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POD Exclusive: Black Pistol Fire Talk To Us About Their New Album, Chicago Music at Riot Fest 2017

posted by Oscar September 26, 2017

Riot Fest 2017 left us with some great memories thanks to performances from acts like Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Vic Mensa, and Black Pistol Fire. That last band, the Austin-based Canadian duo, actually met with us for an exclusive interview after they played Day 2 of the festival.

During our chat we discussed their new album Deadbeat Graffiti and its potential comparisons to Sgt. Peppers, their approach to playing Riot Fest, and Chicago music. Also look out for guitarist and lead vocalist Kevin’s example of an album that was pretty “meh” but that had some decent tunes.

Check it out above.

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Video: See Our Exclusive Interview with Rainsford

posted by Oscar June 11, 2017

Today we’re sharing another one of our interviews, one of the last ones, conducted in Austin. The young artist opened up about some of the goals she’s looking to achieve in her musical career, the kind of things she’d do if she could extend her youth, and what it’s like finally making music for which she actually feels passion.

Check it out above.

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Video: See Our Exclusive Interview with KAMI

posted by Oscar May 28, 2017

Take a look at our interview with SaveMoney’s own KAMI, held down at SXSW 2017. The artist formerly known as Kami De Chukwu talked about the name, adopting the New Wave sound, and his production partnership with Knox Fortune.

In our “Speed Round” he let us know about the first album he bought, his favorite music video of all time, and his latest favorite food spot in Chicago makes him look like a basic thot. Peep that below. Continue Reading

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See The Aces Talk About Being More Than A Girl Band, Ruling the World in Our Exclusive Interview

posted by Oscar May 22, 2017

Utah band The Aces gave us some of their time while we were all down in Austin and we had a nice little chat. Sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez, Katie Henderson, and McKenna Petty talked to us about coming up in their local scene, how their influences helped them pave their own way, and how they’re letting their music do the talking for them. See that above.

Below you’ll find them participation in our “Speed Round,” in which we find out the first album they each bought, their favorite music video, and more. Continue Reading

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Video: Check Out Our Exclusive Interview with Marian Hill

posted by Oscar May 16, 2017

Another one!… The latest POD interview we’d like to share with y’all was one of the 10 we held down in Austin, TX, this time being the Alternative Pop group Marian Hill.

Our conversation took us many places, including discussing the making of their video for “Down,” the added value in having their music featured on an Apple commercial, their appreciation and use of Jazz, and why they’ve partnered with the Plus 1 for their latest tour.

For the “Speed Round” they answered our signature questions like first album they ever purchased, fave music video, and the ATX-specific pulled pork vs. brisket debate. My favorites were their take on “old Kanye vs. new Kanye” and Samantha’s response to my cheeky question that references their “One Time.” See that short clip below. Continue Reading

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Video: See Our Exclusive Interview with Joey Purp

posted by Oscar May 4, 2017

Joey Purp was easily one of our favorite artists to interview down at SXSW 2017. The man took his own approach when speaking to Pursuit Of Dopeness on iiiDropsforthcoming EP Quarter Thing (which he previewed at the festival)and his love for Sean Paul and Lupe Fiasco. You can see the mega entertaining interview above.

Purp also participated in our “Speed Round,” answering questions like what was the first album he ever bought, his favorite music video of all time, and which SaveMoney member needs to be around in case shit goes down. See that below. Continue Reading

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Video: Peep Our Exclusive Interview with Kap G

posted by Oscar April 22, 2017

The latest POD interview conducted in the dope city of Austin, TX  is with none other than Kap G. The ATL star known for his appearance on DOPE and who’s currently touring with Chris Brown, sat down with us to talk about the inspiration behind his track “La Policia,” touring in Mexico City for the first time, his new album and more. You can see that above.

For the Speed Round, Kap G revealed what was the first album he ever bought, his favorite music video of all time, artists he’s listening to lately, and more. Check that out below. Continue Reading

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Video: See Our Exclusive Interview with Kweku Collins and BoatHouse

posted by Oscar April 17, 2017

Today we’re able to share with you another one of the interviews we conducted down in Austin, TX during SXSW 2017: fast-rising rapper Kweku Collins and producer/DJ BoatHouse. The pair, both reps of Closed Sessions, sat down with us an exclusive interview to discuss their label’s influence, touring Europe, new music, and performing at the ATX mega festival. See that above.

Hit the jump to see the speed round, where the Closed Sessions members reveal the first album they ever bought, favorite music video of all time, and who they would pick from the label to back them up in a bar fight. Continue Reading

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Video: Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With The Cool Kids

posted by Oscar March 30, 2017

Our SXSW this year was definitely our best one yet not only because we got to witness excellent performances from the likes of Vince Staples, Francis and the Lights, Spoon, and Migos, but we also held many exclusive interviews. We’re starting off SXSW 2017 interview series with our favorite one: The Cool Kids.

Check out the main interview with The Cool Kids above, in which the duo discusses working on their comeback album, the role of social media in the music industry, and their own legacy. Hit the jump to learn more about Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks in our speed round segment, including the first album they ever bought, favorite music video of all time, and favorite NBA player. Continue Reading

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Sheila Rashid: Chicago’s Streetwear Guru

posted by Allie Rowe February 27, 2017

Her space was littered with hard work, fabrics set out on the kitchen counter all cut into different shapes and sizes, scissors sat looking lonely for their owner’s fingers. After a year of back-and-forth reaching out to the young Chicago designer, we were finally able to find a time the two of us could meet up and talk about her work.

Overalls.

As simple as the concept may seem, Sheila Rashid has reinvented the way overalls will be worn in fashion for many years to come. Her work is direct and purposeful, each stitch being sewn with great thought placed behind it.

Fresh in from a Vogue panel in New York, Shelia sat down to talk about how she started her career in fashion and the direction her overalls have taken since then. Continue Reading

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POD Exclusive Interview: The Shelters

posted by Oscar August 31, 2016

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For our latest interview we hopped on the phone with guitarist and vocalist for The Shelters, Chase Simpson. During our talk we uncovered some things about the rising band and their self-titled debut LP, including what it was like having Tom Petty co-produce the record, how they developed their dope vintage LA sound, and what fans can expect at their live shows.

We also conducted a speed round with Chase to get an insider look at his personal tastes, in which we learned which was the first record he bought, his favorite songs to play live, and more.

The Shelters LP is available now on iTunes. Check out our exclusive interview below. Continue Reading