Being the music editor for a horror website is quite challenging. If I post something that isn’t rock and/or metal related, people ask, “What does this have to do with horror?” But at the same time, what does rock and metal have to do with horror? Just because they’re “extreme” genres doesn’t mean that there is necessarily a connection. Rather, I like to think that just as horror is a part of our daily lives, so is music. And just like some people prefer one type of horror over another, so to do they enjoy different genres of music. I’m a huge fan of metal but sometimes I like to relax to mellower tunes.
And so it was that last week I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with singer/songwriter YouTube sensation Kina Grannis at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI. Kina is touring in support of her latest album Stairwells. We sat down to discuss what her future plans are, how she utilizes and views social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to promote and communicate her music, and, lastly, we discussed gender dynamics in the industry. You can read this exclusive interview below.
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Every Monday night, at Club Necto in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is Factory Monday, a night filled with Industrial, EBM, Goth, Electronica, Synth, etc… music. It’s a night when the darker characters of our society can come out and play. Earlier this year, I did an interview at Club Necto with Ronan Harris of VNV Nation, who claims that in all his travels and his performances throughout the world, there is no place quite like Factory Monday.
Each year, Factory Monday releases a CD with some of the most popular tracks of the year and gives it out for free to the club goers. You can check out the Factory Monday 2010 CD Track List (courtesy of DJ Jinx) HERE
. You can also download the CD for free for the next two weeks by clicking HERE
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of interviewing Ronan Harris of VNV Nation during their U.S. tour at Club Necto in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We spoke about the tour, the status of a new VNV album as well as some of Ronan’s favorite horror movies. Check inside for the exclusive three part video interview!
Originally from Ireland and now based in Germany, VNV Nation is a EBM (Electric Body Movement) group that has been around since 1995, when their debut album came out. Chances are that if you’ve ever been inside a industrial or goth night club, you’ve heard VNV Nation played. Their last album, ‘Of Faith, Power, and Glory’, was released last summer.