Managing Editor, Canada (Kitchener, ON, Canada)
- One day back in 2006, I got drunk with a friend and we decided to start a music magazine. That one lasted a few years. For many reasons, I folded that magazine and immediately started ANOTHER music magazine. That one made it another 6 years. During these many years, I’d run into Chris Gonda a lot. He always said "We should work together." Now we are. We both want global media domination. Full stop.
In this interview, Collide hint a bit at their inspirations, and why some of the new material carries a darker tone.
Eric Johnson took 15 minutes to talk with PureGrainAudio about this upcoming tour, teaching guitar, his writing process, and that time he shared the stage with a cow.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage director D.J. Caruso took a bit of time to talk with PureGrainAudio about the making of this explosive third act in the xXx franchise.
There won't be a three-day line-up of hard rock and metal anywhere in North America quite like Rock On The Range 2017.
Mastodon touched down in Toronto on May 3rd at Rebel with Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles, delivering a two-hour set amidst an array of stunning lights and near perfect sound.
PureGrainAudio was allotted some interview time with Armored Saint vocalist John Bush who launched right into his love for Canada, Hockey and his interest in coming up here to play a few shows.
Saturday Night Fever still holds up as an extraordinary film and a comment on that era. I really think this movie is a great encapsulated version of what went on in the 1970s.
Recently, Mew bassist Johan Wohlert was able to spend 20 minutes with PureGrainAudio in the hours before the band boarded a plane for some live dates in Japan.
The inimitable Biffy Clyro brought the live embodiment of their seventh full-length album Ellipsis to Toronto on Saturday night, performing an almost two-hour long set of some of their finest material to a capacity crowd of ecstatic fans.
White Reaper guitarist/vocalist Tony Esposito chatted with us about their new album, and how relieved he and his band-mates are that it's finally out!
Hours before her Toronto performance on what turned out to be one of the coldest nights of the winter so far, Agnes Obel talked candidly about her new album, her musicality, David Lynch and singing in English.
With ROTR and a summer run of dates supporting Korn, fans will get plenty of chances to see the Skillet live. John Cooper was most affable for this interview and seems genuinely eager to perform at ROTR!
Emperor Of Sand, with Brendan O'Brien back in the Production driver's seat yields an album that can truly give Crack The Skye a run for its money!
Agnes Obel and her three bandmates delivered a humbling performance of eighteen songs that sounded nothing short of perfect.
Pierce The Veil managed to deliver a stadium rock level show in a theatre environment while Crown The Empire and Falling In Reverse did an excellent job warming things up.
Matt Snell is many things: Bassist; Mechanic; Educator; Jazz enthusiast; Metal fan. He’s also a very talkative fellow, yielding a very giving interview, answering all of the questions put to him with candor and detail that is most refreshing.
Billy Talent! Alexisonfire! The Tragically Hip! Monster Truck! The Dirty Nil! This evening’s performance was a celebration of Billy Talent's success story as the band delivered a 2-hour performance filled with easter eggs for this very special evening of Canadian music.
Le Trouble's sound is a sublime mixture of modern independent pulling from the past via acts like The Strokes, Modest Mouse and even a dash of Lou Reed.
This 10-album boxed set of 45’s celebrating For All Kings is truly a monument of musical beauty.
Arrival is truly one of the finest films of 2016, and PureGrainAudio was able to field twenty minutes worth of questions at Mark O’Brien, a Canadian-born actor with a significant role in the movie.