Interviews — CONFRONT Magazine

By: Confront Magazine  09-12-2011

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By Lili-Anh Le Minh Toronto-based Brighter Brightest consists of four friends who have been playing music together since their high school days back when they still lived in Aurora, Ontario. Since then, Derek Hoffman, Alex Westgate, Kyle Topping and Ryan Mansbridge have made a name for themselves, earning a place in Alternative Press’ “Hometown Heroes” section back in early 2011. [..]

Interview & Live Photography by Vanessa Leclair Three days before the interview took place, Yellowcard surprised their fans with an acoustic release of their latest album ‘When You Are Through Thinking, Say Yes’. Even though my questions were already written, I immediately decided to do them all over again and placed a request to meet up with guitarist Ryan Mendez. I [..]

Formed in Tallahassee, Florida, by former Mayday Parade singer/songwriter Jason Lancaster, Go Radio have now released two EP’s and a full length album called ‘Lucky Street’ in March 2011. The deluxe edition of Lucky Street came out in October 2011 and features 9 additional tracks that weren’t on the previous release. The band got together in 2007 and has since [..]

By Lili-Anh Formed not so long ago by Atreyu’s Brandon Saller, Hell or Highwater went from being a solo project under the name of Black Cloud Collective to what it is today; a full band of talented and experienced musicians giving themselves a new start for doing what they love. With Brandon on vocals, Matt Pauling and Neal Tiemann on [..]

The ska/punk band Less Than Jake hardly needs any introduction- they’re celebrating close to twenty years of success together in 2012 and are still making music and touring as much as ever. I was very excited to get a few minutes to chat with lead vocalist and bassist Roger Manganelli when he came to Montreal with Warped this summer. After [..]

Interview by Melissa Payette Automatic Loveletter (ALL) is a band formed by singer/songwriter Juliet Simms. She now shares the stage with Ryan Metcalfe on drums and Tommy Simms on guitar. Juliet’s latest release titled ‘The Kids Will Take Their Monsters’ is an acoustic LP that brought her back to both her singing and song-writing roots after a tough previous couple [..]

Formed in 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland, the four guys of All Time Low have stuck together and have been creating music and playing shows ever since. With Alex Gaskarth (vocals and rhythm guitar), Jack Barakat (lead guitar), Zachary Merrick (bass guitar) and Rian Dawson (drums), the band has released four studio albums since 2005. Their most recent record, Dirty Work, [..]

Interview by Jenia Schukov. If you’ve never heard of The New Cities then chances are you haven’t turned on your radio very often in the past three months. Their hit single, “Heatwave”,  has been tearing up the airwaves all summer and making people dance. This is nothing new for the Montreal based band that has had past success with their [..]

Montreal band Modern Ghost was formed quite a while ago and are finally releasing their debut EP “Yours, Completely” on October 4th. With Pierre Bonin on vocals and bass, Graham Leduc on drums and Myles Truax on guitar (live member), Modern Ghost have played a multitude of shows throughout the years and have released songs on their MySpace and Facebook, [..]

American rockers Relient K hardly need any introduction; they have now been together for over 13 years and have released 7 studio albums in that time. The band was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 for their third record ‘Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right… But Three Do’ and have only continued to gain popularity since then. I first heard [..]

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Shows — CONFRONT Magazine

Rockstar Uproar Montreal: Rain didn’t stop the Montrealers After the success of last year’s uproar around the United States and only date in Canada, the Rockstar Uproar tour was back again with several dates in our country, including one in Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau. By Marie-Claire Denis It was at Underworld, that friends and family watched the young musicians of Basement Superheroes play a full one hour gig for the first time.


Photos — CONFRONT Magazine

Following our interview with him this past month, we had been eagerly anticipating this event… We had both enjoyed his first solo album, Now or Never, and though we were a little less enthused by his Sophmore release, we were. CONFRONT’s correspondent photographer and I had the opportunity to attend Nick Carter’s solo show at the Metropolis.


Articles — CONFRONT Magazine

In 2006, CONFRONT Magazine’s first featured article began with the phrase: “Amidst the chaos and frenzy of decision making, phone calls, more decisions, picking colors, taglines, sleepless nights and hair pulling disagreements, one thing was unequivocally certain; we wanted 30 Seconds to Mars to be CONFRONT Magazine’s first cover..


Franco — CONFRONT Magazine

LOUIS-JEAN: On a commencé un band en’97-’98 pour un concours qui s’appelle Cégep en Spectacle. Rires* CONFRONT: Ouais mais plus poussé que ce qui est sur le site. Est-ce que je pourrais avoir un peu d’histoire de Karkwa. Pour commencer, je vais retourner dans le passé un peu.