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[Interview] +/- Nine Questions with Clarke and the Himselfs

[Interview] +/- Nine Questions with Clarke and the Himselfs

Photos by Ben Lindbloom / Words by Catie Young  Now that we’ve recovered from the exhaustion of Treefort, we’re excited to tell you about some of our favorite discoveries from this year’s festival. Behold: Clarke and the Himselfs. “Discovery” might be a bit of a stretch on this one … this tape has been the only thing I’ve played...
[Interview] Six Questions with BAD90s

[Interview] Six Questions with BAD90s

A few weeks ago, BAD90s dropped their second track ever and we are positively drooling for more. During Treefort Music Fest back in March, we ate pizza with them and talked about some really important stuff.  Like unicorns. And this. Speaking of Treefort, we’re already too excited about next year after last week’s announcement of the first round of artists. Emily Wells, YACHT, Generationals, TV ON...
[Interview] Seven Questions with Iska Dhaaf

[Interview] Seven Questions with Iska Dhaaf

WORDS and PHOTOS by BEN LINDBLOOM & TRAVIS GILLETT Iska Dhaaf (Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes) seems to output pure and substantial brilliance. It’s only been out of a lack of personal ambition that we haven’t written about them sooner. Possibly, we didn’t have the time and energy to honestly discuss their efforts with the...
[Interview] Probably More Than Seven Questions With Ugly Hussy

[Interview] Probably More Than Seven Questions With Ugly Hussy

PHOTO by BEN LINDBLOOM, WORDS arranged by CATIE YOUNG. We had a chance to talk with the man behind Ugly Hussy (umm, so to speak …) at Treefort this year. He makes expansive guitar loops that sound exactly how Idaho looks. But he’s not from Idaho. And he’s more than just pedals and a guitar....
[Interview] Seven Questions with Gap Dream

[Interview] Seven Questions with Gap Dream

WORDS and PHOTOS by BEN LINDBLOOM Burger Records sent a handful of the Burger family out to caravan around the US and Canada in what is called the Burgerama Caravan of Stars Tour 2013, headlined by The Growlers. It was one of the strongest lineups I’ve seen. It was magical. I was a little late, but...
[Interview] Seven Questions with Pickwick

[Interview] Seven Questions with Pickwick

WORDS and PHOTOS by BEN LINDBLOOM & TRAVIS GILLETT We met with Pickwick at the Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) VIP lounge, from which I quickly recommended we move to a quieter location that wasn’t infested with Block Party-ers. Without hesitation Galen hopped up and we all made our way to Grims, a bar around...
[Interview] Seven Questions with Rogue Wave

[Interview] Seven Questions with Rogue Wave

WORDS and PHOTOS by TRAVIS GILLETT & BEN LINDBLOOM Zach Schwartz kicked off his career in 2003 with Out of the Shadow, which he first released privately and then re-released a year later under Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. From the beginning of his career it was difficult for him to imagine gaining any ground in...
[Interview] Seven Questions with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

[Interview] Seven Questions with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Seven Questions with Unknown Mortal Orchestra WORDS and PHOTOS by TRAVIS GILLETT I still remember the first time I heard UMO, which means quite a bit coming from the haze and fog that would come to be known as “The Summer of 2012.” I still remember the first time I saw UMO, again, one of...
[Interview] The Grizzled Mighty

[Interview] The Grizzled Mighty

Interview The Grizzled Mighty Who are the Grizzled Mighty? A Seattle rock duo made up of Ryan Granger (formerly of Fox and the Law) and Whitney Petty (formerly of Deerhunter). Ryan’s a radical guitarist who’s tough, has a beard, smokes cigarettes, and he recently had a fuzz pedal custom designed just for him. Whitney bashes...
[Interview] Wildcat! Wildcat!

[Interview] Wildcat! Wildcat!

Interview Wildcat!Wildcat! Wildcat! Wildcat! – California’s hidden gem, DHM’s most hugest band crush. The Los Angeles trio have peaked their heads into the limelight after touring the West Coast with Alt-J. Although they have a solid regional fan base, they had not spent much time outside Southern California. Their recent tour with the UK’s Alt-J...
[Interview] Andrew W.K., A True American Hero

[Interview] Andrew W.K., A True American Hero

Interview Andrew W.K. WORDS and PHOTO by TRAVIS GILLETT Well, I never thought I’d say (write) this sentence in my whole miserable life:  I recently had the opportunity to interview Andrew W.K.  That’s right, Mr.Would-Be-Cultural-Ambassador-of-the-United-States-to-Bahrain himself.  Yup, the man once chosen to represent our fine nation and the power of “positive partying” on an international...
[Interview] AM & Shawn Lee

[Interview] AM & Shawn Lee

Interview AM & Shawn Lee WORDS and PHOTOS by TRAVIS GILLETT AM & Shawn Lee are characters; fast-talking, curse-swearin’, and utterly awesome.  The first thing I noticed was Shawn Lee’s accent, an endearing drawl forged from his upbringing in Nashville combined with spending the last 18 years residing in Foggy-London-Town (read: “London”).  His accent is...