Interviews

“Ink in Water” – An Interview with Lacy Davis and Jim Kettner

Lacy Davis and Jim Kettner discuss their new graphic novel “Ink in Water”, about Lacy struggling and eventual overcoming an eating disorder. We also discuss their podcasts, webcomics, and Lacy’s newest endeavor: a gym.

Coastwest Unrest Interview by Michael T. Fournier

Coastwest Unrest Interview by Michael T. Fournier

“A turning point for me was Shane MacGowan’s first solo record with the Popes called The Snake. There was something about it, the fact that that was punk, this guy’s a punk rocker. I took it home and listened to it and there was something so profound of just how simple and quiet the songs were. There was something special about it because it’s an acoustic album.” –Noah, Coastwest Unrest

Acrylics Interview by Rosie Gonce

Acrylics interview by Rosie Gonce

Acrylics passionately and proudly represent and identify with a unique hardcore scene in Santa Rosa, Calif. (and around the world), calling their genre of music “freak punk.”

Needles//Pins interview by Chris Mason

Needles//Pins

Their lyrics convey a sense of melancholy—like many of my favorite bands—while their music makes me want to smile and pound my fists in the air. We’re staring into the void, but we might as well try to have a good time doing it!

Interview with Gary Floyd by David Ensminger

Gary Floyd by David Ensminger

In turbulent times, when the President is openly sexist, gay culture has begun to blur into a gradient of “queer,” and police violence is omnipresent, Gary Floyd reminds us how the punk explosion cohered a sense of freedom that is still being sought. As singer for the ribald, raucous, and renegade Dicks, he became a folk hero of the left, while Sister Double Happiness helped ignite a roots-punk movement alongside Gun Club, X, Divine Horsemen, and others.

Interview with Royal Headache by Sal Go

The Heartlights interview by Alxis Ratkevich

Heartlights

What do E.T., dumpster diving raccoons and power pop love songs all have in common? The Heartlights first album …oh dear…

Interview with Frank Discussion and D.H. Peligro of the Feederz by David Ensminger

Throughout four decades of endless conflict and upheaval, the music of Feederz has been sporadic, vociferous, and mysterious; recently reformed in the ascendancy of Trump, their newest cuts on What Would Hitler Do? (an EP on Slope Records) are timely and barbed, likely making people feel as thrilled, angered, and “woke” as the past.

Chris Gethard Podcast Interview (with full text) by Kurt Morris

“I got exposed to punk so young that it felt like a skeleton key, if that makes sense. If there’s a thing I think should exist and has a right to exist, then I’m going to find a way to make it exist.” –Chris Gethard

Interview with Meghan O’Neil Pennie of Super Unison by Nicole X

Anyone who is helping broaden the contributors to punk is so important.