If you're a rock fan, and you're anything like me, a talented guitarist that just sets a track on fire is the Holy Grail. Give me the days of scorching riffs, long guitar solos and the like and I'm a happy camper. Some years back I was introduced to a phenomenal rock band by the name of Fosterchild. They had that great classic rock feel with some modern rock thrown in, and yes......they had a killer guitarist by the name of Brian Quinn. As time has gone on the members of Fosterchild have moved on to other projects, but I have always kept an eye on Brian's career and as it turns out there was good reason to. It was recently announced that Brian is joining not one, but two great bands. He has been named a member of Candlebox as well as Le Projet, a new super project involving members of Candlebox, Sevendust and The Infinite Staircase. It was great to see Brian's name associated with these two bands, and I had the pleasure of speaking with him this past week about everything coming up for both projects.
It's not often that I find myself at a loss for words, but I honestly don't even know how to begin to tell you all how great this track is. Le Projet is one of the most exciting projects to come around in a very long time. Comprised of members from Candlebox, Sevendust and The Infinite Staircase, as well as founding member of Fosterchild and one of the best guitarists I've had the pleasure of seeing play, Mr. Brian Quinn, Le Projet is hugely impressive on paper alone. If credentials mean nothing to you, then just listen. I'm just gonna leave this right here.
Bryan McPherson is an impressive artist. He is a singer-songwriter who combines folk, punk, and even some alternative flavor into songs that inspire and hopefully provoke conversation. After speaking with him recently, it is clear he has some great stories to tell. You can check out our interview here, and be sure to check him out on Facebook.
Ashland is a four piece alternative/pop band from central Illinois. They create music that is both haunting and aggressive, yet catchy and upbeat at the same time. Lead vocalist, Asia Woodward has a voice that is both beautiful and dark, one that just stays with you. Check out our fun interview with the band here, and give them some love on Facebook.
Blues rocker/singer-songwriter Meghann Wright is making her inaugural run on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. She is playing her set in the "acoustic basement" area all summer long, and hers is a set you won't want to miss. She brings a very chill, deep and easily relatable vibe to her music. Meghann took a moment out of her busy opening day of Warped Tour to talk with us about her music as well as causes near and dear to her heart.
We rounded out our first batch of Warped Tour interviews with none other than MOD SUN. There's nothing better than doing an interview with an artist who embodies the true spirit of the tour or event they are on. Warped Tour has always been the best time in summer that a music fan could have, and just two minutes on the phone with MOD SUN and it was clear that "fun" was definitely the name of the game. Whatever you do, don't pass on his set on Warped Tour. He is a party waiting to happen.
One of our favorite Warped bands from two years ago have returned to punk rock summer camp this year. New Beat Fund is too much fun, and Shelby took a moment to chat with us just before the start of the tour. Be sure to catch their set on Warped tour this summer in your city!
We are kicking off our coverage of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour with some artist interviews, beginning with this year's catering band.... 3PM. This pop-punk trio has gained a lot of attention this past year, and they are definitely going to be gaining even more fans on the road this summer.
Kaitlyn Dias is a young, very talented actress that we had the pleasure of speaking with recently. She is a relative newcomer to voice acting, but her debut character is one that will leave a definite impression with moviegoers everywhere.....and leave us reaching for far too many tissues.
Kaitlyn is voicing the main character of Riley in Disney/PIXAR'S new movie, 'Inside Out' which hits theaters on June 19, 2015. Check out our interview with Kaitlyn here, and be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for what is sure to be more memorable performances from this talented actress.
Veteran voice actress Lori Alan has provided audiences with some of the most memorable character voices of our time. If you were a fan of Diane Simmons from Family Guy (RIP), or the delightful Pearl The Whale from Spongebob Squarepants then you have been a fan of Lori Alan.
Lori is lending her voice to Disney/PIXAR's new movie, 'Inside Out' which premieres on June 19, 2015. In our interview Lori gives us some great insight into the story that drives this heartwarming movie.