Posts tagged "cult talk"
[CULT TALK] Audrey Wollen on Sad Girl Theory

[CULT TALK] Audrey Wollen on Sad Girl Theory

I’m not going to go into detail trying to describe Audrey Wollen (aside from telling you that I would like her to be my best friend so that we can discuss feminism, make art, and cry together in public places – is that creepy?) because the incredibly intelligent artist does a damn fine job of...
[CULT TALK] Curtis Harding Loves Bryan Adams, Is Also A Liar

[CULT TALK] Curtis Harding Loves Bryan Adams, Is Also A Liar

Curtis Harding is probably the coolest person I know. He’s so cool that he makes me physically nervous (more so than usual), a side effect that was exacerbated by the fact that we conducted this interview over pho (soup is so slurpy and chopsticks so unwieldy). The former rapper (cool) joined Cee-Lo’s band (cool) when...
[CULT TALK] Tony Molina Has Been Dumped Like 100 Times

[CULT TALK] Tony Molina Has Been Dumped Like 100 Times

(all photos by Zed Cutsinger) Hailing from the small town of Millbrae just south of San Francisco, Tony Molina has scaled his way to the top of the Bay Area indie music scene through years of hard work and prolific musical output.  From his roots as a volatile hardcore front man in early bands like...
[CULT TALK] We found Stephen McBean of Pink Mountaintops in a Hopeless Place (on Tinder)

[CULT TALK] We found Stephen McBean of Pink Mountaintops in a Hopeless Place (on Tinder)

Stephen McBean is a total fucking weirdo. The bearded Black Mountain front man put out the first album from his Pink Mountaintops side project, the beautifully wistful and totally under-appreciated Outside Love, almost five years ago. Since then McBean (known to his friends as Bean, Beaner, and after several whiskeys, Gord) has relocated from Vancouver...
[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

Words and (terrible) photos: Criminal Hygiene This interview of The Orwells occurred in Portland, before our show at the Star Theater. We formed a super group called “Mystery” and played a mostly mediocre, yet spirited, cover of “Love Gun” by KISS.   CH: Mario, how many times have you been sexually harassed during this tour?...
[CULT TALK] Season of Glass: Alexis Penney

[CULT TALK] Season of Glass: Alexis Penney

photos by Alexis Penney & Hether Fortune   What does it mean to be a modern artist? In an age of obnoxiously short attention spans (present company included) & a general “we don’t care” blase attitude toward everything, it’s hard to pinpoint what gets through and to whom. Now I’m just speculating here because I...
[CULT TALK] The Return of the Phantom, Isaac Rother

[CULT TALK] The Return of the Phantom, Isaac Rother

(photo by Kristopher Kirk)   The Phantoms are a “Rock n’ Roll” band, originally based out of Olympia, WA, and fronted by the elusive Isaac Rother.  Active for a little over a year, the PAC-NW line-up of The Phantoms has recently disbanded and Isaac has since migrated southward to Los Angeles, where he has been...
[CULT TALK] Babysitter + JLK: Trans-Canadian Free Love Supergroup Ride the West

[CULT TALK] Babysitter + JLK: Trans-Canadian Free Love Supergroup Ride the West

Rock and roll will never die. When Babysitter‘s Kristian North screams those words on “Talkin Bout the New Generation”, you believe it.  Rock and roll can never die. It has learned too much through all its phases.  It never dies; it just idles sometimes and takes a decade or two to reignite. I got a...
[CULT TALK] Sam James Velde of Obliterations on Meeting Oasis, and Pretty Much Nothing Else

[CULT TALK] Sam James Velde of Obliterations on Meeting Oasis, and Pretty Much Nothing Else

   (all photos by Alice Baxley) The really cool thing about Los Angeles hardcore/hardcore punk band Obliterations is that the group is an amalgamation of other very awesome bands: Stephen McBean from Black Mountain/Pink Mountaintops on guitar, Austin Barber from Saviours, Florian Schanze from Dudeman. But because we are not really cool, we managed to...
[CULT TALK] Meat Market Met in Physics Club and Other Reasons they are the Coolest Band Ever

[CULT TALK] Meat Market Met in Physics Club and Other Reasons they are the Coolest Band Ever

(all photos by Alice Baxley) Meat Market is so fucking cool. They’re so cool that I wish they were all my older brothers (I’m pretty sure they’re all younger than me but this is my dream so let me live). I want them to give me their old comic books and ruffle my hair and...
[CULT TALK] Zig Zags on Hair, Lost Job Opportunities, and the Beauty of 70s Bush

[CULT TALK] Zig Zags on Hair, Lost Job Opportunities, and the Beauty of 70s Bush

Since this interview almost exclusively deals in non-relevant topics, I suppose I should use this intro bit to tell you some factual info about Zig Zags. Here we go: Zig Zags are a band rooted deep in the steam punk tradition. They often incorporate found instruments such as hollowed out cantaloupe melons, empty Del Taco...
[CULT TALK] Smith Westerns Are Kind Of Grown Up But Kind Of Not Really

[CULT TALK] Smith Westerns Are Kind Of Grown Up But Kind Of Not Really

(photos by Rachelyn Remz) According to music writers ’round the interweb, Smith Westerns are all grown up. Their newest album Soft Will has been critically heralded as every synonym for “mature” under the sun, which is pretty ground-breaking journalism when you take into consideration that the band made their first album in a basement while...