Interview conducted by: Mica Kendall & Filmed by: Erin Christe
An Evening with HALA in the Heart of Queens: An Interview and Artist Spotlight
By: Erin Christie
HALA, the pride and joy of Detroit-local Ian Ruhala, is composed of the 21-year-old alongside Jake LeMond on bass, guitarist Austin Blicher, and John Kick tying everything together on the drums. Recently signed to Biker Gang Booking and just off touring with label-mates, BOYO, Ian noted how surreal it felt to be part of a label alongside acts such as Bane’s World and Innerwave: “Working with Biker Gang, booking shows has been really cool! Hopefully one day Hala will get the chance to play with some of our other roster-mates. Playing with BOYO was incredibly fun, each and every night we were with them.” Based on the atmosphere within the small café turned music venue on the night that they played, I can safely say that the audience, myself included, had just as much of a good time!
Mica Kendall interviewed Nick Rattigan from Current Joys outside the Lovegoat in Austin, TX during SXSW. We talked about his latest album "A Different Age", his thoughts on playing SXSW for a few years, and the Trevor Project.
Chantal Claret: On Fear, Power, and Creation
I had the pleasure of having a little chat with Chantal Claret, ex-frontwoman of early 2000’s band Morningwood, current solo artist, and actress from Love on Netflix. We dove into her experience as a woman in the entertainment industry, talked about how fear mixes with creativity, and touched base on why supporting Planned Parenthood is important to her.