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  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // THE RIGS

    If you watch HBO, you’ve probably already heard The Rigs’ music. You might just not know it yet. Their unique, swampy, southern rock has appeared on a variety of gritty dramas, including True Blood…

    August 2, 2017
  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // GREYFACE

    “No amount of success has ever satiated my desire to keep writing, recording, and putting something out there,” exclaims vocalist and bassist Jutty Taylor. For him and his bandmates–Ryan Malina (producer, guitar, keys, backing…

    January 21, 2017
  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // THE SCENE OF GAINESVILLE, FL

    While some music fans may only be familiar with Gainesville, Florida, because of the annual music festival, Fest, the city actually has a diverse community made up of hardworking locals who create music, book…

    December 17, 2016
  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // SOUTHPIER

    How did Southpier form? A couple of years ago, a group of us who had been in smaller bands decided to get together to form a pop punk band. We all loved the genre…

    September 10, 2016
  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // ANA SAPPHIRA

    You’ve described your newest album, Edge Walker, as taking a risk and stepping out of your comfort zone. Can you expand on that statement? How does this album differ from your previous releases? We…

    May 9, 2016
  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // GARDENS

    Although they only have an album and an EP under their belt, Gardens has to be one of the best bands out there. We caught up with them a few months after the release…

    August 28, 2015
  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // SHIP CAPTAIN CREW

    How were you all introduced to music, and why did you decide to go in the direction you did? We have all been playing since high school, after we started going to local shows.…

    March 20, 2015
  • LOCAL SPOTLIGHT // HAIL YOUR HIGHNESS

    For anyone who isn’t familiar with the band, can you state your names and roles? Jessie: I sing and play the guitar and the bass. Niki: I sing and play the drums. How did…

    February 20, 2015