Musician Interviews

Ilan Rubin: exhibitionist

Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin talks about his band Regime’s EPs.

The indelibly linked Greg Friedman

Truckee Brothers bassist Greg Friedman releases solo album Can’t Talk Now.

I Wish I ties the past with the present

I Wish I, a band from the late ’90s, reunites to release Convolutions.

Al Howard's Guilty pleasures

‘We decided to have this third record be self-titled, ’cause we feel like we really found our own sound,” says Alfred Howard of the Heavy Guilt, who will celebrate the release of their new full-length ...

Horse sense

Stone Horse’s Dr. Rock and Roll spares a minute

‘In December, we changed the name to Stone Horse.” I tell Danielle Spade the new name rings of Linda Ronstadt. She giggles: “Yeah. Stone Ponys. But my sister said our other name was too long. ...

Octa#grape gives the garage an long-overdue cleaning

Can we all agree that garage rock has reached an impasse? Don’t get me wrong. I love fuzzed-out guitars, lo-fi drum tracks, and retro vocals as much as the next guy — and San Diego ...

A.K. Skurgis: Thrift-store junkie

“I play songs about things that should never be brought up at the dinner table.”

A.K. Skurgis gives you the one-man acoustic band live, but recorded he’s full-band electric.

Swarmius-Haussmann septet: classic not classical

Interview with Joe Waters of the Swarmius Trio and the Hausmann String Quartet, which merges classical music with rock, hip-hop, jazz, and world-music genres.

Jon Goodhue plays to the masses

Golf, fishing, and rock and roll: Jon Goodhue emails that he is just leaving the course at Carmel Mountain Ranch at one point during the month that I spend interviewing him. A San Diego transplant ...

The Clinic's got positive swag

Clairemont rapper Joseph Sardina, aka Lil’ Joe, is now known as the Clinic.