Happy Mondays with Dentist

Written By Laura Curry The indie, punk, surf rock and garage rock vibes of Dentist's music pair perfectly with Emily Bornemann's distinct vocals that just...

Happy Mondays with Fortune Yeller

Written By Laura Curry The music of Fortune Yeller evokes a sense of nostalgia in listeners and reminds them of all the pop punk bands...

Robert Randolph on ‘Got Soul,’ Dave Grohl and The Best Broccoli Rabe Ever

Words & Photos by Kim Wessels I stood nervously outside Robert Randolph’s tour bus outside the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ in late April. I...

Brick + Mortar’s Brandon Asraf on the new Dropped Again EP & The Fate...

Written By Laura Curry The Toms River, NJ based duo Brick + Mortar composes electro indie-rock music about what matters in the world. While Brandon...

Happy Mondays Interview with Secret Sound

Written By Laura Curry Allow the music of Secret Sound to sweep you away with their funky blues-tinged rock music that’s full of jammy instrumental...

From Oyster Point to Summer Camp: TAUK’s Matt Jalbert on the Band’s Music Journey

Written by Andrew Howie One the most innovative and remarkable groups playing music right now is TAUK, the instrumental jazz-metal-space-fusion foursome from Oyster Bay, NY....

Happy Mondays Interview with Deaf Rhino

Written By Laura Curry Deaf Rhino’s hard-hitting rock ‘n’ roll music combines catchy melodies and danceable grooves that draw listeners in. The Pop Break had...
DJ Mafio

Shenzhen’s Music Scene: Shady Monkey Hip Hop

After the interview with DJ Mefaun Rice scratched the surface of Shenzhen’s hip-hop scene, I remembered my second sighting of hip-hop subsequent to my...

Pat Kirch of The Maine on Lovely Little Lonely, The 8123 Crew, and More

Written By Laura Curry Enthusiastic fans braved the cold, briny wind to queue up hours in advance, hoping to assure prime standing spots at The...

C2E2 2017: Wes Smith, The Portrait Dude on Photography, Cosplay, and more

Wes Smith AKA The Portrait Dude on Photography, cosplay, and not getting arrested while photographing models in public places. The Pop-Break talked with Wes Smith...