Interview: Handguns

August 8, 2014 | By Eleanor Grace

idobi managing editor Eleanor Grace caught up with Handguns guitarists Brandon Pagano and Kyle Vaught at the Toronto date to talk about the Common Vision Tour, the band’s new record, the over-politicization of pop punk, and a shocking amount of discussion on 5 Seconds Of Summer and GWAR.

Interview: Mark Glick of Andrew Jackson Jihad

August 6, 2014 | By Alyssa Dempsey

Andrew Jackson Jihad just wrapped up the last leg of their tour with Hard Girls and Dogbreth, bringing their folk punk sound across the country in support of their new album, Christmas Island. idobi writer Alyssa Dempsey had the lovely opportunity to speak with cellist Mark Glick before the band’s show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Read below for their conversation on the fans’ reaction to the new album, the band’s switch to a new label, and what their moms think of their songs.

Interview: Lynn Gunn of PVRIS

July 17, 2014 | By Eleanor Grace

If you’re on the search for one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands out there, look no further than Massachusetts natives PVRIS. Newly signed to Rise Records, the band recently made their official Warped Tour debut with a two-week run; idobi managing editor Eleanor Grace caught up with frontwoman Lynn Gunn towards the beginning of their stay on the tour to talk about their upcoming debut full-length, musical influences, working with Rise, and more.

Interview: Nick Santino

July 15, 2014 | By Eleanor Grace

idobi managing editor Eleanor Grace checked in with Nick Santino at the Toronto date of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour to talk about going solo, his former band A Rocket To The Moon’s beginnings and eventual end, the importance of fan connection, and much more.

Interview: The Maine

July 14, 2014 | By Eleanor Grace

idobi managing editor Eleanor Grace caught up with Garrett Nickelsen and Kennedy Brock of The Maine at the Vans Warped Tour’s Toronto stop to talk about the tour, branching out musically, the 8123 family (including hints about their latest signing), and much more.

Interview: Kyle Lane of New Empire

June 13, 2014 | By Catherine Yi

Australian alt-rock band New Empire are slowly yet steadily breaking out internationally. Their résumé already includes a stint on Warped Tour and opening for bands such as Simple Plan and Neon Trees. idobi senior writer Catherine Yi caught up with guitarist Kyle Lane to discuss the new record, signing with a label, and finding success overseas.

Fish and Flyzik Talk Warped Summers

June 7, 2014 | By idobi Staff

Mike “Fish” Fishkin, of idobi Radio’s Gone Fishkin, talks Warped Tour with former All Time Low tour manager and new idobi hire, Matthew Flyzik. Flyzik elaborates on everything from advice for bands on their first Warped summer to memories of the tour growing up.

Interview: David Bello

May 28, 2014 | By Alyssa Dempsey

David Bello, better known as the vocalist for The World Is A Beautiful Place, recently spoke with us about his solo work, balancing numerous projects, and what it’s like to make music solo vs. with a large and revolving cast of members.

Interview: Kyle Soto of Seahaven

May 19, 2014 | By Eleanor Grace

idobi managing editor Eleanor Grace caught up with Seahaven frontman Kyle Soto in Toronto to delve into the band’s new record, breaking down musical barriers, his love of Frank Ocean and Drake, and more.

Interview: Benn Suede of Crown The Empire

April 17, 2014 | By Alex Rudisill

Crown The Empire have come a long way in a short time. Touring with acts like Pierce The Veil, Motionless In White, and Like Moths To Flames, it’s no surprise the young band from Dallas has risen through the ranks. idobi writer Alex Rudisill was able to catch up with guitarist and founding member Benn Suede at the Philadelphia date of their current tour on the inner workings of the band and what lies ahead.