Interviews

The Cunninghams interview – Toronto band at NXNE talk about their plans for the festival, Iggy Pop and Earl Grey tea

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June 15, 2010
The Cunninghams interview – Toronto band at NXNE talk about their plans for the festival, Iggy Pop and Earl Grey tea

The Cunninghams are one of the hundreds of independent Canadian bands performing at NXNE (North By North-East) festival this week in Toronto. On the eve of all the ensuing madness at NXNE, I caught up with three-quarters of the Cunninghams to find out about their preparations and hopes for the festival....
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One Hundred Dollars Interview – Simone Fornow answers some $100 questions…

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June 8, 2010
One Hundred Dollars Interview – Simone Fornow answers some $100 questions…

“New Country lives in a  condo and goes to the cottage and has different values and aesthetic than his freak cousin New New Country smoking salvia and drinking tea on the wrong side of town.  But they can appreciate each other, I think.” – Simone, $100 At the end of May...
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Five Star Prison Cell interview – so, what exactly is an Airshark anyway?

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June 2, 2010
Five Star Prison Cell interview – so, what exactly is an Airshark anyway?

Five Star Prison Cell are a very busy band right now, and are currently undergoing an Australia-wide tour to promote their third album, the mighty Matriarch.  Bassist Cam Macdonald took time out from dreaming up Airsharks to speak to Music Vice about mother figures, supernovas, double-basses, and the joys of being...
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City Of Fire Interview – Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell talks about his new band

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May 19, 2010
City Of Fire Interview – Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell talks about his new band

Part-time metal-head and long-time Fear Factory fan Michael Bowser recently had the honour of speaking to none other than FF vocalist Burton C. Bell about his new band project and album, both sharing the name City Of Fire, and was suitably humbled by this contemporary metal legend’s easy-going and friendly nature....
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Jimmy Gnecco interview – Ours frontman talks about going it alone and his forthcoming solo album

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May 15, 2010
Jimmy Gnecco interview – Ours frontman talks about going it alone and his forthcoming solo album

Last week Jimmy Gnecco hit the road again as part of his pre-album release tour for his much anticipated first solo album, The Heart. Before his show in McPherson, Kansas on Wednesday (May 12), he took the time to speak over the phone with Music Vice writer Laura Antonelli. Jimmy discussed...
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Joey Cape Interview – a podcast with Joey on the eve of his latest tour in Australia then Canada

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May 14, 2010
Joey Cape Interview – a podcast with Joey on the eve of his latest tour in Australia then Canada

Next week on 19 May, Joey Cape (of Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) embarks on his latest solo tour which sees him land on the sunny climes of Australia. Music Vice had the pleasure of speaking with Joey on the eve of his latest tour, with...
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Periphery Interview – Guitarist Alex Bois talks about the band and their upcoming Australian tour

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May 11, 2010
Periphery Interview – Guitarist Alex Bois talks about the band and their upcoming Australian tour

Periphery are one very lucky and excited band, landing the support slot with The Dillinger Escape Plan during their Australian tour in May.  Music Vice spoke to guitarist Alex Bois about the imminent tour, their recently-released (and self-titled) debut album, and vices such as TV’s Arrested Development and earthquake-related “conspiracy” theories....
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The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster Interview – Band discuss new album and new tour

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May 10, 2010
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster Interview – Band discuss new album and new tour

The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster are without doubt one of the darkest, most original and most effortlessly “cool” bands to emerge on the music scene in the last decade.  Never heard of ’em?  Your loss!  Hopefully this interview will provide some incentive for the uninitiated to explore their wild ‘n’ wacky...
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The Dillinger Escape Plan interview – Ben Weinman discusses the new album, evolution and wombats

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April 22, 2010
The Dillinger Escape Plan interview – Ben Weinman discusses the new album, evolution and wombats

It was Music Vice’s honour and privilege to interrogate The Dillinger Escape Plan’s guitarist and longest-surviving member (or “sole remaining sucker”, in his own words):  Ladies and gentleman…Mr. Ben Weinman. Michael Bowser, Music Vice, Melbourne – So Ben, as the sole remaining member of the “original” Dillinger line-up, how do you...
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Girl in a Coma interview – Exclusive first Canadian interview with the Texas all-girl trio

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April 20, 2010
Girl in a Coma interview – Exclusive first Canadian interview with the Texas all-girl trio

Last week I caught Girl in a Coma at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, an all-girl trio from Texas who are signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. I went up to the band at the bar after their set and asked them for an interview. It was a completely spontaneous thing,...
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