Artist Features / Interviews

 Harriet Kaplan

FEATURE: Hercules P32 DJ Controller – NAMM 2016

FEATURE: Hercules P32 DJ Controller – NAMM 2016

Hercules P32 DJ Controller A unique all-in-one controller at the crossroads of DJing and performance, the P32 DJ is the defacto entry level DJ system by Hercules. SoCalMusicToday’s Harriet Kaplan spoke with Hercules North America Marketing Director Michael Peterson and DJ Karla Kenya from Berlin Germany at The 2016 NAMM Show to discuss the thrill […]

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Chuck Garric of Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper

INTERVIEW: Chuck Garric of Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper

SoCalMusicToday.com’s Chris Loomis recently spoke with Beasto Blanco guitarist/vocalist Chuck Garric who also plays bass for Alice Cooper. Chuck talks about his new band Beasto Blanco, creating stage theatrics, working with Calico Cooper, their upcoming show at NAMM JAM 2016, new Beasto Blanco music and remembering Lemmy and David Bowie. Beasto Blanco will be performing […]

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Joey Tempest of Europe

INTERVIEW: Joey Tempest of Europe

SoCalMusicToday.com’s Chris Loomis recently spoke with vocalist Joey Tempest from the band Europe. Joey talks about being back playing live shows in the US, their upcoming 2016 War of Kings tour, the resurgence of the song “The Final Countdown” thanks to their Geico commercial and his thoughts on Lemmy and David Bowie. Europe begins their […]

 Harriet Kaplan

INTERVIEW: Indie/Alt Rockers Stroamata

INTERVIEW: Indie/Alt Rockers Stroamata

Brookyln based band indie/alt rockers Stroamata featuring Dara Eagle (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Robert Morrison (lead guitar and vocals), Akil Marshall (bass) Alexander Markowitz (drums/backing vocals) are known for combining heavy-sounding guitars with big vocal hooks to create an edgy sound. The band is also known for tossing in some post-hardcore Paramore and industrial influences. The […]

 Dave Safley

INTERVIEW: Keith St John Discusses Ronnie Montrose Remembered

INTERVIEW: Keith St John Discusses Ronnie Montrose Remembered

Famed California rocker Ronnie Montrose was an inspiration and guitar idol to many of today’s biggest rock stars. With his band Montrose, Ronnie achieved critical acclaim and although the band ultimately saw a revolving door of musicians, Montrose maintains their legacy to this day. In the years prior to Ronnie Montose’s death, Keith St John […]

 Harriet Kaplan

INTERVIEW: Alternative/Hip-Hop Artist Brian Howe AKA SIKES from SIKES & The New Violence

INTERVIEW: Alternative/Hip-Hop Artist Brian Howe AKA SIKES from SIKES & The New Violence

Melding electronic beats, rap and an alternative sound with hard-hitting lyrics, Brian Howe AKA SIKES and The New Violence’s debut album, “I’ve Seen Better” shows a lot of promise. Think Gorillaz meets Linkin Park with a modern twist and edge. The alternative hip hop artist and producer from Pittsburgh, PA and his backing band who […]

 Harriet Kaplan

Warren Haynes: Q&A Session and Performance @ The GRAMMY Museum – 10/27/2015

Warren Haynes: Q&A Session and Performance @ The GRAMMY Museum – 10/27/2015

Serious and self-deprecating, Warren Haynes, GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist/songwriter and guitarist, discussed his new solo studio album, Ashes & Dust featuring Railroad Earth, as well as his illustrious career that includes 25 years with the Allman Brothers Band and 20 years at the helm of his band, Gov’t Mule, on October 27 at the Clive Davis […]

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Max Cavalera of Soulfly

INTERVIEW: Max Cavalera of Soulfly

SoCalMusicToday.com’s Chris Loomis recently spoke with metal legend Max Cavalera founding member of Sepultura and Soulfly. Soulfly released their 10th and most brutal album Archangel in August and the band is gearing up to hit the road on a World Tour. Max talks about the success of Soulfly, the making of Archangel, his relationship with […]

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