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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Jim McTurnan Trades Cats for Kids, Monolith Edition
Former Cat-A-Tac co-leader Jim McTurnan returns to the Monolith Festival with his new outfit, The Kids That Killed the Man. The Denver singer-songwriter's melodic songs crackle with power pop hooks and a melodic sensibility only hinted at in his previous group. McTurnan talked to MadeLoud about spreading his creative wings. On your MySpace page,...  Read more
The MadeLoud stage at Monolith this year will have its share of dance acts, quirky solo performers, and full-out rock bands. In the latter category is The Knew, a Denver quartet who describe themselves as a mixture of "punk and roots." We spoke with guitarist Tyler Breuer about the city he calls home and some of the nitty-gritty details...  Read more
Beats Antique - Belly Dance Gets an Update
Oakland-based Beats Antique takes an old-fashioned approach to the cutting edge. Their expansive, genre-defying sound incorporates dub, Middle Eastern folk, hip-hop, Gypsy ballads and a plethora of other styles from all corners of the globe. [Note: Beats Antique will be playing the MadeLoud stage at the Monolith festival this year]. Drawing...  Read more
Danielle Ate the Sandwich talks music, sewing, and Mario Kart
Hey readers and Monolith attendees - meet Danielle Ate the Sandwich. As we've been (constantly) reminding you for the past couple of weeks, we're thrilled to be one of the sponsors of this year's Monolith Festival, taking place on September 12th and 13th at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. We'll be bringing you...  Read more
Rachel Goodrich - Hash, Kazoos, and Miami
Hey readers and Monolith attendees - meet Rachel Goodrich. As we've been (constantly) reminding you for the past couple of weeks, we're thrilled to be one of the sponsors of this year's Monolith Festival, taking place on September 12th and 13th at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. We'll be bringing you interviews with...  Read more
Samples, Loops, and Synth Sounds: Rybird
Under the recording name Rybird, Paul Brown uses samples, loops, and original compositions to create ambient, electronic sounds. To date, Rybird has released three albums. We talked with Brown about his beginnings and plays for the 'bird. Let’s begin with some history. Have you always worked within electronic music, or did you begin writing...  Read more
Interview - Angela Leo
L.A.-based Angela Leo is many things - a teacher, an adventurer, and a world traveler, but now she can add "recording artist" to her list of accomplishments. Leo just completed her first EP Cognitive Dissonance, and she told us about discovering music in the jungle, meeting Heart, and playing for womyn. How long have you been writing songs? Is...  Read more
Interview: Gidgets Ga Ga
Power pop trio Gidgets Ga Ga are a Chicago-based band who have an eye for big hooks and tight song structures. The band broke with their city's reputation for meandering post-rock to deliver faster, sharper bits of pop flurry. We spoke with frontman Michael "Mick" Flores about the band's start, playing live, and future plans. So first, some...  Read more
Interview: To Be Eaten
Never question the resiliency of metal. Though trends might point toward boy bands, bearded singer-songwriters or fey British Gang of Four rip-offs, the need for honest-to-goodness aggressive rock never dissipates. We at MadeLoud spent some time in the Denver area, but while we saw a little of most everything, we missed our chance to really...  Read more
Interview: Something Underground
The Denver-based band Something Underground has been going strong for almost a decade now, and the power trio - consisting of brothers Josh and Seth Larson along with Trevor Mariotti - have experienced a great deal in that time. The group have a busy schedule playing festivals and other shows, but Seth Larson took some time to speak with us via...  Read more

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