Interview: Coliseum; Playing @ Black Cat 5/23

Interview: Coliseum; Playing @ Black Cat 5/23

Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s Coliseum return with their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, released on April 30, 2013. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010’s highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith’s 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately […]

Interview: Hardy Morris Of Dead Confederate; Playing The Black Cat 5/17

Interview: Hardy Morris Of Dead Confederate; Playing The Black Cat 5/17

dead-confederate-bandFor the uninitiated, Dead Confederate is a five-piece rock band from Athens, GA whose music runs the gamut of infectious psychedelia to a uniquely southern and ferocious dirge. Although, placing labels on a band like this is rather pointless as their sound seems a constant and fluid evolution; they never seem content with abiding by the guides of one sub-genre, so maybe it’s best we just leave it at “rock” for simplicity’s sake.

With their third full-length, “In The Marrow”, recently released, Dead Confederate has been hitting the road hard sharing their new music with fans around the country. For old time’s sake, we dug up this awesome interview with Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate that’s been in our vault of interviews from a couple years back! Check it out!

What is the most outrageous gift you’ve ever received from a fan?

A fan once made a box full of odd things, like charms and guitar pics, and then remembered she forgot something and came back in with an old Mars bar, that she says she thought of me when she saw it.

How do you take your coffee?

One spoonful of sugar, unless I am hungover, in which I put some milk in it, so I am can slam it back quick! Now I have a questions for you! What do coffee and Eric Clapton have in common? They both suck without Cream! Read more about Interview: Hardy Morris Of Dead Confederate; Playing The Black Cat 5/17

Q & A with Marnie Stern; Playing @ The Black Cat 5/9!

Q & A with Marnie Stern; Playing @ The Black Cat 5/9!

There’s little doubt that Marnie Stern lives up to her reputation as “the lady who shreds,” but for Marnie, shredding is not enough. After putting out three critically-acclaimed albums, Marnie could have gotten away with putting out another album filled with her richly layered sound, singular frenetic finger tapping and almost philosophical lyrics. However, as […]

Interview w/ Cloud Cult; Playing @ The Black Cat 4/13!

Interview w/ Cloud Cult; Playing @ The Black Cat 4/13!

Cloud Cult is an experimental indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota led by singer/songwriter Craig Minowa. Cloud Cult developed in 1995 as a solo studio project of Minowa’s. His early work earned Cloud Cult several offers from record labels, but all were rejected in favor of self-publishing and maintaining total control over the ethical aspects […]

Picture Book & Live Review: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down w/ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside @ The Black Cat 3/20

Picture Book & Live Review: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down w/ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside @ The Black Cat 3/20

Photos & Review by: Tommy Dingus Jukebox rock is alive and well in the form of Portland, Oregon’s Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. Especially when bassist Tyler Tornfelt swaps the guitar for the standup. He provides the groove that Sallie rides while jamming on her retro-inspired guitar. The thing is the same mint green […]

5 GB With Olivia Mancini; Playing The Black Cat, August 12

5 GB With Olivia Mancini; Playing The Black Cat, August 12

By Eileen Tilson

To kick off our D.C. interview series “5GB,” we decided to choose a D.C. artist. Olivia Mancini is a D.C. native (very rare these days!) and cut her teeth playing bass for the Washington Social Club, until they disbanded in 2007. Having just released her first Vinyl, Olivia sat down with TA Live to chat before her show at The Black Cat on August 12.

Hi Olivia! Do you know you are our very first interview here on TA Live?

Really? Wow, thank you! I will try not to disappoint!

We are starting to do a series called “5GB,” a quick five questions about gigs, and you are our very first artist, so without further delay:

First gig you ever went to?

My dad took me to see Eric Clapton when I was around 10. It was right around the time “Tears in Heaven” came out, so everyone was crying! I remember my dad (who does not play guitar) told me that the reason that Eric Clapton was such an amazing guitar player was because he bends the guitar strings down when he plays, and everyone else bends them up. I remember thinking how cool that was, even though it really doesn’t make any sense! Read more about 5 GB With Olivia Mancini; Playing The Black Cat, August 12

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