Category archives: Interview

  • Interview: The Casket Girls

  • Ryan Graveface, Elsa and Phaedra Greene are the spirits at the heart of Savannah, Georgia electropop group The Casket Girls. They’re playing a free show on February 23rd at Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids as part of the Graveface Road Show. With them will be Ryan Graveface’s shoegaze project, Dreamend, and dream pop outfit The Stargazer Lilies (who happened to put out one of my favorite albums of[...]
  • Interview: Stagnant Pools

  • This past Thursday I caught up with Doug and Bryan Enas, the two brothers from Bloomington, Indiana who make up the band Stagnant Pools. It was interesting seeing the dynamic between the two. Their back and forth reminded me of conversations with my own brother. Anyways, enough about the pretext. Here's what they had to say after we headed next door to Sneakers to discuss the band's history and fu[...]
  • Interview: Beacon

  • Brooklyn duo Beacon consists of Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett. Together they create a blend of sultry electronic jams coupled with smooth R&B influenced vocals. Their new album, The Ways We Separate, came out in April of this year and they're part way through their national tour. After their set at the Movement/Ghostly stage at Saturday's Laneway Festival they sat down with me to disc[...]
  • Interview with President Obama on Revoir, Grind Scheme

  • Our very own Popular Teen Girl, Becky, sat down with President Barack Obama to discuss this weekend's two big shows: Revoir's album release at the New Dodge and Grind Scheme's appearance at the Lager House. Both shows are Saturday and cost 5 bucks--doors open at 9 p.m. Popular Teen Girl: kk, who u goin 2 c this weekend?!?!? grind scheme r revoir??? President Obama: First let me thank you for[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Greg Aubry

  • Greg plays in a band called Superbomb. They are really good. I played a show with them at Paycheck's Lounge (I know) once and even though he was sick, they put out one hell of a set. This is Greg's Top 5: I'm Greg. I sing and play bass in Ferndale/Oak Park's rock three-piece Superbomb. We write music on the atmospheric, grungy, shoegaze end of the rock spectrum and I thought I'd share some o[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Jesse Shepherd Bates

  • This week we sat down with the man of a million bands: Jesse Shepherd Bates. His track record includes The Satin Peaches, JSB Squad, Jesse & The Gnome, etc. He is now releasing an album later this month with his new project d'Orchestra. Let's hit it quick with Jonathan Davis' Top 5: I have a really hard time getting into new music. Most of it kinda glances off of me, but every so often an[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Frank Woodman (Caveman)

  • You all know him. Woodman. Caveman. Mr. Detroit. He's at every show. He's usually naked. He's given you a hug. Here he is taking a break from fucking pumpkins on Halloween to spread some Halloween Cheer. Mr. Woodman's Top 5: well it's that time of year. christmas songs. I'm so fucking cheery all year long, come christmas time, i like some sad shit. so hear is the top 5 sad ass xmas tu[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Chris Butterfield

  • Chris is the singer and whooper for the band Pink Lightning. They put out a hell of an album earlier this year and are playing January 1st of next year at Mittenfest at Woodruff's. Chris also manages Found Sound, an awesome new record store in Ferndale that's been host to a bevy of slick shows lately. Here is Chris's Top 5. Top Five Songs I've bummed out to Brave a cold winter with these fi[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Eric Oppitz

  • Eric plays bass in a little band called Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor. He loves psych music and helps run a vintage analog studio called Space Camp. Also, he build effects pedals for all your strings to make you sound like a pro. Here is Eric's Top 5: Moon Duo - Sleep Walker Tame impala - Apocalypse Dreams Place to Bury Strangers - You are the One Litugry - Generation [...]
  • Top 5 w/ Josh Wheeler

  • Here at MCR every once in awhile we get things submitted to us. In this case, Josh Wheeler has been beating up my email with doing a Top 5. Thank god, for it is a breath of fresh air. I mean, the TOP 5 favorite songs, albums, or whatever is ok; but I needs me some diversifications. Josh bring us his Top 5 Guitarists he ripped off. That's like going as a cat's tail for Halloween. Somebody wri[...]
  • Top 5 w/ John Bissa

  • I always called John "Dad". Not only because he is older than me but also because he is the only person in the Detroit Music Scene that is taller than me. I first met John when he was touring in Spitting Nickels. That band has since ended and now John is playing with Six and the Sevens and they have an LP coming out tonight at the Cadiuex Cafe. Here is John's Top 5: To get you in the mood fo[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Frank Lee

  • Today's Top 5, we feature the man in every band: Frank Lee. Frank plays in Red China, Shiva, Jura, Forget, and many more. He also is avid in culture jamming via the Axis Mundi Collective. Here is his Top 5: Repetition is incredibly common in so many subtle ways. Listen to the songs playing on the radio station at your work, repeating phrases, hooks, and the chorus over and over again. All th[...]