Reina talks to Reuben Hollebon, the Norfolk-bred songwriter, producer, and engineer, about touring, music, and everything in between.
Reina talks to Bright Antenna’s Chief Executive Super Goddess, Tiffanie DeBartolo about the Bollywood adaptation of her novel, and her 35 year love affair with U2, amongst other things.
We, at The Sympathizer HQ, have adapted the hallowed Proust Questionnaire and, um, remodeled questions from the 19th century parlor game to give you an insight into the endlessly fascinating world of Charly Bliss.
Meet Michael Beinhorn, the man behind some of your favorite records! He has produced the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, Violent Femmes’ Why Do Birds Sing?, Soul Asylum’s Grave Dancers Union, Soundgarden’s Superunknown, Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzmosis, and Social Distortion’s White Light, White Heat, White Trash. In 1999, he received a Grammy nomination for Producer of The Year for his work on Hole’s Celebrity Skin and Marilyn Manson’s Mechanical Animals. He has since worked with bands like Korn, Lovedrug, The Verve Pipe, The Blizzards and Mew. Here, Gauraa talks to him about his brilliant work in the studio and the vast notion of “authenticity” in pop music.
Gauraa talks to the former singer of Freshkills, current singer of Publicist UK, writer, bartender and excellent reference maker (“Janet Jackson’s “The Pleasure Principle” as performed by Roxy Music”; “Nick Cave without the Elvis fixation”) Zachary Lipez about music snobbery, Cop Shoot Cop and Watain.
Sandy Smallens talks about the underground music scene that sprouted around Yale in the 1980s: when Bob Stinson grabbed you by the collar and asked you for coke at The Grotto, there wasn’t much else you could do.
Brook Pridemore hasn’t had cable since the ’90s. He heard about Miley Cyrus for the first time after the 2013 VMAs debacle. That’s when the obsession began. Read the full interview here.
Singer-songwriter Jordan Hudock considers the nostalgic nature of music as he recounts his high school days spent obsessively listening to Ben Folds Five.