Kiel Hauck is an avid music lover, sports fan, and writer. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and has spent seven years as a disk jockey. Over the past decade, he has been a contributor for Sphere of Hip Hop, Feed Magazine, and Christ and Pop Culture. Kiel currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his imaginary pet, Hand Dog. You can follow him on Twitter.
Sunday, November 10 2013
Max Bemis' new project is a collaboration with his wife Sherri, who fronts Eisley. Bemis talks balancing his family life with his recording one and how marriage has changed his music, but not in the way you think.
Wednesday, December 5 2012
If last year was a reminder that “pop-punk’s not dead”, then 2012 was a celebration of the vitality and diversity of the genre.
Monday, October 22 2012
After a hiatus, Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key opens up to PopMatters about returning to the studio and the road -- and the challenges within.
Sunday, July 8 2012
Free from their major label chains and having just released a new, daring EP (along with each band member having their own musical side project), Eisley have never felt so alive. The whole band sits down with PopMatters to talk all about it ...
Sunday, July 1 2012
After achieving a newfound level of success with 2010's My Dinosaur Life, Motion City Soundtrack have now turned inwards, and frontman Justin Pierre talks about the difficulties and foibles his band has gone through with each album, culminating in their just-released new disc, Go ...
Thursday, September 26 2013
At its core, Ocean Avenue is about leaving home for the first time and the struggle to balance your life past with what lies ahead. It’s no surprise that this album proved to be the soundtrack for that period for so many of us.
Tuesday, August 6 2013
While letlive. surely stand as a prime example of why Warped Tour is still a place where you’d want to spend a hot, sweaty summer day rocking out, they’re not the only ones worth mentioning on this year’s tour.
Monday, August 5 2013
Behind all of the crazy exploits of letlive.'s live show lies a true conviction. The band delivers their message with a clear and purposeful punch, coupled with an adamant belief that it matters.
Monday, January 28 2013
When your favorite band goes on their farewell tour, you go. It doesn’t matter how far you have to drive; you just go. The real question lies in where you should set your expectations.
Wednesday, December 19 2012
When it comes to our intake of Christmas media, we seem to put aside our normal artistic filters, both in terms of content and in terms of presentation, and simply partake in enjoyment. And that’s absolutely okay.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
"We hope that everyone who loved what we did before will love what we’re doing now. It's just a logical step in the journey for us."
Thursday, September 5 2013
"I think it’s important to respect the past and honor what we accomplished and what that meant for so many people, including myself."
Tuesday, August 27 2013
"Some bands are just there and they go through the motions and all these bands do the same things over and over again and no one is feeling it."
Thursday, July 18 2013
Anberlin's latest acoustic trek has been a welcome sight to fans and a creative opportunity to re-imagine some of the band's best work.
Wednesday, July 10 2013
"In song, I have sung every failure I have partaken in and every accomplishment I have succeeded at – there is no line."