Monday, October 18

Tag: Music Interview

(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 34):  Mike Score of A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 34): Mike Score of A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5zqRlA1zjSVECO1wQXVUbI?si=6f74f36852774ebc Editor's Note:  Mike Score of legendary 80's New Wave band A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS joined the Madness To Creation Podcast for the second season and 34th episode to talk about their latest offering entitled "String Theory."  This record is a reimagination of their classics and fan favorites including "Say You Love Me", "Space Age Love Song", "The More You Live, The More You Love", and their iconic classic "I Ran(So Far Away)", which fans have heard all over from The Wedding Singer to Pulp Fiction to the Grand Theft Auto Vice City video game.  With "String Theory", fans will get to hear orchestral opuses and reimaginations, which makes it a beautiful offering by A Flock Of Seagulls.  A Flock Of Seagulls will be tourin...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

(Mental Health Conversations): Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S

Editor's Note:  Matt Mucerino of Crossing I's Dotting T's converses with Madness To Creation to talk about mental health, music and their latest EP.  Crossing I's Dotting T's, out of Costa Mesa, California, recently released their EP, which is one of the most heartfelt EP's I've heard in quite sometime.  Their self-titled EP was inspired by Matt losing his cousin/best friend to cancer at the age of 21.  Their song "See You At Your Funeral" is specifically about his cousin/best friend, while the other songs touch on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and not feeling wanted.  This EP is a wonderful listen as it mixes the 90's power rock along with the 2000's brand of post-hardcore/emo, and I see Crossing I's Dotting T's doing very well for themselves in the future.  Fans can fi...
(Mental Health Conversation)  Madness To Creation Podcast: Season 2 Ep. 24: Michael Sugars of VATICAN
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast: Season 2 Ep. 24: Michael Sugars of VATICAN

Editor's Note:  Michael Sugars, the new vocalist of hardcore band Vatican, sat down on the Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss their double single entitled "Become A New God", which includes the singles "Fractured God" and "Absolute Reality."  Vatican will be providing support for See You Space Cowboy this fall/winter in the United States, and you can check out the tour dates at the end of this post.  They released their double single in celebration of getting signed with UNFD and it takes us into the themes of overcoming adversity in one's own life and explores the concepts of humanity and how to deal with life's uncertainties and pitfalls.  Fans can check out Vatican on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp and their official website. 2:07- How Michael Sugars joined Vatican ...
CRISTIAN MACHADO(ex-ILL NINO) Converses with Madness To Creation on What Makes Him Tick, “Hollywood y Sycamore” and Going Solo!
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

CRISTIAN MACHADO(ex-ILL NINO) Converses with Madness To Creation on What Makes Him Tick, “Hollywood y Sycamore” and Going Solo!

Editor's Note:  Cristian Machado is forging a new path in his music career.  Sometimes, a person has to take the road less traveled in order to find out what they are made of and who they are.  Cristian, the ex-frontman of Ill Nino, has certainly done that with his recent single release of "Die Alone".  Based on incorporating a mix of Americana with some Latin roots into the music, fans will be abuzz over his fall release "Hollywood y Sycamore".  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Cristian Machado has an in-depth conversation about "Die Alone", what fans can expect with the upcoming album, and mental health awareness.  Fans can find Cristian Machado at the following locations: https://www.facebook.com/CRISTIAN-MACHADO-42228408843/ http://www.cristianmachado.com/ Madness T...
Paul McSweeney of PARTS PER MILLION Converses with Madness To Creation on “2020 Vision”, Covering LIVING COLOUR & Mental Health Awareness
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Paul McSweeney of PARTS PER MILLION Converses with Madness To Creation on “2020 Vision”, Covering LIVING COLOUR & Mental Health Awareness

Editor's Note:  It was a great conversation with Paul McSweeney of Boston hard rock group Parts Per Million for Madness To Creation.  In this conversation, we discuss how the media is bullshit in the music video "2020 Vision", along with mental health awareness and covering "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour.  Parts Per Million will be releasing their EP entitled "The Cycle" coming up.  They are composed of Paul McSweeney on guitars/vocals, Alex Marks on bass/vocals David MacCauley on drums, and Brian Bailey on lead guitar/vocals.  Fans can find Parts Per Million at the following locations: www.facebook.com/partspermillionband www.partspermillionband.com www.twitter.com/partspermusic www.instagram.com/parts_per_million Madness To Creation:  Hello to the people of Parts P...
SOUND OF A SMIRK Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on the New York Scene!
Musings With Musicians

SOUND OF A SMIRK Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on the New York Scene!

Contributor's Note:  To call Sound of a Smirk Emo Revival music is to discredit their originality.  They seem to be able to breath new life into the music I was listening to in the early 2000s.  With their recent move to New York, I feel that it's only a matter of time before we're hearing about them all the time.  Fans can find Sound of a Smirk at the following locations: www.facebook.com/theSoundofaSmirk www.SoundofaSmirk.com How did Sound of a Smirk come to be?  How did you guys meet? Sound of a Smirk was originally an incarnation of Jesse’s as a name for the solo project that he looked to expand. He chose a moniker rather than his own name in hopes and expectations of growing the project to a full band setting. All the other members joined the band slowly but surely through...
DAN RAUCHWERK Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on the Art of Storytelling!
Musings With Musicians

DAN RAUCHWERK Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on the Art of Storytelling!

Contributor's Note:  Singer/Songwriter Dan Rauchwerk is a troubadour in the classic sense of the word.  His songs are beautiful stories that are told with passion.  While the songs on his last album do differ, there is a through line of honesty that I really enjoyed.  Fans can find Dan Rauchwerk at the following locations: www.facebook.com/drauchwerk www.danrauchwerk.com www.instagram.com/danrauchwerk Your music on We Are More Than What We Leave Behind is rooted in your storytelling.  Whether it’s an Irish singer-songwriter style on “Mrs. McLaughlin,” or an American folk inspired song like “Memphis,” your storytelling seems at the center of your songs.  Where do these stories come from?   My stories come from a variety of sources. “Mrs. McLaughlin” comes out of my o...
Evan of Madness To Creation Converses with BROKEN FIELD RUNNER on the Songwriting Process and their Best Gig Ever!
Musings With Musicians

Evan of Madness To Creation Converses with BROKEN FIELD RUNNER on the Songwriting Process and their Best Gig Ever!

Contributor's Note:  Broken Field Runner is technical, smart, and just totally nice people.  Their music feel like a refreshing breath of old school charm meets new school ideas.  If anyone is into Maps, The Eagles, and Bowie this might be your new favorite band. Fans can find Broken Field Runner at the following locations: www.facebook.com/brokenfieldrunner www.brokenfieldrunner.bandcamp.com   This album feels a little math-rock, a little Americana, and a lot of unadulterated emotion. Who are some of your biggest influences on this album? On this record, my biggest influences personally were bands like Car Seat Headrest, Low, and Mansions. I’ve also been obsessed with singer-songwriters like David Bazan, Julien Baker, and the Saddle Creek old-school like Conor Obers...
WINEBOX LOUNGECHAIR Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on 2019 and Major Influences!
Musings With Musicians

WINEBOX LOUNGECHAIR Converses with Evan of Madness To Creation on 2019 and Major Influences!

Contributor's Note:  I don't know if good Hip Hop can be hard to find in the underground scene or if I'm not looking hard enough, but when I first heard Winebox Loungechair I was floored.  Their production reminds me of The Pharcyde and Jurassic 5 with some Jay-Z and J. Cole thrown in.  I absolutely loved this band and it was the perfect breath of fresh air.  Fans can find Winebox Loungechair at the following locations: www.facebook.com/WineBoxLoungeChair www.wineboxloungechair.bandcamp.com Can you first tell me about who plays what in the band?   So on vocals we have Philthy Phil(of the cuckoo’s nest), Pozy One(look at his solo work), and Shannon Styles(local cover artist). On guitar we have Alex White(of Monkeybite). And then we have Mike and Nick Rufolo(of the broth...