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Interview: Jeff Rosenstock (From The Vault)

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Interview: Jeff Rosenstock (From The Vault)

Jeff Rosenstock is a man that is firmly rooted in his ethics and morals as a musician. He is an outspoken supporter of keeping his music accessible to fans, this includes keeping ticket costs at shows low and even going so far as to start a donation based record label where all his records, as well as friends, are offered on a “pay what you want” basis. However, his humble attitude towards his music has in no way stopped him. With the release of his most recent record, Worry. Rosenstock has leaped to new heights. Worry. peaked at...

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Interview: Austin Getz of Turnover

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Interview: Austin Getz of Turnover

Austin Getz greeted me with a wide smile on his face as I walked into the cavernous Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado.  The 24-year-old Virginia native has a lot to be smiling about now-a-days, considering he is behind one of the more well received records of the year, Turnover’s Good Nature. Good Nature has undoubtedly brought the band to a new level. The record peaked at number 79 on the Billboard top 200 and they have enjoyed what Getz considered to be a mostly well attended string of shows on their current tour supporting the...

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Interview: Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard of Against Me! (From the vault)

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Interview: Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard of Against Me! (From the vault)

Somewhere below the small cavern of the Aggie Theater, I found myself waiting for Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard of Against Me! The dim light and cold concrete walls greeted me as I nervously combed over my questions. At last I saw Willard jump down the stairs as Grace followed. Nervously, I greeted them and proceeded with the interview. For so many others like myself, Against Me! is a gateway band. I still have fond memories of combing through the LP bin at our local record store (now out of business) when I was 10 and finding, Searching...

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Interview: Dustin Hayes of Walter etc.

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Interview: Dustin Hayes of Walter etc.

In today’s realm of new music it’s hard to find a band with the versatility of Walter etc. Their new album, Gloom Cruise, exhibits songs with bright, power pop laden melodies that create a savory wonderland of sonic delight. However, Walter etc. also shines on this album with their ability to write delicate, melancholic folk songs that generate an imagery of driving through eastern Thailand on a sunny day. Gloom Cruise, not only represents a sonic shift for Walter etc., but a physical one too. On this album, the band switched to a...

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Interview: Adam Carson of AFI

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Interview: Adam Carson of AFI

AFI drummer and founding member Adam Carson talks to KCSU’s Danny Steiner about the Blood Album, evolving as a band, and AFI’s aesthetic. In preparation for writing this article I went back and listened to the album that got me into AFI: Sing the Sorrow. I was immediately taken aback to my eight year old self getting into punk. The full orchestration, the sweeping choruses, and the punchy songs through out the album reminded me of what got me into this genre in the first place: the intensity. All things considered, this is not the...

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Conro Interview

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Conro Interview

Last week our EDM expert, Stephanie, got the chance to talk to Monstercat artist Conro! Enjoy their conversation about his music background, how he goes about producing music, and what he thinks about the future of electronic music. And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes! https://media.blubrry.com/kcsu_music/p/ia601507.us.archive.org/31/items/kcsu-music-conro/Conro%20Interview%20_17_mixdown.mp3Podcast (kcsu-music): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |...

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Interview: Crying

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Interview: Crying

The monumental rise of New York’s synth-punk trio Crying is no surprise to those who have closely followed the band since their debut EPs, Get Olde, and Second Wind. Their densely synth-layered sound, and power-pop hooks are a breath of fresh air in a time when music can often feel stale. Recently, the band has gained notoriety with the release of their newest album, Beyond the Fleeting Gales. This new album is Crying’s 2112, carving a place for them in a scene that is plagued by the same old sad song. Beyond the Fleeting...

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Interview: Mike Kinsella of American Football

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Interview: Mike Kinsella of American Football

For fans of twinkly, downtrodden riffs, and melancholic lyricism, the name Mike Kinsella is a familiar one. The American Football front-man has been involved in several revered projects over the years including Cap’n Jazz, Owls, Joan of Arc, and Their/They’re/There. With the release of the new American Football LP, as well as his 10th release under his solo project name,”Owen”, Kinsella seems to be more active than ever. Due to the sheer magnitude of work he has put out, Kinsella’s name and face in a way...

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Interview: Lol Tolhurst

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Interview: Lol Tolhurst

Anyone who listens to the radio for even 10 minutes a day has most likely heard a song by the Cure. The Crawley natives have forged for themselves one of the most prolific careers in music, pumping out some of the most revered albums of the 80s and 90s. Recently, founding member, and original drummer of the Cure, Lol Tolhurst, released an autobiography detailing his trials and tribulations in and outside of the band. As a founding member of the Cure, Lol was there from the beginning and witnessed the band go through various stages of their...

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John Simmons of Balance & Composure

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John Simmons of Balance & Composure

Gutted, raw emotion with rhythmic and spacey guitar that can change to a power chord verse in a heartbeat was how Balance & Composure was defined in their own niche. With the new release of their new album, Light We Made, the band starts off on something new that a lot of alternative/pop-punk bands from the east coast are seeming to follow. There is something unique about the maturity of the pop-punk/emo revival scene that B&C can be grouped into. You can see the changes in a lot of bands whether it is because they are getting more...

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