Interview with Jackie Venson
Jan15

Interview with Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson By Harriet Kaplan Austin-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Jackie Venson is making a name with herself with her exceptional and adventurous virtuosity on guitar and gritty yet melodic soulful singing. The accomplished and ambitious Venson has released her new video, “Back to Earth” from her forthcoming live album, “Jackie Venson Live,” which is set for a fall 2016 release. Jackie recently spoke to BOC via e-mail about...

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Interview with Ipek Gorgun
Jan13

Interview with Ipek Gorgun

Ipek Gorgun By Juliana Russell Following the release of her immense project and compositional masterpiece “Bloodbenders”, Ipek Gorgun took some time from her busy schedule as a Ph.D student to speak with Juliana Russell from Black on the Canvas, over Skype from Istanbul to California, where we talked about improvisation, starting small, and the importance of introspection and unyielding perseverance. INTERVIEW How did you get started...

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Interview with Magic Giant
Jan11

Interview with Magic Giant

Magic Giant By Harriet Kaplan Magic Giant is an L.A.-based indie-rock band with a strong and growing following on social media that has been moved by the group’s eclectic and uplifting sound and lyrics. Formed a year and a half ago, Magic Giant has sold out venues ranging from the Troubadour in Los Angeles to the Mercury Lounge in New York City to The Silver Dollar Room in Toronto, headlining festivals like RiSE for 14,000...

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Interview with Moñecho
Jan09

Interview with Moñecho

Moñecho By Juliana Russell  Inspired by eclectic and international influences, Moñecho (Matt Serra) brings us his introspective, self-produced record “Past Waters/Fever Lives”. Juliana Russell from Black on the Canvas had a thought-provoking conversation with the artist about his new album, where we discussed profoundly impactful moments in music, and the importance of creative rest. INTERVIEW How would you describe yourself as a...

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Interview with Space Lemon
Jan08

Interview with Space Lemon

Tripping on Magical Green Tea By Harriet Kaplan L.A.-based alternative rockers Space Lemon like to think of themselves as an international band with members hailing from different parts of world. Formed about a year old,  Space Lemon began writing songs and modeling their own “spicy” music after the great 90s-stylized bands they said inspired them to form a group. Since then, Space Lemon has played a number of shows around the Los...

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