Music Etc.: Olivia Jean, ‘Night Owl’
Jacques Sonyieux talks with former guitarist of the Black Belles and longtime Jack White protégé Olivia Jean about finding fuss-free tones, producing her new album and working in Third Man Studios.
Respecting His Roots
Jacques Sonyieux talks with vocalist Marcus Scott about his new solo album, Back 2 Da Soul, creating a sonic palette, and what it was like to become the new frontman for Tower of Power.
Music Etc.: Collective Soul
Jacques Sonyieux talks with Will Turpin of Collective Soul about the band’s 10th album, 'Blood'; staying inspired after 25 years; and exploring one’s humanity.
Music Etc.: Steven Van Zandt
By Jacques Sonyieux. Whether you know him as Miami Steve from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Silvio Dante from The Sopranos or as the leader of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, you’ll find Steven Van Zandt has...
Music, Etc.: Craig Leon
By Jacques Sonyieux. Craig Leon dishes on producing the Ramones, his favorite folk music influences and his new synth epic, Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music, Vol. 2: The Canon.
Music Etc.: Albert Hammond
Jacques Sonyieux talks with songwriter Albert Hammond (“It Never Rains in Southern California,” “The Air That I Breathe”) about staying true to yourself, working with the Wrecking Crew, and releasing a new symphonic album.
Music Etc.: Blues Traveler
Jacques Sonyieux talks with Matt Rollings, producer of Blues Traveler's 13th album, about finding the right studio, being open-minded during recording and, most of all, staying focused.
Music Etc.: Ian McCulloch—An Echo Returns
Jacques Sonyieux talks with Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen about black mold, why the best vocal take is always among the first three, and why the danger of covering one’s own songs is overstated.
Music, Etc.: Neko Case, Hell-On
By Jacques Sonyieux. "Hell-On" is Neko Case's first album in five years, which she completed after finishing up projects with The New Pornographers and her female Canadian supergroup case/lang/veirs.
Music Etc.: Slowdive Returns
By Jacques Sonyieux. In 2014, the band got back together to play a handful of gigs, which quickly turned to sold-out festivals and then a self-titled brand new album that has since won critical acclaim all around the world.
Music, Etc.: David Crosby—Song Servant
At age 76, David Crosby’s work has spanned multiple generations—notably as a founding member of quintessential rock acts The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young—whose music has permeated the very fabric of American culture.
Music, Etc.: Andy Summers—Color Crusader
After a decade of playing lead guitar in one of the world’s top rock brands—er, bands on the planet, Andy Summers of The Police could have signed up for early retirement in Tahiti many years ago.
Music, Etc.: Styx—Atmospheric Reentry
With a vast catalog of albums already in hand and having achieved the commercial success that most bands can only dream of, Styx could have called it a day decades ago with classic albums like The Grand Illusion and...
Music, Etc.: Loughman Comes Full Circle
Mark Loughman's Bleedin' Aura, released on Spitfire Music this year, hinges on his English indie-rock roots, demanding an active listening experience as each of its nine songs shimmer with gritty authenticity. On the record, Loughman—who co-produced the album himself...
Music, Etc.: Def Leppard Reignites The Spark
For many of us, Def Leppard represents the mass onset of '80s 'anthem rock'—but beyond this stereotypical persona is a tight knit, sharp-edged band that has worked and toured relentlessly since its debut album On Through The Night—which hit...
Music, Etc.: The Vaccines—Charting New Paths
The Vaccines are on a roll. Having released their critically acclaimed English Graffiti album in May (their third album in four years), the band has already toured the world, opening for The Rolling Stones, Muse and others while selling...