Get ‘Close’ With Butch Walker and Do “Cocaine” With DAMNDOGS

Does anyone remember that old skit on In Living Color about the Jamaican family whose members continually try to one-up each other by namedropping how many jobs they have? Of course you do. Well, Butch Walker would fit in that fictional family quite well dreads or no dreads. Walker is a sought-after music producer, whose ..

Diamond Rings Gives It Up

Diamonds are forever, and Canadian musician Diamond Rings is hoping his career lasts, well, for a very long time. Apologies for the crappy introductory sentence, but it makes sense when you chat with the artist who could be pegged as a cross between David Bowie and Lady Gaga. A few hours before his final tour ..

Reigning MEN: Le Tigre’s Samson Talks “Body,” Band, and No Boundaries

Dance. Think. Rock out. Rinse. Repeat. Le Tigre have followed that formula for over a decade with their signature electro-punk dance grooves and outspoken lyrics. The band is very much still together (their exploits are in a recent documentary that hits DVD shelves soon), but that hasn’t stopped mix-master members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman ..

Kelis and Robyn: Queen of ‘Hearts’

Girl power clearly didn’t die with the Spice Girls. This summer, Swedish electropop star Robyn and R&B “milkshaker” Kelis are joining forces to headline the All Hearts Tour. The two diverse stars, who as an old school wrestling tandem might gush “wreak of awesomeness,” are hitting the road together to promote their new albums; Robyn’s ..

Rival Consoles: thecheappop interview

Rival Consoles is a one-man dance machine named Ryan Lee West out of -where else – the UK. Everyone in the UK is super cool. That is my theory and until I’m proven otherwise, that’s what I’m going with. In any event I spoke with this talent briefly and found his answers quite delicious. Here ..