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Mastodon Joins Riff2's Inside The Circle Pit

I recently had the chance to sit down with Brann Dailor (drums) of Mastodon over the weekend when they played The Fillmore Detroit. You can listen to Erik (Inside The Circle Pit) and Brann discuss the writing to Once More 'Round The Sun compared to The Hunter and Crack the Skye, the controversy with the video for "The Motherload," warming up for shows, playing on Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman and more. Brann also gives me his Top 10 bands that he's toured with by clicking the link below. Read more...

King 810 Prepares For Hell With Riff2's "Inside The Circle Pit"

Flint, Michigan band King 810 is getting ready to hit the road for the "Prepare For Hell Tour" with Slipknot and Korn. Coming off the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, King 810 embarked on their first trip overseas to the U.K. and now find themselves on one of the biggest tours of 2014. With powerful guitar riffs and controversial lyrics and music videos King 810 puts it all out there with living in and being from the forgotten city of Flint, Michigan also known as "Murder City." Erik Aratari from Riff2 Detroit's "Inside The Circle Pit" caught up with King 810 frontman David Gunn to talk about the upcoming tour with Slipknot and Korn and what those bands meant to him as well as hailing from Flint and more. You can listen to their chat and watch the videos for their hit tracks "Fat Around The Heart" and "Killem All" below. Read more...

The Glitch Mob Talks with Riff2 About Upcoming Tour

The Glitch Mob will be at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Wednesday, October 22nd! Get tickets by clicking HERE. Check out our interview with Justin Boreta of the group below as he talks about the upcoming tour, their summer at the festivals & more! You can stream their performance at Austin City Limits tomorrow night at this LINK. Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Chats with Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage

Erik from Riff2 Detroit's "Inside The Circle Pit" recently talked with Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach about rejoining KSE, Knotfest, playing festivals, JesseLeach.com, blogging and tons more including what is in store for KSE in 2015. Tune in and listen to the chat below. Read more...

JOHNNYSWIM Talks with Riff2 at Lollapalooza 2014

I recently had the opportunity to speak with the incredibly talented husband wife folk duo JOHNNYSWIM at Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago. We met up backstage before they took to the BMI stage to play for thousands of fans on the opening day of the festival. Read more...

Interview - Wildcat! Wildcat! Lollapalooza 2014

Wildcat! Wildcat! performed at Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago over the weekend. Listen to our interview to hear more info about their latest album No Moon At All, performing at one of the biggest festivals across the nation and more! Read more...

Interview - The So So Glos Lollapalooza 2014

The So So Glos have traveled all over the midwest recently performing shows supporting their latest album Blowout. The band stopped by in Lansing last month for the Common Ground festival and most recently played at Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago. We spoke with the band about how the latest album came together and their upcoming tour with Stiff Little Fingers. Listen to the interview below! Read more...

Interview - Jon Batiste Lollapalooza 2014

Jon Batiste and Stay Human performed on day 2 of Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago. We caught up with the Jon shortly after their set and discussed the new album Social Music, performing on Steven Colbert and plans for the future! Listen to the interview below! Read more...

Interview - Manchester Orchestra at Lollapalooza 2014

Manchester Orchestra can be considered veterans of Lollapalooza. This year marks their 5th performance at the festival on the Lake Shore stage. We caught up with them early on day 2 of Lollapalooza to talk about the differences between playing the main stage early in the afternoon and closing out a smaller stage as the festival ends. You can also hear about the latest album Cope, how it came together, growing up the past 10 years and how they built their own studio. Read more...

Interview - Wallpaper. at Lollapalooza 2014

Wallpaper. took the BMI stage on day two at Lollapalooza 2014. The band performed to a packed crowd and performed hits from their latest album Ricky Reed is Real. Check out our interview as Ricky and Novena talk about experiencing Lollapalooza for the first time, the new album and more! Read more...
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