Female-fronted power metal quintet Huntress recently wrapped up a tour with metal titans Testament, Killswitch Engage, and Lamb of God, who they’ll be heading to Europe with in the new year. Frontwoman Jill Janus plays hardball and is certainly one of the boys. Classically trained and positively wicked, Janus sat down for some girltalk with idobi writer Alex Rudisill at one of their final dates with such a legendary lineup.
idobi writer Catherine Yi caught up with Echosmith at the end of their latest tour opening up for Tonight Alive to reflect on coming up young, signing with a major label, meeting new fans, and more.
idobi writer Catherine Yi caught up with Tonight Alive towards the end of their very first US headliner to discuss their devoted fanbase, touring so far from home, the darker tones on the new album, and more.
SoCal heavy-hitters Rotting Out are on the road right now with pop punk youngsters The Story So Far. Taking cues from their idols the Suicidal Tendencies, Rotting Out are carrying on the tradition of aggressive West Coast punk and hardcore. idobi writer Alex Rudisill spoke to frontman Walter Delgado after their set at the Philadelphia […]
Embarking on their biggest tour yet, punk rock youngsters The Story So Far are still fresh off Warped Tour and are heading back across the pond with A Day To Remember this winter. At the halfway-mark of the tour in Philadelphia, idobi writer Alex Rudisill spoke with bassist Kelen Capener on their rising success, the tour’s progress, and introducing their love of hardcore to their fans.
idobi editor Eleanor Grace sat down with Citizen guitarist Nick Hamm and drummer Jake Duhaime in Toronto to talk about the writing and recording of their debut full-length Youth, the band’s own youth, winter tour survival tips, bowling analogies, and much more.
Alabama native Maria Taylor is no stranger to the music world; in addition to her solo material, she’s well known for her work with Azure Ray and Bright Eyes. We spoke with Taylor after she performed a truly lovely CMJ set to talk about her new record Something About Knowing, her songwriting process, how motherhood has changed her perspective, and more.
Sleepy Kitty are an indie rock duo based out of St. Louis that are constantly putting a spin on music in new creative ways. idobi writer Alexa Gallo had the chance to sit down with the band during CMJ to discuss the festival, the band’s upcoming album Projection Room, and what it’s like to have your music synced to a laser light show.
Beartooth kicked off their first full US tour with August Burns Red, Blessthefall, and Defeater at Union Transfer on Friday night. Frontman Caleb Shomo took some time between sets to speak with idobi writer Alex Rudisill about tour, what’s next for the band, balancing his projects, and even John Mayer.
One of the most impressive bands we got to check out at CMJ this year was Austin, TX’s Quiet Company. We spoke with trombonist Cody Ackors and drummer Jef Weathers at the end of the week to talk about their CMJ experience, their plans for the next record, and their very brief career as the next big dubstep act.
Long Island’s NGHBRS have become one of the scene’s most buzzed-about bands in the month and a half since their music video for “Hold Up Girl” – the world’s first Instagram music video – went viral. We sat down with vocalist/keyboardist Ian Kenny, bassist Eric Vivelo, and drummer Jordan Schneider at CMJ to talk about the video, their new record Twenty One Rooms, the experience of recording in a haunted mansion, the greater New York music scene, and more.
Real Friends are currently in the middle of their first coast-to-coast US headliner and idobi writer Catherine Yi caught up with bassist and lyricist Kyle Fasel to discuss constantly being on the road, his love of emo music, and the best fan experience he’s ever had.
Atlanta’s O’Brother have been building their name the past few years on tours with the likes of Thrice, Circa Survive, and Moving Mountains, but with a powerful new album – August’s Disillusion – and two months on the road as first-time headliners, the band is undoubtedly taking things to a new level in 2013. idobi […]
In the past few years, Harrisburg, PA’s Koji has become just as well-known for his activism, unrelenting positivity, and the intimacy of his live shows as he has for his recorded music. He just arrived home from an extensive North American co-headliner with labelmates Turnover, and idobi editor Eleanor Grace caught up with him at one of the tour’s final dates to talk about how the past two months on the road have treated him, working with a full band, his thoughts on the scene, and how this tour has seen him reclaim his voice.