Derek Scancarelli

Longreads Or Whatever

Good Times, Forever: Looking Back on 50 Years of the Monkees

This year saw a new record and a 50th anniversary tour, but two questions have always persisted: How do you define The Monkees? And what makes a Monkees song?
Derek Scancarelli
11.4.16
Interviews

Desert Stars Festival: The Best Indie Rock Fest Keeps It Intimate in Joshua Tree

Everyone from Dinosaur Jr. to Sebadoh are playing, so we spoke to the fest founder about his vision and there will be no people in headdresses taking selfies.
Derek Scancarelli
9.6.16
Behind The Lens

Boy Howdy! An Interview with the Director of the upcoming CREEM Documentary

We spoke to filmmaker Scott Crawford about how ‘CREEM Magazine’ changed music criticism and his plans for his doc about the legendary publication.
Derek Scancarelli
8.1.16
Interviews

How Developers Created Alternate Worlds in Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Game

We spoke to Game Director Hamish Millar about the process of creating Iron Maiden’s new mobile game.
Derek Scancarelli
7.29.16
Behind The Lens

Behind the Lens: A Deep Dive into the New Frank Zappa Doc ‘Eat That Question’

We spoke to director Thorsten Schütte, Moon Unit Zappa, and Dweezil Zappa about the new in-depth documentary of a legit legend.
Derek Scancarelli
7.27.16
The Score

How Composer Howard Shore Brought the Sounds of Tangier to William S. Burroughs' ‘Naked Lunch’

Mondo will bring three Shore scores from David Cronenberg films to vinyl this summer.
Derek Scancarelli
6.30.16
we saw this

Did We Really Witness Bane's Last Show?

Last night, Bane played to over 2,200 people at the Worcester Palladium. We asked fans and musicians alike whether or not it will be the band's last.
Derek Scancarelli
6.19.16
Interviews

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Are Tripping on Reality

We fall into a rabbit hole of conspiracy, philosophy, and the future with Sean Lennon and Primus' bass don Les Claypool.
Derek Scancarelli
6.9.16
Premieres

Spencer Krug Just Wants to be Noble

Known primarily as the singer in Wolf Parade, Krug is also one fourth of Moonface and Siinai. Stream their LP ‘My Best Human Face’ for the first time and read our in-depth profile on the frontman.
Derek Scancarelli
6.1.16
Converse Rubber Tracks Presents

Behind the Lens: An Interview with the Director of the Pumpkins Doc 'A Band of Five'

From the political to the personal, punk band the Pumpkins leave China for the first time to record in Berlin only to be surprised by a Ramone. We go behind the lens.
Derek Scancarelli
4.13.16
Converse Rubber Tracks Presents

Behind the Lens: An Interview with the Director of The Magic Gang Doc ‘4700 Miles’

Here's what happened when The Magic Gang flew to record in Jamaica to be surprised by Sly & Robbie. Casual. Director Ben Lankester caught it all on film.
Derek Scancarelli
4.6.16
Converse Rubber Tracks Presents

Behind the Lens: An Interview with the Director of DAP Doc ‘The Undergraduate’

Nigerian-born, Ivy League Law student won the chance to record at Abbey Road studios with Mark Ronson. This is the story behind his journey.
Derek Scancarelli
3.30.16
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