With a new album Divorce being released this week, it’s an exciting time in the life of frantic alternative/garage rockers and fixtures on the local indie scene, JPNSGRLS. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with singer/lyricist Charlie Kerr.
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Growing up in Purcell, Oklahoma listening to Delta blues records that pre-dated him by multiple decades, Parker Millsap carved out a sound that belies his 23 years of age. His new album The Very Last Day delivers his message “via gospel-tinged rock and roll poetry.”
A band that challenges the shackles of conventional categories, Brooklyn-based “pop-rockers” We Are Scientists arrived at their own genre — Helter Seltzer, the name of their latest release. Prior to their Vancouver appearance July 10 at The Cobalt, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray.
Having scored two wins in radio station competitions, the worldly sounds of Little India are apparent — credited to the combination of their South African and Canadian heritage, with a strong British influence. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with bassist Andrew Dixon and vocalist Conan Karpinski.
Performing now for two decades, Aaron Pritchett has released a new album, Score, celebrating the milestone, and is coming off an emotional high having recently opened for his hero, Garth Brooks. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the Canadian country music star.
Van Damsel is a B.C.-based group that weaves organic indie rock with synth-pop in a seamless manner. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with singer Sebastien Ste Marie and drummer Matthew Barron.
Evoking the ‘70s sounds of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon, Sam Weber laid the foundation for the songs on his album Valentina Nevada. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the Vancouver Island singer/songwriter.
Soaring to fame as a member of the seminal Canadian band Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page has a new solo album where he establishes himself as a true songwriting craftsman. Prior to his appearance at the Face the World Foundation Gala, he sat down and spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.
An alternative rock band from England, The 1975 have topped the music charts — soaring to international acclaim as one of the great live acts of present day. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with singer Matthew Healy
Be it gospel, blues or rock, Sadie Campbell has a few weapons in her musical arsenal. Also driven by passion, she created #EmpowerME — a campaign designed to raise awareness to stop domestic violence against women. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the Vancouver singer.
Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the one-time Vancouverite Layten Kramer, who now calls Canmore, Alberta home.
Having just turned 20, Traffik is re-established with a new release ‘the Modest Tomorrow’ after a career setback with personal voice issues. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local rapper/MC.
With a new EP Help Me Help You, and opening across Canada for Marianas Trench and Walk Off the Earth, Kieran Mercer is the latest artist to emerge from the ever-growing roster of 604 Records. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local singer.
With a new concept album Astoria based on 1980s fantasy adventure films to inspire, Marianas Trench are at the top of their game following a personal journey of highs and lows. Prior to their appearance Friday at Pacific Coliseum, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with lead singer Josh Ramsay.
At 16, Vancouver’s Logan Jones is the youngest artist to be featured in this column. A multi-instrumentalist, he’s already built a sizeable library of music as he pursues film — and already has a television soundtrack in the works. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the talented teen.
2015 was a banner year for Ontario-based alt-pop band Ivory Hours, named grand prize winners of Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, and saw the release of their first full- length album Morning Light. Ahead of their appearance March 18 at Media Club, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with vocalist/guitarist Luke Roes.
Rising to international attention on season 3 of the The Voice, 20-year-old Melanie Martinez has seen her career soar with a hit album called Cry Baby. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the young star.
Finding their rightful place as a group after an admittedly uphill climb, Los Angeles sextet Run River North strove to redefine their sound, as evidenced in their new album, Drinking from a Salt Pond. Prior to their appearance Tuesday at The Biltmore, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with vocalist Alex Hwang.
With multiple Juno Awards, The Sheepdogs have gained widespread acclaim for their bold take on classic guitar rock. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with singer Ewan Currie.
A five-piece band out of Toronto, Modern Space recently released their debut EP Before Sunrise to much acclaim. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with singer Sean Watson Graham, and guitarists Sam Arion and Alex Laurie.