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Chris Conley of Saves the Day - Saves the Day has been a staple in the pop punk genre for almost 15 years, outlasting countless bands that were lucky if they made it past their second or third album.

Little Shalimar - Little Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz) is a man of many talents, and not the least of them is creating unique and funky groove rock.

The Ladybirds - True to the spirit of 50s and 60s rockabilly with a style all their own, the Ladybirds are heating up rock and roll in Louisville, KY. Lead singer Sarah Teeple, or "Sarahbird," gives us a fun and insightful interview about where retro music fits into the modern indie scene. Shimmy Shimmy Dang!, their second album, will be out September 6, 2011.

The Growlers - Ironic, comically facetious beach goths The Growlers exude subtle silliness in this amusing interview with NBC. Hailing from Long Beach, CA their undulating surf rock has a lo-fi "bent" sound to it that is reflected in their nonchalant personalities and quirky wanderings. Oh, and they're wearing a sheet.

Theivery Corporation - Best known for their smooth fusions of various genres including dub, Indian, Brazilian, bossa nova, jazz, trance and hip hop, Thievery Corporation is often a favorite of those who claim to "like a little bit of everything." They've had tracks featured on the Hollywood hits Vanilla Sky and Garden State and often work with other major recording artists, such as Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, David Byrne and Perry Farrell (all featured on their 2005 album The Cosmic Game).

Saint Motel - Saint Motel is a local L.A. band with a phenomenal pop-rock energy, known for their lively performances and unique "musical events," which have included a Valentine's Day Zombie Prom and Kaleidoscope Mind Explosion in 3D. All four band members met while in film school at UCLA, and bring a very theatrical element to their songs, videos and events.

Parallels - So the band has been around since 2008 and released your first album called Visionaries in February of 2010. Youíre also touring in a week. You must be really excited, as it seems like Parallels was kind of your baby while you were in Crystal Castles - how does it feel to have the album finalized and be touring with it?

Suicide City - Eight years ago a city was created but not just any city, this was a city where anyone would be free to die. Yes die.... because you’re giving them your pity circumstances and end up in Suicide City. Consisting of vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei (Biohazard), with former vocalist Karl Bernholtz, and guitarist AJ Marchetta (ex-Groovenics) with bassist Jennifer Arroyo (ex-Kittie) and drummer Danny Lamagna, this DIY band didn't get serious until 2005. But soon after a five-song demo was recorded early that year using “Give Me Your Pity" as their original chose led them to change it to "Not My Year".

White Lies - London based White Lies discuss their new album 'Ritual' with NME at V Festival 2010,

These United States - Originally from Washington, DC, and Lexington, KY, These United States released two albums in 2008, one in 2009, and one in 2010, all via Colorado-based record label United Interests. The band performs live and talks to Baeble Music.

Scott Hutchison - Lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and lyricist of the Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit talks about being on tour, his band members and the new album The Winter Of Mixed Drinks.

Loren Weisman - An accomplished music producer and consultant based in Seattle, Washington, Loren has just published a new book called The Artistís Guide to Success in the Music Business. We talked to him about his new book.

50 SXSW Bands in 30 Days - Starting on Monday, February 15, 2010, we will be posting a couple of interviews per day featuring an artist performing at South by Southwest this year. Artists include Wye Oak, Hopewell, Little Black Dress, Bear Hands, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Alina Simone, Butterfly Explosion, :papercutz, Dan Black, Avi Buffalo, Via Tania, Bowling for Soup, Drink Up Buttercup, Twin Tigers, The Rocketboys, Dark Dark Dark, Bowerbirds and many more. Check back often.

Yeasayer - Take a look into the recording of Yeasayer’s ODD BLOOD in this episode of’s In the Studio. The new album will be released Feburary 9th, 2010

Howie Weinberg - Spoon interviews the mastering engineer about their new album, Transference which will be in stores January 19, 2010 on Merge Records.

Alice in Chains - Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney talk about band life after Layne Staley, collaborating with Elton John on the new album, and fan reception to new singer DuVall.

Trey Gunn - After seeing a post on Facebook saying that he was going completely digital, OnlineRock's Steve Beck ask Trey a few questions about the new live rig and his current projects.

Doug Martsch - Steve Beck talks with Built to Spill's frontman Doug Martsch about the new record, how the band works in the studio, and the Boise music scene.

Daniel Johnston - Interviewed at SXSW 2009 by Jason Gross of Perfect Sound Forever.

Todd Rundgren - OnlineRock founder Steve Beck talks to Todd about touring, recording and his upcoming performances of his 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star.

Adrian Belew - Few people in the music industry are as busy or accomplished as Adrian Belew. The list of people he has worked with is literally a whose-who of the music world. King Crimson, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Trent Reznor and Paul Simon are only just a few.

Daniel Lanois - Silence, nighttime and the mysteries of the South is what drives Daniel Lanois – guitarist, pedal steel artist and producer. His latest album, ‘‘Belladonna’’ is a travel log from Mexico, where Miles Davis got to join in on the nightly studio adventures by Nikki O’Neill.

Tish Ciravolo - The Founder and President of Daisy Rock Guitar talks about her company, keeping on top and the ins-and-outs of getting an endorsement deal.

Tim Fite - He’s got slow fingers and low budgets. But instead of being hampered and silenced by these constrictions, he made them shape his sound - a unique and quirky mix of folk, twang and hip-hop.

Stefan "Fonzy" Lessard - Dave Matthews Band's bassist trusts his reliable stage rig to carry the tones of Ampeg SVX to concert-goers across the globe, and in the process, had veteran bass tech (Jane's Addiction, Primus, DMB) - Erik Porter buy four StompIO floor stage controllers in less than a month's time. Interview by Starr Ackerman, IK’s Public/Artist Relations Manager.

Josh Briggs - The Associate Director of Rock/Pop Membership at ASCAP in Los Angeles talks about performance royalties and how you get paid.

Son Vo - He’s a top-notch multi-instrumentalist playing several shows a week with different bands; a bandleader who’s kept his own six-piece unit together for many years, and a concert promoter with a production company and massive network of venues and bands in the Southwest.

Bobby Borg - This month the drummer/author/teacher is releasing his new and revamped edition of “The Musician’s Handbook.” Not only is it a highly entertaining guide — written for musicians by a musician — it’s also a must-read if you want to make a living as an artist.

Nicholas Dobson - Author of The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook. Interviewed by Steven Beck

Shane Glass - A business manager at Provident Financial Management, a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), who also teaches a class on touring and tour accounting at UCLA in Los Angeles talks about touring. Interviewed by Nikki O’Neill.

Green Day - On ROVE (with Rove McManus via satellite). Includes: First Green Day gig, fans over the years, people having sex in the crowd, weirdest habit, Australian tour announcement & tattoos.

Trent Reznor - Front man of the rock band Nine Inch Nails, has long been one of the most outspoken critics of the record industry’s ways. Watch the interview from Digg Dialogg.

Lars Ulrich - Metallica drummer sits down with Wired to talk about twittering, playing secret shows at small venues, and gives pointers to aspiring rock stars.

An Horse - Kate and Damon answer some hard hitting questions asked by Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara, about their debut album 'Rearrange Beds' being released in the US.

Nick Cave - Sits down with Pitchfork staff writer Cosmo Lee to discuss the differences in working with Grinderman versus The Bad Seeds as well as his empathy for Lazarus.

My Morning Jacket - Billboard sits down and talks with the band about their latest release, how they approach recording and their upcoming tour.

Alex Maas - Video interview with the vocalist of The Black Angels before their show at the El Rey in Los Angeles with Roky Erickson

Songwriter Interview - Master Session Vocalist Kim Parent Speaks To Songwriters About Working With Professional Vocalists For Your Songwriter Demos

Rhonda Kelley: The Q & A - We introduced you to the Virtual Publicist a few months ago and since then artists around the country have been using it with great success.  We decided it was time to sit down with Rhonda Kelly, the creator of the Virtual Publicist and ask her how she came up with the idea and how it could help some of our readers.

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