Review Category : Interviews

Saintseneca Interview- 3/20/14




Zac Little, Maryn Jones and Steve Ciolek from Saintseneca sat down with us before their Treefort Music Festival performances to talk about the making of their new album, Dark Arc, SXSW festival and their new record label, Anti-.

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Lydia Interview, 3/7/14

Leighton Antelman sat down with us at The Crux during Lydia‘s stop on the Illuminate Tour. Leighton talked about life on the road, headlining and the incident the band went through in Portland.

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Seahaven Interview- February 8, 2014

Seahaven stopped in Boise, ID on their tour with Touche Amore, mewithoutYou and Drug Church. We had the privilege of being able to sit down with Kyle and Michael to ask them about their new album, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only, bands from high school and their first performance as Seahaven together.

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Polar Bear Club Interview- Nov. 21, 2013

University Pulse had the great opportunity to sit down with Jimmy from Polar Bear Club when they stopped through Boise in November. Jimmy told us about their new album, Death Chorus, life on the road and food on tour. Check it out below!


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Citizen Interview– Nov. 21, 2013

As a long time fan of the emo-revival band, Citizen, I was absolutely ecstatic to get a change to interview the band on their tour with Polar Bear Club. The tour stopped in Boise at The Shredder with Diamond Youth and Sainthood Reps.

I sat down with Nick Hamm and Eric after their set to talk about Run For Cover Records, the recording process for Youth with Will Yip, food on tour and much more. Check it out  below:


Also check out our interview of Real Friends.

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Julianna Barwick brings icy beauty to her music

Through realms of genres, tastes and preferences, varying types of music inspire an array of individuals. There are some artists however that can transcend preference, invoking a positive response in even some of the most musically partisan of people. Julianna Barwick brings an eerie and majestic beauty to her style, seducing the soul with cathedral-esque loops and layers to her songs. She is on her way to Boise.

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Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils Take Over The Shredder Once Again

I originally heard about Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils last year when they opened for Blueprint on his Bend But Don’t Break tour and they blew me away. I had heard about them in passing but seeing their live show made all of the difference. Hip hop through and through, they had no problem getting the crowd moving and hyped and prepared for Blueprint to take stage which is sometimes hard to do for hip hop shows at the Shredder.

The venue usually puts on metal shows, is covered in old metal show flyers, headless mannequins, odd dolls, a half pipe and is located in a back corner of 10th street just far enough from downtown for it to be difficult to find.

When I heard they were coming back this way, I jumped at the chance to talk with them about their new project Gettin Gatsby, heres what they had to say.

Welcome back to Boise guys! The first show was a lot of fun.

Kils- Thanks for having us. We had a total blast here. It was really funny. We pulled up before the sound guy got here and it had this middle of nowhere vibe when we pulled up because its kind of an off street. Were like, this cant be the right place right? And then I was like, its called the Shredder, okay its called the Shredder, thats so Teenage Ninja Turtles but it cant be. Then I come in and theres a fuckin half pipe and shit and I’m like its the Shredder. Its way cool man.


OM- Last year was you guys’ first tour together?

Kils- Not only was it our first tour together it was like our third time together. Period. It was actually the third time we’d hung out, and we had an EP and were on the road with Blueprint.

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