Frontman Anthony Raneri and bassist Nick Ghanbarian discuss their latest record “Shudder,” living in L.A., today’s fake music scene, supporting worthy causes, and playing acoustically. … More Bayside

We Are Scientists

Lead singer Keith Murray talks about expanding the band’s sound on their second album “Brain Thrust Mastery,” being bigger in Europe than the States, giving fake self-help presentations, making idiosyncratic videos, and what the early days of starting out where like. … More We Are Scientists


Relient K

Frontman Matt Thiessen chats about the band’s new collection “The Bird and the Bee Sides,” balancing the line between goofy and serious, remembering the first Relient K records, and always keeping the fans the priority. … More Relient K

Gym Class Heroes

Guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo talks about letting out the band’s individual personalities more on new album “The Quilt,” headlining Warped Tour for the first time, and seeing “Cupid’s Chokehold” break into the mainstream. … More Gym Class Heroes

The Almost

Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie chats about getting his new side project off the ground, how his recent hand surgery made him angry, what is in store on Underoath’s upcoming “Lost in the Sound of Separation,” and why everybody needs grace. … More The Almost


Bassist Jared Palomar talks about the band’s sophomore album “Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt,” working songs out live on the road, the success of “Boston,” and wanting to be a career band. … More Augustana

Sudden Sensation Paramore is Coming Back to O.C.

Over the course of the past year, no band has been thrust into the limelight quite like Paramore. Last summer the band quickly became a household name after releasing its sophomore album, “Riot!,” flourishing as a headliner on Warped Tour and scoring a smash single with “Misery Business.” None of this, however, was anticipated. “Our … More Sudden Sensation Paramore is Coming Back to O.C.

Charlotte Sometimes Hopes to Ride a Wave

From Evanescence, Paramore and Flyleaf to Feist, Regina Spektor and current sensation Sara Bareilles, today’s female musicians are taking the music world by storm. Singer-songwriter Charlotte Sometimes, who soon could be joining them, weighed in on this growing trend last month at the Bamboozle Left festival in Irvine. “I think that people have stopped looking … More Charlotte Sometimes Hopes to Ride a Wave