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After making Coachella history, Klangstof are blazing a trail for other Dutch indie bands

Klangstof

INTERVIEW: Being the first Dutch band to ever perform at Coachella is already paying huge dividends back home for this Amsterdam outfit.

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As summer comes to an end, Viceroy tells us why it’s still ‘summertime all the time’ in his mind

Viceroy

INTERVIEW: Showbams spoke with Viceroy about his “summertime all the time” brand, his Jetlife side project and his affinity for Hawaiian shirts.

RJD2 embodies the spirit of Philadelphia on his new album ‘Dame Fortune’

RJD2

INTERVIEW: It wasn’t until after the eclectic producer moved to the City of Brotherly Love that he realized what a perfect fit it was for him.

RAC is more than just a master remixer

RAC - André Allen Anjos

INTERVIEW: With a full-length album to his name and his own set of touring members, André Allen Anjos has turned RAC into a legitimate band over the last several years.

Fruit Bats are back together and hitting the road this fall on My Morning Jacket’s latest U.S. tour

Fruit Bats

INTERVIEW: Opening for My Morning Jacket was an opportunity that Fruit Bats leader Eric Johnson couldn’t pass up when the offer was presented to him.

We talk to Fat Wreck Chords’ Erin Burkett as the label celebrates 25 years of ‘destroying punk rock’

Erin Burkett

INTERVIEW: Showbams spoke with the Fat Wreck Chords co-founder about what it took to start, sustain and succeed as an independent punk-rock label.

Experimenting with the random: A raw conversation with Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

INTERVIEW: Showbams sat down with Sam Amidon before his co-headlining show with Little Wings to talk about his early career and recording process.

Beat Connection are embracing their next challenge

Beat Connection

INTERVIEW: Ever since Reed Juenger started Beat Connection with his fellow dormmate Jordan Koplowitz, it’s been one challenge after another to keep the musical project alive.

Little Wings’ Kyle Field ‘Explains’ why music is his life

Little Wings

INTERVIEW: Fresh off the release of Little Wings’ latest album, Showbams caught up with the band’s frontman to discuss passions, performance and his lack of civic pride.

Miami Horror cover all bases on ‘All Possible Futures’ before a sold-out show in their new hometown

Miami Horror

INTERVIEW: A lot changed for Miami Horror founder and bandleader Benjamin Plant when he moved to Los Angeles nearly three years ago — and for the better.

Feeling 50/50 with The Dodos at Great American Music Hall

The Dodos

INTERVIEW: The Dodos caught up with Showbams before their headlining show at Great American Music Hall, giving us a look inside their 50/50 mindset.

Ten years a Toddie: Reflecting on a decade of music and mischief with The Hot Toddies

The Hot Toddies

INTERVIEW: Showbams caught up with the ladies of The Hot Toddies for a whimsical retrospective on their past decade as a band.

Going inside the mind of a hip-hop hero with Cut Chemist

INTERVIEW: Neither Lucas MacFadden (Cut Chemist) nor hip-hop would be anywhere near where they are today without the lifelong contributions of Afrika Bambaataa.

Rupa & the April Fishes: Social activist, doctor and artist is a modern-day Renaissance woman

INTERVIEW: I was always too cynical to have an idol. That was until I met Rupa Marya of Rupa & the April Fishes.

Bad Suns shed light on debut LP

INTERVIEW: Showbams spoke with the members of Bad Suns before their show at the Fox Theater Oakland to discuss how they formed, their musical influences and the band’s songwriting process.

Working casually through the creative process with Delorean

INTERVIEW: Before Delorean’s show at The Independent, we spoke with the band to discuss the evolution of its sound and the general serendipitous circumstances that has made it such a success.

Challenging ‘the nature of man’ with Deltron 3030

INTERVIEW: Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator brought Deltron 3030 to The Fillmore, as we rapped with them about the post-apocalyptic past and the “fucked-up present.”

Andrew W.K. finds party inspiration via the ‘spirit of amplification’

INTERVIEW: Showbams talks My Little Ponies, interview paralysis and sled-dog guardian angels with the self-proposed party animal Andrew W.K.

Wild Belle discuss sound development and rocking the electric kalimba

INTERVIEW: Natalie and Elliot Bergman spoke with Showbams before their first headlining set at The Independent, flashing their impeccably sunny disposition with cocktails in hand.

SF locals Cool Ghouls add horn section at Phono del Sol

SHOW REVIEW + INTERVIEW: Cool Ghouls added a horns section for the first time at Phono del Sol, and Showbams spoke with bassist Pat Thomas about George Clinton and more.