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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Talking Whimsy with Wendy Darling
San Diego-based Wendy Darling started life as an acoustic duo, but the adventure-pop singer Cori Rush and guitarist Nate Heller were coming up with demanded something a little bigger. With the bass of Jon Freeman and drums of Hector Verdugo onboard, the group released its debut album Half-Told Bedtime Stories to great critical acclaim and...  Read more
With reams of positive press behind them, Metuchen, New Jersey-based The Roadside Graves recently released My Son’s Home, their third full-length blend of haunting folk, roots Americana, and straight-up rock. As the sextet pressed on towards its date at this year’s Monolith Music Festival, MadeLoud spoke with vocalist/violinist/guitarist Jeremy...  Read more
Across the Desert with French Horn Rebellion
French Horn Rebellion officially formed in 2005, but its true origins date back to the childhoods of brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari. Combing the duo's classically-trained background with an electro-fueled sense of adventure, the group's single "Up All Night" became a surprise underground hit on its release in early 2009, and opened...  Read more
Woodhands - The "K" is for Keytar and Katy Perry
The Canadian indietronic duo Woodhands have built a reputation that eludes most artists working in their genre: namely, they've won audiences over with the strength of their live show, in addition to the frenzied performances on their debut record, last year's Heart Attack. Donning a keytar and a drum kit respectively, Dan Warb and Paul Banwatt...  Read more
College of Aquarius - The San Fran Record Store Digs Deep
The Aquarius Records website is just about the most mind-bogglingly erudite font of esoteric music I could ever even imagine, much less witness. Every other week the store releases a massive 25,000-word-plus new arrivals list. They’ve published more than 300 of these monsters, and all are archived and accessible through their impressive search...  Read more
Boulder Acoustic Society - "You Will Hear True Rock!"
With a name that makes them sound like a collection of grey-ponytailed, pointy-bearded fogies living in the mountains and playing archaic folk ditties at the public library, The Boulder Acoustic Society delights in playing with preconceptions and tweaking their image. In advance of the group's slot on the MadeLoud.com stage at Monolith Festival,...  Read more
If Caitlin Rose Ain't Country...
...you can kiss our ass. Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose may lag behind her musical contemporaries in the age department, but her old soul hearkens back to the rough but idyllic days of her idols - the Louvin Brothers, Gram Parsons, and the gamblers, sinners and saints between them. Ms. Rose released her Dead Flowers EP last year, and...  Read more
Red Wire Black Wire - How to Dismantle a not-so-atomic bomb
The Brooklyn-based Red Wire Black Wire will be jumping from their stinky practice space to a big stage at the Monolith Festival this year, bringing with them the electro-infused rock that has attracted the attention of everyone from NME magazine to Tough Customer records. Lead man Doug P. Walters gave us a taste of what the band is all about,...  Read more
Neon Indian - Acid Dreams, Distortion, and Volume
Multi-instrumentalist Alan Palomo has explored myriad musical identities in just the last few years; the electro-retro project Ghosthustler, the shimmery hi-fidelity Vega, and now the intimate and experimental Neon Indian, which he helms with video artist Alicia Scardetta. In anticipation of the latter’s first live appearance on our stage at...  Read more
Talking Long Beach and Beach House with Avi Buffalo
Hailing from Long Beach, California, eclectic singer-songwriter Avi Buffalo defies easy categorization, but offers plenty of warm and hummable melodies. He and his band are playing MadeLoud's stage at the Monolith Festival in Red Rocks, Colorado before gigging with Beach House this fall. He talked to MadeLoud about his early beginnings and quick...  Read more

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