Click Track: Interview


Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Corrosion of Conformity’s Mike Dean talks about three decades of metal and getting back to basics

After the departure of singer Pepper Keenan, the band has remained as a trio.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Corrosion of Conformity

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Ian Svenonius talks about the Make-Up reunion

Frontman of beloved ‘90s D.C. band talks about getting the band back together — and much more.

By David Malitz  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  The Make-Up

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Grimes on the pitfalls of fame, the pleasures of Beyonce and her new album, “Visions”

Canadian electro artist Claire Boucher talks about her new album, out next week.

By Allison Stewart  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Grimes

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Howlin’ Rain on what it’s really like to work with rock-n-roll yogi Rick Rubin

Ethan Miller of the psych-rock band explains what it’s like to work with one of the most esteemed record producers alive.

By Aaron Leitko  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Howlin' Rain

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Kathleen Edwards on Bryan Adams, Bon Iver and why she's sick of talking about herself

The Canadian singer-songwriter successfully changes up her sound on new album “Voyageur.”

By Allison Stewart  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Kathleen Edwards

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Bleached — still punk rock, but growing up

Former Mika Miko members Jennifer and Jessica Clavin dial back the aggression and pack in the hooks in their new band.

By David Malitz  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Bleached

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Rashida Jolley on touring with Lady Gaga and being an R&B diva/harpist

The D.C.-based performer is the very rare harpist who tours with Lady Gaga and collaborates with Wale.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Rashida Jolley, Lady Gaga

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Jerrod Niemann on being a not-so-overnight country music sensation and Jamey Johnson’s good advice

After many false starts, the country singer is experiencing his greatest success

By Allison Stewart  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Jerrod Niemann

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Chairlift talks new album, “Something,” and its long genesis

Brooklyn band talks about its long-awaited, just-released second album.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Chairlift

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Delta Rae on witch trials and keeping music in the family

The six-member band performs Tuesday at Sixth and I.

By Erin Williams  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Delta Rae

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Madi Diaz talks her long-time-coming album and musical upbringing

By Allison Stewart  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Madi Diaz

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun on the future of Justin Bieber

A question frequently asked: “Will anyone care about Justin Bieber in five years?” Scooter Braun says yes.

By Chris Richards  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Woods in the suburbs — songwriter Jeremy Earl explains the joys of small town living

In Woods, indie rockers and jam band aficionados finally have a group that they can agree on.

By Aaron Leitko  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Woods

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Wiz Khalifa on his busy 2011 and working with Snoop Dogg

“I've been a fan of his since I was in preschool,” the 2011 breakout star says of Snoop.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Wiz Khalifa

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011

“The only way out is deeper in” — More with Fugazi on its new archival series, engaging with the audience and the band’s future

Interview extras with Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto and Brendan Canty.

By Marc Masters  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Fugazi

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Holy Ghost! did not have as much fun as you did at Identity Festival

“We learned way too much about dubstep and about [expletive] house music.”

By David Malitz  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Holy Ghost!

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/17/2011

LMFAO on the nature of party music and the band’s work ethic

“Having fun every moment of your life makes you create better, it makes you produce more.”

By Allison Stewart  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  LMFAO

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Airborne Toxic Event on war, touring and blowing things up

Frontman Mikell Jollett talks about the war in Afghanistan and how it inspired one of his new songs.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Airborne Toxic Event

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Ted Leo on saving his voice and his important time spent in D.C.

The hardest working man in indie rock talks about saving his voice and lessons learned and friends made in D.C.

By David Malitz  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Ted Leo

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Kimya Dawson on “Juno” and working with Aesop Rock

The Moldy Peaches singer and “Juno” soundtrack star talks about her new album.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Kimya Dawson

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Black Tusk on being Savannah’s latest metal exports and expanding its audience

With new album “Set the Dial,” the metal trio from Georgia’s loudest town finds a bigger audience.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Black Tusk

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/09/2010

In concert: RRIICCEE (Vincent Gallo) at Jammin' Java

Vincent Gallo (Courtesy of the artist) Vincent Gallo has a knack for roiling up controversy. He's a celebrity dilettante of the first order -- a filmmaker, visual artist, actor, model, and motorcyclist -- whose work is often entertaining, if only...

By Aaron Leitko  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Vincent Gallo

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010

In concert: Mavis Staples at Lisner Auditorium

Church service started early with Mavis Staples on Saturday night. (Marvin Joseph/TWP) By Chris Klimek Mavis Staples showed up early for church this weekend - about 12 hours early. The youngest of the Staples singers, now a spry septuagenarian whose...

By Click Track  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Mavis Staples

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Titus Andronicus forever: Patrick Stickles on karaoke, uncertainty and defying destiny

Titus Andronicus, performed at St. Stephen's Church in April. Frontman Patrick Stickles and friends appear at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz There’s a lot to say about Titus Andronicus in no small part because Titus...

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Titus Andronicus

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/11/2010

Male Bonding steps cautiously into the spotlight with Sub Pop debut

Robin Christian, Kevin Hendrick and John Webb do it together in Male Bonding. (By Steve Gullick) By David Malitz "I apologize in advance," says John Webb, singer/guitarist for scruffy U.K. indie-punk band Male Bonding. He's apologizing for being not so...

By David Malitz  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Male Bonding

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/03/2010

Frankie Rose on leaving bands and leading her own

Get used to seeing Frankie Rose out front, not behind a drum kit. (Photo via New York Rockmarket) By David Malitz Frankie Rose used to be the drummer of your favorite indie-pop band. Well, there's a good chance, at least....

By David Malitz  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Frankie Rose

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/05/2010

Interview: Eric Church on country fakers, going for big success and wimpy rock music

Eric Church speaks his mind. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Country upstart Eric Church's biggest hit to date and first to crack the country radio top 10 is "Love Your Love the Most." It's a slightly twangy, mid-tempo number in which...

By David Malitz  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Eric Church