Interview with Martin Barre

Jethro Tull blended hard rock, blues, folk and surreal lyrics to become one of the most unique progressive rock bands of our era. Joining Tull in 1969 for the recording of “Living in the Past”, Martin Barre continued to provide much of the energy juxtaposed to Ian Anderson’s complex melodies and lyrics that allowed the band to rise in epic popularity until it’s dissolution in 2011.

Listen here to Carol’s interview with Martin Barre on Test of Time as Barre reflects back on his days as Jethro Tull’s guitarist including his favorite and most difficult albums to record. Martin Barre is hitting his stride as a solo artist and loving the freedom that’s offered. He continues re-interpreting Jethro Tull songs as well as writing and recording new material.

Links:

Martin Barre: http://www.martinbarre.com/   

Test of Time:  http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/test-of-time-kzsc-santa-cruz

 

Ace of Cups today

Interview: Denise Kaufman from the Ace of Cups

The Ace of Cups, one of the first all-women rock bands emerging in the mid-sixties , were at the center of the San Francisco music scene and the summer of love in 1967.

Fifty years later, the group has come together to record a proper studio album of old and new songs. Listen here to Carol’s exclusive interview on the Test of Time with Ace of Cups’ guitarist & bassist Denise Kaufman.

Kaufman talks about the band’s past, present, and future. Their upcoming triple album on High Moon Records offers a vast array of songs with the help of many Bay Area musicians and friends. You’ll hear Kaufman share clips from the upcoming album and tell the stories behind them. It’s been a long time coming, but is well worth the wait.


Ace of Cups today; From L-R Diane Vitalich, Denise Kaufman, Mary Ellen Simpson, Mary Gannon

Aug 3 event: Cynthia Connolly on punk in L.A. and D.C.

I was able to interview artist/author Cynthia Connolly before she speaks at Santa Cruz MAH, about her book Banned in DC. Cynthia talks about her experience in both the LA and Washington D.C. punk community; documenting what she felt the scene was really about and truly creative people in there. Check out the interview and listen as we discuss about race, gender, and art!
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-Melissa, Loud Rock Director

@highniggapies (@HNP) interview w/ riz aka rsd 6.29.17

I locked in an interview with up and coming Soundcloud producer @HighNiggaPies (@HNP) residing from Oakland CA, in Berkeley, CA on 6.29.17. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

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RBC Bugzy interview w/ riz aka rsd 6.28.17

Since the Spring 2017 quarter has ended, I’ve been doing a number of interviews, trying to help put on these upcoming musicians, especially from the Bay Area.

I interviewed Rubber Band Clan’s finest (RBC) Bugzy from Richmond, California. Bugzy has been on the grind & lowkey in the game for a minute, who is waiting to blow up sooner than later. This was damn near his first official interview. He showed us his new music after which was dope as hell. Be on the lookout for it! Peep the interview below to know more about RBC Bugzy!

Follow RBCBugzy!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RBCBugzy

IG: https://www.instagram.com/rbcbugzy/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rbcbugzy

YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/RBCBugzy…

Web: http://www.rbcbugzy.com/

*RBC Bugzy is the 3/6 interviews that I am able to post at this moment, others include HBKPLo (1 of 6; 6/24/17), RexxLifeRaj (2 of 6; 6/24/17), Gary Junior (4 of 6; 6/29/17), HNP (5 of 6; 6/29/17), & UCSC Banana Slug Alum YMTK (6 of 6; 7/15/17)*

@Remedy415 interview w/ riz aka djrsd

On 5.26.17, @rizzystaydizzy got to interview one of the hottest musicians & producers in the Bay Area right now, @remedy415 right before he opened up on day 1 of 3 sold out shows headlined by SOB X RBE at the Social Hall in his hometown of San Francisco. We talked about his recent moves in producing & connecting with other Bay Area artists, as well as his upcoming project titled “Roll Model.” Check out & click on the picture to see the interview & blog post!

Remedy, of Geneva Towers, San Francisco, CA, was previously a standout athlete, working out, eating right and taking care of his health. After being shot in the legs at the age of 14, he translated his hard work ethic in athletics to music as he used that life-changing experience as motivation and continued to pursue his passion. Most recently, Remedy has been rehabbing to regain the control of his legs and has been making excellent progress.

Fresh off opening three consecutive sold out shows in his hometown of San Francisco at the Social Hall Friday (5.26.17) & Saturday (5.27.17), the last show of the weekend was relocated to the larger venue, the Regency Ballroom on Sunday (5.28.17). On Friday, he gave me a heads up and promised me and his video director @BGIGGZ that he had a surprise in store for the show on Sunday. Everyone had their phone out and was in shock and awe as he came out with a walker to perform his Intro song off his upcoming project “Roll Model.” The video will have your emotions running and will probably bring you to tears.

Personally being next to Remedy was truly inspiring. I literally say this all the time because it is a blessing to be with all of these artists I have met and interviewed this year. But anyways, be on the lookout for Remedy’s project “Roll Model!”

Vi Pham & Zennon Cruz, DJs of Jesse M. Bethel High School in Vallejo, CA, who were in attendance with me, helped contribute to this blog.