Interview: The Swell...

Originating from Michigan and Canada, they claim the Great Lakes region to be their “place,” and having one of their best-yet performances, The Swellers, needless to say, have been having a productive shift in their record label from Fueled by Ramen to No Sleep Records. Chris Hansen,...

Interview: MC Lars a...

It’s always been cool to, well, be cool, but what about a nerd? Hip-hop artist MC Lars embraces knowledge in his art, making it his own cool-vibe with songs like “Flow Like Poe,” a rap referring to poet Edgar Allan Poe. Rapping about classic literature and not being ashamed? Now that is...

Interview: Motion Ci...

Powering through the exhaustion, Jesse Johnson, keys for Motion City Soundtrack, aims to please both the band’s oldest and newest fans, playing songs from all five of their records, including songs from their newest album “Go.” “(We’re here to) play for people who haven’t seen us...

Unraveling Detar

Although Brett Detar’s name may not immediately ring a bell for people, his credentials as a musician serve as a blasting siren which could immediately trigger anyone’s attention. As a songwriter, singer, film score composer and music producer, Detar’s resume falls nothing short of...

No Wolf is Ever Trul...

Thriving heavily on human contact, most artists are never truly alone. Despite the appearance of many solo artists being solitary, the people they meet and places they go leave the heaviest marks upon what they do. A slight pack mentality flows in the heart of any human being, especially a...

A Parking Lot Phone ...

Back in April, Gaining Ground got a chance to meet and talk to Alt-Rock band Hawthorne Heights in Altoona, PA. With their new release of the “Hope” EP on indie label Cardboard Empire, we decided it would be cool to get an update on what the band was doing. We got a hold of Eron...