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Interviews

Ian MacKaye: “Life doesn’t make sense, and that it’s ok.”

In the summer of 2002 I got to do an email Q&A with Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye for my punk zine. I was so stoked when I wrote him, he wrote back and was more than […]

Apr, 08

Dr Octagon Returns! Dan The Automator: “Creepy synths, the bangin’ beat thing—I just feel good when I hear that…”

Dr Octagon is back! The extra-terrestrial time traveling gynaecologist and surgeon from planet Jupiter on the mic flowing through prolific rapper Kool Keith, anchored by Dan the Automator’s beats and DJ QBert’s next level scratching […]

Apr, 01

Kid Congo Powers: “As long as you’re engaged and excited I think there’s always hope for you.”

I adore Kid Congo Powers! He’s been a Cramp, Gun Clubber and a Bad Seed, and right now he’s still making exciting, unique and super fun music with the Pink Monkey Birds. Ahead of his […]

Mar, 22

Quicksand’s Walter Schreifels: “Light, communication and those kind of things—I just plug into that.”

I’ve loved NYC post-hardcore band, Quicksand, since the ‘90s. When I heard they were releasing their first record – Interiors – in 22 years, I was beyond excited. All the things I loved about Quicksand […]

Mar, 19

Fur: Find What You Like And Let It Kill You

Out of all of the bands that I love, Fur is one of my all-time, all-time favourites. They are such an important band for me. As a teen growing up in Brisbane in the ‘90s, […]

Mar, 16

Spider’s Hector Martinez: “…punk rock always meant speaking truth to power.”

Los Angeles’ Spider have a classic LA punk sound; the band have been around since the ‘90s, regrouping in 2005 for a year, then again a couple of years ago. My friend vocalist, Hector, works […]

Mar, 16

Ursula’s Whitney Marshall: “It’s really not that hard to not be an asshole—especially to the animals.”

I’ve loved Whitney’s other band, Homesick Abortions, for ages and that love followed over to her new kick ass Apple Valley hardcore band, Ursula. They’ve recently released their debut, Meet Is Murder, 8-tracks of honest, rawness. […]

Mar, 15

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