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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Explores American Identify On “Generations”

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Scholastic indie rock fans may know that the Butler family’s musical legacy started long before Win and Will Butler jumped onto the...

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Gear Review: Fender Fullerton Ukulele

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It’s show time, so you stride up to the stage, strap on your instrument and hear the familiar crackle as you plug...

Fender H.E.R. Signature Stratocaster Guitar Review

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I first heard of the artist H.E.R. when she appeared on the 2019 Grammy Awards, and the guitar geek in me was intrigued...

Gear Review: Taylor AD17 Acoustic Guitar

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At last year’s NAMM show, Taylor announced its Grand Pacific round-shoulder dreadnought developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers. Company experts announced that the...

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Jessie Jo Dillon on Turning FOMO into a Work Ethic with ‘Pitch List’

The Pitch List podcast returns this week for a conversation with Grammy-nominated songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon! Signed with Big Machine, Dillon has penned numerous hits -- including the Dan and Shay / Justin Bieber smash “10,000 Hours,”...

Five to Discover: Five You Need To Know

In this - the age of the Coronavirus - many of us are stuck at home, isolated with only TV screens and the glow of laptops and phones to keep us connected. In other words, there isn’t much to...

Joshua Speers Captures “Optimism Just Barely Holding Off a Breakdown” in His New EP

Around the release of Joshua Speers’ debut EP, Human Now, earlier this year, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter revealed that he plucked the EP’s title from the following lines of a W. H. Auden poem: “To discover how...

Jeff Fetterman Band Carries the Blues Torch on Southern Son

Pennsylvania isn’t usually thought of as a hotbed of the blues, but that’s the home state of Jeff Fetterman, one of the blues world’s best-kept secrets. His fourth album, Southern Son, features a dozen new songs that highlight his ferocious...

‘The Best of Bond…James Bond’ on Nov 20 with All Film Theme Songs

On November 20, UMe will release an updated version of The Best Of Bond…James Bond, a digital, 2CD and 3LP black vinyl compilation featuring celebrated theme songs from the longest-running film franchise. In addition, a limited-edition gold vinyl...

Ruth B. Goes with the Flow in the Good Times and the Hard Times

Music is incredibly easy to take for granted. As a virtually omnipresent art form in public life, it's easy to just be used to new sounds, new songs, and new albums, constantly being there in the background whenever they're needed....

Robin Pecknold Of Fleet Foxes On His Songs From The ‘Shore’

Fleet Foxes’ new album Shore seemed to drop out of the sky last week, a release timed to the autumnal equinox. But it turns out that the process that Robin Pecknold, the band’s artistic driving force, had to go through...

Retina.MC Talks Songwriting, Working with Chuck D, and Their Upcoming Track “RAP”

Retina Hogue had some water ready and was pumped to give an hour-long concert to “everyone” in attendance. It was the real deal. As a little girl growing up in Charlotte, NC, Hogue, who goes by Retina.MC,...

Raphael Saadiq and Laura Karpman Create Gothic R&B for ‘Lovecraft Country’

When Raphael Saadiq was given the first parts of Lovecraft Country to score he had one problem. The Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning musician kept getting caught up in the show itself. “You’re supposed to be studying the show to put music to...

Bringin’ it Backwards: Interview with grandson

​​Listen & Subscribe to BiB We had the pleasure of interviewing grandson over Zoom video! Grandson is the pseudonym of Canadian/American alternative artist Jordan Benjamin. He takes elements...

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