Interviews with big names and up-and-coming talent from the movie, television, music, and comedy worlds.
Newfoundland and Labrador has a population of just over half a million people – smaller than all but one other province.
Max Cavalera is most famous for being the lead singer (growler) and composer for Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer be Killed, and formerly of thrash-metal pioneers Sepultura. In 1994, Max created a one-off side project with English musician/producer Alex Newport called Nailbomb.
In this new era of music, when iTunes downloads and YouTube views are just as important as (or, one could argue, more important than) album sales and radio plays, it's quite the feat for any musician to have their videos played nearly 30 million times on YouTube.
Earlier this past year, I caught up with Vancouver music producer Jonathon Fluevog as he was preparing the first Vogville Day and Night Festival, which happened at Vancouver's Alpen Club. One of the acts on the bill was Coquitlam-based The Matinée.
Chances are, if you're not from Vancouver, you haven't heard of the band Azimyth.
A beatboxer headlining shows at comedy festivals? That may seem a bit odd. However, once you see Beardyman (aka Darren Foreman) perform, you realize that the former back-to-back UK Beatboxing Champion manages to bring a lot comedy into his set. Much like U.S.
Unfortunately, as we alluded to yesterday, there won't be any big posts for the next couple days from the Winnipeg Folk Festival, as the exhaustion (and let's face it, fun) of camping is taking up a lot of our time over the weekend.
There are lots of bands and musicians out there who are really impressive recording artists, but maybe not the most exciting (or even very good) in a live setting. For some, it's just a case of utilizing a lot of great production that can't translate, while others are clearly aided in the studio and just can't cut it in on stage.
In the relatively short time he's been a full-time musician, singer/songwriter James Struthers has been compared to several established and popular artists. And while the comparisons may be fairly accurate, saying Struthers sounds like Jason Mraz or John Mayer doesn't fairly represent how fresh and original he and his music really is.