Interview

Goo Goo Dolls Interview 2013

Just a few days shy of releasing their 10th studio album Magnetic, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik came to town on a mini promo tour, and we got to chat with him. We talked about the new album and what it was like working with multiple producers, their upcoming...

Interview With Deftones

Just before performing in front of an excited Montreal crowd, we had the opportunity to chat with alternative metal veterans, Deftones. Touring in support of their seventh album, Koi No Yokan, the band is gearing up for what promises to be an exciting year.I sat with fellow UpVenue Editor, Kemba,...

Interview With Dylan Murray

Just before opening up for Nelly Furtado, we had the chance to chat with Canadian singer/songwriter Dylan Murray. While he has been making music for over a decade, recently he's been garnering attention thanks in part to his duet with Nelly Furtado on the song Be Ok.We chatted about touring,...

Epica Video Interview

Last week Epica came to Montreal as part of their world tour in support of their release, Requiem For The Indifferent. Prior to the show, we had the chance to chat with drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek.We chatted about touring in the middle of hurricane Sandy, reworking older songs, granting wishes,...

Mutemath Video Interview

Out on tour in support of their album, Odd Soul, Mutemath were in Montreal playing at Le National; we had the chance to chat with lead singer/keyboardist Paul Meany prior to the show. We talked about how they pass their time on tour, if they've started working on new music,...

Ed Sheeran Concert Review (Montreal)

Last night in Montreal, concert-goers braved a torrential downpour to catch a glimpse and get an earful of Ed Sheeran. Recently, we chatted with the British musician during our video interview with him, when he opened for Snow Patrol. Just five months later, he was welcomed back with open arms...

Billy Talent Video Interview

Having just released their fourth album, Dead Silence, Billy Talent was in town for an intimate performance at Musique Plus, as well as a few interviews. We got to chat with guitarist Ian D'Sa and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk about the new album, the recording process, and a whole lot more.A...

Wale Discusses Third Album [Interview]

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with rising hip hop artist Wale at Time Supper Club in Montreal. Wale, who gained much success after his two first albums, Attention Deficit and Ambition, spoke to us about his next album, his rise to fame, the hip-hop scene, his guilty...