates to “the light.”Indeed, [more]

Rattling It Out: An Interview with Cassie Ramone

Rattling It Out: An Interview with Cassie Ramone BY KATI HENG The guitarist and lead singer of the now defunct Vivian Girls has gone back to her roots. Cassie Ramone, born Cassie Grzymkowski, has left Brooklyn after a decade of watching the city change before her eyes, finding herself back in her parents’ New Jersey home, planning her next move. Similarly, Ramone has returned to performing alone, recording alone [more]

Memphis Jukebox: An Interview with Reigning Sound's Greg Cartwright

Memphis Jukebox: An Interview with Reigning Sound's Greg Cartwright BY JORDAN MAINZER From The Oblivians and Compulsive Gamblers to ‘68 Comeback, The Deadly Snakes, and Parting Gifts, Memphis born and Asheville-based musician Greg Cartwright has been the brainchild behind a seemingly endless number of influential bluesy garage punk groups. But it’s the soulful Reigning Sound that keeps him the most busy these days. Started back [more]

Pink Poetry: An Interview with Jennifer Castle

BY JORDAN MAINZER Toronto singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle’s car lost power on the way from Philadelphia to Chicago. She and her sister (who was on tour with her) pushed it and somehow restarted it, only to arrive in her Chicago set at the Hideout to a virtually empty crowd. The...

My Friends are Luzers: An Interview with La Luz

BY KATI HENG You know when it just clicks? Like, when you’ve been struggling over a problem for hours, you look back, and the solution is there? That feeling, that perfect click, like you’re a cartoon character with a light bulb popping up over your head, is the epitome...

Rattling It Out: An Interview with Cassie Ramone

BY KATI HENG The guitarist and lead singer of the now defunct Vivian Girls has gone back to her roots. Cassie Ramone, born Cassie Grzymkowski, has left Brooklyn after a decade of watching the city change before her eyes, finding herself back in her parents’ New Jersey home, planning...

Memphis Jukebox: An Interview with Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright

BY JORDAN MAINZER From The Oblivians and Compulsive Gamblers to ‘68 Comeback, The Deadly Snakes, and Parting Gifts, Memphis born and Asheville-based musician Greg Cartwright has been the brainchild behind a seemingly endless number of influential bluesy garage punk groups. But it’s the soulful Reigning Sound that keeps him...