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Incan Abraham: Teddy Cafaro, Spencer Mandel, Giuliano Pizzulo, Andrew Clinco

Incan Abraham Talks West Coast Stereotypes, Peruvian Soda and Debut Album, 'Tolerance'

Apr 2014 16:51PM EDT

It's no longer freezing in New York after months of snow and gloomy weather. Could the members of Incan Abraham have brought some Los Angeles warmth with them? As they sit on a bench outside of The Brooklyn Bowl, they speak of their upcoming album, Tolerance, as a "tombstone" of sorts. It's the band's debut LP, but they describe it as quite literally a record of the years they've worked leading up to this point.READ MORE

Will Stratton

Will Stratton Shares Old Wisdom, New Tunes [EXCLUSIVE]

Mar 2014 10:58AM EDT

Will Stratton's album Gray Lodge Wisdom will be released this April. Music Times sat down with Stratton for an exclusive interview.READ MORE

Juanes and producer Steve Lillywhite work on new album 'Loco De Amor'

EXCLUSIVE: Juanes Takes a New Approach with Producer Steve Lillywhite on Latest Album, 'Loco De Amor'

Mar 2014 11:03AM EDT

Juanes is set to release his sixth studio album, Loco De Amor (Crazy with Love) on March 11, and he is calling it the best record of his career. The Colombian star teamed up with Steve Lillywhite — producer for U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Dave Matthews Band and many others — and credits the English producer for pushing him to the limit.READ MORE

Kris Dirksen of Methodic Doubt

EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Methodic Doubt's Kris Dirksen on Scoring Cinemax Series 'Banshee' and More on Music Composition

Feb 2014 09:10AM EDT

Cinemax’s hit show Banshee is one of the darkest, most exciting series on television today. The music of the show is clearly part of the draw and expression that keeps viewers coming back each week, resulting in a recent third season confirmation from Cinemax. Kris Dirksen of Methodic Doubt, the musical team behind Banshee’s score and main theme, took some time to answer a few of our questions about the show and his experience in the scoring industry.READ MORE

Blush (from left to right): Angeli Flores, Victoria Chan, Ji Hae Lee, Natsuko "Nacho" Danjo, Alisha Budhrani

Blush: A 'Pan-Asian' Girl Group Aims to Be More Than The Sum of Its Ethnicities

Feb 2014 16:45PM EDT

Blush's selling point is its 'pan-Asian' lineup: Members from Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Philippines and South Korea compile a girl group aiming at an American audience. Its members hope that their races won't always be the object of attention however. READ MORE

Natalie Stovall and The Drive (2014)

EXCLUSIVE: Interivew With Natalie Stovall and The Drive

Feb 2014 16:20PM EDT

The movers and the shakers in the country music industry all say that Natalie Stovall and The Drive are going places and after hanging out with them and seeing a live show, it's easy to see why. They really do have the total package - the talent, the spirit, the drive and the heart. READ MORE

Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do

Q&A with 'Girls' Music Supervisor Manish Raval

Feb 2014 12:20PM EDT

Today the new Girls soundtrack, Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do, hits stores. Music Times sat down with the brain behind the music selection, music supervisor Manish Raval to talk about how he snagged exclusive tracks for Girls, what the process is for finding the right track for the right moment, what band he'd love to have on the show, who decides what songs the characters sing in karaoke scenes and what acts you should be paying attention to right now.READ MORE

The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Publicist Bernie Ilson Talks About The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

Feb 2014 16:32PM EDT

It was 50 years ago today when The Beatles made their first appearance in the U.S. on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Fab Four went on to become one of the most iconic bands in music history. It was 1964 and not everyone was convinced that the British group would be a hit, but Bernie Ilson, author of Sundays with Sullivan: How the Ed Sullivan Show Brought Elvis, the Beatles, and Culture to America and one of the original publicists for The Ed Sullivan Show saw the potential, and as a result more than 73 million viewers tuned in.READ MORE

Paul Oakenfold performs at Pacha in New York City.

Paul Oakenfold and Danny Howard: Eras Apart, Ambitions Alike

Jan 2014 10:42AM EDT

Paul Oakenfold is a world-renowned DJ, who's been ranked top in the world during his 30-plus year career. Danny Howard has rapidly found his footing in the scene after winning a competition on BBC Radio 1. Despite obvious differences in career status, both are hungry to stay current and stay relevant. READ MORE

The Griswolds

Australian Dance-Pop Group The Griswolds Records Stateside for Upcoming LP

Jan 2014 07:35AM EDT

The Griswolds are at a turning point. They are a fun band that wants to make “fun, happy party music” that you can sing along with, but now they have an added pressure of living up to both a label and producer that have continuously delivered in their work. Following their breakout EP, Heart Of A Lion, they are headed to the studio this month with Tony Hoffer, who has produced albums for M83, Phoenix, Foster the People, The Kooks, Fitz and the Tantrums and Beck, among others, and are now under Wind-Up Records’ label.READ MORE

Jillette Johnson

Jillette Johnson Reflects on the Journey to 'Water In A Whale'

Dec 2013 13:46PM EDT

It's a cold November night in Brooklyn. Singer-songwriter Jillette Johnson is back home, finally. She has laundry to pick up and a show to prepare for. We meet at the Blue Bottle Coffee shop around the corner from her home to talk about the year she's had. It's been a big one for Johnson, who released her first full-length album, Water In A Whale, this past June. She's been touring extensively and is happy to be playing a show in her hood.READ MORE

Jim Brickman: Christmas piano extraordinaire.

Jim Brickman Feels 'Magic of Christmas' in Melodies of Hymns and Carols

Dec 2013 19:42PM EDT

Pianist Jim Brickman has put out more Christmas albums than he can keep track of, but he loves the melodic lines of the season's favorites enough to reinterpret them again and again. READ MORE

'Home for Christmas' by Matteo Setti

Matteo Setti Coming 'Home for Christmas' to New York City

Dec 2013 08:24AM EDT

Matteo Setti got his "big break" from Luciano Pavarotti. He also sang lead in a Queen cover band. Which is to say the Italian vocalist can handle a wide range of styles. The performer is turning his attention to swing for the Christmas season however, having released his first holiday EP, Home For Christmas. Setti took some time to speak with Music Times prior to his December 10 show at The Cutting Room.READ MORE

Traumahelikopter (from left to right): Daan van Dalen, Mark Lada, Roel van Merlot

Traumahelikopter and Working Hard: Dutch Punks and a Love/Hate Relationship at CMJ Music Marathon

Nov 2013 11:10AM EDT

This isn't traumahelikopter's first time at the rodeo. The Dutch punk rockers have stretched themselves thin at South by Southwest and Record Store Day already this year, but the CMJ Music Marathon is just one more avenue to get the attention of music media. They have our attention. READ MORE

Dir En Grey performs at the Maquinara Festival

Dir En Grey Bringing Bigger Show and New Approaches to 'Ghoul 2013' Tour

Nov 2013 19:40PM EDT

Dir En Grey got a little tired of playing its old songs. So it reconsidered six previously released tracks for its new EP 'The Unraveling.' Grey is bringing the heavier versions of its older music, and a bigger stage set up on its current American tour. The band will play at Irving Plaza on Monday, November 11. READ MORE

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