Interview Podcast with Sweet Knives by Todd Taylor

Podcast Interview with Sweet Knives by Todd Taylor photo by Mark Murrman

Sweet Knives began as a Lost Sounds reboot, playing Alicja’s songs. When Alicja, Rich, and John Garland got back together, they quickly realized that they didn’t want to be restricted to solely being a cover band of their old band. They still play with the arcing, tense, dirty-crackle lightning of Lost Sounds, but are also writing new songs that reflect where they are now.

Interview Podcast with Cristy C. Road, By Ever Velasquez and Todd Taylor

Pull up a seat and let’s get into the world of Cristy Road. There will be plenty of surprises, shared memories, remembrances of Lookout! Records, and insights into how she’s able to make it all happen and make it look easy.

Interview Podcast with Chip Kinman, by Martin Wong, Todd Taylor, and Lisa Reed Kinman

I first saw Chip Kinman sing and play guitar when I was a student at UCLA in the mid-‘80s. I was a big fan of Rank And File, the genre-defining cowpunk band formed by him and his brother Tony (the bass player with the booming baritone), before I knew about The Dils, the first-generation and hyper-political punk band they also co-founded. I was excited to check out their noisy industrial duo, Blackbird. They were great.

Interview Podcast with Chris L. Terry, by Todd Taylor and Rene Navarro

Chris L. Terry’s Black Card is a novel about race in America that’s serious and unflinching while remaining tender and funny. It’s a novel about compassion and anger, hip hop and punk, cops and young black men. At its core, Black Card is a book driven by the search for identity.

Amyl And The Sniffers Interview Podcast by Todd Taylor

Amyl And The Sniffers—live or on record—are like getting struck by lightning. You may not know what just happened, you may lose a shoe from the impact, but you won’t soon forget them. Turning gutters into butter and lightning into electrifying music, they’re folks you can trust.

La Tuya Podcast Interview by Todd Taylor

When I listen to La Tuya, I hear the grand tradition of East L.A. backyards. I can almost see the dust rise up from the pit as they blast from my speakers. The band is smart, funny, and pissed. Their songs oscillate easily between both Marxes—Karl and Groucho.

Kathleen Hanna Podcast Interview by Ever Velasquez and Todd Taylor

This Kathleen Hanna interview, at its essence, is about the courage to restart several times—through darkness and light, through sickness and health—and continue creating truly meaningful work.

Interview Podcast with Chris Dodge, by Juan Espinosa and Todd Taylor

Chances are you’re familiar with the name Chris Dodge if you’re at all into powerviolence, hardcore, punk, or thrash. After all, he only founded Slap A Ham Records, the premier powerviolence and hardcore punk record label of the ’90s.

MariNaomi Interview Podcast by Todd Taylor

Largely working in autobiography and memoir, Mari employs emotionally honest storytelling and clean line work to tackle both the weighty (death, family, spirituality, misogyny, racism), and the everyday (crushes, work, food, clothes, friends) with a through-line of engaging readers as part of the conversation.

John Miner Interview Podcast by Ever Velasquez and Todd Taylor

John Miner has not only been in a few bands, partied (underage allegedly) at the OG Mr. T’s Bowl (rest in peace ) pre-gentrification, created some real rad art, taught half the people we know how to screenprint, has some really sweet taste in all things vintage, but also has some tasty, recently acquired 45s from his recent trip to Michigan.