The Classic Crime

Lead singer Matt MacDonald deconstructs the spiritual metaphors on the band’s second full-length “The Silver Cord,” aiming for a more layered experience this time out, why he gets inspired to write about addiction, and what his writing process looks like. … More The Classic Crime

Underoath Pleases Fans with Metal Mastery in Irvine

Playing in a heavy rock band has certain expectations that come along with it – loud guitars, harsh screaming, hardcore breakdowns. Yet Christian metalcore act Underoath has chosen to push genre boundaries instead, as its show Saturday night at UC Irvine’s Bren Events Center demonstrated. Touring in support of its latest critically acclaimed release “Lost … More Underoath Pleases Fans with Metal Mastery in Irvine


Lead singer Stephen Christian describes the process behind the band’s major label debut “New Surrender,” rerecording “Feel Good Drag,” the deeper meanings behind his lyrics, the latest on his side projects, and life outside of music. … More Anberlin


Lead singer Spencer Chamberlain talks about raising the bar on the band’s newest album “Lost in the Sound of Separation,” making music just to have fun, recreating the live sound in the studio, and not being too afraid to ask for help. … More Underoath

Rise Against

Drummer Brandon Barnes discusses the band’s latest record “Appeal to Reason,” politics, the modern punk rock scene, and inspiring fans to stand up for something. … More Rise Against

Jack’s Mannequin

Frontman Andrew McMahon goes into detail about making “The Glass Passenger,” as well as touches on his cancer experience, the “Dear Jack” documentary, originally learning piano as a coping mechanism, and holding onto hope in the midst of hopeless situations. … More Jack’s Mannequin