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Interview: One Bad Son

There's nothing bad about Saskatoon's One Bad Son. They put the bad in badass, and like the title of their latest album, they were Made In The Name of Rock n Roll. I spoke with lead singer Shane Volk about their latest record, the creative process behind their music videos, and what it's been like to tour with bands like Def Leppard and Judas Priest.

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Interview: Neck Deep

There is a lot of grey area between the peace and the panic, but at this point, it has come second nature to Neck Deep. The Welsh pop-punk group has been through more than the average band in their career so far. From signing to a major label in 2013, touring the world for most of the year, to dealing with loved ones passing away, it has been a non-stop whirlwind for these lads. However, they've kept their heads on, and they are striving ahead with an incredibly positive outlook on their music, and their lives - something they hope they can inspire fans to do as well. They have an incredibly balanced perspective on all of the emotions that they've had to deal with, from pain and sorrow, to complete joy, understanding that in life, we need a bit of both. I got to chat with lead vocalist Ben Barlow [pictured above, centre] prior to their show in Calgary, where we talked about the band's triumphant new record, The Peace And The Panic.

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Interview: Seaway

We all need a vacation. Sometimes, it's an actual vacation with sun and sand, but other times? It's immersing yourself and getting lost in an album. Oakville pop-punk band Seaway provides the perfect escape with their most recent album, Vacation. Vacation is a stunning display of pop-punk, packed with nostalgic sounds reminiscent of bands like Weezer and Jimmy Eat World, as well as an originality that makes Seaway stand out. In November, the band toured with Silverstein, and I sat down with lead singer Ryan Locke [pictured above, centre] to talk about the latest record, Canadian music, as well as his memories of Warped Tour and his thoughts about it coming to an end. Check out the interview below the cut, and be sure to check Seaway out before they hit Calgary again next week with Neck Deep!

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Interview: Flogging Molly

Life is Good is both the name of Flogging Molly's latest album, as well as the mantra the band strives to live by. Flogging Molly has been a band for over 20 years, and first got their start playing at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles. Fast forward to 2017, the band has built an incredible fan base and name for themselves, as well continually touring and making their music be the best it can be. I caught up with bassist Nathen Maxwell prior to their sold-out show in Calgary in October, and we talked about the band's humble beginnings, the Celtic-punk genre, and how they've maintained their ambition even after all this time.

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