This past week, I had the opportunity to interview Jonathan Borgia, also known as Less Than Three (<3) and let me tell you, I had such a blast! If you are interested in not only good music, but reading an interview with an artist whose personality really shines through his writing, read on! From this interview, you can tell how excited and passionate he is about not only his music, but having the opportunity to tour as well! Being one of the youngest artists we’ve interviewed, I was very excited to get his input and views on the industry where so many people have given into temptation and gone down a different path. In this interview he not only discusses this topic, but he also talks about his future, the tremendous love he has for his fans, and of course, his music.
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The Retribution Gospel Choir, featuring Latter-day Saint Alan Sparhawk from Low, has recorded a video for their song “Hide it Away,” from their newest album, 2. Also featuring AWESOME MUTTON CHOPS.
Arthur Hatton has recorded a version of his song “You’re Better Than That” to promote Linescratchers as a non-competing entry at A Motley Vision’s Spring Poetry Runoff Contest. Check it out!
Linescratchers welcomes Allie Ruth, a new music interviewer and reviewer from Kentucky. Allie is an open-minded music fan with a degree in public relations and advertising. – Syphax
If you aren’t a fan of country, now would be a good time to get interested. I had the opportunity to interview Dusty Dee, country music artist from Alberta, Canada. What I found was a musician who has taken traditional country/western music and mixed it with modern country style to form unique, fun, and catchy music.
Dusty Dee talks about his songwriting process, growing up in rural Alberta, and what sets him apart from Nashville pop-country.
We’ve only seen the beginning of this band, mark my words. With jumping, powerful melodies, strong beats, and a invigoratingly tight blend of vocals, The Neighbors proves conclusively that brother-sister songwriting duos aren’t all incredibly lame. Adam and Rachel Kaiser, both singers and both songwriters in Provo, UT, have been working on their first album, and the singles they’ve released give us enough reason to be impatient for more. Music critics nowadays generally lament that there’s nothing new under the sun, but The Neighbors seems to like pushing that envelope, if not by complete iconoclasm, then through eclectic and courageous synthesis. Nothing is held back, giving us all hope that there is more to say yet in Western pop music. The Neighbors graciously accepted some interview questions so we could get to know them a little better. If you’re interested in their tunes (and why wouldn’t you be?) be sure to vote for them (every day) at the battle of the bands mentioned at the end of the interview. Highly recommended. Continue reading “The Neighbors”
Young Sim, honorary Linescratcher, and Definit‘s new album, My Life, is now available for download on iTunes. We will be reviewing it in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned and keep listening!
If you like classical music that kicks, you’re in for a treat. Violinist, pianist, classical composer, performer, and mother, Jennifer Thomas brings quite a bit to the table, and yet she manages to seamlessly transition from modern to traditional, from dramatic to gentle, from tempest to forest and in between. Listeners will at once connect with her melodies and themes. Her compositions are complex enough to resonate with fellow musicians, but Jennifer is also quite adept at emotional connection with the lay listener. Jennifer has quite a bit to say about her musical process, and has taken the time to answer some questions for us. She talks about promoting her music, how composition requires hard work, and how she feels God helps her as she composes her music. Continue reading “Jennifer Thomas”
Provo alternative band Neon Trees will be performing on March 30th, 2010 on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Our very own Dallin will be interviewing them soon about their performance, and their band. Good luck guys!
Kirby Heyborne – The Elm Tree
Recommended if you like: Polished and elegant pop music, cute boys with cute guitars
Recommended Tracks: “Honest Ground”, “We Fall Back”, “Courage”, “Sunset”, “Give Up On Me”, “Mistakes and Stowaways”
Kirby Heyborne’s specializes in music that can be summed up with one word: Elegant. Continue reading “Kirby Heyborne – The Elm Tree Review”