Archives for the ‘Interviews’ Category

The Klaxons

By • Mar 26th, 2007 • Category: Interviews

Rave culture is dead. At least in the eyes of the London-based trio, The Klaxons. And the three musicians want no part of reviving it. Since the band’s conception a little more than a year and a half ago, the members have railed against the term “nu rave,” what the British press was so eager […]

Gomez: Saving the Planet One Tour at a Time

By • Mar 1st, 2007 • Category: Interviews

Gomez is in a state of flux. For the 5-piece British ensemble, 2006 was a year of change. The former Mercury Prize winners found themselves with a new record label, new homes and an increased road schedule — one that drummer Olly Peacock called “the most intense year of touring the band has ever done.” […]

Badly Drawn Boy

By • Feb 26th, 2007 • Category: Interviews

Damon Gough is prolific. As Badly Drawn Boy he’s released five albums since 2000, with subsequent tours preceding and following each of those outputs. The 37-year-old acclaimed multi-instrumentalist has built a reputation on plush orchestrations and chamber pop ditties. With a knack for long diatribes amidst his stage banter (and in interviews) he’s also recognized […]

Camera Obscura: A Year to Define a Career

By • Feb 1st, 2007 • Category: Interviews

Good luck understanding Tracyanne Campbell on the phone if there happens to be the slightest background noise. It’s not that the frontwoman for Scottish twee-poppers Camera Obscura just has a syrupy-thick accent, but she also speaks as softly as she sings. Her waif-like voice also carries the concern of a woman weary of the inevitable […]

Paul van Dyk: Speaking His Mind …

By • Oct 8th, 2006 • Category: Interviews

Paul van Dyk is a busy man, and arguably the greatest living force in electronic music. Whether it’s boarding an estimated 250 airplanes per year or cramming his countless interviews into one marathon day, the German DJ extraordinaire keeps up a rampant pace. Sometime between whirlwind flights to and from Berlin to perform at some […]


By • Nov 11th, 2004 • Category: Interviews

Before Incubus takes the Convocation Center stage Friday for its third Illinois concert this year, guitarist Mike Einziger chatted with Weekender for a 10-minute interview. The show is presented by the Campus Activity Board and is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Weekender: You guys started out touring around campuses. Now you’re doing it again. […]

Lostprophets: The ancient philosophy of Lostprophets

By • Apr 22nd, 2004 • Category: Interviews

Lostprophets, comes to the Convocation Center with the MTV Campus Invasion tour today. When the Weekender chatted it up with guitarist Lee Gaze, this is what he had to say about the band?s current tour and its release ?Start Something.? Weekender: How is the tour? Gaze: It’s been a good, fun tour. We’ve had really […]

DJ Jazzy Jeff

By • Nov 20th, 2003 • Category: Interviews

Batman has Robin. Simon has Garfunkel. George Michael has Andrew Ridgely – the other guy from Wham whose name nobody can remember. The general dynamic of a duo is collaboration. However, regardless how evenly a workload may be distributed, one member will seize the spotlight. The other is doomed to ride out his/her wave of […]


By • Nov 13th, 2003 • Category: Interviews

When the Smoking Popes disbanded in 1998, singer/songwriter Josh Caterer took a two-and-a-half year hiatus from making music to devote himself to his newfound Christianity. Forming Duvall in 2001 with a former Popes member, his brother Eli, the band released a series of EPs. On Nov. 18, the band will release a full-length album, “Volume […]

Kill Hannah: Killing time

By • Oct 16th, 2003 • Category: Interviews

John Lennon said a successful recording career was like walking naked through a forest without a mosquito bite. Chicago’s Kill Hannah has been standing stripped at the threshold since 1995. In April, KH brought its fusion of glam and industrial pop to NIU in anticipation of its upcoming release, “For Never and Ever.” Wednesday, the […]