Over three years, we've done a number of interviews on the site, from musicians involved in everything from metal to 8-bit, ukuleles to funk. As a short compendium, here are a few of our favorite quotes from our most recent interviews, with links to put them all into context. Above photo of Ben Sollee. "When every member of Mötley Crüe now has...  Read more

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Daphne Carr Interview - Part 1
Daphne Carr is the series editor for the Best Music Writing series. She blogs at Fun Boring, and her book in the 33 1/3 series on Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine will be out in September. This interview was conducted by email in February. Do you think writing about music occupies a different cultural place than writing about other kinds of...  Read more
Legs Against Arms Against the World
Legs Against Arms is new to the scene. This Austin-based band formed in 2007 and released their first EP, Come On Let's Disappear, in late 2009. Come On Let's Disappear was produced by Daniel Hoxmeier (Oh No Oh My), and is available online and at Waterloo Records. LAA's music lives in a rich, comfortable space between indie, pop, and straight...  Read more
Back in the day, tape trading was the foundation of the metal underground - a grass roots foundation on which many bands built their careers. It certainly provided a strong foundation for Metallica and K.J. Doughton, who ran the band's fan club from the demo days up until the mid-eighties. For part two of this story, MadeLoud talks to K.J....  Read more
Audio trading has always taken place amongst Grateful Dead fans and fans of underground metal, but I didn’t realize a culture of reggae tape traders existed until reading about Roger Steffens. Steffens is a reggae archivist who used to audio trade heavily. He had a circle of people he trusted, and if he found out anyone was making money off the...  Read more
Austin Band Beyond Gods and Empires Talk Sci-Fi, Vinyl
Usually, when a band breaks up, its members split off and begin new projects. But when the quartet who comprise Austin's heavy-as-fuck metal combo Beyond Gods and Empires begin to feel restricted by their genre and the pre-conceived notions of their fans, they choose to evolve. What began in the mid-'90s as a high school punk rock band in the...  Read more
Headbanger's Kitchen II - Restaurant Guide and More
Welcome to the companion piece to our interview with Rock and Roll cook Annick Giroux. We've linked some of Giroux's suggestions for metal grub, and provided other outlets for the music and culinary inclined. A list of metal and rock restaurants compiled by Annick Giroux: Rock'n'Roll Ribs (Florida) Brand new place! Kuma's (Chicago) Very famous...  Read more
With metal-themed restaurants popping up all over the country and more and more musicians professing their love of the Food Network, chef Annick Giroux could not have picked a better time to arrive with her self-styled convergence of metal and the culinary arts. Gioroux is the author of Hell Bent For Cooking, a metal cookbook just released by...  Read more
The Young Life and Times of Alessi's Ark
What were you doing when you were 19? Entering your second year of college? Finishing up your second, never-to-be-published screenplay? Or...touring across the world, playing bizarrely alluring folk songs? Alessi Laurent-Marke has been busy with the latter, and her project Alessi’s Ark has simultaneously captivated the stodgy music press,...  Read more
You think you’ve heard one shred guitar album you’ve heard ‘em all, but the newest album from Damir Simic Shime, Tone Addict, demands your attention. Instead of blurring into the background, Shime plays licks that perk up your ears and - perhaps just as importantly - he makes you want to pick up your own guitar and start practicing. In Guitar...  Read more
Neil Zlozower - The Photos Go To Eleven
If you grew up reading Circus and Rip magazine, Neil Zlozower's name - appearing in the photo credit margins over and over again - has been imprinted onto your brain. Zlozower doesn’t just shoot rock n’ roll, he loves it and lives it - and that's probably why he captures it better than anyone. Zlozower (or "Zloz") has celebrated forty years as...  Read more

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