The only thing little about the Little Big Bangs is how little they seem to care about creating an image. What they do seem to care about is crafting solid post-punk with socially minded lyrics.
"Nobody ever interviews the drummer," Ha Ha Tonka's Lennon Bone joked at the end of our conversation. Which is a shame because sometimes, when drummers are starting at the backside of the rest of the band, they're cultivating their own projects.
"Get my [guitar] strings out of the toliet!" Welcome to a recording session for the new Pretty Little Empire record at Native Sound studios.
As the leader of two influential alternative-rock bands of the '80s and '90s, David Lowery has spent over 25 years in the music business.
Shortly after departing for a tour to support her band's newly released second album, multi-instrumentalist Amy Cole of the Rural Alberta Advantage was kind enough to take a few moments out of her day for some good conversation and a brief glimpse into how the RAA comes up with such powerful songs.
Jason Hutto is a details man. He notices, and appreciates, the tiniest things. Whether it's an ornate button on a shirt, the quiet plinking of a music box, or just a friend's new haircut, Hutto always notices.